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September 2021: Monthly Wrap-Up

I don’t know about you, but September seems to have flown by: I feel like I blinked and, all of a sudden, Halloween is only 4 weeks away. Though that could also be because my September wasn’t the most eventful, with all my concerts being cancelled and rainy days that had me napping throughout the afternoon. As always,...

Dark Academia Books I Want to Read This Fall

Dark academia seems to be everywhere this year, from fashion to books. Dark academia is defined as being “centered around higher education, writing/poetry, the arts, and classic Greek and Gothic architecture,” and its aesthetic is made for autumn: tweed blazers and Oxford shoes, old libraries with cloth-bound books, and Gothic mansions. I own far too many black turtlenecks and Doc Martens shoes, love reading...

August 2021: Monthly Wrap-Up

Happy September! In my heart, fall starts today, but in reality, fall is still a few weeks away. That isn’t going to stop me from wearing long pants instead of shorts, though! I wasn’t as present here as I would have liked to be this month, but I had a really busy August! I was finally able to...

Mid-Year Check-In

Since it’s just over halfway through 2021 already (how?!), I thought I’d check-in and see how I’m doing in terms of reading challenges and bookish resolutions for the year. It’s a good way to keep myself accountable and make any necessary adjustments to hit these priorities! Reading Read 50 books. I’m already at 44, so I’m getting there!...

April 2021: Monthly Wrap-Up

I can’t believe it’s already May! Here in Ontario, the cherry blossom trees have already blossomed, and it’s slowly starting to look like spring (even if that does mean the occasional mid-week snowstorm). I kind of fell off of my regular posting rhythm in April — the 3rd wave has hit the city I live in hard, so...

March 2021: Monthly Wrap-Up

Happy April! I still can’t believe how quickly March flew by, but I’m so glad that it’s finally starting to warm up enough that I don’t need to wear a parka and boots whenever I leave the house. I spent a few evenings reading on my patio, but mostly spent my free time biking around the waterfront or...

February 2021: Monthly Wrap-Up

Happy March! The family-sized bags of Mini Eggs are now in stores (and filling my cupboards), which means that spring is almost here. Hopefully that means that the snow will disappear soon, too; I got my fill of skating and tobogganing in February, so I’m ready for it to stop being so cold and wet. READING PROGRESS I...

2021 Releases By Black Authors That I Can’t Wait To Read

February is Black History Month, and it’s so important for us to uplift and celebrate Black voices both this month and every day. As a reader, one of the most tangible ways to do this is by purchasing books written by Black authors, pre-ordering upcoming releases, and requesting that your library carry these titles. As part of my...

2021 Bookish Resolutions

Happy New Year, everyone! 2020 was a very challenging year, but I’m proud of myself for learning to find peace in being alone and for celebrating one year at my dream job. While I have no idea what 2021 holds, I know I’ll be finding comfort between the pages of books. I haven’t made too many personal resolutions...

December 2020: Monthly Wrap-Up

Happy New Year, everyone! It seems so surreal to be in 2021 already. There’s always a lot of pressure in January to make resolutions and become the best version of yourself that you can be. This year, instead of being intimidated by it, I’m really energized. I don’t know if I’ll stick to any of my resolutions, but...