My Non-Bookish Favorites of 2020 (part two) // music, k-dramas, and some questions for you

My mind won’t let me post anything else until I get this second part of my 2020 non-bookish favorites out of the way 😅.

Here’s part one if you want more random entertainment recommendations!

But first, I have some questions for you!

are you the person on the left or right…? that’s for you to decide lol.
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Reading for the Sake of Content // some honest thoughts from blogging over the years

Happy new year, again! Cue the yearly reading challenges, resolutions, and pledges to read more!

NY resolutions from january 1-30 🥳

Maybe not, though.

This year, we all seem to want the universe to please cut us a break. It appears that many people have taken the initiative to carve out some guilt-free, time for rest in the upcoming months, and for some avid readers, this means cutting down on how many books we’re aiming to read by 2022. 

Although I personally don’t plan on scaling back my reading this year—there’s only so much reading my “slow-reader” butt can cut down on before I’m not reading anything 😅—the idea of slowing down how much literature I’m consuming brings to mind a question I ask myself often: how much do I read for the sake of content for my blog and YouTube channel? 

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Should You Start A Booktube (Book YouTube) Channel? // why i finally made one and some pros and cons based on my first impressions

The short answer is a tentative yes, but the long answer is… longer and needlessly wordier.

*You may be able to generalize this post if you’ve had an overall interest in making a YouTube channel, bookish or not 🙂.
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My Favorite Booktubers

I like to procrastinate reading by watching videos about people who are reading.

It’s truly a strange world we’re living in.

I’m sure some of you have also caught yourself in the same loop. You’re searching for a new book to read, watch some book recommendation videos, find a book to read (!!), and… continue to watch booktube videos.

The cycle is inevitable.

(Lol. Okay, Thanos.)

Anyways, here are some of my favorite booktubers to watch while I procrastinate 🎉:

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Contemporary-A-Thon Mini Book Reviews

Last week (February 12-18), I participated in the Contemporary-A-Thon hosted by chelseadolling reads, Pages and Pens, and myreadingisodd.

I’ve attempted my own self-imposed read-a-thon before, but this was my first time trying to read as many books as I could in a set period of time with a community of people. This particular read-a-thon was unlike mine in that it had a theme—contemporary books—and optional challenges to complete within the week. The challenges were to:

  • Read the most recent contemporary that you purchased/acquired
  • Read a contemporary book with pink on the cover
  • Read a hyped contemporary book
  • Read a diverse contemporary book
  • Read a dark/taboo contemporary
  • Read a contemporary(ish) graphic novel
  • Read a contemporary book that has been recommended to you

I knocked out three books during the contemporary-a-thon (one of them went one day over but shhh let me have this) and accomplished four of the seven challenges. Even though it might not seem like much, I would call this read-a-thon a success; it dragged me out of my reading slump and allowed me to complete three, solid 4-star books. The books showed me how wide and diverse the contemporary genre is, and I have a new-found appreciation for it because of them. I’ll definitely be participating in more read-a-thons in the future (maybe I’ll try hosting my own?), and you all should join too!

Blah blah blah…

on to the mini reviews!

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Blogging vs. Vlogging // Why I Chose A Blog Over Booktube

There are countless of posts in the 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. 

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