26 of My Friend’s Favorite Things for My 26th Birthday

Today is my birthday! And in honor of turning 26 I asked some of my friends what their favorite things were (other than books). This was such a fun way to get to know them a little more and I love that I’m getting to share some of my favorite people with you! My friends are so incredibly passionate about so many things and it honestly fills my heart with a lot of joy.

Ally from @thebookshrine I love PODCASTS!! My favorite is Wolf 359.

Ben from Books With Ben It’s not a thing…but a person…Taylor Swift (I swear I didn’t pay him to say my lord and savior Taylor Swift.)

Heather from @staccatosounds Libraries are my favorite thing because they bring so many people together to learn and hear each other’s stories!

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Monthly Wrap Up: July 2019

Does anybody else feel like July went by incredibly slowly? It really seems as if July 4 was a lifetime ago. Probably I’m just anxious for August because it’s mine and Elliott’s birthday month! Birthdays are some of my favorite things, and this will be Elliott’s first one not spent in the hospital, so I’m a little extra excited.

Reading

MY READING SLUMP IS OVER! Y’all, that was brutal. I think it was a month and a half long? It isn’t the longest slump I’ve ever had, but it was rough. Out of the 19 books I managed to read in July, here are the ones that were 4 or 5 stars:

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It’s Okay to Always Be Discovering Yourself

One of my very best friends, Taylor from Stay on the Page, asked me to write a piece for her 30 Days of Pride Event she co-hosted with Ben from Ace of Bens. I immediately said yes, and though sharing this part of me was a little scary, I’m so thankful Taylor gave me a platform, boosted my voice, and believed in me. She is such a gem and truly part of my heart.

I’ve spent the entire month of June wanting to do something special for Pride Month, but I haven’t been able to come up with anything. This is still a part of me that I’m trying to figure out and I don’t always know how to bring it up or talk about it.

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Eight of My Favorite Netflix Original Shows (And Why You Should Binge Them)

One of the worst reading slumps that has hit me in a while is currently happening. Depression has been a huge factor, and because of it my Netflix has been getting used a ton more. So, sorry if you only come here for the books, I’m going to take this opportunity to share eight of my favorite Netflix original series (and why you should binge them).

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Anything but Books Tag

If you’re visiting my corner of the internet then it’s likely you love books as much as I do. I think it’s impossible to talk about books too much, but I thought today I’d share some things about me that have nothing to do with them. So are you ready to learn a little more about me?

This tag was originally created by Katie from ReadorRot and I found it through Katie from Melting Pages!

Name a cartoon character that you love.

Hilda! Oh, I love Hilda so much. She’s spunky, full of life, and such a sweet soul. I haven’t read the graphic novel yet, only the novelizations, but the cartoon Netflix turned it into is the absolute cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

[Related – Mini Review: Hilda and the Hidden People]

What is your favorite song right now?

If I have to only choose one song then I’m going to go with Guiltless by dodie. It’s one that just reaches into my heart. Were I to choose an entire album though it’s no surprise that I’m incredibly obsessed with Happiness Begins from the Jonas Brothers.

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100th Blog Post Celebratory Q&A

It doesn’t seem possible, but yesterday I made my 100th blog post! I’ve never done more than one post a day and it really doesn’t feel like I’ve been blogging long enough to reach this (what I’m considering) milestone. Sharing my love of books is something I’m incredibly passionate about, but it isn’t always easy, so I’m proud that I’ve made it this far. To celebrate, I asked Twitter and Instagram to send me any questions they had for me and today I’ll be answering them!

What are your top five favorite music artists?

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Ed Sheeran
  4. Jonas Brothers
  5. Julia Michaels

Those really aren’t in any particular order (except Taylor Swift she’s definitely #1), and it was really hard not to add dodie on there, but I’m trying to stick with just five.

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Monthly Wrap Up: May 2019

What. A. Month. May was so ridiculous. It seemed to drag on for forever but also passed really fast? I don’t even know. I’m so glad it’s over and June is here and I’m really crossing my fingers it will be a better month.

Reading

I read twelve books in May and the majority of them were really good! Most of the books ended up being read during the week long readathon I participated in. I know why I didn’t read much at the end of the month (I’ll talk about it down below in the life section), but I don’t really know what happened at the beginning. Here are my four and five star books from the month:

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