Discussions, Reflection

How 2 Years of Intense Studying Has Changed My Reading

Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog! If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will know that for the past 2 years I have been completely and utterly consumed by my A Levels, and my posting on here has been relatively scattered and fragmented. But prior to this (and before I had stopped reading YA), I had gotten into a really good flow of reading and blogging, especially in the summer of 2019. Now that my A Levels are over (there was a huge amount of disbelief at the surreality of the moment, followed by hysteria and screaming), I have begun reading again, and I have observed a noticeable difference in my reading now, compared to before I started my A Levels, when I would devour oh-so-many-books! I thought it would be interesting to discuss and compare in a post, and I would love to hear your thoughts on this too. I would also just like to disclaim that I am hoping that a majority of these changes are temporary, and are just a side effect of me getting used to reading again after such a long break!

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personal, Reflection

Reflecting on January 2021 | Personal Reflection

Asalamualaikum/hello everyone and welcome back to my blog 🙂 Today’s post is a new kind of post I want to try out and is something a little more personal than I’m normally used to sharing on here – so let me know what you think about the change!

Usually on this blog, at the end of the month I have tended to do “monthly reading wrap-ups” but even though I have been reading this month, I haven’t managed to read a whole book. That being said, I thought it would be fun if I could personally share how I found this month as the first month in 2021… highlights, the good, the bad, general struggles, etc! I thought it would be interesting to reflect back on this month especially considering (being in the UK) it was the start of our third lockdown and so many things happened! I’m especially interested to also see your guys’ thoughts on this month as well and the different things I discuss 🙂

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Reflection, the news

What Has COVID19 Taught Us? | Reflection

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog. I know it’s been dead for a while – I have been working on some posts and it’s taking some time. I’m focusing more on prioritising quality over quantity with my posts, which is why you might not hear from me as often as before.

It would be impossible not to address the current situation on my (previously mostly bookish… but that’s changing!) blog, and I really want to take this opportunity to just reflect on the many things that COVID19 has shown us and taught us, and what we can then learn from that and change in our everyday lives.