Bookish life update: BookTube, audio-books and blogging

Wrap up

Whats this? a wrap up/ life update??? The world must be ending or take it as a sign and hold on for dear life as these are rare around here!

Anyways, hi lovelies how have you all been?? I hit a few milestones and also started a few new bookish projects in the last month so thought it was about time I did a little update and shared it with you all!

BookTube Announcement!

My first big announcement they you may or may not already know about is that I started a BookTube channel!!! Its really fresh only two videos in but I am so freaking excited about it.

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Don’t get me wrong I love blogging and updating my bookstagram but I had been feeling a little bored lately and like my passion for all things bookish wasn’t as strong as it used to be. And then I thought what if I made a BookTube? and straight away I felt this new excitement the excitement and nerves of trying new things but also the excitement for learning new skills and meeting more people in the bookish community.

I have loved learning video editing skills and putting together my first few videos. I am so excited and am full of ideas for so many videos that I cant wait to put out into the world! If you have a BookTube or like to watch BookTube I hope you will join me on this new journey of mine! You can find my channel here. I look forward to hearing what you think! ūüôā

Milestones!

This past month I also hit some new milestones on my bookstagram and here on my blog!

SO here on the blog I reached 300 subscribers which is absolutely crazy and just blows my mind that that many people want to read what this terrible speller and non grammatical person has to say! So thank you to each and everyone of you for putting up with each miss-spelled word and non-sentence it means the world to me! ‚̧

I also just came on today to realise I have reached 50 posts on this blog! 50 posts! what the??!! For someone who doesn’t stick with a lot of things I am so proud of myself for sticking with this (through a break here and there) and continuing to write about my passion for books, movies and everything fandom related! Let me know if there is anything you would like to see that I haven’t done yet or any books/movies you want to know my opinion on.

I recently also reached 1.5K on my bookstagram. which I just can not get used to like not at all! I love my bookstagram family and the community and all the friends I have made there. Those people are so special and just bring so much joy and goodness to the world! So if any of you from there are reading this, THANK YOU!! You all mean so much to me and I am thankful everyday I get to be part of the community. ‚̧

Recent blog posts

To wrap things up here are the posts you may have missed on here in the last month or so, I think my favourite is the TV review.

Review: The price guide to the occult

Review:  The  art of self-kindness 

Paperback Pals: Tika 

TV review: The order season 1 

Thank you all again for sticking around and fangirling with me about everything and anything! I hope you all enjoyed this not so little update! Until next time happy watching and reading!

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November wrap up

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Reading:

This month was a very slow reading month for me! I have been slumping hard and have been lacking the motivation to read, I hope it changes soon! ūüė¶ As I read a dismal 1.5 books this month!

  • It Ends with Us¬†by Colleen Hoover. This is an adult contemporary¬† book. This book was very emotional and sparked my discussion about trigger warnings. My rating is 4/5.
  • Lisette’s pairs Notebook by Catherine Bateson. This is a YA contemporary, I am currently only about half way through. I actually won this book as a part of a prize pack from Allen and Unwin Australia. It is pretty cutesie so far about a 3/5.

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Watching:

So my reading may have been dismal this month but thanks to that I had a really good watching month. I managed to watch quite a few different things and I really enjoyed them all! ūüôā

Movies:

  • The Christmas Chronicles.¬†Yes I have started watching Christmas movies already. And you know what? I loved this one! A solid 5/5.

TV:

  • Charmed (original),¬†most of season 1.
  • Riverdale, season 2 and season 3 so far.
  • The chilling adventures of Sabrina¬†, some of season 1.
  • The Bold type, season 1 & 2.
  • The Last ship, season 1 and 2.

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Blog:

I am pretty pleased with what I managed to get out on the blog during November. Mostly because of my discussion post. I don’t know why but I don’t come up with discussion posts easily and sometimes when I do I think maybe no one else will find them interesting. But I was really happy with how this one turned out and the discussion it started!

