Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging – Q&A!

This bad boy is going to first grade!

(Bad boy being my blog. I cannot talk normally.)

Clearly, I’ve been absolutely abhorrent at blogging this past year. There many times that I thought that my fifth year of blogging would be my last. But I truly am happy to be saying that I’m going into my sixth year (what a wild number to wrap my head around!), even if this year of blogging will look very different from my past. There are many ways I’ve changed since I started this blog six years ago, both as a blogger and as a person in general, and I think it is so important and wonderful that my blog evolves along with me.

Like I said in my “comeback” post, I feel very grateful and thankful to anyone who’s stuck with reading my silly little blog throughout all its ups and downs. Blogging can be lonely without any interactions with people, and it honestly blows my mind that I’ve been able to connect with so many people through this silly little space on the internet.

All my time away made me see how, yes, I don’t need to post on my blog to find fulfillment in my life, but also how blogging was something that added to my happiness. I missed it, and I can’t wait to see the fun I get up to over this next year of blogging!

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50 Anticipated Releases: January through June 2023

Every year I add a ridiculous amount of books to my TBR.

I thought I wouldn’t make this post, because I’ve been missing for so long and feel like I have very little grasp on recent book releases, much less upcoming ones. But once I started looking at the books 2023 has to offer, I realized that there are so many that sound good! The 2023 releases on my TBR grew in number from about 20 to over 50.

We will ignore that I will barely read any of these and take the majority of these off my TBR by the end of the year. It’s all exciting and new right now!!!

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Goodbye 2022: My Favorite Things, Moments & Media of 2022

2022 was thankfully quite good to me.

Even though there were rough patches like any other year, it was truly a nice year for me, full of lots of happy things and moments for me. I always like to write a post on the moments that stand out each year, as a way to remember the positives and carry that into the new year with me, but this time I’m also talking about specific items and media that I loved. I feel like I feel less inclined to talk about more specific parts of my life now, after being away for so long, so hopefully those extra tidbits will make up for it!

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Goodbye 2022: End of Year 2022 Reading Wrap-Up & My Favorite Books

It’s the best part of the new year!

Reflecting on my reading year always makes me so happy and excited for the next year, and especially so in the last few years as I’ve found myself quite happy with my progress on my reading goals. It’s always eye-opening to see the patterns in my reading so that I can make goals to change things and actively track how well I’m doing that. And of course, the best part is seeing pretty graphs as a visual representation of how I read this past year!

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An Update: Life, Books, and the Future

Hi. It’s been a while!

It feels quite strange to be writing this post right now, on a website I haven’t opened in half a year. 

First of all, I have to apologize for leaving and staying silent for so long. I don’t think myself to be all that important to any reader’s daily life, but I know that whenever I saw other bloggers leave without a word, I always wondered where they went and how they were doing. No matter the future of my blog, I never wanted to just leave without explanation.

Second of all, even when there were times I felt like I could write a small update post because I had the time, energy, or motivation, I put it off. I didn’t quite know where I wanted to go from here, and writing that update post would have required me to answer questions to which I didn’t know the answers. But I finally feel ready now, and my time away has really helped me figure things out.

But first: an update on what’s been going on in all these months that I’ve been missing! I don’t want this post to get very long, but like I’ve always done since I started blogging, I tend to get carried away…

(Update: I got really carried away.)

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