November Recap // not much reading, even less writing and a huge existential crisis + MY FAV AUTHOR TWEETED ME???

What is reading??? What is writing??? What is blogging??? What is life???

What. Even. Was. November.

I don’t think I’ve ever had such a bad reading month. In the first 3 weeks of November, I didn’t even pick up a single book for myself aka I only forced myself through the four tragic/average/trashy/boring books I had to read for uni.

My poor bookshelves were wailing for my attention, begging me to PLEASE JUST PICK OUT A SINGLE BOOK TO READ WE MISS YOU

But my brain was like NUH-UH you’re doing NaNo, you have to focus on WRITING.

Well, guess who didn’t do any writing either?????? Me.

can i take a nap for the next two months pls

Things got better at the end of the month BUT I’M STILL IN THIS WEIRD FUNK WHERE EVERYTHING I DO IS EXHAUSTING.

I don’t want to make my intro too depressing, but be prepared for an enourmous existentital crisis including lots of crying, exhaustion, flailing of arms and MAYBE a handful of good things that happened to me.

PS. HOW IS IT DECEMBER ALREADY IT’S BASICALLY CHRISTMAS AKA 2018 AKA CAN WE NOT IT’S GIVING ME ANXIETY

Reading

As I said before, I’ve had a pretty trashy reading month.

I read 6 books in total, but 4 (!!!!!) of them were for uni and they were mostly trash average. I’m not sure if my sort-of “reading slump” is at fault for me not enjoying any of these or if they genuinely weren’t good.

Two of these books were graphic novels, one was a children’s book and it’s just…… IDK I FEEL LIKE I GOT NOTHING. NONE OF THESE WERE EXTRAORDINARY AND I FEEL LIKE I’VE JUST WASTED AWAY THIS MONTH BY READING BORING BOOKS.

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UNI READS

   

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/MY/ READS aka I finally picked up a book

The Saga comic is where my month had gotten better and it was my first 4 (or rather 3.5) star read of the month. It was already the last week of November but things finally started looking UP.

I still can’t believe I only read two (!!!) books for ME.

I mean, if we’re being exact I only read The November Girl for a blog tour so technically, I only read ONE book for me this month.

Wow………….that makes me feel even worse.

 

  • The November Girl by Lydia Kang: I talked all about this book in my review, but this reminded me why I love magical realism! ★★★★☆
  • Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: SKFHSKJGSJK MY FAVOURITE READ OF THE MONTH I’M ACTUALLY CRYING. I’ve already been a huge fan of Becky Albertalli before and I was pretty much in love with Simon Spier before I even read the book, but I finally picked it up this month and it was so PERCECT. This book means so much to me and I WILL NEVER STOP GUSHING ABOUT IT NOW. ★★★★★

Writing

Not much to say here for now.

I will most likely (hopefully) post a NaNo update/recap on Friday (if I ever find the motivation to read through my WIP and find reader-appropriate snippets) (also if I’ll be in the mood to actually WRITE the post).

Blogging

  • I (finally!) reached 600 followers on WordPress and I am FOREVER GRATEFUL. Thanks to everyone who is willing to listen to my lame ass whining about my life 24/7 and fangirling sobbing about Shatter Me and Harry Styles more often than not

  • I wrote my VERY FIRST discussion post about the pros and cons of audiobooksand I am super proud of myself! You guys seemed to have liked it as well because it was my most viewed/commented post this month ❤
  • A whole bunch of people found my blog through search engines WHICH IS SO COOL. Like 30-something people actually typed something into Google search and landed on my blog???????? WUT.

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FAV POSTS OF THE MONTH

Life Update

Shall we even get into it because this is going to be depressing as hell.

