This type of reading challenge might be much more fun to see in a video format. But this blog is all I’ve got for you today, so I’m going to try to make it as fun as possible! 🙂 Last year I made a post talking about reading habits I wanted to adapt. You might remember me drawing my conclusions a few weeks ago.
One of those habits was to read every day. It seemed like a great idea, especially since I tend to leave all of my reading for the weekends and then have too many things piled up to do in just a couple of days.
Last month I decided to give it a go and read every single day for an entire month. I didn’t have any limits of pages, so as long as I read a couple of pages every day (i.e. made an effort to pick up a book) it counted as a successful day!
Hi, guys! It’s officially summertime! Yesterday was the first time I went to the beach this year, which is kinda crazy since I literally live 10 minutes away from the ocean, lol. And we didn’t even go to lay on the beach, just a little evening stroll during the sunset.
As you know, I shared with you earlier this month that July will be my “traveling through books month”. I want to wrap all my “travels” up before the Reading Rush begins on the 20th of July, so as I’m writing this post, I’m on my last book and last destination – Afghanistan. Hopefully, I’ll manage to finish it today and return home in time for the read-a-thon 😀
Hi, guys! As promised, here is Part 2 of my blogging routine! 🥳
In the first part, I spoke about the tools I use every day that help me to stay on track with blogging, but also with other numerous daily tasks. I shared with you my love for Google Calendar and Google Docs and explained a little bit about what type of events I track on my calendar, how I color code my blog posts, and basically how I attempt to stay organized. So you can find all of that here: My Blogging Routine (Part 1).
Happy New Year, friends! This post is coming a bit later than I wanted to, solely because I’ve been so busy reading all of your 2019 wrap ups and 2020 resolutions! It’s been a blast seeing everything you wish to achieve this year, and your posts definitely inspired me to add some goals to my list.
2010s wasn’t an “easy” decade. This was basically the decade of my 20s – the time of changes, of finding yourself and your place in this world, and of course the time of new experiences. This is when we graduate from University, look for our first serious jobs, or pursue academic careers, and are forced to make many important and life-affecting decisions.
I saw this Backwards Bucketlist on zoella.co.uk. I used some of the prompts from there that applied to me and removed others. But if you’d like to see the full list and also get the printables, make sure to check Zoella’s blog!
There are so many books that I was planning to read this year but haven’t gotten to them yet. But I also know that I can’t add too many books to my End of the Year TBR list, because there are only 6 weeks left to read them.
As much as I want to read all the books in the world, my number one priority will be finishing ARCs, writing reviews and starting the new year with a very organized NetGalley shelf!
Yesterday, I quickly mentioned in my End of the Year Book Tag that I’d like to make a mini blog series, where I share my plans and to-do lists to accomplish before the end of the year. This is the second part, in which I take a look at all book adaptations released in 2019 and make a list of all films I still want to watch this year.
2019 wasn’t the best “movie” year, in my opinion, especially in comparison with the previous year. So far there was only one movie that I think deserves all the awards in the world, and that was «Joker». If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend watching it before the end of the year, as I’m sure it will be nominated for many Oscar categories.
Not so long ago I saw this amazing post by Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall, where she talked about her way of fitting blogging into the busy schedule and daily routine, and one of the tips she gave was to use the speech-to-text app.
My first thought was: OMG! This is amazing!
I’m definitely one of those people who prefer to speak their thoughts out loud. I tend to talk to myself when I’m driving, just as a way to form my thoughts for the upcoming blog posts or book reviews. However, once I arrive at my destination I usually don’t have time to sit down and type everything I just spoke aloud, and then I forget about it entirely.
I’m sure most of you experienced this before, when you start a new book just to realize that you aren’t in a mood for it, and then slowly fall into the reading slump. I’m not quite in a reading slump yet, but it’s getting closer and closer. I’d love to finally feel excited about reading!
This year has been weird in terms of reading. I’ve had some very high “highs” and some low “lows”. Meaning that sometimes I read tons of books, review them all, etc. And other times, I can barely manage to finish one book.
September hasn’t been great so far, reading and blogging wise. So I thought I’d do a quick update of what I am up to and why the heck am I reading so many books at the same time!
This is going to be a very self-centered post, but Hey! Every once in a while, I think it’s allowed to stop talking books and focus on myself, especially with my 28th birthday coming up this Sunday, May 12th!
I would love to know how you usually celebrate your birthdays. Big loud parties or quiet family dinners?
I used to love my birthdays when I was younger. The excitement of inviting my school friends, creating different games, decorating my room with balloons! During more recent years, I tend to lean more towards family dinners and weekend get-aways. Something quieter and more relaxing than the craziness of hosting dinners.
Let me start by saying that this post is not going to be a guide of any sort. More so a reminder to myself on how to stay focused on my Reading and Blogging Goals and learn to manage my time better because who doesn’t want that!
What seemed like rather uneventful 5 months, turned out to be a very busy time looking back. That is why I love doing wrap-ups so much, they give a perfect overview of my life, of things I did and things still to be done in the future.
This year started just as any other year, with celebrations, hopes and many promises to myself that (A) I will finally go to the gym and (B) get my life under control. I’m glad to announce that I kept at least one promise to myself, and have been going to the gym for the past 4 months! Continue reading “Spring Wrap Up 2018 | Life, Blog & Reading Update”→
I was supposed to finish my Book Haul post today, but instead, here I am writing an update on everything blog, books and life-related.
It’s been a very long time since I posted anything slightly more personal, and I miss my Monthly Goals posts where I plan ahead and give you a little bit more information about what I am hoping to achieve in the upcoming month. Thus I’ve decided to combine my usual TO-DO checklist with a few updates on what has been going on in my life behind the screen. Continue reading “Goals and Life Update | How I deal with day to day struggles”→