Where have I been? || Blog Update

Hey, guys. I don’t think I have to be the first to tell you that I’ve been absent. 

It’s been a while since my last post, 2 months to be exact, and I wanted to give you an update.

Classes for my semester are winding down to an end, and as we speak I am using what little free time I have to bring you an announcement when I should be spending it frantically writing papers.

I am going to be taking a hiatus from my WordPress.
Shocker, right?

This means that you won’t see any more posts from me on this format until my schedule clears up. I will, however, continue posting on my Instagram account @itsmybirthwrite!

I also have some really exciting plans for the future of It’s My Birth Write, so stay tuned for that!

“Frogkisser” by Garth Nix || SPOILER FREE Book Review

Garth Nix’s Frogkisser is a refreshing fairy tale adventure that features all of the usual tropes in an unusual and unique way.

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, or even on here, you might know by now that I really love this novel. I love it so much, in fact, that it made it to my top 6 books of 2016 list (which you can read right here) at number 1!

I have quite a lot to say about this novel so this review may end up being very long, but I hope that you read the review nonetheless and that you pick up the novel to read for yourself!

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One Lovely Blog Award!

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I was tagged by Dannie for the One Lovely Blog Award! Thank you so much, and right back at you!! Dannie is super awesome and runs a blog that chronicles her life living with various chronic illnesses. She’s definitely worth the follow, especially if you face some of the same illnesses she does, or if you’re just looking for someone who’s genuine to follow.

The Rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Post about the award.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate other people. (15 at most)
  • Tell your nominees the good news.

About Me:

  1. In my entire lifetime, I’ve had a total of 13 cats (not including the many strays we’ve nicknamed and fed.) I’ve also had 3 dogs and 2 hermit crabs.
  2. I am a total music lover. My spotify is a weird mix of nearly every music genre, minus country…I loathe country music.
  3. I’m currently writing a fantasy novel! It’s about hardcore drugs. Fun, right?
  4. I am currently saving up to buy a video camera so that I can start a YouTube channel. I’ve always wanted to do Booktube, and I think that now would be a great time to actually start doing it.
  5. 98% of my wardrobe is black.
  6. I’m a Hufflepuff, and my Patronus is a fox.
  7. I dabble in watercolor paintings!

I Nominate…


 

Thank you so much for reading, and sorry for being so absent lately!
I’m coming back super soon with some great, new content!

Jay Asher’s “What Light” || SPOILER FREE Book Review

Even though it’s well into January, I have a Christmassy book review for you guys!

(Part of me still wishes it was Christmas, so this book helped feed that fantasy)

Jay Asher’s What Light is contemporary novel following Sierra, a high school senior, as she travels from her Christmas tree farm in Oregon to her Christmas tree lot down in California.
There she meets Caleb, a local boy with an interesting reputation.

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This Year in Books + Top 6 Books of 2016!

2016 is finally drawing to a close.

So many things happened this year…we lost so many legends (even within these past few days) and had a chaotic whirlwind of an election (to put it lightly).

Don’t worry: this post is not about any of that. 

Instead of dwelling on the bad of this year, let’s take a minute to appreciate something we’re all thankful of. For me, that involves thinking back on all of the books I’ve read.

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Winter Break TBR & Survey for YOU!

Winter break is finally here…which means I have about a month’s worth of time to devote to some of my favorite things: reading, writing and spending time with my family.

That being said, I have a fairly ambitious to-be-read pile for this month.
Not only do I plan on re-reading the first Harry Potter book, but I also plan on reading these following novels:

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Quick Update!

Hello, everyone!

I’m very sorry for the lack of posts on here recently.
I had my final exams, and the end of the semester became much crazier than I thought it would.

That being said, I will start posting regularly again very soon! I’m now back home, and with the majority of my books, so I will have many more reviews and bookish posts coming your way!

Thank you guys for your patience, and I hope you stick around to see my upcoming posts!

(Some) Books I’m Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

For those of us who celebrate, Thanksgiving is only one day away. That means tons of food, family time, and for those of us who are students, a school break.

It’s one of my favorite holidays, and even though there might not be enough time for me to read anything, I wanted to share the feeling of thankfulness to all of you guys through a quick blog post in a simple list format.

These are in no particular order, but each one has made an impact in my life, in one way or another.

** Edit: I tried a new format with this post, so the pictures and words might not allign perfectly. I’m not entirely sure how to fix this, so please overlook it for just this post. Thank you!**

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