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    Sustainable Reading Tips (that aren’t just ‘read more e-books’)

    As I’ve gotten older and become more educated on climate change and the impact that humans are having on the environment, I’ve become a lot more aware of how I spend and utilise my resources and how they can affect the earth. First I got myself into minimalism, then most recently, I’ve been doing more research on ways to be more sustainable in my reading hobbies as well. In most posts out there, the number one tip tends to be: get a kindle or any kind of e-reader and save the planet by not buying physical books. While that’s great and all; despite not having any aversions to reading on…

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    Books I’m Itching To Re-Read In 2021

    One of the reasons why I want to get through my TBR so badly is that I don’t tend to reread much. It makes me feel like I’m missing out on the unread books I’ve yet to touch and I end up not re-reading books, pretty much ever. This year, since my TBR is still a staggering 70 books, I probably won’t be rereading much but it doesn’t mean I don’t think about doing so often. So today, I’m gonna chat a bit about the books I really want to reread! Strange The Dreamer & Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor This book is what I call my absolute favourite…

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    The 5 Stages Of A Reading Slump

    It has come to my attention that I am indeed now…in a slump. So I thought I’d process this in a different way and try to recognise each stage that led me to this. Most people have suffered through reading slumps and it’s okay. As book bloggers, we need to be more transparent about the culture of reading books all the time that isn’t super accurate for everyone. FYI This isn’t supposed to be super serious – if you need a proper diagnosis, please see your GP. Stage 1: The Catalyst No matter what, there always tends to be a catalyst. Something that sets you into the reading slump. In…

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    Blog Posts I Loved Recently | Blogger Appreciation

    As I previously mentioned in my 2021 goals, I’m really hoping to support other bloggers more. So today, I’m bringing you some blog posts I loved recently! I finally started trying to blog hop at least once a week, commenting here and there and giving some engagement to other bloggers. I hope to keep bringing these blogger appreciation posts out regularly so you can hopefully find some new bloggers to read and enjoy 🙂 How I Track My Reading by In The Lost & Found Over the last few years, I’ve experimented a lot with how I track my reading and I really loved how this blog post detailed how…

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    Growing As A Reader: YA Books, Book Ratings & Genre Shifts

    Mid-year this year, it will have been 4 years since I started blogging – and that alone feels surreal. But what’s most interesting and what I’ve been reflecting on a lot recently is how I’ve changed and grown as a reader. When I first started this blog, I was still at university, a bright 18-year-old that published this blog a week after her 19th birthday. My life has changed considerably since then. Not only am I getting old at 23 this year, but I’ve found that I’ve started to enjoy different things when it comes to my reading. So, today I thought I’d talk a bit about how much my…

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    My Highly Anticipated 2021 Releases

    I feel so disorganised whenever I think about all the books coming out next year that I have no idea even exist. I used to be so ‘in the know’ on what books were coming out that I could predict book boxes just based on the teasers, but these days, with my minimalist outlook and my intimidating physical tbr – I’m not planning on buying many books! Therefore, my anticipated 2021 booklist is a bit short. The list isn’t really in any order but I am hoping to read more contemporary and adult books next year since a lot of my current physical tbr is very YA and every fantasy.…

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    I Must Confess [but I still believe] | My Book Blogger Confessions

    I know it’s been a hot minute since I blogged so I thought I’d come back stronger than ever by roasting none other than myself! When it gets to this time of year, I think it’s always good to reflect and today – I’m airing out my own dirty laundry and owning up to my blogger confessions. I’m not proud but let this be more appropriate than the viral YouTuber apology videos. I’m the Worst Book Club Member I know. It’s shameful but I find it super hard to commit to a book club. For a lot of them, I’ll read the first book and then ditch it because I…

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    Avoiding Burnout, Life Update & What I’m Currently Reading

    November has been a crazy month! The strict lockdown in Melbourne ended and we celebrating almost a month of no new COVID cases which is amazing. With lockdown easing, I’ve been able to go out and do things with my SO and we haven’t been at home as often (naturally). Unfortunately, because of being able to go out – y’know, have a somewhat sort of social life, and my favourite; being able to go shopping for things and just browsing (a small hobby of mine), I have been exhausted. My body and my mind are still getting used to not being cooped up in an apartment for months on end…

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    Reading ‘Blog’: Vicious & Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

    After reading A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – I have been SO excited to pick up the next of her books that I own and I happen to have a copy of both Vicious and Vengeful. So I thought, what better time to pick up a couple of spooky-looking books in a duology than in October when everyone seems to be reading spooky books for Halloween? After finishing Ace of Shades, I hope I’m not in any particular slump and can get through these comfortably. If you have read these books before and also want to check out my spoilery thoughts on the books as I read…

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    Quarterly Check-In | My Reading & Blogging Goals

    It is driving me nuts that the construct of time is completely out of whack now we’ve been in a lockdown for months and isolating for so long. Time goes by so fast but feels so slow – we’re already halfway through October!! With the last 2 months being my best reading and blogging months, I thought I would reflect a little bit on the goals I set out for myself at the very start of 2020. How am I going? Have I achieved many of them yet? Let’s Go! My Reading & Blogging Goals To start us off, these are the goals I set for myself at the beginning…