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    JANUARY & FEBRUARY RECAP // end of holidays, starting uni and some reading

    Yes hi hello. I AM BACK. Wow, people I know I said I would try to not just disappear off the face of the earth and, of course, I don’t keep my promises WHOOPS. I literally just realised it had been a mont Again WHOOPS. I’m so bad at warning people I know. Anyways, the university has been A LOT. Which is why I haven’t been active. Like anywhere. I occasionally post on Instagram. True emphasis on occasionally. So… yeah. We’ll get more into that later. Let’s just get into the small number of books I’ve read so far this year!   Aristotle & Dante Discover The Secrets of The…

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    DECEMBER RECAP // new year and new fave book, reaching 50 books & work-life update

    Whoops sorry for disappearing off the planet for like a week, I swear there’s a reason. I’m not abandoning you again. I’m sure I’m not the only person who had a rough December. Like seriously wth?? I don’t even know. How did we SURVIVE?!?! Anyways, I’ve been crazy busy lately, working non-stop. Which we shall get to in a second BUT I don’t want to fall back into old habits and post this recap relatively on time. So here goes. Heartstopper Volume 2 by Alice Oseman {★★★★½}: It had taken me wayyyy too long to read this second volume but I finally bought it. And this story never ceases to make…

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    NOVEMBER RECAP // i turned 18, new anticipated releases, audiobooks, blog redesign & finishing high school

    For a change, this post is actually going up on time? I don’t know how am I either tbh. I didn’t read many books in November, which I’ll get into later. But I did get some awesome books. I mentioned that I’m going to start incorporating book mail into my recaps. I, unfortunately, haven’t managed to get my “last” book haul up yet. It’s taking a lot of work. So it’ll be coming soon after this post. But it is coming (ICYMI it’s just a very late haul of books from March to end of October) But um yeah there isn’t much else to say in this into so let…

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    OCTOBER RECAP // new fave book, spooky series binge & mental health

    I’m really terrible at sticking to a schedule people. I’m meant to be FREE and I just can’t do it. I said I’d try and post every 2 weeks during exams but whelp that didn’t happen. I kept leaving it to Sunday and then I just couldn’t get around to finishing the dang post. The cycle continued so this is why you’re only getting a post now. Anyways, I don’t want this post to go up too late so I’m trying to stay ahead of the game and post it now. I also want to start doing book hauls in monthly recaps so that’ll start happening in next month’s one.…

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    SEPTEMBER RECAP // a consistent blogging schedule, tons of reading and braces

    Yes hi, this is me trying not to have these posts up so late but very badly failing. Oh well. Anyways, September was A TIME! And there’s a lot to talk about so let’s just get into what happened last month. Also, I did try to get this up on time but it wasn’t working with my upload schedule (which we shall get into later).  Oh well Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston {★★★★★}: welcome to the few minutes of me also giving this book all the praise because I’m super basic. We loved this book! My heart is in a puddle. It was stunning, amazing, beautiful and…

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    AUGUST RECAP // all the awesome books and exam update

    Look at me actually being semi-consistent with this posting thing! Wow, I know a MIRACLE tbh.. But um by some other miracle I also read a decent amount of books? As you have probably heard by now because I talk about it all the time, I’m busy with exams this year. But I read some really good books during this time, all of which I loved so that’s a plus?? Anyway, let us just get into the actual post. Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn & other artists {★★★★½}: I’ve been getting into graphic novels this year and as soon as I heard what this was about, well…

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    (very very late) MAY, JUNE AND JULY RECAP // exam craziness, holidays ft. the usual anxiety

    As you can tell by the title of this post, it is way overdue. And I sound like a broken record but ahh I’ve been so busy lately. School has been taking up a lot of my time. I’ve felt super demotivated over here and not as creative as usual. But I’m trying to come back, I swear. I have a few posts that I’m working on. Just a warning though, I have had time these past few months available, but my end of year exam season is coming up so I might disappear again? I’m going to try not to but I can’t make any promises. Besides that, hi,…

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    APRIL RECAP // anxiety struggles, a fave book, blogiversary & writing

    Hey hey hey, well I truly tried to get back on a regular schedule but um life has been SO FREAKING BUSY. And I haven’t had any time to read let alone post. Gahhh!! Anyways, let’s just get into this recap. A Million Junes by Emily Henry {★★★★★}: Gosh I totally picked this up on a whim because my friends were talking about it so much. And ahh it’s been a while since I literally wanted to read a book all day. I loved this one so much. I loved the relationship and the world and the mysterious whimsy of the story and world. I loved the writing and the…

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    (late) MARCH RECAP // i read A TON but am kinda sorta suffering a creative slump

    Okay, I legit just checked how long ago I posted and internally cringed. I APOLOGISE IMMENSELY FOR ABANDONING YOU GUYS. But I’ll get to that later. I did actually read quite a few books. Your eyes might pop out of your head (chill Ruby it isn’t that much). Anyways, I think it’s just time to get into this post. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas {★★★★★}: We’re just going to sidestep the fact that I’m 648368622 years late to this book and talk about how brilliant this book is. You all know this already, your grandma knows it. But I love Starr and her family. I love Angie’s writing…

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    FEBRUARY RECAP // i hosted a readathon & binged a show… who am i??

    Okay, now it’s the time to ask where the year has gone? How is it even February?!?! I didn’t read as much as I could have but I have a reason… Anyways, let’s get into it.   The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo {★★★★☆}: I read this for a readathon I hosted at the beginning of February and I read it in a mere few hours. I loved it from the very first page. It’s such a stunning novel, so empowering and amazing. I just loved it and definitely going to read anything else Elizabeth publishes! The only reason Click here for my Goodreads review. A Thousand Perfect Notes by…