OMG-I-FEEL-LIKE-TRASH

  • well, I barely did any reading, writing, blogging, uni stuff this month and it’s weird bc even though I didn’t do anything, I feel so drained and I don’t really have the motivation to stuff???? UGHHHH
  • I think I’m in a reading/writing/blogging/life slump and it’s annoying because it affects my every day life—I don’t even feel like getting out of bed most days.
  • seasonal anxiety??? I see people on Twitter talk about this a lot and I feel like that’s what is causing this slump + demotivation??? idk???
  • STRESS-EATING. oh my god I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve been EATING this month like I just shove a billion things in my mouth even if I’ve just eaten and like dghdfhgjddjf I CAN’T STOP
actual representation of me all day every day (you think i’m kidding but this is SERIOUS AND I HATE MYSELF

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FUN POSITIVE HAPPY STUFF

  • At the beginning of this month I went on a trip to Den Haag (the Netherlands) with my uni course and it’s such a beautiful city?????? I was shook with every new building that we saw. Also Albert Heijn is the best supermarket out here.

Den Haag Den Haag Street

  • We attended a book/music festival while we were there and I discovered some incredible new artists such as Jamila Woods (in the pictures), Coley and Julien Baker!

 

  • I discovered Reacts by Ash’s channeland she reacts to different albums (of mosty artists that I love) and SHE’S SO RELATABLE AND FUNNY I LOVE HER
  • I completed my Goodreads Challenge of reading 80 books this year!!! I feel like I might be able to reach 100 books, but I don’t want to pressure myself so YAY 80 BOOKS!!!
2017 Reading ChallengeJackie has
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  • I started my writing journal (which I will talk more about in my NaNo recap) and I made some great progress with my diary/artsy/life journal. here’s a page of my trip to Den Haag (I put all the things I collected together <3)

Bullet Journal

  • I started baking again!!! I made something new every week and everything was so YUMMY. I made snickerdoodles and they were so tasty??? How have I never tried them before (I didn’t even know what they looked like lol)

  • I also made apple cinammon crumble muffins and carrot cake (OMG IT’S MY NEW FAVOURITE CAKE I’VE NEVER HAD IT BEFORE) but I forgot to take pictures! THEY WERE STILL DELICIOUS THO

Fangirling

I can’t possibly write a recap and NOT fangirl about at least one ten things so here’s all the other happy things that cheered me up and made my day/week/year:

  • Musical/Album appreciation:Sam Smith’s The Thrill Of It All is a masterpiece and I honestly want to cry every time I listen to this album because it’s so BEAUTIFUL
    • Demi Lovato is the queen of vocals and her new album has rekindled my love for her
    • TAYLOR SWIFT DROPPED HER FIFTH FREAKING ALBUM AND I AM SHOOOOOOK ALL THE SONGS ARE BANGERS IT’S SO BADASS
    • Keiynan Lonsdale is my BABY I used to love him in Dance Academy and he’s doing music now (among other things) and his song Good Life is such a jam and the music video is SO MUCH FUN AND CUTE WHY WASN’T I ASKED TO BE IN IT
  • speaking of Keiynan… he’s playing Bram in Love, Simon……. and speaking of Love freaking SIMON……………….. DID YOU GUYS SEE THE FREAKING TRAILER THAT DROPPED DJFGSDJFJGJGKDJGS

  • I literally watch this trailer 5 times a day and I cry every time because it means so much to me????? And I can’t wait to see this beautiful story on screen??????? Also, I really love Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale AND THEY’RE BOTH IN THIS MOVIE AND I’M CRYING AND SCREAMING AND SHFkaSGJKSjsaf I LOVE MY LIFE RIGHT NOW *flails*
  • last but DEFINITELY NOT LEAST
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  • my favourite author of all time, Mrs. Tahereh Mafi herself, queen of YA, my gorgeous beautiful mother, has actually TWEETED me……..
  • yes
  • you heard that right

TAHEREH TWEET

  • I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR HER TO TWEET ME FOR YEARS AND NOW IT’S ACTUALLY HAPPENED AND I TOTALLY DIDN’T EXPECT IT AND THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

Looking Back

I decided to do this thing where I look back at the goals I’ve set myself for each month because I feel like that will help me be more motivated to actually reach these goals so I can cross them off in my recap???

At least that’s my hope.

