My favourite things in the month/s : april and may

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Although over the past two months i’ve been really busy with school a.k.a LOTS OF ASSESSMENTS but of course i have been obsessed with a few things, mainly to de-stress myself this month and i thought i’d share them with you guys.


books i read/started to read

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett– i read this one in April and it was EVERYTHING I NEEDED. I found that it gave off Anna and the French Kiss vibes which i looove and i totally added it to my ‘favourite contemporary books” list.
Geekerella by Ashley Posten – I have only started this book but i have a feeling i will like it ALOT since it is based on Cinderella and fandoms.
A Court of Wings and Ruin– I’m currently reading ACOWAR and i’m ALREADY IN LOVE obviously and i hope that i can do a review soon.

youtubers

Arden rose– I really enjoy watching her relaxed videos. They are just really calming and real and i have basically watched all of her videos so far *guilty*

podcasts (a new thing)

Lately, i have gained a new obsession, podcasts. I was introduced to a good podcast by Arden Rose that i really looked forward to listen every week called Crash on My Couch. From there i’ve been on the hunt for more good podcasts. These are my two favourites.
Crash on My Couch– This one is really interesting, Arden Rose and Will Darbyshire are the hosts and they talk about the most random topics which i love and have a question session at the end that i look forward to the most. I definitely recommend it especially for bus/train rides (which i take on the way to school and it definitely makes my trip better when i cannot read a book because of the crowd) this goes for both podcasts.
A Novel Chat I’m listening to this podcast as i type up this post and i looove every single podcast i’ve listened to so far. It is hosted by Aneeqah, Willa, and Emily. They talk about all things YA books and i think any book lover would love listening to it.

What have you been obsessed with this month, anything new? Let me know in the comments.

xx
Taraana

 

 

 

 

 

Why i started blogging and what it means to me.

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For a really long time, blogging was one of those things that i watched other people do (and really wanted to do myself) but never got the courage to do it myself. It was always one of those things that i thought ‘that’s not for me’ ‘people like me don’t do that’ ‘i don’t have the courage and TIME to do that’. And i made up a hundred other excuses on my ‘why i shouldn’t blog list'(in my head of course) when i realised that all the reasons were invalid. Deep down i wanted to do it, i needed an outlet to discuss my favourite books, obsessions and just WRITE. So that’s when i decided to stop just being a reader of content but also to become a creator of content online.

The thought of blogging first came to me when i read Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armenrout. The main character ‘Katy’ was a book blogger and i felt inspired to try and do it myself. I’d only watched booktubers and i’d never heard of a book blogger so went online and found an entire community of book bloggers, people i could relate to. So i guess you could say that’s where it all began, my love for blogging.

Booktube was another factor, because i watched it ALL the time and loved the content but i wasn’t courageous enough to put myself out there on the interwebs and edit those videos  so came back to the idea of blogging. I knew then that if i didn’t do it now i’d never start my own blog. And then one day on the tenth on January 2015, i decided to create my very own website, wrote up a post and hit publish and that felt AMAZING, i was sooo glad i did it. Since then i have changed my blog from blogger to wordpress which is MUCH better and i have enjoyed every step of the way.

I know i’m not the best or the most regular blogger, but i try and the most important thing is that i love it. I love creating new posts, taking the pictures for it, writing it and hitting the publish. It is so satisfying and gives me a feeling of accomplishment and i don’t regret it at all.

Do you blog? if so, why did you start and what does it mean to you? Let me know in the comments below.

xx
Taraana

btw. IF ANYONE HAS WATCHED THE NEW GILMORE GIRLS LET ME KNOW BECAUSE I’M IN DESPERATE NEED OF A GILMORE BUDDY ABOUT RIGHT NOW and also how GOOD and EMOTIONAL were those 6 hours?