Ringing in the New Year Book Tag!

My good friend Rae from Bookmark Chronicles just tagged me for the Ringing in the New Year Book Tag! Thanks so much, Rae! I’m going to make the post colorful like Rae did (plus she was the one to show me how to get color text!).

The Rules:

  • Link to the person who tagged you
  • Link to the creator of the tag – Rae @ Bookmark Chronicles
  • Share the tag image
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag friends (or not if you don’t feel like it)

Best book and/or series that you’ve read in 2016:

I read Cradle and All by James Patterson and man, was it good!

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Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year

None, honestly. 😦

Most anticipated book turned movie/tv show?

Hmmm….I just found out from Rae that they’re supposed to make a show out of A Series of Unfortunate Events. That might be interesting. Other than that, I’m not sure.

Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)

I know this is a book challenge, but I’m going to go with Michael from Prison Break. He’s such an amazing character and he’s gorgeous! As for a book, I’m not sure.

What’s on your TBR for 2016? (Top 5 will suffice if it’s an extremely long list!)

Is this supposed to be 2017?

1.) Woman of God by James Patterson – I started reading it but took so long I had to take it back to the library!

2.) More Harlan Coben books

3.) More James Patterson books

How many books do you hope to read in 2017?

No specific amount. I read what I read. At least two or three would be nice.

Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge or any others (PopSugar, Read the Books You Buy, etc.)

No. I’m honestly not really a fan of reading challenges. I think you should read whatever and whenever you want.

Any New Year’s Resolutions? (Bookish, blogging, and otherwise)

Bookish – Just read more in general. I love reading and I think sometimes I just kind of stop.

Blogging – Continue blogging when I want and what I’m passionate about. Continue trying to help people through my writing

Otherwise – Practice getting through my anxiety, exercise more, and work on a story I want to start writing!

Tag you’re it:

The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

Tori’s Stories

Mary’s Average Adventures

The Bookish Underdog

Anyone who wants to participate!



Fighting the Mental Health Stigma on College Campuses

Rae shares this fantastic post on attending college with mental health issues and how to be successful! Please check out her wonderful blog!


I didn’t realize that there was such a huge stigma around mental health until I got to college. It was almost as if everyone believed that if you had any sort of mental health issue, it meant that there was something wrong with you or that you had something to be ashamed of.

This is not true.

What people fail to realize is that everyone has to take care of themselves mentally. Just as they do physically, emotionally, socially, etc.  Your mental health can be affected in a million different ways, especially in college. You’re starting the next chapter of your life and that’s a big deal. It can also be scary. It’s okay to be scared! In fact, it’s normal and much more common than people realize.

Every single person that I know (and that you know) has dealt with some sort anxiety. But it’s important to remember that…

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Serenity: Available at a Blog Near You!

Hey everyone! I have some great news to share! Some of my good blog friends and I have created a new blog! Ariel (Writing Radiation), Carla (The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise), Rae (Bookmark Chronicles) and I have created a place where one can discuss “a whole range of topics, including but not exclusive to: intersectional feminism, mental health, physical health, health and well-being, friendship, loyalty, and social justice topics.” As our blog name suggests, we are all about spreading peace and calmness. We’d love to hear from you guys and we welcome contributions! To learn more about this wonderful blog, click here! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself, Ariel, Carla, or Rae.


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Guest Post by B.G. @ Getting Through Anxiety – The Truth About Writing: It’s Not That Simple

Rae from Bookmark Chronicles was kind enough to feature this guest post of mine! Thanks Rae!


Hi all,

B.G. from Getting Through Anxiety has written another wonderful guest post. If you aren’t familiar with her yet make sure you check out her blog!


“Everyone can write.”

I hate when people say this. While I understand that many people can yes, literally write, that’s not what people mean when they say this. No. What people usually mean when they say this is that anyone can write a good story. I’m sorry, but I don’t think that’s true.

Writing takes talent and practice. While anyone can string words together and write about their experiences, not everyone can do it well. I remember telling this woman once that I wanted to be a writer and she made some comment about how anyone could do it. Now she wasn’t saying that writing wasn’t important or that true authors didn’t need much skill…

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A great post by Rae at Bookmark Chronicles! Please check out her wonderful blog! Today’s also her one year blogiversary!


This morning I woke up and found that #HeterosexualPrideDay was the number one trending hashtag on Twitter….I just checked and it still is. At this point it’s people talking about how ridiculous it is but when I first saw it this morning I was livid. As a straight person and an ally, I’m disappointed that someone was dumb enough to start this hashtag in the first place and during Pride Month.

Why is this an issue? Well because as members of the majority we need to learn how to check our privilege. We don’t need a Heterosexual Pride Day because that’s literally every day out side of Pride Month. That’s like asking “Why isn’t there a white history month” despite the fact that we are taught European history from kindergarten to 12th grade as a requirement and everything else (Africana Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, etc.) is only offered…

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Guest Post by B.G @ Getting Through Anxiety

Rae was kind enough to post something I wrote! Please check out her wonderful blog! 🙂


Hi friends! As most of you know I host a weekly meme called This or That? where I pose a question every Monday asking booklovers to choose between two scenarios and then I share the results on Friday. Today I have a guest post from B.G. @ Getting Through Anxiety who was kind enough let me share her view on the question posed in This or That? #4!

If you are unfamiliar with B.G.’s blog then you should definitely click the link and give her a follow! She shares her experiences dealing with anxiety and gives really great advice for anyone who may be going through the same thing. She’s also super creative and invents fun tags and monthly blog challenges!

Tangible Books in All Their Glory

               iPads, Kindles, Nooks. All of these pieces of technology have a major thing in common: you…

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Rae’s Rules to Remember #31: Relationships

Hey guys! I know my blog mainly focuses on anxiety, but I loved this post by Bookmark Chronicles and wanted to reblog it! Please check out her wonderful blog! 🙂