Taking a Mini Break

Hey guys, I’ve decided to take a small break from this blog.

This decision has been a couple of months in the making. Don’t worry, nothing bad has happened. Yes, I plan on returning in the future. I just have some other things that I’m working on at the moment and it would benefit me to take some time off.

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How I Make Time to Read

I think it’s a misconception that I read a lot.

Okay, let me rephrase that. I read “a lot” in comparison to the average American. According to some quick Google searches, the average American reads 9-14 books in a year. Comparing that to my reading, yes, I read a lot. I’m not sure how my reading would compare in other countries, but that’s not really the point.

The point is more that people ask me how I read above the American average and the truth is, I don’t really have an answer. It’s a hobby that has defined my life for as long as I can remember, and because I love it so much, it’s easier for me to make time to read. But here are a few things I actually do to make reading an active part of my life.

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Books I Still Think About

When you’ve read as many books as I have, it gets hard to remember every single one. The older I get, the more I’m realizing that I don’t have the same memory for the things I read. “Back in the day” AKA in high school, I could remember plots and characters with great ease. Now, I can forget the main character’s name from a book I just finished.

Knowing that, it’s all the more impressive when a book sticks with me long enough that I continue to think about it weeks, months, even years after I read it.

To honor them for making such a good impression, they deserve to be part of a list.

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February 2021 Wrap-Up

I can’t believe we’re already done with February…

It feels like 2021 just started a few days ago but now we’re almost done with the first quarter of the year. But, it being the beginning of a new month means it’s time for me to wrap up my reading for the previous month.

Though it felt like I spent a lot of time reading, I ended up finishing only two books. There were a couple of other books in the mix, one of which I DNFed and the other I started and couldn’t finish before March rolled around. It doesn’t sound as impressive as other reading months, but I consider it a success. DNFs aren’t common for me, so the fact that I allowed myself to stop reading a book is something I count as growth.

Anyways, we’re going to keep this one pretty short since there are only two books and one of them is a sequel.

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Stiles & Lydia – The Best Stranger-to-Lovers Relationship Progression

Of all my years of watching TV, there are only a small handful of romantic couples that leave me saying “I want that.” When I first started watching Teen Wolf, I never imagined that any of the couples on the show would stand out. But the more I watched, the more I became invested in the dynamic between Stiles Stilinksi and Lydia Martin.

There are many strong and successful developments on TV when it comes to romantic relationships. We see it all the time. So what makes one stand out so much more? And what made this one stick with me?

My favorite thing about their relationship development was always how it unfolded. It starts in a strange place, but over time, easily becomes the strongest one among any of the relationships the characters have. And it’s the only reason I rewatch the show.


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