Wrapping up March 2017 (and re: Shealea joined a poetry-writing competition)

Hello there! It’s nearly two weeks into the month of April, and I’ve only had the time to wrap up last month now (what with this week being Holy Week and all). Things have been incredibly exhausting and insanely hectic lately, and as such, I’ve been left with little to no room to write for the sake of writing (as opposed to writing for the completion of academic requirements).

I think it’s pretty obvious that I failed to anticipate the sudden increase in deadlines and college work, which would explain the gradual decline of my online presence and activity here in my blog. It’s sad, really, because I was very motivated to publish a lot of fresh content and to write unapologetically. But life doesn’t make adjustments for anyone. I’m the one who’s tasked with the obligation to learn how to adapt.

I’m incoherently babbling, sorry. Let’s proceed with the wrapping up part of this post!


Wrapping up February 2017

Hello! Unfortunately, I was unable to do a wrap-up before February ended because lately, my weeks have been crammed with tons of events, college requirements and org responsibilities. I’d go into detail, but I know doing so will only bore you. Yep. But I’m here now, and I’m excited to go through a quick recap of my blog posts for the second month of 2017!

For the month of February, I read a total of seven books – including both novels and poetry collections. This is a remarkable increase compared to the two books I read back in January. I’m pretty happy about that. In terms of quality, however, I was largely disappointed and/or underwhelmed by most of these books. I’ll explain this further once I finish my reviews!


Wrapping up November 2016, December 2016 and January 2017 [and why I’ve only read one book this month]

Can you believe that the last wrap-up post I wrote was August 2016? What even. But anyway, I’d like to keep this recap short, simple and sweet. Let’s do it!

Since my posts for January 2017 are (sadly) pretty few and far in between, I decided to include my posts from last November and December as well! Don’t worry, though. What I lack in original content, I make up for with a ridiculous number of recommendations! Be it a discussion post, a blog or a book. I may have only read one book in January, but hey, I’ve been exploring the cyber realm frequently and reading a lot of other people’s posts!


Wrapping up August 2016 [Quite possibly the worst reading and reviewing month I’ve had so far]

The post title itself is quite misleading as it suggests that I’m displeased by my progress for the month of August — which is not true at all! But more on that later.

As a lot of you know, August is my birth month (it honestly still feels quite strange to know I’m already twenty years old) so it isn’t really a surprise that things got significantly hectic for me. August 2016 was particularly busier than usual because (a) I returned from my month-long hiatus and officially relaunched my blog, and (b) a new college semester started and it took me two whole weeks to get enrolled. I won’t lie. I felt very overwhelmed every now and then. Things just kept happening, and I legitimately never ran out of things to do. Overall, however, I feel rather proud of myself for being more productive than I expected and for sticking to the goals I’ve set for myself. Certainly, there is still a lot of work to be done — both on my blog and in real life — but I’m confident I made a pretty strong start and I intend to continue this momentum.


Midyear wrap-up, plans for the next half and a somewhat goodbye

Because everyone else is doing it.

I’m partly kidding. The last time I did a wrap-up post was way back in February. After that, I started to gradually decline into a blogging slump due to college struggles and org-related work. You know how it is. With that said, since it’s halfway through the year, I thought this would be an opportune time to sum up everything I’ve missed and everything I’ve done so far. Additionally, I’ve also come to realize that a few of my plans have to be publicly announced as well.

Yep, okay. Here we go!


Wrap-Up || February 2016

Hello there, everyone! Before anything else, I want to take a moment to disregard proper capitalization and punctuation and to let you all know that LAST FEBRUARY 28th, THAT BOOKSHELF BITCH REACHED 400 BLOG FOLLOWERS OH EM OH MY SOMEONE PLEASE HOLD ME IN THEIR ARMS WHILE I SOB OUT OF SHEER UNADULTERATED HAPPINESS AND GRATITUDE AND DISBELIEF I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO EVEN. *calms down* Okay. Currently, I have 429 unbelievably fantastic people following me! That is insane. I genuinely did not think I’d ever reach such a milestone. Much less in just under three months of blogging. I am so eternally grateful for everyone’s support! Thank you, thank you, thank you!



Wrap-Up || January 2016

Hi, everyone! I currently have a mountain of academic requirements I have yet to climb over, so this is just going to be a really quick wrap-up post of all the books I’ve read for the month of January and whatever else! How many books have I read, you ask? A surprising total of fourteen (14) books! Did you know that my Goodreads 2015 reading challenge was set to a mere fifteen books for an entire year? And now I’m breezing through fourteen in just a month? What even. Anyway, here they are!