May’s Moments of the Month: October // I Lacked in Pretty Much Every Aspect of My Life

The title of this post is not clickbait, unfortunately.

October was… a strange month, to say the least. It was another one of those months that felt like it somehow went by super quickly but also dragged on forever.

I was pretty much in a slump in every area of my life, from reading to blogging to writing to my mental health. I guess the only thing I truly excelled at was watching TV, which I don’t think… qualifies as a skill. Here’s to hoping November will be slightly better—it is my birthday month after all!!

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Sharing My Notion Set-Up and a Brief Tutorial, Tips, & Template!

Bet you all missed me and my monster-length posts…

I know I said my hiatus was over, but that was two weeks ago, I am a liar, and you should never trust me. But to procrastinate and ignore all my other pressing tasks, I finally wrote a blog post, and it’s about Notion!!

If you’re not familiar with it, Notion is a free online organizational tool that allows you to keep multiple systems and layouts in one place. (It’s hard to explain, so I recommend just looking at my pages below to get an idea.) You can use it on your browser or download the application on any device!

Today I’m going to be giving you a look at my Notion pages, plus some tips for those who want to start using it. I know this isn’t my usual book content, but it’s been helpful for me in so many aspects of my life, including reading/blogging. I hope you enjoy looking through my pages, and that this is helpful and/or convinces you to try using Notion!!

Also, I know I’ve talked about this before, but I’m asking again that you take a few minutes out of your day to research the unprecedented protests going on in Thailand right now!!

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May’s Moments of the Month: September // School is Still Killing Me

…Long time, no see!

I said in my August recap post that it was very likely that I’d take a hiatus in September, and, as I always am, I was right!

I’ve been having a good time off from posting, and though I didn’t catch up on comments/posts like I’d hoped I would, this month was definitely better than August in terms of my health! Which I’m going to consider a win.

(We will ignore the lack of reading, the lack of writing, the lack of sleep…)

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The Fourth Annual 2020 Book Blogger Awards: Winners!

Today, I’m very excited to present the winners of the 2020 Book Blogger Awards!

It brings us the utmost pleasure to be able to host these awards and recognize, in some way, the hard work, time, effort, and passion of book bloggers. So many incredible people in this community are overlooked, and we love that with these awards, we can bring just a tiny bit of appreciation and support for them. People telling us they found new blogs to read or some of their favorite bloggers through these awards makes us so happy—and we hope that you will continue to find new, amazing blogs because of them.

Of course, feelings of being left out or not enough are inevitable. Please remember that no matter what, your voice always, always matters, whether or not you were nominated/won. These awards are just one way to recognize and uplift book bloggers and are not the end-all, be-all of a blogging career, especially since these awards take place in one corner of the book blogging world. (And there’s always next year!)

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May’s Moments of the Month: August // School Killed Me

I’m very dead right now.

You’ve maybe noticed that I disappeared for a bit this month, and that’s because school absolutely killed me. My time, my energy, my motivation to do anything besides schoolwork for hours and hours—gone. I think that description probably already gives you a good idea of what my month looked like (pain, death, other similar despairing nouns).

But… at least I read a lot of books! And thought there are many things I want to scream about in regards to school/my state/the US government/COVID, I’m also very grateful to be at home and safe from getting the virus and/or passing it on to others!!

TW: death, cancer // In honor of Chadwick Boseman’s death, caused by colon cancer (which disproportionately affects Black Americans more), consider donating to Black cancer fundraisings/research; here’s a place to start.

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