Non-bookish Post #9: Time for a Hiatus!

So…here’s the thing: I’ve contemplated a hiatus for a while now. I actually meant to take one back in January, soon after my birthday, but that never came to fruition. I was serious at work on revising the final draft on my book, and I was getting in over my head with the whole blogging, bookstagramming, writing, and working full-time.

I think it’s finally come head-to-head, and I realize I need to take a hiatus or else my brain might just explode. Work is and will continue to get busy. I’m in the middle of rereading a bunch of books because sequels keep coming out. And I want to focus more on my writing as well.

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Epic Reads Spring Tour 2018: Julie Murphy, Becky Albertalli, & Katie Cotugno

Happy Tuesday, friends! A week ago today I headed over to my local independent bookstore for one of the stops on the Epic Reads Spring Tour! I went to a similar event last year at the same location (you can read my blog post about that time here), but this time, it was a panel instead of a round Robin event.

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April’s Wrap-Up and Book Haul!

Another month in 2018 gone already! I can’t believe it! I’ve just got two more months of work until I’m on summer break, too. (Yes, I’m already counting down the days, so sue me. 😛 )

But that’s not what we’re here to talk about, is it?! I knew April would be fairly “good” in terms of book buying, especially with the North Texas Teen Book Festival just a couple of weeks ago. I won’t be quite as generous this month (my wallet will thank me), but there are two signings I plan to go during this month, and I’ve already pre-ordered two books for that event so…yeah. 🙂

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OwlCrate’s April 2018 Unboxing!

I’m so happy I got this box. I haven’t been a subscriber to OwlCrate since I was disappointed in their July 2017 box, which was actually the last time I got a book subscription box. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this box, though the theme sounded perfect! I’m thrilled to report OwlCrate’s April box was absolutely amazing!

And now that it’s May (*insert Justin Timberlake meme here*), I can show you all of the contents! Usually I wait a few more days just in case some people still haven’t received their box but… I can’t help myself! 🤪

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North Texas Teen Book Festival 2018

Oh my gosh, guys/gals/friends! I could not have been any happier with this year’s North Texas Teen Book Festival! It’s such a joy to be able to attend this book festival for the third year in a year, and I must say that this is the best one I’ve attended so far!

I attended with my best friend Calye, and we went in with a game plan this time. Last year we both got overwhelmed due to all the craziness and there just being a lot of people but this year, we faired much better. We also met Mary over at Fox and Wit and boy did we make a team!

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