It’s Finally Spring (kind of) // a bookish tag

selective focus photo of white flowerbudHappy Friday deerlings!

This is the week before I leave maternity leave and return to the working world. And I am extremely anxious about it.

Because of that, I was mindlessly browsing Booktube and discovered that Heather over at Bookables did a Spring Book Tag video and it seemed like the perfect distraction.

So grab your cup of cozy and let’s play along shall we?

 

 

 

Photo by Annie Spratt

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I Watched Fate: The Winx Saga and it was actually good?

Fate: The Winx Saga (TV Series 2021– ) - IMDbHappy Tuesday deerlings!

2021 is shaping up to be another amazing year for book to movie/tv adaptations. But something I wasn’t quite expecting is the remake of one of my childhood favorite TV shows.

I remember being a child and waking up early just to watch Winx Club on 4Kids/Fox Kids (along with One Piece, Mew Mew Power, etc.). It was such a magical show to me at the time and I was obsessed with it.

Of course as I got older it went the way of most childhood shows until now.

Grab your cup of cozy and read on for my review of Fate: The Winx Saga.

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2020 Wrap Up // The Best & Worst Books I Read in 2020

Happy Thursday darlings!

According to the world this post is like 2 months late, but you know what, I don’t care! These are some of my favorite posts to read and why not add another one into the world. Also I was a little too busy pushing a small human out of my body and keeping said little human alive to get to this post before now.

Now, before any of ya’ll try to come for my neck: when I say best & worst this is in regards to my PERSONAL feelings about these titles. It doesn’t mean that these books or their authors are bad or good for YOU, just that I PERSONALLY did or did not enjoy them. Okay? Okay.

Glad we got that out of the way. Now, grab your cup of cozy and let’s jump in!

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Monthly Rewind // What I Savored in January

Happy 2021 deerlings~

I know it’s been 2021 for a while now, where the heck have I been. Well, baby Mendoza made her grand appearance at the end of December so I’ve spent the last month all snuggled up with her. We also had quite a hectic start to the year with things that there was no way to predict happening.

So, grab your cup of cozy and let’s catch up shall we?

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Cozy Living 101 | Advent

 

“The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by extraordinary moment just before it happens. Advent is the name of that moment.” – Frederick Buechner

This post is going up during the second week of Advent in the Catholic Church, so if you’re walking along with the more religious side of things then Happy New Liturgical Year! If you follow the secular side, then happy 10th day of Advent!

If you have no idea what I’m talking about or think that Advent is referring to those little 24 days before Christmas gift boxes that you open every night until Christmas then I might be about to blow your mind.

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Cozy Living 101 // Intro to Getting Cozy Whereever You Are

“I have resolved to live, not just endure every season of my life.” – Unknown

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Hey friends,
 
Happy New Year!
 
Yes, I know you’re probably looking at your screen like what the heck is she talking about, it’s only November 30 at the time this post is going live.
 
Well friends, the liturgical calendar is about to reset and in the Catholic world that means that it’s a New Year. Plus, I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready to start a new year.
 
So today we’re talking all things cozy living to reset for 2021 So grab your fuzzy socks and a cup of warmth, and let’s hop to it!

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BLOG TOUR: Her Dark Sins by T.R. Tells

Happy Thursday literati!!

I’m so happy to announce that I was selected to participate in Caffeine Book Tours  event for T.R. Tells Her Dark Sins which is a new teen fantasy novel that is out for your reading pleasure now!

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What happens when an ominous phenomenon forces people’s negativity to manifest into demonic creatures called Umbra Shades that spread Apathy Syndrome to its victims?In a violent and corrupted world ruled by negative intentions, a seventeen-year-old girl with the ability to purge these demons wants nothing more than a better tomorrow… But will she be able to protect her loved ones and save humanity with it?

Read on below to see what I thought of this beautiful book, see some (hopefully) cool graphics, and check out the rest of the tour! So grab your latest cup of cozy and let’s hop to it! Continue reading “BLOG TOUR: Her Dark Sins by T.R. Tells”

Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen // a review

Welcome back to the blog beautiful readers!

For the month of September, the Paper & Glam Book Club picked up Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen! Not only is this cover absolutely breathtaking (and September teal) but it’s an incredibly beautiful tale of love, loss, magic, and humanity.

As always, you can join the Paper & Glam Book Club LIVE at 6pm PT on the last Thursday of every month over on Youtube or join the chat throughout the month over on Goodreads.

36540759The first thing you learn when you climb a tree is to hold on. Now it’s time for Harry to learn to let go…

Thirty-four-year-old Harry Crane, lifelong lover of trees, works as an analyst in a treeless US Forest Service office. When his wife dies in a freak accident, devastated, he makes his way to the remote woods of northeastern Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, intent on losing himself. But fate intervenes in the form of a fiercely determined young girl named Oriana. She, too, has lost someone—her father. And in the magical, willful world of her reckoning, Oriana believes that Harry is the key to finding her way back to him.

As Harry agrees to help the young girl, the unlikeliest of elements—a tree house, a Wolf, a small-town librarian and a book called The Grum’s Ledger—come together to create the biggest sensation ever to descend upon the Endless Mountains…a golden adventure that will fulfill Oriana’s wildest dreams and open the door to a new life for Harry.

So grab your cup of cozy and let’s check it out!

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How I’m Tracking My Reading // 2020 Edition

Happy Friday literati!

There are SO many options for how you can track your reading. And I’ve dabbled in a lot of them. There’s book journaling, tracking them in your planning, using an index card system, and apps upon apps. Someone I know posts an instagram photo every time they finish a book (which is a habit I need to get into ASAP). I know someone who uses a pinterest board system to track the books they want to read and which ones they’ve read. I’ve tried them all in someway or another.

But I’ve come back to the same system. A spreadsheet and Goodreads. This just WORKS for me. There are newer reading apps out there and when I can either convert everything I use Goodreads for to my spreadsheet or easy transfer everything to one of those apps without having to re-modify my 2,000+ categorized titles then I’ll probably switch. Supposedly the app Storygraph that is coming out soon is supposed to be a really good replacement but I haven’t dabbled with it enough yet to know.

It’s a new season so if you’re feeling stuck in your reading habits, let’s shaking things up a bit. So grab your favorite cup of cozy and let’s talk reading trackers!

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August Wrap Up + September TBR…and a surprise?

Hey book nerds…..it’s fall!

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Okay not officially but it is the second day of September which means that the fall publishing season has officially kicked off!

I don’t know about ya’ll but I LOVE fall. I know that sounds super basic white girl of me (I mean I am but shhh).  But there’s just something about the way the world feels in the fall. As morbid as it is considering that everything is beginning to die and hiberate – the world just feels like it’s going through a renewal during the fall months and I’ve always found that reflected in my spirit as well. I always get depressed in the late spring/early summer as it gets super hot and gross out but as soon as the end of August hits I get super restless and tight in my skin. I don’t understand it but as soon as September 1st hits my entire being comes alive again.

So grab a fall flavored cup of cozy and let’s jump into the first post of the year!

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