Gushing over Brandon Sanderson’s The Well of Ascension

While I did enjoy The Final Empire novel, Brandon Sanderson completely blew me away with the sequel, The Well of Ascension. Here, I will gush, ooh, and ah over this powerful story about morality, duty, and love.

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

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I'm writing this post after procrastinating a long time. However, it was brewing for a
Over the past week, my sleep schedule has taken a plunge into bat schedule land.
Image courtesy of Nietjuh on Pixabay. I am breaking rules again to guide my reading

More Rule-Breaking: Booktube-a-thon TBR (Round 1, perhaps)

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I am breaking rules again to guide my reading for the week. Obviously, Booktube-a-thon is a good idea. Ariel Bissette is among my favorite online peeps. Let’s see what I can come up with in terms of a TBR. Booktube-a-thon, here I come! (Also: Please, Booktube-a-thon peeps, don’t be mad at me for not waiting till it was the official time for the readathon).

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I'm writing this post after procrastinating a long time. However, it was brewing for a
Over the past week, my sleep schedule has taken a plunge into bat schedule land.
While I did enjoy The Final Empire novel, Brandon Sanderson completely blew me away with the sequel, The

Sharing My Week’s Treasure Chest

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I am very much inspired by Gala Darling’s Carousel feature, where she highlights her favorite things of the week with her readers. In no way am I as cool as Gala. However, my Treasure Chest segment is a way for me to branch out and experience things that are not necessarily book-related (but still very meaningful to me).

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Image courtesy of username 1103489 on Pixabay. In my first week of July, I have

Chaotic Wrap Up of Weeks 2 and 3 of July 2018

You may have noticed the absence of a wrap up last week. I am, as I have been trying to communicate, going through a tough time. It’s hard in an era of oversharing to not overindulge myself in sympathy. It is something I am quite used to. But, I preface this wrap up of weeks 2 and 3 of July 2018, with a reminder to be gentle with yourself.

Week 2 and 3 Books Read

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Image courtesy of username 1103489 on Pixabay. In my first week of July, I have
Goodbye June, you were a rough month. Growing up is hard work, but I am
Week 3 of June included a loss of my blog's purpose. In a sense, I

Who Am I, Really: A Book Tag To Get to Know Me As a Reader

As I watched Marines’ video of this tag, I felt that it would be a good opportunity for us to get to know each other. The “Who Am I” book tag asks questions related to one’s reading habits.

Check out the video:

Here are my answers.

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I sound like a broken record, but I am trying to recover from this bout
My incredible friend Ely posted her answers to this Book Personality Challenge a few days
    Ali from the Hardback Hoarder channel recorded a video where she answered the

The Art of Selling Out and Changing Directions

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I have been blogging since 2012. Granted, there were dry spells between months (yep. Months!). For the most part, my isolation and ignorance of how the internet works led to a lack of motivation. Plus, mental illness was #winning.

But, things are about to change.

“Selling Out”

I am looking into affiliates, sponsored posts, and an overall expanding of what I share here. Naturally, I will give you warnings before you click on anything that you do not feel comfortable with. I am learning more about ways to not make my own money-making-thing annoying for you as well.

When I say I’m selling out, I mean that in a joking manner. I do not plan on compromising my values just to make a quick buck. But, there is a part of me that is concerned with how people may perceive the changes to come.  There will be plenty of mulling things over. Give it time and trust the process. Eventually, I’ll figure out a balance of how these things can work for my blog.

Times are Changing

My experience with mental illness makes it hard to read regularly. Thus, my posts are going to be more varied. I want to share new things I am learning through articles and videos, pictures, memes, you name it. My aim is to include thought-provoking posts that are corresponding with relevant info to my life (and hopefully yours).

How You Can Help

Recently, I created a contact form on the site, which you can use to give me a shout in private.  I’ll try to incorporate polls to get a feel for what you’re thinking as well (I mean. I hope to learn how to put those on here).

Finally, I want to do more guest posts. If you have an event or need someone to fill in, I am here to write entries for your lovely blogs. If my mental health is in a fairly decent space, I am down to participate more in the bookish and personal development communities (among other things).

 

 

Breaking Rules and Using the O.W.Ls Readathon

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I had to do this. Breaking the rules was necessary because there are no cool readathons going on this week (or the next few weeks, for that matter). By “cool,” I just mean readathons that speak to me in a way that makes sense. Needless to say, I am stealing the prompts of the O.W.Ls to guide me.

(A joke bubbled through my throat and fizzled into nothing. You missed it. It was good, too. Let’s carry on).

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An Honest Update before the Fall into Fantasy To Be Read Pile: You may have
October of 2018 was a total dumpster fire. Nevertheless, I am determined to bounce back
I haven't been able to post on my blog for most of September. The world

A Very Late Book Haul for July 2018

I have been having a difficult lately with life and I apologize for being scarce. A few things have come up, which led to a strange metamorphosis. It is a process so I need to take the time to follow through with what the pain is teaching me. In other words, excuse my late book haul for July 2018.

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Image by Capri23auto on Pixabay As a bookworm, it is the greatest joy in life to
        For May 2018, I decided to branch out more than usual.
    Welcome to my book haul for the month of April 2018. I do

Top 10 Middle Grade Book Series I Want To Experience This Year

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Not a genre I normally reach for, middle-grade books have been fantastic hits for me lately. As this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is not quite something I haven’t discussed yet on the blog, I am dedicating my post to middle-grade books. In short, my discussion is of middle-grade books I want to get to this year (or early next year).

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Slumps, of all kinds, are the worst. It doesn't matter if you can do your
For this week's Top 10 Tuesday, I am twisting the prompt a bit. Rather than
**Image by Jill 111 on Pixabay  As someone who struggles with a mood disorder, I

Mishmash of Readathons: Reading Plans for Week 2 of July 2018

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For week 2 of July 2018, I am combining all kinds of readathons to see what will feel good at that moment. Honestly, if I can read anything, I’d be content.

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An Honest Update before the Fall into Fantasy To Be Read Pile: You may have
October of 2018 was a total dumpster fire. Nevertheless, I am determined to bounce back
I haven't been able to post on my blog for most of September. The world