Bullet Journaling For the Rest of Us

It’s the beginning of the year, and you know what that means.  It’s time for everyone, especially bloggers, to tout the merits of bullet journaling and show off their amazing and gorgeous journals.  The rest of us sit back and think ‘I could never do that’ for a variety of reasons.  No artistic abilities, terrible handwriting, no beautiful notebooks on hand -- anything can be a deterrent from starting a bullet journal.  


Reading Resolutions for 2018

This year has nearly come to a close, and what a year it has been!  I started this blog back in January, and I must say that it has been an amazing experience.  The way I chose and interact with books has completely changed. I’m reading new genres and discovering new authors.  I’m thinking more critically as I read and picking up more diverse books and authors.  I read more this year than I ever have before (102 books!  In one year!). Seriously, this has been an incredible year for reading.  But with new reading habits and joining the blogging community comes some difficulties and I've learned a thing or two.  So with that in mind, I’ve come up with some reading resolutions for next year.

YALC Round-Up and Book Haul

As I’m sure you all know (and might be sick of hearing), I was lucky enough to attend YALC this past weekend. The Young Adult Literature Convention is part of London Film and Comic Con and is held once a year. I had never been before and was incredibly excited to attend – I have friends who have been, and they absolutely loved it. I got my reading list together, came up with some tips for attending, made some pals on Twitter, packed my bags, and headed to London.

Tips for Attending YALC

As many UK readers know, the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) is coming up this week!  Part of London Film and Comic Con, YALC celebrates YA books, readers, and authors in one happy weekend.  I’m going to YALC for the first time, as I’m sure many others are too, but I am a seasoned attendee of both New York Comic Con and professional conferences.  I thought I’d share some general conference-going tips to (hopefully) make your life a bit easier and more comfortable at YALC.  

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Need to Finish

The fantasy genre is notorious for its long series and hefty books.  As a long-time fantasy reader, there are so many series that I just haven’t managed to finish.  I decided to highlight a few of these unfinished series, along with some non-fantasy series, for Top Ten Tuesday, as The Broke and the Bookish is on hiatus.  I’m only listing series I’d like to finish rather than ones I decided to quit (looking at you, Dresden Files).