Mini Life Update ft. School

September/October Book Mail : )

Honestly, I’m writing this for the sole purpose of warming up my brain before I do my AP Lit homework. It’s a nice rainy day, and I’m kind of just needing somewhere to write before I start analyzing poetry.

Book Related Updates

I’ve been reading at a slower pace this year, which is very beneficial. Also, I feel pretty happy because I’ve found a good way to balance school and blogging and bookstagram, which is to say the place I’m most active is on Twitter because 1. Twitter is basically for me to try to have a These Violent Delights fanpage (it’s not working. I need to remember that Twitter does not equal my personal diary.), and 2. For me personally, Twitter takes the least amount of work. I’ve met some really nice people and authors.

I heard about the sad news that Simon Pulse and Jimmy Patterson Presents are ending (unconfirmed, I can’t really tell what’s going on). Girls of Paper and Fire definitely changed my taste in reading forever, and I hope Natasha Ngan gets the advertising she deserves because GOPAF is one of my favorite series of all time.

Maybe I should actually write about what I’m reading: I have a few e-ARCs that I’m reading: Like Home and Payback (the third book in the Vale Hall series) are my two favorites right now. I also have to start Rebel Rose and Clues to the Universe. As for reviews, I need to write one for These Violent Delights, Skyhunter, and White Fox.

Balancing School and Blogging and Bookstagram

I’ve said this a lot: I’ve thrown a schedule out the window and oh my gosh, I have never felt so motivated. I like school, so it was pretty easy for me to change my mindset to being “I want to work on posting pretty photos of books” to “I need to focus on school because this is a critical year.” I think Twitter has been a bit detrimental because I do not have any drafted bookstagram posts right now, but that’s ok!! I am going to try posting everyday in December like I did last year because I love creating a theme based around the holidays I celebrate (also flatlays. I love flatlays!!).

I mean, if you want advice, here’s some: just do what you want and know that your life is your priority. I exist outside of the Internet and I have other priorities that take precedence over bookstagram and blogging. I have found that I create the best posts when I am motivated to do so for me, and not for others.

Overall, I have a lot going on right now, however, I do find blogging to be very soothing. I need to finish some of my ARCs so I can post some reviews.

What are you reading right now and would you recommend it?

7 thoughts on “Mini Life Update ft. School

  1. i hope you enjoy all your arcs!! i definitely need to write reviews too, i’m so behind aahh. i’ve also thrown out my schedule for blogging and bookstagram in sake of prioritizing school — not sure how i feel about it since i’d love to be more active but school really is more important atm! right now i’m reading these violent delights 🥺 i’m kind of in slumping though, so i’m going to just put it on hold for now haha! hope you have a great week ❤

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    1. I’m seeing this over a week later, oops. Thanks for all of your thoughtful comments. Also OMG I am so excited to hear your thoughts on TVD because I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!! It sincerely made me love historical urban fantasy even more and is one of the most interesting books I’ve read this year. Chloe Gong really writes in a way no author ever has or at least in a way that I haven’t read before, and that’s why I love TVD.

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  2. I’m currently reading Shine by Jessica Jung and yes I would recommend it! I used to be a Korean who didn’t want anything to do with K-pop but then I watched a documentary about Blackpink and now I’m willing to read about and listen to K-pop lol.

    Ahh lucky. I want it to rain here so baaad. It’s so hot and sunny and it’s fall 😭

    Hope you do well in school and good luck! ❤️

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  3. Great post! I’m currently re-reading Six of Crows to get myself out of a reading slump, and I’d highly recommend it if you haven’t read it yet. Also good luck with school, I’m so glad you’ve been feeling more motivated!❤️

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    1. yeah i read it a few years ago, it was one of the first ya books i read! i have some books i’m going to try to finish this weekend since i don’t have much hw! crownchasers and maya and the rising dark are two of my favorites right now.

      thank you so much, and yeah, online learning is challenging but i am happy to have such great teachers.

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