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Top 5 Books of 2021 So Far

Top 5 Books of 2021 So Far

I honestly can’t believe we’re at the halfway point of 2021…while 2020 felt as though it was the never-ending year, this year is FLYING by. I haven’t read quite as much as I hoped too (although I’m not too behind…as of now I’m only 5 books behind on my Goodreads reading goal) I still wanted to round up my top 5 favorite reads of 2021 so far. It will be interesting to revisit this list at the end of the year and see if my choices have changed! Devil in Winter | Read January 2021 | I started off the […]


A Little Life Update

Posted July 2, 2021 in Features / 2 Comments
A Little Life Update

I’ve thought about writing this post at least a half dozen times. There’s a lot I want to say…but also not that much at the same time? I’ve been a little quiet here this year and I wanted to provide a few life updates that have been taking up some of my time away from this space: I’ve picked up some other hobbies. I’ve really gotten back into makeup and have been spending a lot of time watching beauty Youtube, buying and testing new products, and starting my Youtube channel (which will be a blend of beauty + bookish content). […]


Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2021

Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2021

One of my favorite aspects of book blogging is making lists, especially of my anticipated upcoming releases! Today I’ve rounded up the top 8 books I’m most excited for that are releasing in the second half of 2021 (you can see my picks for the first half of 2021 here!) I’m also linking up with Top Ten Tuesday for this week’s post too! How Moon Fuentez Fell In Love With the Universe (August) | I am always trying to read more books with Latinx protagonists and I’m interested to see how this novel incorporates influencer culture. Also, I LOVE the […]


March 2021 TBR

Posted March 10, 2021 in Features, TBR / 4 Comments
March 2021 TBR

I’ve made a lot of reading resolutions, and one of them is to be better about cultivating a monthly TBR. I know so many bloggers do beginning of the month TBR posts and I always LOVE reading them, so I’ve decided to post my own as well! I will include my physical, e-book, and ARC TBRs as well as a status update of where I am prior to starting my upcoming month’s TBR. Reading Progress Prior To This Month: 11/75 Books Read Library A Vow So Bold and Deadly | This is definitely the month of EXCELLENT library holds coming […]


What’s On My Library List [5]: We’re Still Social Distancing…

Posted March 3, 2021 in Features / 4 Comments
What’s On My Library List [5]: We’re Still Social Distancing…

What’s On My Library List is an original feature I started to highlight some of my most anticipated reads I have on hold through my local library that I am eagerly waiting for! So I went back through my blog archives to determine when the last time I did a post in this series was, and it was in March 2020 and I talked about how we had just recently entered “shelter-in-place” due to COVID and how I was looking forward to getting more reading done since I had been recently distracted due to the pandemic…ha…hahaha…if I had only known […]


Starting My Youtube Journey

Posted February 21, 2021 in Features / 8 Comments
Starting My Youtube Journey

While 2021 has been a challenging year already, I decided it was the perfect time to finally dive into the world of Youtube. I’ve been interested in potentially dabbling in Youtube for a while now, however it always seemed so intimidating- the equipment, the editing, learning the algorithm, etc. However, I’ve been watching more Youtube than ever before the past year since we’ve been in lock down due to COVID, and since it seems like I’m going to be stuck in the house until at least this summer (if not the end of the year) I decided to take the […]


February 2021 TBR

Posted February 1, 2021 in Features, TBR / 4 Comments
February 2021 TBR

I’ve made a lot of reading resolutions, and one of them is to be better about cultivating a monthly TBR. I know so many bloggers do beginning of the month TBR posts and I always LOVE reading them, so I’ve decided to post my own as well! I will include my physical, e-book, and ARC TBRs as well as a status update of where I am prior to starting my upcoming month’s TBR. Reading Progress Prior To This Month: 6/75 Books Read I decided to go with a manageable Goodreads goal for 2021 after having to lower my goal 3 […]


Five Things on a Friday [4]

Posted January 22, 2021 in Features, Lifestyle / 2 Comments
Five Things on a Friday [4]

Happy halfway through January, dear readers! Can you believe we’re close to wrapping up the first month of 2021 (that so far is looking too similar to 2020 for my taste, at least at the time of writing this post…) I’m back in the swing of things with work and it feels good to slowly get back into a daily routine, which definitely got waylaid by the holidays! Lots of fun updates this week (though many that are bad for my wallet!) Discovery+ I know, I know, the last thing you probably need in your life is ANOTHER streaming service. […]


ACNH: Thoughts On the First Year

Posted January 20, 2021 in Features, Lifestyle, Series Reviews, Video Games / 2 Comments
ACNH: Thoughts On the First Year

Like many, many others, I kicked off quarantine in March of 2020 with the newest installment of the ever popular Animal Crossing franchise, Animal Crossing New Horizons. I loved everything about it: the updated graphics (I hadn’t played since the original version on my Gamecube!), the island setting, the calming music, and the sense that here was something I could control when everything in life was so out of control with the pandemic. Now that the first year is more or less over, I thought it would be fun to recap some of my favorite elements of the game and […]


2020 End of Year Bookish Stats

Posted January 13, 2021 in Books, Features / 2 Comments
2020 End of Year Bookish Stats

It’s finally 2021! I could not be more thrilled to have a fresh year in front of me (though I know in actuality not that much has changed and it will be a long time before things can return to “normal,” but hey it’s something to be excited about!) While I had high hopes for reading 100 books in 2020 I ended up lowering my Goodreads goal because it ended up being a difficult year and at times I just wasn’t in the right mindset to read and didn’t want to force it. I ended up finishing a respectable 78 […]