Summer is in full swing. The sun is out, the weather is incredible, ice cold drinks and treats are a must, and I just love being able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine for however long I can. For me, summer has always meant that that extra bit of time to consume that many more books. School is over, the days feel a bit … Continue reading My Summer 2018 Reading List
At the beginning of 2018, I set a number of challenges for myself. One of those challenges was to create a bookish Instagram account and post every single day, all 365 days, of 2018. So far, I’ve posted every single day of 2018. I’ve made 182 posts, with today’s being the 183rd post and I’m not stopping anytime soon. I set this challenge for myself … Continue reading Halfway Through CiviilyReads365
The young adult genre is one of the most expansive genres in publishing, in my opinion. From the diversity of topics and sub-genres to the range of ages that this genre covers, it is quite an amazing place to dive into and discover new stories. For many of us, this period in our lives is one of constant change, discovery, and realization. It’s also one … Continue reading Recommendation for Young Adult Novels written by AAPI Authors
“Having fun isn’t hard when you got a library card.” – Arthur One of the earliest memories that I have is going to the library with dad. It was a weekly ritual for the two of us. We would go to the library and I would pick up some new books and return the old book from the previous week, and then we would head … Continue reading An Ode to the Library
The first quarter of 2018 has come and gone, and it’s time for a little check-in on my reading goals, my accomplishments, and my failures so far. I set myself two reading goals at the beginning 2018, to a) read at least 50 books by the end of the year and b) to read even more diversely and inclusively than I did in 2017. These … Continue reading 2018 Reading Goals Check-In
To say my romance TBR list has gotten a little out of hand would be an understatement. (And that list only includes the actual books I own and/or have on hold. It also doesn’t include the list of books written down in my actual TBR wishlist notebook.) The majority of my romance reading is done digitally, which in my case is a double-edged sword. Reading digitally is … Continue reading What’s on my romance TBR list?
Sometimes you just need to take time for yourself to decompress, to relax, and to just give yourself that chance to breathe again. Really breathe. Whether it’s 30 minutes, an hour, or a morning, afternoon, or evening, you need to take that time for yourself just to deflate and shore yourself up once more. Taking care of you, taking that time for yourself, is needed … Continue reading Self-care & Reading