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The September Daily.

Over the past couple of months I have realised how important this blog is to me. Yes, not many people actually read every post I write. And sure, there are far better blogs (both in writing and quality) going around the blogosphere. But personally this little blog means everything to me. Not only do I get to talk endlessly about books, but it takes my mind off the absolute shit-storm that can be reality sometimes. And for those reasons, I have challenged myself to post every single day in September. I will admit upfront that I won’t be writing every single day (I just don’t have that kind of time) but I really want to commit and have at least one post scheduled per day for the entire month of September. I love it when my favourite blogs or youtube channels post daily. It’s not only something that makes you feel closer to who you are reading/watching but professionally it gives yourself a larger brand. This blog isn’t something I do professionally (not many people do) but while I’m not …

Ladies and gents,

I am back! I doubt many people have noticed (heck, I barely did) but I have been gone from this blog for quite a few months now. I don’t want to get into it too much, because I may write an entire post about it in the future, but amongst the other things that were happening in my life I have spent the past few months at a psychiatric hospital going through detox and getting some much needed rest and help. Since coming out I’ve definitely realised my priorities and my blog is one of them. Not because it’s incredibly popular or anything, but I love it. Discussing books definitely brings me happiness – and I need that right now! So in other words, I am back. I will be writing posts again. So stay tuned! xo

Hello, hi.

I don’t write too many non-book related posts on this blog but I thought I should let you guys know that I am going to take a small break from here for a while. If you couldn’t tell, a majority of my queued posts stopped back in the first week of March. Since then, I haven’t even thought about writing anything else. Oops. Now, I know I said a few weeks ago that me being in the middle of a reading slump (kinda? read about it here) wasn’t going to affect this blog at all and I was right, my reading slump isn’t going to affect the blog. However on top of work and family commitments and being ill for a couple of weeks, my mental health has taken a turn for the worst and I’m trying not to stress myself out with extra things. And in the grand scheme of things, this blog is that: an extra thing. Oh, and I’m trying to quit smoking. But that’s a whole separate issue. (ps. it’s not going great) Incase anyone actually …

I Feel a Reading Slump Coming On…

It’s the feeling that all readers fear: not being able to read. I’ve been lucky enough to avoid a major reading slump for over 12 months now. I usually am able to pick up a comic if I’m not into my novel, or fly through a few easy YA reads before diving back into whatever book I was struggling with – but not this time. Let me explain myself. I work somewhere between 35 hours a week at my job. I also work exclusively overnights. I know this isn’t uncommon for some people, but as a 19 year old working in the fast food industry and also trying to have somewhat of a social life, I’m fucking exhausted. And reading kind of becomes the last thing on my mind when I can barely keep my eyes open long enough to make it to bed. Basically, to sum it up: working overnights is slowly killing me. While it might not be showing on my blog (because I schedule posts like crazy – oops!) I haven’t been …

Book Crimes I Commit Daily

I admit it – sometimes I do things that would make most readers want to hit me over the head with a sledge hammer and leave me on the side of the road. Too intense? Trust me, I have seen some pretty intense comments on videos when people have ‘mistreated’ books. But alas, my books are not always in top-notch condition. I can’t help it that I don’t live a pristine life! So below I have made a list of a few things I do to and with my books that might make a few of you cringe a little bit. Or who knows, maybe we all secretly do these things and just don’t admit it! I dog ear pages. I dog ear my pages a LOT. Shamelessly. Although I am happy to use anything as a bookmark (scrap paper, my phone, remotes, blankets) I am always happiest when I dog ear books. It’s so much easier! There is no issue with losing bookmarks (which can be kind of pricey and special) but I can also mark important …

Goals #2

In January 2015 I made a post titled ‘Goals’. This was the first time I had ever physically made a list of things I wanted to accomplish during the year. This list was by no means personal. I didn’t write down that I wanted to lose weight or that I wanted to avoid chocolate for an entire year, because I never ever stick to those. I did however write down all things I wanted to do during the year that involved books/movies/television. While I definitely did not accomplish everything (I wasn’t even close), I thought I would reflect on what I wanted to do, what I ended up doing, and what I hope to do during 2016. In around June 2015, after dropping out of University after only one semester and beginning a new full time job, I realised that sticking to new years resolutions wasn’t exactly my thing. I’m constantly changing as a person. My mood changes, my interests change and my availability is as unpredictable as anything. Before I knew it, it was …

Goals

2014 was supposed to be the year of media for me. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely watched my fair share of television and movies and read a heap of books. I met all my goals (100+ new movies, 70+ books) however I still felt as though I hadn’t accomplished what I had set out to do. I felt as though December rolled around, and all the progress that I had made during the year was completely insignificant. This feeling could have possibly been brought on by the massive reading slump that I found myself in after finishing The Maze Runner trilogy in September. Yes, I did manage to read 2/3 of A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords Part 1 and 80% of Part 2 by December, and I also read 20+ graphic novel/comic bind ups. But this still felt little. (Heck, I read a lot of Game of Thrones in a short amount of time – I should be jumping for joy!). Forgetting books for a moment, this feeling may have also been brought on by …