Posts: 

Tag: The Mid Autumn festival tag

Review: It Ends With US by Colleen Hoover

Discussion: The importance of trigger warnings

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Life:

I am still busy planning my wedding! We are less than 3 months out now so everything is getting down to the fine details and I am very excited and anxious for everything to go right.¬† We finally sent out the invitations and now I am just stressfully running around trying to make sure I don’t forget anything!¬† Work has also been pretty stressful lately as we have been low on staff. But on the up side we will have new staff to help out in the new year and I got my first ever promotion!! Look at me being and adult and stuff! ūüôā

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How did I go on my goals for November:

  • Read at least 4 books.¬† HAHA what a absolute fail! Fingers crossed for better luck in December!
  • Post on my blog at least 4-6 times. – So I might not have reached the amount of posts I wanted to but I am actually pretty proud of the content so I would call that a win!
  • Finalise all things wedding related. – Again not everything is done but we have been making heaps of progress lately so another win!
  • Reach out/ get involved with more publishers/ companies I love. (not sure how realistic or how I will go about this! But we shall see!) –¬†I have recently been given some amazing advice and support from some amazing bookstagram friends in the whole working with publishers and putting yourself out there thing. So I am excited to try to put it into action and see where it goes!
  • Comment more on other blogs/ bookstagram & interact more in general. –¬†I have definitely worked really hard on this one! So goal completed but it is something I intend to keep up!
  • Drink more water/ eat healthier!¬†¬†– Like always I tried and failed haha there is always December right?
  • Try to stress less and relax more. – HAHA with the wedding and work I think not!

December Goals:

  • Read at least 4 books
  • Post at least 4 times on the blog. And start to make plans for the blog for next year!
  • Keep working on trying to make more bookish connections and putting myself out there.
  • Drink more water/ eat healthier!
  • Enjoy the holidays with my family and at least for those days try not to stress!

Let's Chat!

How did November treat you guys? Favourite book you read this month? Anything you are excited to read in December? Any goals for December? As always, happy reading and watching!

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October wrap up

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Reading:

This Month I managed to read 5 books. This is pretty good for me. I know it’s nothing compared to what some others can manage to get through. But I am just happy to be¬† really enjoying reading. So in the month of October I read:

  • The crowns of Croswald by D. E. Night. This is a MG fantasy, it was a review book received form the publisher and my rating is 3.5/5.
  • Sea Breeze Academy by Bryant A. Loney. This is a YA contemporary, it was a¬†review book received form the publisher and my rating is 2/5.
  • Moon Chosen by P. C. Cast. This is a YA fantasy it was a¬†review book received form the publisher and my rating is 3/5.
  • Sun Warrior by P. C. Cast. This is a YA fantasy it was a¬†review book received form the publisher and my rating is 4/5.
  • Wind Rider by P. C. Cast. This is a YA fantasy it was a¬†review book received form the publisher and my rating is 4/5.

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Watching:

I really watched a lot of things this month. So much I am not sure this is completely all of it. I enjoyed most of it thoroughly as well. There is a variety here as my mood kept changing.

Movies:

  • Growns ups.¬†Re-watch.
  • I, Tonya. First watch¬†

TV:

  • Lucifer, season 3.
  • Stranger things, season 1 and some of 2.
  • American horror story, some of season 5.
  • Outlander, season 3.
  • Awkward, some of season 1.

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Blog:

October was a pretty good blogging month for me! I managed to post a fair bit (6 posts all up!) and have enjoyed doing more reviews! I got my act together and made a review archive. And I also took part in my first blog tour for a book release. Which I think is my favourite post of October.

Posts: 

Review: The crowns of Croswald by D. E. Night

Review: Sea Breeze Academy by Bryant A. Loney

Tag: The Cliche book tag

Review: Moon Chosen by P. C. Cast

Review: Sun Warrior by P. C. Cast

Blog tour/ review: Wind Rider by P. C. Cast

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Life:

I am still busy planning my wedding! We are down to 3 months out now so everything is getting down to the fine details and I am very excited and anxious for everything to go right. We got to do a cake tasting a few weeks back and that has been one of my favourite things! It tasted so good and I can’t wait to see the finished product! I can’t wait to see how everything all turns out and to marry the man of my dreams. Anyways other than that and reading, blogging, bookstagram and screen time it is pretty much work, home, sleep and repeat haha.

