2018 by the Numbers + Come at Me, 2019

Why is it that the day/week/month/year is always over way before I’m ready for it to be? Now, don’t get me wrong, 2018 was a bit of a sh*tstorm in so many ways, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t over in the blink of an eye. There’s some insight about aging and using the time you have and all that jazz. I won’t get into that, as I have no wisdom about it (I’m 20 for chrissake.) 

ANYWAY.  

I couldn’t find a tag or anything similar to do a wrap-up for this year and wasn’t entirely sure what aspects I wanted to focus on anyways, so here’s a piecemeal summary of my 2018 by the numbers (much of it pulled from GoodReads), with a bonus look ahead into 2019. 

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September Wrap-Up and October Goals

Hello all! Once again, we’re at the beginning of another month, and we keep marching through 2018. But October means fall and Halloween and sweater weather, so I’m down for this. I can’t wait for the leaves to start changing and for it to finally get chilly and stay chilly (Ohio weather is bizarre since it was perfect fall weather just last week but now it’s 75 again.) Anyways, let’s get into what September was like for me, and what I hope October will be like!

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OwlCrate Unboxing August 2018: RUTHLESS ROYALS

Once again, I am back with a super late unboxing of the August OwlCrate. I get so wrapped up in my other posts that I forget to schedule these ones (oops). Anyway, this will actually NOT be my last OwlCrate unboxing, as I decided I wanted to get the September box after seeing the theme reveal. It’s actually been a bit of a struggle, but I’ll get to that at the end. All that said, I was really excited for this box, so let’s get on with what was in the Ruthless Royals box!

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August Wrap-Up and September Goals

Ah, yes. We’ve come to a close of yet another month. This one was actually okay with me, because my birthday is the last day of August (aka yesterday if you’re reading this the day of posting), so I’m always excited for the end of this month. It also means I am FINALLY back at school with all of my wonderful friends and teammates, who I’ve missed dearly all summer. Before I get too sappy, let’s get on with the reading stuff.

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OwlCrate Unboxing July 2018: STRANGE AND UNUSUAL

I’m back with an unboxing, as promised in my wrap up post! I know I’m a bit late in posting this, but I really liked how my posts were scheduled before I got this and didn’t want to mess with that (sorry not sorry). My previous (and first) unboxing was done all the way back in May, since, as I mentioned in that post, I decided to skip the June box because contemporary typically isn’t my cup of tea. (Please tell that to the 3 contemporaries I read last month.) Still, I know that was the right decision for me, and I’m very happy to have received this box, with the added bonus that I will now be receiving the August box! Here’s what I thought of the July box as a whole!

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July Wrap-Up and August Goals

Every time I write one of these, I’m shocked that the month is ending. Will that ever stop guys? I’m sick of feeling like the month passed on, like, 10 days. Anyway, July was actually an okay month for me. It was very (VERY) busy, but in the best way. I feel like I’m a little behind on pretty much everything (reading, posting, reading everyone else’s posts), and I’m really hoping to change that in August, especially early in the month since I won’t have quite as much to do until I have to start packing and leaving for school (how is it already that time again?!) But let’s get into the good stuff, shall we?

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June Wrap-Up and July Goals

I can’t believe yet another month is over. I’ll probably say that every time the month ends, so sorry if it gets a bit repetitive in these posts. The end of June means that the year is half over, which is absolutely ridiculous. I swear yesterday was March (where does all the time go??) Here’s my monthly update and plan for July! June is always a chaotic month for me, and July usually isn’t any better, so hopefully my reading stays about the same.

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OwlCrate Unboxing May 2018: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL

A few months back, I decided I wanted to try out a book box. I was a bit skeptical, both because their contents are a little unpredictable (what if you hate the book? what if there’s a lot of merch for a series you haven’t read or don’t like? what if I just don’t like the kind of things included?) and because they’re a bit on the pricey side. Still, I decided I’d give it a go and signed up for a 3-month OwlCrate subscription. I was super excited when my first box came a couple weeks ago. Here’s what was in it and what I thought of it all!

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MUSINGS: May TBR

Hello all! Happy May and happy Star Wars Day! I know I’m a few days late (also I missed a post that was scheduled for Monday…oops), but I’ve been super busy. My semester is coming to an end, so this has been put off to the side because school is important. HOWEVER, this means that I’m almost done with school and will have all the time in the world to read! Last year, I think I got through somewhere around 15 books in May. It’s the perfect time for me to just power through stuff that I’ve been meaning to read because I’m done with school and it’s before my summer job starts, so I have all the time in the world. It was really wonderful last year, and I’m really looking forward to doing that again.

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