I don’t know who was ~the first~ to do this because literally all of my blogger friends are doing this so… *stolen from everyone I guess* (but is it really stolen if everyone does it???)

Back in October, I set myself a couple of goals for Fall and since it is now December and Fall is slowly coming to an end, I thought it’d be cool to see if I actually managed to reach any of those goals (probably not lol).

READING

  • read Six of Crows ✔ YES YES YES YES YES YES YES I DID IT. I FINALLY DID IT.
  • participate in Zoe’s 24h Readathon ✔ I even participated in a SECOND 24h readathon a week afterwards lol
  • Buddy Read Warcross with Swetlana ✔ oh wow this feels like a long time ago but we did it! you can find my Warcross review here.
  • reread Shatter Me ✔ YESSS I buddy read it with my three bestest blogger friends (however, now I only have two because May gave it 1 star and I hate her)

BLOGGING

  • reach 600 followers ✔ YAYAYAYYYY I FINALLY DID IT
  • get to 80% on Netgalley ✔ I was actually at 90+ at one point??? Now I’m on 88% which is incredibleeee
  • pre-write/schedule posts a month ahead ✔✖ yes and no??? I did have posts scheduled until mid-November but after that I was pretty much waiting for my posts to run out until I realised I had none left bc I didn’t write more lmao

WRITING

  • do #preptober ✖ LOOOOL WHAT EVEN. I did absolutely no prep and scrambled to come up with an outline in November. I gave up halfway through and just started writing.
  • start a writing journal ✔ YESSSS AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL
  • participate in NaNoWriMo for the first time ✔ I DID IT and it was fun even if I didn’t win
  • reach 20k words ✖ lol wut?! I managed 11.5k words tho which is close enough!

LIFE

  • focus on uni ✖ hAhaHAHAHAHA remember how I said I wanted to stop skipping classes and catch up on my courses????? ummm, yeah that ain’t happening
  • get a job ✖ lol bye my anxiety doesn’t want me to apply for jobs so that ain’t happening either
  • TREAT YO SELF ✖ oh man, I WISH. I really need to start with self-care because I feel like shit 98% of the time.
  • do #inktober for fun ✖ I did like 3 drawings and then gave up.
  • start an artsy/life journal ✔ HELL YEAH AND IT’S SUPER FUN AND SO PRETTY (although I abandonded it in November)
  • play more piano (and learn new songs) ✖ my piano is catching dust because I haven’t touched it in a couple months :’)

Goals Plans

I won’t be putting my goals in categories this time because it’s so much WORK so here’s a couple random goals for December:

  • read at least 5 books for my own ENJOYMENT (uni reads + ARCs don’t count!)
  • reread the rest of the Shatter Me series
  • reach 650 followers??? pls???
  • schedule posts at least a WEEK ahead so life is a little less busy for me
  • try to do more blog hopping + reply to comments sooner
  • keep up with my journals
  • write 10k words
  • ACTUALLY get a job
  • ACTUALLY play more piano
  • ACTUALLY stay focused on uni and catch up on my million courses
  • have at least one (1) self-care day every week
  • that includes going to sleep early (aka midnight at least twice a week)

(the ones in bold are the ones most important ones for me aka ones i definitely want to achieve!!!)

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Wow, hello.

This post is 2,000 words long, and it took me about 4 hours to write. I skipped uni for this (i’m kidding I was going to skip uni anyway to catch up on other uni stuff but instead I wrote this post #priorities)

Oh gosh, I honestly don’t even know what to say here because my brain is FRIED.

See you on Friday with my NaNo recap (hopefully).


How was your November? Did you participate in NaNoWriMo and if so, did you win? What were the best/worst books you’ve read this month? Did an author ever tweet you (and did it result in your FREAKING OUT)? Any new songs/albums/artists you discovered this month? What are your goals for December? HOW EXCITED ARE YOU FOR LOVE SIMON??? Let’s chat in the comments!

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82 thoughts on “November Recap // not much reading, even less writing and a huge existential crisis + MY FAV AUTHOR TWEETED ME???

