Books I'm Avoiding Altogether (Not just on my TBR) // TOP TEN TUESDAY DISCUSSION

Hey, what's up, how are you doing?! I'm back again! Am I back? I don't even know. 

No, really, I have no idea what I want to do with this blog or what I want to talk about. I thought I wanted to talk about books, but that's too general of a topic. I could keep making excuses for you guys as to where I've been and what I've been doing. I could make empty promises saying that I could attempt to create interesting content. But I don't want to lie anymore. I don't want to pretend everything with me is fine, but I don't want to burden you guys with my problems. I don't think I've ever felt this unsure about my blogging journey in a while. But it's thanks to your encouragement and sweet messages and comments that keep me going. Or at least get me to answer back.

BOOKENDING AUTUMN 2019 // My First Time Hosting in October!!



I'm going to be a host for Bookending Autumn 2019, for the first time ever! 

If this is you're just now hearing about Bookending Autumn, it's basically a book blogging event, hosted by Clo @ BookDragons and Sam @ FictionallySam. The umbrella term for this month-long event is Bookend Events, which happens quarterly throughout the year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. It's a low-key, fun way to bring the blogging community together! 

BOOK BLOGGER HOP (AUGUST 2-8) // How Many Copies of Books Do I Have?


About the Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This week's question submitted by Billy @ CoffeeAddictedWriter: 
Do you own more than one copy of a book?

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY: 'T-MINUS' by Shannon Greenland // XPRESSO BOOK TOURS



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My Love/Hate Relationship with Readathons // Am I Reading Too Many Books or Just Being Lazy?!

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So if you've been following me for a long time, you might know that I love to read. And as much as I love reading and talking about books, I've been having a hard time sitting down and getting into a good book, whether for the first time or in the middle of one. 

Readathons, reading marathons over a period of time, have been known to be helpful for people who don't have much time to read. As for me, I've been having some difficulty in both finding the right books for challenges, and sticking with them. Which is why I don't create TBR lists and read on my gut, but that hasn't been working either.

#BESUMMER19 BOOKENDING SUMMER DAY 28: 'Til September Comes


In case you don't know, Bookending Summer is one of the quarterly events, running under the umbrella term “Bookend Events”, aspiring to bring the book blogging community closer together! Bookending Summer has a vague theme of Ocean, Beach, Vacations, Contemporaries (you know…Summer), but you DO NOT need to stick to this theme at all! Hosted by Clo @ Book Dragons and Sam @ Fictionally Sam

You can find all rules, info and prompts on Clo's post HERE.

Today's host is Amy @ The Little Booknerds In The Corner (25th-28th July):
‘Till September Comes
August is fast approaching which means September is coming up soon. What books are you hoping to read before summer finishes?

#BESUMMER19 BOOKENDING SUMMER DAY 25: I had this summer fling


In case you don't know, Bookending Summer is one of the quarterly events, running under the umbrella term “Bookend Events”, aspiring to bring the book blogging community closer together! Bookending Summer has a vague theme of Ocean, Beach, Vacations, Contemporaries (you know…Summer), but you DO NOT need to stick to this theme at all! Hosted by Clo @ Book Dragons and Sam @ Fictionally Sam

You can find all rules, info and prompts on Clo's post HERE.

Today's host is Amy @ The Little Booknerds In The Corner (25th-28th July):
“Well I had this Summer Fling…”
As it is mine and bf’s 5th anniversary I thought about summer flings that turn into romance. Who are your top 5’s OTP? This can be from TV Shows and books!


Happy anniversary to Amy and her bf!! Hope you two are very happy together! 💖💖

#BESUMMER19 BOOKENDING SUMMER DAY 20: Popular Books That I Couldn’t Get Into


In case you don't know, Bookending Summer is one of the quarterly events, running under the umbrella term “Bookend Events”, aspiring to bring the book blogging community closer together! Bookending Summer has a vague theme of Ocean, Beach, Vacations, Contemporaries (you know…Summer), but you DO NOT need to stick to this theme at all! Hosted by Clo @ Book Dragons and Sam @ Fictionally Sam

You can find all rules, info and prompts on Clo's post HERE.

Today's host is Rachel @ The Must Reads (18th-21st July)
Popular Books That I Couldn’t Get Into
What are some books that got all the hype but that you just couldn’t get into? No judgment here!  Just honest conversation of the books that didn’t work out for us, no matter how much we wanted them to.

Journal Reread #1 // Rereading My First Journal from Sixth Grade!


So I'm starting yet another series on my blog when I go through my old journals from when I was younger, so I can have a better reflection on myself and my previous adventures. 

The first journal I remember having was this Lisa Frank one from 2005, and it was originally black and white, so I had used felt pens and markers to color in the white parts. (I was a weird kid, y'all!)

