Shadow of the Fox // The Trilogy Which Broke My Heart

I think this trilogy still has a chunk of my heart. It took me several months (well maybe a year) to finish this trilogy because I knew it would bring me pain and hurt. That said it’s also one my favourite trilogies and it has a special place in my heart now. I laughed, got emotional, shrieked in people’s DMs when trying to play detective. Then I had a good ol’ sob at the end. Truly a rollercoaster ride of emotions that everyone should experience.

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Becoming A STAY 101: A Guide To Stray Kids

With their latest comeback ODDINARY, is there a better time than now to become a STAY? Today’s post is a brief look at the KPop group Stray Kids. If you’ve been curious about the group, perhaps seen me shriek about my love for their music and want to know more; you’re in the right place. I’ll go over some of the basics about the group, share some of song recs and videos you should watch! Simply, if you’re feeling overwhelmed with where to begin on Stray Kids this guide will help.

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Slow Burn Is The Superior Trope (Including Recs!)

In my humble opinion, nothing can beat a good slow burn. It can be executed well in book form, on screen, in art form if it’s in manga/webtoon form. Basically, slow burns are top tier and it’s more than just the pining between the characters. Slow burns are great for giving us all the feels but I think they give us much more than the feels. They allow the writers the space to develop the individual characters, giving us more chances to connect to the characters.

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The Pressure To Read For Content Can Become Overwhelming // Why I Stopped Reviewing Books On The Blog

If you turn a hobby into a passion project or a side hustle – I hope you’re ready to relearn how to function with said hobby that once brought you joy and happiness. Entering into this relationship of making a hobby into a passion project or side hustle will likely alter your relationship with it. It will be rocky but hopefully – you still love whatever it is. In my case I’m talking reading and books. As someone who started as a ‘book blog’, which has now morphed into just a ‘blog’ because I want to take that leap into talking about my other loves on this blog.

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Lessons Learned From A Year Long Blog Hiatus

In an era where social media is ever present in our lives, taking breaks are often overlooked. Cast aside in favour of the hustle lifestyle. Suddenly working long hours, checking off a massive to do list and having the sleep pattern of an owl was in; as long as said owl gets up sleep deprived to continue the grind. Hustle culture and the glamorisation of productivity affected me more than I realised. The relationship I had with my blog, evolved from it being my escape and something fun, to a source of overwhelm and stress. Burnout began to set in as I tried to keep pace in some race, with an ever moving finish line.

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Yearly Brew 2021: Favourite Reads, Musings On Albums, Final Thoughts On The Year

2021 was a year of stillness in a lot of areas of my life. Perhaps most noticeably was my blog remained still, except for my quarterly brew posts. I was on a hiatus the entire year. It gave me the space to breathe, try and figure out where I want to take things. It also gave me the space and freedom to try new things, that being said I am happy to say I will be returning in the New Year!

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