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Bookworm Origin Story

Blogging, Life

What makes someone a bookworm? Can you quantify it? Is there a bookworm checklist? I couldn't tell you the exact moment where I realized I was a bookworm, but it probably came from someone using that word to describe me. I don't know how many books I needed to read before the adjective stuck, or how much time I needed to spend on reading before everyone around me started to…

New Year, New Bookworm

Blogging, Life

I fell off the map towards the end of 2016. I had post drafts all scheduled, but just never got around to fully photographing/editing/writing them up to post them. With November and December being full of family visits, traveling, holidays, and the like, I just couldn't find time to manage a blog on top of everything else! (I feel like that may sound a bit of a cop-out, but I'm…

The Dreaded “Non-Planned Break”

Blogging, Life

I saw sitting at my work desk on a particularly slow day in the office, touching up my Books for Breakfast #100 post, sketching some ideas for graphics in my small notebook off to the side. "I'll do the little charts when I get home" I thought. "Then I'll schedule the post and work on more tomorrow." As an after-thought. Then I went back to work, then I went home,…

A Peculiar Giveaway

Blogging, Book Reviews

First, a BIG THANK YOU! for all my readers that stuck around, and all my blog friends that didn't abandon me during my months of silence leading up to the re-launch. You are all beautiful glorious people and I treasure your comments like little nuggets of gold. Ready to get peculiar?? I don't know about you, but I LOVE the Peculiar Children series! I was hooked ever since I picked…

Yearly Goal Update + Wedding Wednesday

Blogging, Life

I don't actually think I posted any goals earlier in the year...although I did make some! There have been a lot of things that I've meant to get better at/start doing/stop doing etc. You know, basically how all goals work. I don't really consider them to be "New Years Resolutions" or anything like that, I don't make those. These are just goals that I've jotted down, kept in my mind,…

Ring in the New Year!

Blogging, Life

Happy New Year! I know the past few months have been rather full of silence on my part, which is why I'll start this post with an announcement! I'm actually going to be taking the month of January off to do some hard core blog planning (probably with Meagan from Fiction Incarnate) so that I'll be able to come back better than ever! Sort of like a month to do…

#writerslifetag

Blogging

Since doing NaNoWriMo knocked me off the blog bandwagon...I mean, it's like I can't properly manage my time at all! Not to mention all the books I've been recently given (thank you Ellen, you doll!), lent (Sarah & Nick), and B&N ARC books that now have a waiting line since everyone I work with wants to read it! (I was number 2 in line, aw yeah) Regardless, it seems like…

Random Acts of Fandom!

Blogging, Life

I'm sure everyone, unless you just found my blog yesterday, remembers my period of radio silence/slight depression. Moving half way across this massive country really takes a lot out of you. Also, trying to become a functioning (properly) adult was taking its own toll on my mental health as I struggled through a lot of dead ends searching for jobs and lots of rejection. My amazing blogger friend Kayly from…

November’s Reader’s Choice

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Being back from the dead feels pretty good, well, the blogging dead, you know what I mean. October is Octover and now it's November, so this month I will bring back Reader's Choice! (Though I don't even know how many people I'll have left to actually vote on a book selection!) Since I've racked up too many books on my to-read shelf, I'm going to put a hold on buying…

What I’ve Been Up to + a Giveaway

Blogging, Life

I'm coming back from my blogging hiatus (which has been quite long and turbulent) with a bang! Basically, I'm coming back with a giveaway! Things have been hectic here, which I've talked about before, but I'll post more about that later, for now I want to talk about the giveaway! A while back, I talked about my glasses that I got from Firmoo, which I still wear almost every day.…