25 Bookish Facts About Me

I haven’t blogged in two weeks… I miss you all so much! Taking 4 AP classes second semester of senior year has certainly caught up with me. I’m hoping to start blogging regularly again, but forgive me if sometimes I don’t blog for a week or so. For today’s post I decided to do the super fun “25 Bookish Facts About Me” tag that I’ve seen a lot of booktubers doing lately, so here we go!

  1. I’ve been in love with reading ever since I learned how, so my reading story isn’t that unique or interesting.
  2. The most books I’ve read in a year is 108 (last year), click here to see which ones I read!
  3. I don’t have a favorite genre… They’re all so good!!
  4. My favorite reading spot is my couch in my sunroom; I love natural light reading.
  5. Both my dad and grandma are huge readers so that’s probably why I love reading so much.
  6. I am addicted to book buying, meaning I rarely used the library which makes me sad (libraries are awesome, free books when ever you want them!!!). Read more

12 Days of Bookmas Days 4 and 5: Winter TBR

It’s only five days into Bookmas and I’ve already skipped a day of posting… oops! Yesterday was filled with tennis lessons, studying for a forensics test, and catching up with peanutbutterandle, so sadly I didn’t have time to post. But, I’m back today and ready for another Bookmas post!

Tomorrow is my last day of school before winter break, FINALLY! My winter break plans include reading, drinking hot chocolate, eating a lot, and reading some more. I plan to read many books during winter break, both new and re-reads, so here they are!Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 5.53.52 PM

  1. My True Love Gave to Me, a collection of 12 winter romances, edited by Stephanie Perkins. I’m cheating a little on this one, because I only have around forty pages left. What I’ve read so far I have loved, my favorite short story so far is It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins… so adorable. Read more

12 DAYS OF BOOKMAS DAY 2: XMAS GIFTS FOR READERS

Shopping for readers can be hard… mostly because it can be quite risky to buy a reader a book, because they might own it or have read it already. So for today’s Bookmas post, I decided to give you all some gift ideas for the readers in your life!

For the avid reader AND coffee lover you can never go wrong with a cute reading inspired mug. The Etsy store JcDezigns has loads of cute, inexpensive, bookish mugs! Now your friend can sip their coffee in an adorable reading mug while devouring a great book. This mug is my personal favorite, buy it here!

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12 Days of Bookmas Day 1: Tis The Season Book Tag

It’s almost Christmas! Which means for the next 12 days I will be doing the 12 Days of Bookmas with new Christmas/winter themed post each day until Christmas. For the first post, I will be doing the Tis the Season Book Tag because who doesn’t love a good book tag?

  1. Do you have a favorite winter read?
    Harry Potter is definitely my favorite winter read (surprise, surprise), because of the beautiful Hogwarts scenery and the amazing winter scenes. Imagine being in Hogsmeade drinking a hot butterbeer on Christmas Eve… *sighs.* Other than Harry Potter, my second favorite winter read is Let it Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson because it’s Christmassy, cute, and funny.
  2. Find a book with blue on the cover!Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 5.53.52 PM
    My True Love Gave to Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins, not only has blue on the cover, but also the most adorable Christmas design ever. I have a weakness for cute covers and this UK paperback does not disappoint! Read more

How to Get Out of a Reading Slump

The reader’s worst nightmare… a reading slump. If you’re new to the book community, a reading slump Screen Shot 2015-10-31 at 11.47.28 AMoccurs when you have absolutely no motivation to read. The length of reading slumps can vary from a few days, to a couple weeks, or in the worst case, months. Unfortunately in September I got into a deep, dark reading slump, but because of that experience I have a whole bunch of tips to share with you about how to get out of them!

If you feel a reading slump approaching, stop reading your current book:

Many times, reading slumps are caused by reading books that you aren’t enjoying, so don’t force yourself to get through it. Put the book down and maybe you’ll enjoy it more if you pick it up in a couple weeks when you’re back to your normal reading routine. For me, the book that I was reading when my latest reading slump started was Uprooted by Naomi Novik which I was super excited to read. Unfortunately I wasn’t enjoying it at all and only got 30 pages in before I started feeling super unmotivated. Instead of forcing myself to finish, I put it down in hopes that I’ll enjoy it more in the future. Read more