January & February 2023: Monthly Wrap-Up

And in the blink of an eye, it’s March! January and February felt both jam-packed and like they went by in a flash!

Honestly, my life has been pretty boring lately, there’s not much to say! I’ve been pretty busy between working and studying that I, unfortunately, haven’t had a lot of time to read or review the books I have read. I feel like even two months in I’m already behind on my review goal. ๐Ÿซฃ

I’m trying not to get down about it though. I’ve had the chance to read some really great books this year (mostly on audio since my commute is no joke), and I can’t wait to share all my thoughts with you all (even if it might take me a bit of time to do that)!

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2022 in Review & 2023 Resolutions: Yearly Wrap-Up

2022 was a big year for me! The biggest surprise being that I got ENGAGED! โœจ And, somehow, I anticipate 2023 will be just as busy. Between planning my wedding and studying for my professional exam, there is a lot to keep me on my toes over the next 12 months!

With all my responsibilities this year, it has been hard to prioritize blogging as much as I maybe would have wanted to. Because , even when I wasn’t that busy it was sometimes hard to motivate myself to post because I was feeling uninspired. I never want this blog to feel like a burden, so making sure that I took time away from it and only posted when I was really feeling motivated was so important for me this past year. Yes, this meant I posted less, but I think it was worth it in the end.

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December 2022: Monthly Wrap-Up

Here we are, already a week into 2023! Honestly, the past couple of weeks have gone by in a blur. I feel like I’m still trying to get my bearings from the end of the holiday season… Just in time to jump right back into work and real life winding up again.

Let’s just say the holiday “break” wasn’t really that much of a break. ๐Ÿ™ƒ My trip got cut in half due to all the craziness at the airport, which means I didn’t do everything I hoped to, and there was a lot of additional stress surrounding the trip. Not that I should be complaining, because it was so nice to see my family and catch up with everyone.

Not only that, but I am in the middle of planning my wedding! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’• Which is super exciting (but also pretty stressful). The wedding will be in my hometown, so the entire trip was mostly spent figuring out those logistics. But I got A LOT sorted, which definitely elevates some stress. And honestly, it was very fun to visit the venue, start vision boarding the decorations, and pick out my dress!

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4 LGBTQ+ Books to Read this Holiday Season: 2022 Edition

Get out your hot chocolate and put on your coziest set of pj’s – it is officially that time of year again! โ„๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’

Two years ago around this time, I did a post called 4 Books I Want to Read This Holiday Season, where I listed a few holiday-themed books I wanted to read to get me into the holiday spirit. And this year between the extremely cold weather, being sick with the flu, and the ominous flight conditions, I felt the need for a few more holiday tales to lift my spirits once again. To make things a little different from last time and to add some excitement, I choose to highlight 4 holiday-themed reads that were released this year. Half are adult fiction and the other half are YA, so there’s really something for everyone here. Bonus points for them all being queer! โœจ

Because there’s truly nothing better than the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve when there’s nothing to do and no expectations but to cozy up with a good book.

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6 Short Contemporary and Classic Novels for Your Goodreads Challenge

It’s that time of year again… 2022 is winding down, and with it, the time to achieve your Goodreads Challenge is quickly coming to a close.

Look, setting a GR goal is just a fun thing to do, and there truly aren’t any consequences for missing the mark (or just adjusting your goal at the last minute ๐Ÿคซ). BUT if you are the type of person who really wants to achieve their yearly book goal and is struggling to get there, this is the post for you! I have some highly recommended classic and contemporary novels you may want to check out.

And the best part? These books are all 250 pages or less! ๐Ÿ‘€

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