Mid-Year Reading Wrap-Up

Mid-Year Reading Wrap-Up

I know it wasn’t long ago that I wrote a post celebrating a year of being focused on my blog, but we’re in June now. That’s the sixth month and means that it’s about time that I do my mid-year wrap-up.

It’s the first time I’ve really done something like this. It’s the first year I’ve really been able to. I decided to keep a reading journal this year as well as filling in a rather detailed spreadsheet. So I actually have a proper idea of how my reading is going. A shocker, I know.

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A Poor Person’s Guide For Producing Bookish Content

A Poor Person’s Guide For Producing Bookish Content

All bloggers have some kind of post that they feel they have to write. A post that really means something to them because it’s something they deal with and understand. I’ve written other posts on that, on things like gender and writing. But something I don’t talk about much is. Well, being poor. Because I am poor, my whole family is. We not so poor that we worry about being on the streets, fortunately, but poor enough that we have to watch what we spend. We have to look at things and wonder if it’s worth it.

And honestly? A lot of the time bookish stuff doesn’t make the cut. I do still buy too many new books. And I really need to stop. But I know there are others out there who may feel that not getting all the new releases? That maybe it’s not worth being a book blogger or booktuber or bookstagrammer. And honestly? That’s not true. You can make do with what you have. I could make do with what I already have if I started being sensible when it came to new books.

You might be wondering why I made this post, and I’m going to get into that now. But I basically wanted to share a few tips.

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It’s Been a Year…!

It’s Been a Year…!

A year of trying to blog more consistently and thoroughly. A year of trying to be more involved with the book community and content creation. Next month it’ll have been a year since I first created my Booktube. Though that didn’t last very long. And in two months, it’ll have been a year since I bought my domain, changed my WordPress theme and started to see a difference.

What a journey the last year has been!

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April 2021 Reading Recap

April 2021 Reading Recap

I said a little while ago that I was thinking about doing some mini-reviews each month. And I’ve decided to make it a little bit more of a summing up. I’m not going to be listing all the books I’ve read each month. That would still take way too long. But I’m going to share some statistics too, as well as the mini-reviews!

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Curbing The Book Buying Habit – Or Not

Curbing The Book Buying Habit – Or Not

Let’s face it, I’m not got stop buying books any time soon. I wish I could say I’m going on a total ban until I’ve gotten through most of my massive stack of books. But, whenever I say that, I don’t keep to it. To be honest, I probably won’t keep to this either. But I’m doing my best.

After last year, I’ve got more books to read than I’ve had for a long time. My spending habits got a little hand and I need to slow down. I don’t have the money to be doing that right now. So what am I planning on doing if not a complete ban?

I’m limiting the number of books I’m allowed to buy each month.

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Rambling On and On aka the Never Ending TBR

Rambling On and On aka the Never Ending TBR

I’m pretty sure that’s how it feels most of the time.

Like we’ll never get through every book we own. And that’s both a relief and also a nightmare because imagine all the stories we could miss because we have so many other stories and- Yeah, I’m gonna stop there and not drop us all into an existential crisis. That happens enough when I’m trying to sleep.

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Mini TBR – January 2021

Mini TBR – January 2021

So, I’ve decided to start doing monthly TBR posts! Not a full TBR, I don’t like picking out a certain number of books each month. I always wind up getting through the books too quickly then having to throw a few more on. I prefer making them as I get through the current pile. But I wanted to be sharing what I’m reading with you guys this year.

So every month I’ll list a few books from my next – or current – pile that I know I should be getting through in that month as well as any books I plan to read for book clubs, review etc.

This first post was hard as my next pile has 15 books on so it’s probably going to be following me into February too. So these books are all from near the top of the pile, but, as I said before, isn’t them all.

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Book Blogging Resolutions 2021

Book Blogging Resolutions 2021

The year is nearly over, I want something easy to write, and I’ve already been making plans for next year? So why not write a blog post about it?

2020 has been a massive improvement for my contributions to the bookish community. I tried booktube and didn’t enjoy it but my following on Twitter and Instagram has grown. I’m talking to more people, or at least trying to – I’m awkward, okay? – and my follower count has grown. I finally put some paid work into the blog on top of that and I’ve been making sure to update much more regularly

And it’s paying off!

As I write this, I have 164 followers on this blog. I’d like to try to get a few more before the new year ends but I’ll be talking about goals for this blog next year later on.

For now, let’s get started on my reading!

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Small Blog, Big Plans

This might not be a post that many people are interested in but it’s something that I want to get out there.

First things first, I’ve finally surpassed 150 followers. I still can’t believe it. Thank you all so much for following me so far. I’m hoping to improve my content and produce some more fun things. I want you all to enjoy reading my blog so if you have any suggestions yourself then please shoot them my way.

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My Friends (and Family) Pick my TBR!

I’ve been doing the ole’ TBR box and pile for a while and it’s done me well. When I started it, I finally got through the books I’d had for years. And since then I’ve been getting through books only a few months after getting them.

Whenever I get a new book, it goes in the TBR box and then when I only have a few books in my current pile left, I pick out a few I’m really excited for and some I aren’t and have to read through that pile.

It’s pretty simple and after watching so mnay TBR games I wanted to change it up a little.

Hence showing my friends, brother and mum all my books and asking them to pick what I should read. This was mostly judged via the cover so I had some good variety.

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