  1. ahhh seems like you had a great month!! (minus the writing/reading/blogging slump but hush let’s not talk about the bad things.)

    LOVE SIMON SEEMS SO FREAKIN GREAT I CAN’T WAIT OMG.

    everyone is talking about the november girl?? i really want to read it now because it sounds pretty great 😀

    hope you have a great december!

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    1. ahh thank you! as you can tell, my blogging slump is still very much there because it’s taken me A MONTH to reply to this djfhdgj my apologies!

      BUT YES OMG WE’RE SO CLOSE TO THE RELEASE DATE OF LOVE SIMON LIKE IT’S LITERALLY WHAT.. IN TWO MONTHS?????? *dies*

      and yes you shall read it! it’s really cool and unique!

      thank you so much, i hope you have a great 2018 ahead of you! 😀

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  2. I just started reading Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda and I freakin’ love it! It’s so cute and makes me all happy yet sad then happy again! Simon is absolutely adorable. Thank you for the shout out BTW! That’s super sweet of you 🙂 I feel you with seasonal anxiety. I’ve never gotten it before but this year it’s been weirdly warm in Canada (well, where I am) so we don’t have snow yet…kind of cold whether mixed with no snow is just blag. Those cookies…is there a way that I can just snatch them from that photo please?!?!

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    1. Sorry I’m so late with this comment but ahhhhh! Isn’t Simon VS the most adorable thing EVER??? I love it so much and I’m super excited for the movie to come out! oh yeah, it’s so weird how our mood is affected by the weather and how it wears us down! 😦 Ummm, next time I’ll make an extra batch and send some cookies your way! 😉

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  3. Maybe baking cookies and muffins won’t help you with your eating habits?? Haha, just saying 😀 I seemed to crave a lot of sweets in November. I don’t know what it is but the winter time always has me craving sweet stuff. Huge congrats on 600 followers!! You definitely deserve it. I hope you’re able to get out of this life slump soon 😦 they’re the worst.

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    1. Hahaha oh jeez, I never even thought about that but I think it actually WAS the cookies’ and muffins’ fault because once I stopped baking, I wasn’t eating as much anymore XD Thank you so much Sav! Things are slowly looking up and I’m trying to catch up on all the things I missed while slumping (such as my comment section oopsies)!

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      1. No prob! What I’ve figured out over the years (I sound like some old wise grandmother ~ oh gosh) is that if you never buy something unhealthy when grocery shopping and if you never make it, then there’s no way that you can eat it! Just that little bit of self-control can help a bunch.

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  4. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been in a bit of a life slump overall, Jackie! I get the feeling – I actually really get it, since I’ve been the same way since the beginning of November, haha. ❤ I hope that you'll feel better soon, don't forget to take care of yourself first and foremost, that's what matters! Also, always here if you need to talk / rant about anything and everything xx
    I am SO GLAD you finally read Simon and loved it, IT IS SUCH A CUTE BOOK AND THAT TRAILER GAVE ME ALL THE FEEEEEEEEELS.
    And yay for your favorite author answering to you, this is so, SO AWESOME I am so happy for you!! ❤ ❤
    Wishing you all the best for December! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Marie, you’re the sweetest ❤ And I'll definitely take you up on that offer haha I always have things to rant about XD AND YEEEESSSSSSSSS SIMON VS IS THE CUTEST BOOK EVER AND I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE MOVIE LIKE MY HEART IS GOING TO BURST <333333

      Ahhhh it was the best experience ever, thank you! ❤

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  5. I didn’t participate in Nanowrimo, but I plan on it next year. As for my November, it was a pretty productive reading and writing month. Best book I read was Piecing Me Together while my least favorite was Carry Me Home. No author tweets, but I don’t use my Twitter that much.

    I don’t think I discovered any new artists, but I started listening to SZA, again. She’s one of my new faves and I can’t get enough of her songs. I also loved the SNL song: Welcome to Hell about the sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

    I don’t think I have any goals for December besides reading some Christmas books. I am so excited for the Love, Simon movie…I can’t believe the trailer’s here!

