Hello beautiful people!
Another month of basically disappearing … sorry! Honestly, life’s just been super busy but in the most lovely and wonderful way possible. I’ve been going to lots of fun events, hanging out with amazing people and just enjoying the winter vibes (we need the snow back though). I can’t promise that December will be any better, but I’m going to try my best!
Books I Read
Heartstopper: Volume One (Book #1) by Alice Oseman
Synopsis: “Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…? […]”
Heartstopper: Volume Two (Book #2) by Alice Oseman
Synopsis: “Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the second volume of HEARTSTOPPER, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon […]”
Favourite Posts of the Month
Honestly, I didn’t get around to seeing all of your lovely posts … I barely had time to post myself ha-ha! But there were a few that really caught my eye!
BeanAndTheBookStake || Magpie Murders
The Little Book Affair || Book Review | A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo
nen & jen || My Best Friend’s Royal Wedding by Romy Sommer
Goodreads Reading Challenge
A little behind … but I still have time!
Bookmark Your Thoughts Blog Updates
Honestly? Not much ha-ha! I really do want to get more active again, but I think I’ve slowly come to realize that I just can’t post that frequently AND have a good quality posts (those of you who can … show me your skills please). I’d rather wait until I have something really concrete to post. And as much as I love book tags and memes, I want to focus my attention on buddy reads and book reviews and bullet journal posts. I’d also really like to start posting fun book discussions or tips and tricks like I use to once upon a time.
So I MAY not post as much, but I do plan to still be active by interacting with you lot!
Oh! There’s some cool news in the Instagram life! Janice, the owner of Bibliophile Belle’s Boutique, has been wonderful enough to select me as one of her reps from December 2019 to February 2020 … HOW COOL IS THAT?! I ADORE her store (I swear, almost all my bookmarks are from her store), so this was wonderful news for me! I was ALSO asked to be an influencer in December 2019 and February 2020 for Janice (@bibliophile.belle) and Kristen’s (@my.book.is.calling) co-owned business, The Uniquely Bookish Box! I published an unboxing post for the October 2019 box, if you’re curious to know more. All my rep codes are in a highlight on my Instagram page but if you’re curious:
↠ Bibliophile Belle’s Boutique: markthethoughts15 (15% off purchase)
↠ The Uniquely Bookish Box: markthethoughts10 (10% off purchase)
Personal Life Updates
Oh wow … lots? Ha-ha! I’ve been a busy bee! Going to concerts, board game places, hosting a housewarming party and much more! It’s been great to just be close with my friends. It sucks that I haven’t been able to read as much, but I don’t regret taking some time to interact with the real world ha-ha. Unfortunately, I was sick for almost all of November … which was another reason I was not posting … I had absolutely no energy or drive to post. But I’m starting to feel much better!