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Goals for November:

I am going to try to keep these relatively simple. They are a mix between blogging, reading and life goals.

  • Read at least 4 books.
  • Post on my blog at least 4-6 times.
  • Finalise all things wedding related.
  • Reach out/ get involved with more publishers/ companies I love. (not sure how realistic or how I will go about this! But we shall see!)
  • Comment more on other blogs/ bookstagram & interact more in general.
  • Drink more water/ eat healthier!
  • Try to stress less and relax more.

Let's Chat!

How did October treat you guys? Favourite book you read this month? Did you catch all of my posts? Any goals for November? Happy reading and watching! 

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April wrap up

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Reading:

This Month I managed to read 4 books. Me being a pretty slow reader this is pretty good for me. I know it’s nothing compared to what some others can manage to get through. But I am just happy to be out of my slump and really enjoying this again. So in the month of April I read:

  • A court of thrones and roses by Sarah J. Maas. This is a YA fantasy it was a reread and my rating is 4/5.
  • A court of mist and fury by Sarah J. Maas.¬†YA fantasy it was a reread and my rating is 5/5.
  • A court of wings and ruin¬†by Sarah J. Maas.¬†YA fantasy it was a reread and my rating is 4.5/5.
  • The princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace. Poetry. First read. My rating was 3.5/5.

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Watching:

This month was an ok month for watching both movies and TV shows. I managed to watch a couple of movies. My TV watching however was a little more sporadic. Some shows I managed to watch regularly others I only watched a few episodes. What I did watch however is very varied as what I felt like seemed to change a lot this month.

Movies:

  • A quiet place (2018). First time watch. 5/5 rating.
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). First time watch. 4/5 rating
  • What happens in Vegas¬†(2008). Re-watch. 3.5/5 rating

TV:

  • Love child. Re-watch S1.
  • Sons of Anarchy. Re-watch S1 and S2 start of S3.
  • American horror story. Finished S4 started S5.
  • The Charlotte show. S1 as airs.
  • Jersey shore family vacation. S1 as airs.
  • The Voice AU. S7 auditions as airs.

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Blog:

So considering I finally found my passion and motivation and my way back to blogging after a completely unannounced, unplanned hiatus. I would say this is a pretty good blogging month! I would just like to say thank you to so many of you for welcoming me back with open arms it feels like I never left. I do truly love this little community and all that we represent.

Since coming back I managed to post 4 posts, all of which I am pretty happy with. If I had to pick a favourite for the month though it would be my review of A quiet place. It just has all the emotions while remaining spoiler free!

Posts: 

R.I.P it or Ship it – My first post back after hiatus quick and fun!

Book Shelf tour – A guide to my much loved book room.

Review –¬†A quiet place¬†(spoiler free)

TAG – The Sims tag

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Life:

There really haven’t been any big life events this month. I love that I feel more passionate again about my hobbies, reading, blogging, bookstagram. The only major thing that is happening at the moment is I am busy planning my wedding! We are down to about 9 months out now so everything has finally started moving and we have a solid vision. We met with our wedding planner the other weekend she is so awesome and helps me organise everything and really focus on what we want. Which for someone who is prone to stressing as much as me is such a good thing. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out and to marry the man of my dreams. Anyways other than that it is pretty much work, home, sleep and repeat haha.

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Goals for May:

I think since I just got back into all this I am going to try to keep these relatively simple. They are a mix between blogging, reading and life goals.

  • Read at least 4 books.
  • Post a blog at least 1-2 times a week.
  • Do/ plan more review posts.
  • Comment more on other blogs/ bookstagrams & interact more in general.
  • Set in stone more stuff for the wedding!
  • Try to stress less and relax more.

Let's Chat!

How did April treat you guys? Favourite book you read this month? Did you catch all of my posts? What are your goals for May? Happy reading and watching! Signature