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    1. My NaNoWriMo wasn’t quite successful this year but I plan on doing it again next year and actually commit to it! And that’s great to hear!

      Ahhhhh I love SZA, she’s one of my favourite artists currently! Her debut album is soooo good! And I’ll have to check out her performance!

      YESSSS ME TOO. LOVE SIMON WILL BE AMAZING I’M SO EXCITED ❤

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      1. Nano is such a huge commitment and I’m hoping I’m down for it when November finally gets here. I’m not sure I will be, but we’ll see.

        Yessss she is such a queen. I was listening to her today again and I keep going back and forth with her because sometimes, I’ll listen to her for days on end. Then I’ll only listen to her once a week but I still consider her one of my faves from 2017!

        Yesssss I hope I get to go see it when it comes out 🙂

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      2. I agree! The most stressful thing for me during NaNo is balancing writing with the rest of my life because I’ve got uni and homework and reading to do and then I also don’t want to neglect friends or family so it’s definitely hard!

        I agree! Even if I haven’t listened to her in a whole month, I always come back to her one way or the other!

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      3. Exactly! Since I’m averaging close to 35 hours a week at work, it’s getting hard to balance everything. I hope this year, I can find a good balance but mostly it’s been me writing a lot on my days off or if I get off work early.

        She’s such a queen ❤

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  6. OH MY GOSH, I NEED THE LOVE SIMON MOVIE RIGHT NOW!! I am SO excited for it!!
    I don’t even know what I read this month, but I think I enjoyed pretty much all of them… or maybe not, because I literally have no clue what any of them were…

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  7. “May has roasted the shit out of my #1 favourite book”

    SO YOU ADMIT IT, I ROASTED IT

    and omg???? your journal looks so cool!! i’m going to be starting an artsy-poemy journal thing soon, so maybe you could give me some tips 😉

    BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM BRAM

    i’ll force you to write if i have to

    and congrats on getting tweeted by your fav author!!! (sucks that shatter me is TRASH)

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    1. well… you roasted it but that doesn’t mean i agree with anything you said or that it deserved to be roasted BECAUSE IT DIDN’T

      and SHUSH no spoilers in my comments!!!! what if someone hasn’t read simon vs yet huh???

      nah i don’t see that force anywhere so

      THANK YOU and sucks that you haven’t read the entire series because that means you don’t GET it

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  8. the trailer!!1 jfnbdkjfsngsjgn like i haven’t read the book YET but omg teh tralier!!!kjdfgbskserdgbgrdhglherg erl g it looks amazing!!! omg i hope that you get out of your blogging/ reading/ writing slump!!! I’m kinda in the same boat, but slowly abandingin that ship????????? Have a fabulous December!!!

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    1. OHMIGODHSJDF LU READ SIMON VS RIGHT NOW!!! IT’S SO CUTE and i’m sure the movie will be just as good!!! thank you so much omg life’s been messy but things are looking up! i’m finally replying to these comments from a month ago oops but at least my slump is slowly going away?? i guess? :’)

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  9. I honestly thought I was in heaven after seeing that trailer.SIMON is one of my fav books of all time and I was so scared when the trailer dropped but it was so good.I have high hopes for this film (very high).And YASSS reputation was so good,I am still hearing that album after 20 days.Getaway Car is my favorite.I haven’t heard Sam Smith’s album but I really loved his singles so I have to check it our.
    Congrats on that tweet lol.I had that same feeling when Becky Albertalli tweeted me ❤

    Sorry about the slump though,I just recently got out of one, so I hope you get out of it soon too.

    P.S.That was a long comment 😂

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    1. Oops sorry for replying to this so late! BUT YES I AM SOOOO IN LOVE WITH THE LOVE SIMON TRAILER and Becky Albertalli keeps saying how magical the movie is so fingers crossed! ❤ Getaway Car is my favourite as well! And you neeeed to listen to Sam Smith's album he is just so GOOD at what he does! AHHHH YAY I LOVE WHEN AUTHORS TWEET READERS!

      Thank you so much for this sweet comment!

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  10. You being so excited is kinda like the time one of my favorite Webtoon artists made a special episode and included comments and doodles in response to them, and one of the comments was mine. That definitely made my day, and still makes me smile randomly (and this happened on February…) SO CONGRATULATIONS! That is so cool to be tweeted back!
    (Plus, you can follow in my footsteps and if she appear at a ComiCon or even a book signing, print out the tweet and ask her to sign it…that’s what happened with my comment. I got two signatures that day. It was awesome)

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    1. Ahhhhh that is so awesome that your comment was included! I love when people you look up to acknowledge you in any way, it makes my heart so happy! ❤ THANK YOU!

      And that is such a good idea! Not sure if she will ever come here but I'll print out the tweet just in case XD I'm so happy that you managed to get yours signed though! That's amazing!

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  11. I was going to type an awfully long comment but then your baking showed up and I was like “SMJQDMKFLDKFJWQ I was going to make cupcakes today for my colleagues tomorrow and GUESS WHAT I’M NOT DOING RIGHT NOW.”

    So, yeah. I forgot kind of everything I was going to comment.. Blame the freaking cookies..

    But! I did see! THAT TWEET. That’s gotta be so awesome!
    I’ve had some authors replying to my reviews and stuff like that and I’m thinking of taking printscreens of all of them, haha. In the end those are recognition and memories and.. sososo special.

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    1. HAhahahaha I love that you’re so invested in backing and that you include that in your blog content as well! It makes reading your posts a lot more fun and so unique!

      But thank you so much! I still freak out when an author tweets me haha and I’ve also thought about printing them out! I’d love to just look at them and think back to the moment that made me like super happy! 🙂

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      1. Aawh, thank you! I honestly do want to bake some cookies though. I only baked those once when I was still living at home and haven’t since. We only have a small combi-oven thing without a decent tray so baking cookies is out of the question? I need to buy myself a tray that fits that small oven.. Ugh..

        SAME! This weekend I had an author liking and commenting and retweeting and THEN FOLLOWING ME. Like, I own one of her books and loved it; and read the eARC of her next one and loved it and want to buy it and then that happened and my gooood I’m still on the high it gave me, haha!

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      2. I know! It’s cupcakes all the way right now since that actually works decently, haha.

        YES! Thank you! It definitely is. Reminds me that I have to go back on my Twitter and start taking printscreens whenever that happens. Like a whole Tweet-journal with the best moments ever, haha. ❤

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  12. Seems like you had such a great month, and I honestly can’t believe it’s December already? Like what?? I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a child and remember loving it, although I don’t think I would enjoy it as much if I was to read it for the first time now, so I understand why you weren’t that keen. YES Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda is so good! I adore Simon and am so excited for the movie (the trailer oh my gosh asdfghjkl) )
    Also congrats on 600 followers! That’s so incredible! Your journal looks so cool too, I definitely need to start a life/art/travel journal! 🙂

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    1. Thank you! AND SAME. I can’t believe how quickly this year went past! Aww, that’s so nice! AND OMG YES THE LOVE SIMON TRAILER IS JUST TOO GOOD I HONESTLY HAVEN’T STOPPED REWATCHING IT EVER SINCE IT CAME OUT XD

      And thank you very much yay! That means a lot ❤ and I hope you do because journaling is a lot of fun and so relaxing!

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  13. aah it sounds like you’ve had a busy november! I hope you can chill a little in December! I did Nano and I’m so pleased with myself. I’m panicking a little because I’m about to move continents (from India to New Zealand) I remember when I first got twitter and Garth Nix liked one of my tweets and I FREAKED OUT. Have a great December!

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  14. November was great for me! Sorry it didn’t go so smoothly for you, but don’t beat yourself up too much! We all just gotta do our best today, and if our best is a big pile of poo, then that’s that, and we’ll try again tomorrow!
    This month I’m planning on finishing my novel and getting it ready for my beta readers. Still a bit to go on it, and then some quick editing passes, but it’s getting soooo close!
    Enjoy your holiday break from school! Maybe it’ll be what you need to get fully back in the swing of things. And congrats on all the followers!

