a bookish dream world

i read and freak out about it

a bookish dream world

Category: Personal Life

where i’ve been (not that you were wondering)

oof has it been a long time since i wrote anything for my blog. i did upload two articles in august but i had written them a while ago and so, truthfully, it feels a bit weird to write something again.

what’s new ?

i talked a little bit about this in my most recent wrap-up ! i traveled during august to the west coast (alone! well with a group of people ! but technically alone!), i made friends, i moved houses, i started my masters degree.

life has been… hectic and good, which feels very weird and unusual. but it’s changed for the better and i’m really happy about it. my anxiety still gets the best of me but i’m trying this new approach to life : just embrace it.

i turned 21 (read about it here!) and i made two new twitter accounts (one that was supposed to be for bookish ranting but turned out to slowly become a bts stan account so then i… made a bts stan account and i don’t regret it).

why i stopped blogging

weirdly enough, it happened very naturally and smoothly that i almost… hadn’t noticed ? this blog means a lot to me, don’t get me wrong but i had anchored myself in the belief that whatever i had to say had probably been said before by someone else and that i didn’t need to take up any space (this is very much linked to a post i wanna make about 21 things i learned in 21 years it’s gonna be up soon!). recently, i’ve gained back a lot of the confidence i had lost and it made me understand, i don’t need to work hard to be someone else, or to take up a tiny bit of space so i’m not a bother. i think i used to be so obsessed with being liked that i was willing to step on myself in order to be as small as possible. except i exist and to everyone who says i (or you) don’t deserve to take up space, a big fucK you. i also decided to venture out of my reading comfort zone lately and to read stuff other than YA and so far, it has not disappointed ! if you wanna follow me on my goodreads, here’s the link !

figuring out who i am

i just felt like i need to take a break from blogging in order to figure out who i was and not who people wanted me to be. and turns out i found her (not all of her, obviously because she’s endless and young) and guess what ? she’s not that bad. she’s actually pretty nice (ew i’m speaking in the third person, someone slap me). it took me a long time to get to that point. i think it’s somewhat burned in our brain that we shouldn’t say aloud that we love ourselves and i really wanna change that.

and obviously life’s not a walk in the park

there’s still stuff that goes wrong, and time where i cry and wanna scream. but i came to the understanding that this is life. and that’s how it goes.

so what’s up with you ?
if you ever wanna chat, feel free to dm me on goodreads or on twitter @lostinketterdam !

Hi, I’m Noa and apparently I’m running a blog now 💫

How did this happen ? Good question. (I honestly just like to talk a lot). I had been wanting to start a blog for ages and now is as good a time as any.

I’ve been repeating that 2019 is going to be the year I do all the things that scare me (I’m 20 years-old so it’s about time). It’s also gonna be the year of self-love and self-care and over the years, I’ve figured that I do best when I’m reading. Obviously, that’s not the sole component of my well-being. However, it does have a role to play. So here I am. With a blog.

As this is (“supposedly”) an introduction, I thought I’d share with you my goals for the year regarding my reading and this blog ! 

🚀My goals for 2019🚀

🚀Posting two times a week : I plan on posting on Thursdays and Mondays. I’m currently a student in law school which is why this might be a little tough to keep up. I wish I could post more (and who knows I might ? I’ve never run a blog before so a few trials are in order). I’m also planning on doing Monthly Wrap-ups and TBR. I review most of the books I read and I’m planning on double-posting them on here but also on my Goodreads (*Gollum’s voice* “My precious” aka yes, I am a bit of nerd, back off).

🚀Being a more critical reviewer : this is something I really care about. I’m no professional literary critic ! I read mostly Young Adult/New Adult and Classics (sometimes). I like to see a silver lining in what I read and try to be as open as possible.

🚀Read 70 books : 2017 was a good reading year but I missed my reading goal (which was 50 books and I missed it by ONE BOOK). 2018 was better (same goal but I reach 65 books).  This year, I feel (nay, I KNOW) it’s gonna be a great reading year. I’ve already read 14 books, which I’m really proud of ! 

🚀Engage more in the book community : in order to do that, I created a Twitter account ! (I’m really REALLY BAD at social medias).

🚀Now, as much as I love books, I also just love to talk about A LOT OF THINGS : so probably expect that too. I’m passionate about some random things (movies, life, MUSIC, Brooklyn 9-9, how much I hate tomatoes although that’s probably not worthy of a blog post) and I like to write about them which is why they might be posted here !

So yes, this is my blog plan for 2019 ! Do you have any reading goals for 2019 ? Tell me about them ! PS : English is NOT my native language which is why there might be some typos or grammatically incorrect sentences, don’t hold me accountable.

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