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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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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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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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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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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For this week's Top 10 Tuesday, I am twisting the prompt a bit. Rather than
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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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Reading Fantasy Staples and Introducing Treasure Chest Feature

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In my first week of July, I have started participating in Tome Topple. Eager to explore fantasy staple novels, I took on two installments in two very different yet related series.

Fantasy Staples

It is all kinds of fun to read a book series that inspired one of our most influential fantasy novels up to date. So, when I finally started reading Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, it was exciting to see how it inspired Brandon Sanderson as a writer.

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Tome Topple Summer of 2018 Reading Hopes and Dreams

Tom Topple has started a few days ago. A readathon created by the glorious Sam from Thoughts on Tomes, this event is about reading big books. It is an opportunity to tackle intimidating stories. Naturally, I am breaking rules left and right. You know how unrealistic my reading expectations are.

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I haven't been able to post on my blog for most of September. The world
As someone who is afraid of space and traveling in general, it's hilarious that I
Happy September to my peeps! After attempting to squish my library books and TBR into