At the beginning of 2017, I set out to complete four reading challenges and failed four reading challenges.
Welcome to a new series I’m starting called Dear Authors, Please Write More About…!
There are certain topics, tropes, and types of characters that make me gravitate towards a book. In this series, I’ll share those items with you all in hopes that an author will come across these posts and answer my pleas for more books about those things. Here’s to screaming into the void
(because let’s be real, this series is futile.): Continue reading “Dear Authors, Please Write More About… (Part 1)”
One of my other interests, asides from books, is minimalism.
Minimalism is more than a white, bare room aesthetic; it’s a way of thinking and intentionally living, and I find that very appealing. There’s no right way to be a minimalist (or a bookworm, for that matter). To me, intentionally living as a bookworm means keeping the amount of books I own to a minimum by rarely purchasing physical books and getting rid of those of no value to me. Being a bookworm, it’s easy to get carried away with buying books and adding to the seemingly never-ending TBR pile. So, while my virtual TBR is always growing on Goodreads, I don’t have an actual pile of books in my home making me guilty or anxious about all the books I have to read. Continue reading “How to Be a Minimalist AND a Bookworm”
There are countless of posts in book blogosphere discussing the advantages and disadvantages of having a book blog, Booktube, or Bookstagram. I find these posts interesting and have fun reading why people favor book blogging over the other platforms.
In this post, I would like to focus on blogging vs. vlogging and why I chose to have a blog over Booktube. Continue reading “Blogging vs. Vlogging // Why I Chose A Blog Over Booktube”
I’m proud to say that
although I’ve miserably failed at all my other reading goals for 2017, I’ve kept up with my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I’ve read thirty-five out of my fifty book goal, so I figured I would share which ones are my favorite so far 😊.
(The books are listed in the order that I read them, oldest to most recent.)
I recently read a post by Puput from Sparkling Letters about the struggle of writing a coherent positive review. She explained how it’s easier to nitpick things we don’t like in a book than explain why we love another. At one point she wrote:
I mean, why do we love something? We just… do.
It got me thinking about my favorite books and if there was some type of pattern to them that would reveal why exactly I love them. I realized that although they differ greatly in genre, plot, characters, and so forth, there’s three things that they all have in common:
Growing up, I was in the habit of always carrying a book with me at school to read when passing time. During my last year of high school and first six months of college, there were a lot of changes in my life and reading just wasn’t something I had the time and energy to do.
At the end of 2015, I finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and it sparked my love of reading again. I made a New Year’s resolution to read at least 30 books and I’m thrilled to be able to say I surpassed that goal by 30+ books. Now, here are my favorite books of 2016: