One of my most treasured items is my travel journal from London. I love being able to look through it and remember the things I experienced there. If you love traveling, I suggest seriously keeping a travel journal. Not sure how to begin a travel journal? Allow me to help!
One genre of books I never read for the longest time was poetry. Whenever I thought of poetry, I automatically remembered all the old, boring poems I had to read for middle school English classes. However, I’ve read some poetry collections this past year that have become new favorites. In case you are like past Liv, never fear! Here are four recommendations!
It’s now 2018! One of the most popular things to set in January is a Goodreads Reading Goal for the year. It’s a great way to decide how many books you want to read the upcoming year. Or is it? I’ve seen many discussions in the book community about this reading challenge and whether it is good or bad. I plan to discuss it more in my post today. So, what are the pros and cons of setting a Goodreads Goal?
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
Genre: YA Contemporary, Mystery
Publication: October 10, 2017 from Dutton Penguin
Series: None. Standalone.
Length: 304 pages
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
It’s been about a year since the big Hamilton hype settled down, and I’ve noticed something: many Hamilton fans don’t venture out into other musicals. If you feel like this is you, don’t fear! In today’s post, I have four musicals you need to listen to if you’re tired of Hamilton and want something new.
One thing that any book blogger will tell you is that when we first get a NetGalley, we go ‘request-happy’. Basically, we will request any and all e-ARCs even if we know that we won’t read them for a while. With that being said, I’ve had a NetGalley for a year and a half. I still request way too many e-ARCs, and it takes me forever to get around to reading them. Some of these books I may never end up getting to. Let’s get into the list of my ARC shame!
Fall is an odd time for readers. Besides the fact that there are SO MANY amazing releases, I also need to catch up on all the books I said I would read, but I never got around to. This is quite a hefty list, so I thought it would be fun to discuss it with you lovely folks! Let’s begin!
During the summer, I read Tash Hearts Tolstoy and Queens of Geek. One thing that both books have in common (besides WONDERFUL representation) is that they both have books that talk about internet culture/YouTube! It made me really think about all the Youtubers I enjoy and watch frequently. So, today I’m going to be talking about them!
1. DAN AND PHIL
If you’ve followed me on my main blog or Twitter for a while, you probably already know I love Dan and Phil. In fact, I even met them! I don’t watch them as much, but I still love them both dearly.
2. BUZZFEED UNSOLVED
If you are a fan of paranormal or true crime, I really hope you watch Buzzfeed Unsolved. It is probably one of my top favorite YouTube series right now. Ryan and Shane (the two guys who host the show) have a perfect blend of humor and serious discussions. I highly highly recommend it.
3. CAYLEIGH ELISE
Going along with true crime/mystery, this YouTube channel is another one! I recently discovered her channel, and I can’t stop watching her videos! She covers each of the cases with respect to the families and victims. If you enjoy Buzzfeed Unsolved or other true crime related videos, you will love hers!
4. CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER
If you’re a drama nerd like me, you will LOVE Carrie! She’s a UK based YouTuber who is also an actress. She’s been in the West End’s production of Les Mis, and she is in the U.K. Tour of Addams Family right now. She’s such a sweet person, and I look up to her a lot.
5. CONAN GRAY
If you’re a fan of Dodie Clark (or people with similar aesthetics), may I introduce you to Conan Gray. His videos are so visually beautiful, and he’s such a kind soul. He also creates music that I listen to every single night before I go to bed. His vlogs are very calming, and I really hope you check him out!
Liv is a 16 year old book blogger who resides in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, petting cats, and listening to musicals.
Do you watch any YouTubers? Are there any on this list that you watch often already? Let me know down in the comments! I can’t wait to read your responses.
There’s one underlying expectation in the book community: in order to be a ‘proper’ bookstagrammer/book blogger/booktuber/etc., you must have a plethora of brand-new, beautiful hardcovers.If you’re like me, then you can’t keep up with this either. There are actually very few people who can actually afford to keep up this expectation. One resource that is often forgotten is the library. Today, I’m going to talk about four main reasons why you should go to your local library more often!
Note: I understand there are many cities, states, and/or countries that don’t have good library programs. There certainly is privilege that comes with the access to decent libraries.