my top 10/100 reads of 2022

Hi everyone! I finally completed my goodreads challenge of 100 books! Last year I made a post listing my top 10 of the 100 books I read that year, and I wanted to do that again because it was so fun last time! How this works is I used this tutorial to make a sorter … Continue reading my top 10/100 reads of 2022

birthday booktag

Hi everyone! It's my birthday tomorrow!! I was wondering what I should post for this, but I saw andi @ ohonobooks do this booktag for their birthday, which I thought was a wonderful idea. birthday cake - a book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore anyway ★ Hani & Ishu's Guide to … Continue reading birthday booktag

6 reasons I love The Raven Boys // celebrating its’ 10 year anniversary

Hi everyone! Today marks the 10 year release anniversary of The Raven Boys, the first book in the four book series The Raven Cycle. It's so strange to think that the series started 10 years ago; I still remember picking up the book not long after its' release, after finding it in my local library. … Continue reading 6 reasons I love The Raven Boys // celebrating its’ 10 year anniversary

the trope tag!

Hi everyone!

I hope we're all doing well! It's been a long while since I've done a tag, and the lovely Naemi @ A Book Owl's Corner tagged me in this a few months ago so here I am (finally) getting around to doing it. The tag was created by Ash @ Ink Words & Ash, and I had a lot of fun answering the prompts!

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mid-year freak out tag [2022]

Hello everyone!

I cannot believe that it's already halfway into 2022! These past few months have all melded together so that winter feels like it was just the other day.

I've read about 66 books this year so far, and since july is right round the corner, it's a good time to do the mid-year freak out tag. Side note: don't ask me why I randomly decided in june to try something different with graphics - I just decided to mess around on canva for once.

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dark academia recommendations

Hi friends!

I'm here today to discuss some of my favourite dark academia novels and give some recommendations too!

a short discussion on dark academia

Dark academia is a sub-genre that has become incredibly popular in the past few years. This sub-genre usually falls within the thriller genre. It is, typically, books with a school/academic setting where things take a turn for the worst. These books usually involve murder and mystery, and showing just how terrible academia can be and how knowledge can corrupt.

However, there's not a set definition on what dark academia really is. If you go into what is shelved as "dark academia" on goodreads, you'll be surprised to see the selection of books there - or at least, I was. Why are books like The Great Gatsby or Jane Eyre shelved in this section? Because some of us had to read it for academia?

For myself, I would define the genre as thriller/mystery novels predominantly set in an academic setting, in which the backdrop is important to the plot. So, you won't be seeing books like The Raven Boys in this post - because as much as I absolutely love that book, maybe only 25% of the book is actually set or related to Aglionby Academy.

I obviously don't have any ownership or domain on what makes a novel fit into the 'dark academia' category so take whatever I say with a pinch of salt !

book-themed animal crossing islands ft. cossette!

Hi everyone!

In honour of our Animal Crossing readathon coming to an end, my lovely friend Cossette and I thought it would be fun to do a little Animal Crossing challenge!

This challenge involved us making book-themed builds in the game Animal Crossing. We each picked two random items (making it four in total) and then, using the objects, had to recreate a scene or atmosphere from a book on our Animal Crossing islands. So, with a total of four objects (the fortune teller set, the wooden bookshelf, the serving cart, and the afternoon tea set), we each made four different book-inspired builds.

Below you'll see the four scenes I made that included the items. Make sure to check out Cossette's post to see what she made!

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