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    1. I’m glad to hear it and thank you for the kind words! You’re totally right, we all have good and bad days and it can’t always go as planned!

      Oh yay that sounds so exciting, did you manage to finish your novel? What is it about (if you’re willing to share)? 🙂

      Thank you, the break was really necessary and definitely helped with my slump!

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      1. Oh good, glad to hear it was a good break! Regrettably, I’m not quite finished yet. 😛 Too much work and family during the holidays. But that’s okay! I’m literally days away. Probably wrap it up before the weekend arrives.
        I’m happy to share! Thanks for asking! It’s another Cinderella story (as if there aren’t enough of those already), but mine is about a girl who hatches a scheme to steal the prince, centered around the whole glass slipper thing.
        Still need to work on my pitch for it, obviously, but that’s basically it.

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  15. I’m SORRY FOR YOUR READING SLUMP. After I hit 100 books on GR my brain went “nope” packed it’s bags and left the country. Basically, I CAN’T READ FOR THE LIFE OF ME. AND I STILL HAVEN’T READ SIMON. RIP ME. I’m so glad YOU loved it though!
    AND omg? 600 followers? YES QUEEEN. And your discussion was fabulous, I loved it! I FEEL like have seasonal depression BECUASE I CAN’T DO ANYTHING And feel like doing nothing But idk? And yaay on finish your GR challenge! It feels so great right?

    OMG OMG OMG YOUR WRITING JOURNAL IS ACTUALLY SO PRETTY I AM NOT EVEN LYING!!!! IT’S SO GOOD, I WANT MORE UPDATES. MORE PICTURES. more everything pleaseee. Ahh YAY for baking! I hardly meet any bloggers who bake but now YOU BAKE? AHh that’s great! I normally bake in the sumemr since I feel so MOTIVATED but ahh your snickerdoodles look awesome evn though I’m not entirely sure what they are but pfft irellevantd details. AND OMG MAFI TWEETED YOU. WELL DONE! I LOVE AND HATE WHEN AUTHORS REPLY TO ME! Like Love becase omg, THEY KNOW I EXIST!! But then ugH WHAT DO I REPLY #anxiety.

    OMG YESSSS you completed all your reading goal and MOST of your blogging ones but writing and life goals LOOKS a little mixed but congrats all the same!!

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    1. UMMM WHAT ARE YOU DOING THEN???? PLEASE READ IT SIMON VS RIGHT THIS SECOND THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Ahhh thank you Ilsa ❤

      Stopppp thank you so mcuh??? That means a lot??? omg?? BUT YES I BAKE (occasionally) but I haven't done it in a while because life is BUSY and i'm lazy and UGH I miss my cakes though 😦 AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT SNICKERDOODLES WERE OR WHAT THEY LOOKED LIKE UNTIL I MADE THEM BUT THEY'RE ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUSSSSS

      AND OMG I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE SHE TWEETED ME THIS IS LIKE EVERYTHING I'VE EVER WANTED TO ACCOMPLISH IN LIFE.

      Thank you Ilsa my dearrrr <333

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  16. I AM IN LOVE WITH SIMON. HE IS PRACTICALLY MY BABY. Honestly, this book is AHHHH asdfghj. I can’t even. I’m pretty sure I’m going to watch Love, Simon twice because #ironicYOLO but SIMON. SIMON. MY BABY.
    I’ve been meaning to read Shatter Me for quite some time now but am hesitant because of the love triangle? I hate LTs but will probably still give Shatter Me a try.
    (Also, the BAKED FOOD LOOKS SO DELISH).

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    1. SIMON IS LITERALLY ME I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. and lmao same i’ll force all of my friends and family to watch Love, Simon with me, I’ll probably end up seeing it like 5 times XD
      oh my gosh, I love Shatter Me SO much!!!!! it’s not for everyone but it means so much to me! I have mixed opinions on love triangles but I tend to enjoy them if they’re done well! I HOPE YOU’LL LIKE IT THO.
      (thanks omg ❤

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