• discussionprivileged - Discussion: Are You Privileged? | Illiteracy In Our Digital Age
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    Discussion: Are You Privileged? | Illiteracy In Our Digital Age

    Discussion: Are You Privileged? Illiteracy In Our Digital Age   “The ability to express ourselves and talk to one another is essential to most species’ survival. Humans have taken communication a step further: We have created ways to speak in written forms to exchange and preserve ideas and culture across time and space.” – Qin Sun Stubis  It can be hard to imagine not being able to read. Not being able to read a book (one of the main things we tend to or at least try to do as book bloggers), not being able to simply read text messages from your family and loved ones, nevertheless having the inability…

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    O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon 2019 TBR

    O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon 2019 TBR   ~ Right when I was saying to everyone, “oh, I don’t think I’m ready to do a readathon anytime soon.” *enters the YARC2019 and the Magical Readathon 2019* Mmm… That’s right, today I decided, quite randomly, that I’ll give this Readathon a try. I love Harry Potter and I love the idea of taking Wizarding exams so here I go! This readathon starts off with O.W.L.’s, the exam period being between the 1st and the 31st April, then N.E.W.T.’s which is between the 1st and 30th of August. I am determined to become the Wizarding Career I have chosen for myself, and that is…a Potioneer!…

  • IMG20180430140251 e1532773793901 - How To Read More: Being A Busy Reader & Making Time To Read
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    How To Read More: Being A Busy Reader & Making Time To Read

    How To Read More: Being A Busy Reader & Making Time to Read   Being a busy reader can be exhausting because we’re always scrambling for time to just get a good reading session in. So here are some tips on how you can make time to read, no matter how busy you get!   1. Read While Commuting It might seem like a no brainer but if you’re taking some kind of public transport to get to work, school, university or anywhere really, you can usually use that time to read! Reading on the train can be super relaxing because they’re generally pretty quiet and have minimal road noises…

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    Behold ~ My Design Shop & Blog Glow Up!

    Behold ~ My Design Shop & Blog Glow Up!   HI EVERYONE! Did you notice something a lil different about my blog? Yes, it got a GLOW UP! I finally got around to cleaning it up a little, giving it a little refresh with a new header, fixed up some widgets in my sidebar, added some cute social media icons and I even have a blog signature now (*gasp* check it out below) – not even the most exciting news >>> MY DESIGN SHOW IS OPEN! It is called Truffle Creations: You can find my lil shop over in my menu or right >HERE< and – for my grand opening all…

  • IMG20180430132056 2 - Winter Biannual Bibliothon Wrap-Up & Currently Reading
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    Winter Biannual Bibliothon Wrap-Up & Currently Reading

    I had the honour of being a blog host for the Winter Biannual Bibliothon this year and for once, I did not put a whole lot of pressure on myself to read a LOT of books. I had a small tbr, which I changed pretty quickly just according to my mood and what I wanted to read and I ended up doing pretty well. To all the wonderful bloggers who entered my blog challenge, look out for the official Biannual Bibliothon Instagram where I’ll announce the winner this weekend! I’m so excited, there were so many lovely entries. So my initial TBR for the winter Biannual Bibliothon was: Vicious by…

  • IMG20181010152248 2 - Where Have I Been?? // January & Winter Biannual Bibliothon TBR
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    Where Have I Been?? // January & Winter Biannual Bibliothon TBR

    Heylo, it’s been a while! I have been a little off the grid the last month, since the beginning of December to be specific and it was one hell of a way to end 2018. Not sure if I missed too much, but I know that I did miss reading and blogging a lot. I, unfortunately, was going through a very rough time. My mental health was not good, my environment was not good and I had to move houses again, so it made it very hard for me to read and blog and take photos so that’s why I have been missing for so long. I’m happy to say that…

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    Biannual Bibliothon – My DAY 1 BLOG Challenge

    Hey Everyone! It has been a little while since I’ve been active and blogging (more on that in another post) but I’m BACK! And what better way to start off the year of 2019 than with the awesome Winter Biannual Bibliothon that I am so so proud to have been chosen as a blog host this round. If you didn’t know much about the Biannual Bibliothon like myself before I became a host, here’s a quick rundown. This round of the winter Biannual Bibliothon runs from January 12th to January 18th. There are a bunch of awesome reading challenges as well as video challenges and of course, I’m the first to…

  • IMG20181024150943 - Tome Topple Readathon, November & Spring Wrap-Up
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    Tome Topple Readathon, November & Spring Wrap-Up

    I disappeared for a while. I know, I’m sorry but the end of this month is the end. The end of the blog and reading slump tyranny. To be fair – I wasn’t actually slumping. I had things going on in my personal life and it happens, life happens, s#!t happens. So here is my sad yet still ok wrap up. November Wrap-Up Here’s the tally of how many books I read:   Books read: 7  Total Pages Read: 2,585   Books that I read:   The Boneless Mercies by April Tucholke ★★★★☆(4/5) | REVIEW  Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake ★★★★☆(4.5/5) | REVIEW TO COME (1/12/18) Life on the Lease by Victoria Schade…

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    Tome Topple Readathon Update | The Halfway Mark

    Hi 😀   I am halfway through the Tome Topple Readathon and boy, I am failing. Remember how I had like…5 books on my tbr? I’m only halfway through the first book The Unexpected Everything. I’m pretty disappointed but I’ve had some personal circumstances and work that kind of seriously impeded on my reading and blogging (I’m sorry for being absent, I’m half hating it cause I want to be publishing the reviews I’ve half written but also half loving it cause who doesn’t love a bit of a social media detox :P). It’s not over yet! I’ve got one more week to hopefully finish one more book 🙂 This…

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    WTF Wednesday | The Harry Potter Edition

    It’s TIME FOR WTF WEDNESDAYYYYY. I love Harry Potter so I had to do a WTF post purely just for HP, because over the series and its movie adaptations there have been some serious WTF moments. 1 sec: let’s just appreciate the memes in the photo above. We gotta respect. BEWARE! SPOILERS DUH. Here are 8 WTF Harry Potter moments:   1. When Dumbledore lost his shit in the GoF movie. I think we all know this one, and every HP fan has cringed or in my case, laughed their arses off at this scene. JK WROTE CALMLY OKAY. Good on you director Mike Newell. JUST GOOD ON YA.  …