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    FairyLoot Unboxing – March 2018

    Well, hey! I had so many other ideas for blog posts but I never got around to writing them. I’m torn, to be honest. I used to love blogging, and I think I still do, only I feel like I use instagram way more to quickly blog/photo blog, that I rarely open up the dashboard here to write anything. Hmm. I had wanted to write so many more things. But here we are a month after my last video post, with another one. And nothing in between. So if you’re here to watch my video – enjoy! If you want to see photos of my dogs, cat, and bullet journal,…

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    Fairy Loot Unboxing – February 2018

    Sub-title: In which I record a video of myself geeking out over a book box subscription box as I open it. This is a thing all the young people do. Really. It’s fun to watch. I made one myself. I like getting fun stuff in the mail. Even if I have to pay for it myself. 😉     So, FairyLoot is a book box subscription service out of the UK. It’s  YA Fantasy-themed box, which is totally up my alley. I told my husband he was getting me a three month subscription for my birthday – because the first box I got arrived just around my birthday. I took…

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    what i read: january 2018

    I did a lot of reading this month. I have surprised myself with the number of books I read in January. I haven’t read like this in a long time. It’s nice to enjoy reading again. I have no idea if this amount of reading will continue through the year, but I’ve happily carved out a good chunk of my goal of 50 books read in 2018. 😉 I read a lot of suspence/mystery this month. I go through phases in what I like to read, and it’s been a while since I had a mystery/suspense phase. It’s been nice! Total number of books read in January 2018: 14! Picture…

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    tackling Mount TBR in 2018

    I tend to hoard books.  I don’t do it on purpose, but it happens. I see a book  I want to read, and  I get it. The past couple of years I have tried to rely more heavily on borrowing books from the library, though it’s  more  difficult  where I live because the number of English books available are  limited.  It’s gotten better at my local  library, but it’s still a limited number. I tried  to cut down on buying books for a few reasons, one  of  which was the fact that I was NOT reading very much and these books did nothing but exist in piles  all over the…

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    my favourite reads of 2017

    I surpassed my reading goal of 50 books this year. As  of writing this post I have read  94. Granted some of those were picture books (early in the year), I did read a lot more than I have in the last couple of years. Less stress, more time, and a  job that reminds  me how much I love books, has helped with this number. My Goodreads stats tell me: I read 18,723 pages in total. My shortest book was I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey (24  pages) My longest book was Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb (853 pages) There have been a few books that stood out to…