#BESUMMER19 BOOKENDING SUMMER 2019 // Day 17: Sunburned Bookworms BOOK TAG



In case you don't know, Bookending Summer is one of the quarterly events, running under the umbrella term “Bookend Events”, aspiring to bring the book blogging community closer together! Bookending Summer has a vague theme of Ocean, Beach, Vacations, Contemporaries (you know…Summer), but you DO NOT need to stick to this theme at all! Hosted by Clo @ Book Dragons and Sam @ Fictionally Sam

You can find all rules, info and prompts on Clo's post HERE.

Today's host is Erin @ Bluestocking Bookworm (15th-17th July):
PHOTO TAG – use books you have read or want to read this summer.

#BESUMMER19 BOOKENDING SUMMER 2019 // Day 10: Every Body is a Beach Body



Note: This may get a little bit personal for me because, with this topic, it focuses more on body image and body positivity. I've always had an uneasy feeling with my body. I'm pretty thin, but there are moments where I feel "fat" or heavy or weighted like I've gained weight somehow without trying. Now, I'm a pretty healthy 110 lbs., but there are still moments where I feel like if I haven't eaten enough for the day, then I feel dizzy or faint... so I have to eat something just to satisfy that craving. As for my body-image, I don't hate my body. I'm still in the process of liking myself the way I am and finding that balance between love and appreciation. 

I also have scars all over my torso, stomach, chest, arms, neck and feet from when I was a premature baby that I was born with. When I was little, I used to wish these scars away or figure out ways to do cosmetic surgery, not knowing that sometimes those surgeries can do more damage. I can say that I'm learning now to appreciate my scars so I have a story to tell when people ask. 

#BESUMMER19 BOOKENDING SUMMER 2019 // Day 9:Summer Vacation Worlds



In case you don't know, Bookending Summer is one of the quarterly events, running under the umbrella term “Bookend Events”, aspiring to bring the book blogging community closer together! Bookending Summer has a vague theme of Ocean, Beach, Vacations, Contemporaries (you know…Summer), but you DO NOT need to stick to this theme at all! Hosted by Clo @ Book Dragons and Sam @ Fictionally Sam

You can find all rules, info and prompts on Clo's post HERE.

Let's jump right into the next prompt, hosted by Jeimy @ A Novel Idea (8th-10th July):
Summer Vacation: Top 10 book cities/worlds you’d like to visit
A list of the ten fantasy worlds/cities you would like to spend your summer in.


#BESUMMER19 BOOKENDING SUMMER 2019 // Day 8: Lemonade Stand Tag



In case you don't know, Bookending Summer is one of the quarterly events, running under the umbrella term “Bookend Events”, aspiring to bring the book blogging community closer together! Bookending Summer has a vague theme of Ocean, Beach, Vacations, Contemporaries (you know…Summer), but you DO NOT need to stick to this theme at all! Hosted by Clo @ Book Dragons and Sam @ Fictionally Sam

You can find all rules, info and prompts on Clo's post HERE.

Let's jump right into the next prompt, hosted by Jeimy @ A Novel Idea (8th-10th July):
Lemonade Stand tag
An Original book tag to get you in the summer mood.


BOOKENDING SUMMER 2019 // DAY 5: Pool Party Book Tag



I hope you guys had a good 4th of July holiday! I spent the day with my cousins in NJ, along with my mom. I hadn't seen them in a long while, since my birthday in March, so it was good to see them. How was your holiday?

In case you don't know, Bookending Summer is one of the quarterly events, running under the umbrella term “Bookend Events”, aspiring to bring the book blogging community closer together! Bookending Summer has a vague theme of Ocean, Beach, Vacations, Contemporaries (you know…Summer), but you DO NOT need to stick to this theme at all! Hosted by Clo @ Book Dragons and Sam @ Fictionally Sam

You can find all rules, info and prompts on Clo's post HERE.

Let's jump right into the second prompt, hosted by Theresa @ The Calico Books (4th-7th July):
Pool Party Book Tag
A fun and summer-y book tag that lets you decide which bookish characters you would invite to a pool party!

BOOKENDING SUMMER 2019 DAY 2: Summer Personified



In case you don't know, Bookending Summer is one of the quarterly events, running under the umbrella term “Bookend Events”, aspiring to bring the book blogging community closer together! Bookending Summer has a vague theme of Ocean, Beach, Vacations, Contemporaries (you know…Summer), but you DO NOT need to stick to this theme at all! Hosted by Clo @ Book Dragons and Sam @ Fictionally Sam

You can find all rules, info and prompts on Clo's post HERE.


Let's jump right into the second prompt, hosted by Charvi @ Not Just Fiction  (1st-3rd July):
Summer Personified
Each fictional character is unique in their own way but there are some of those sweet and cheerful ones whose goodness reminds you of summer. Make a list of characters who are truly summer personified.