• Best Books of 2020
    Book Lists,  Books

    Top 10 Books I Read in 2020

    2020 was a year for the books — literally. I read more this year than I ever have before. To be honest, there weren’t a lot of knock-me-off-my-feet books, but there were a few. Here are the top 10 books I read in 2020. Let’s get started! one | The Arc of a Scythe (Series) by Neil Schusterman This series takes place in a dystopian future where people can only die if a Scythe kills them. Humans are immortal, there is no hunger, and crime is a thing of the past. One day, Citra and Rowan are both chosen to be an apprentice to Scythe Farraday. Two apprentices is unheard of, and…

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    Catching My Eye | 12.18.20

    Happy Friday! I’m taking next week off of blogging to enjoy time at home for the first time in over a year. Earlier this week, I was really stressing out about flying — it’s not a thing I like on a good day much less in the middle of a pandemic — and it made me think about the fact that everyone is just doing their best right now. There is so much shame online right now if you do anything other than stay at home, and I think we as a society need to be a little less judgemental. For the most part, we are all doing our best, so let’s…

  • Last Minute Gift Ideas
    Lifestyle,  Personal

    Underrated Last Minute Gift Ideas

    Was it just me or was shopping for Christmas presents was harder than usual this year? I couldn’t think of any good, creative ideas. I’ve almost got everyone covered on my list at this point, but if you’ve got some last-minute shopping to do, check out my ideas. Let’s get started! one | socks This is only a good idea for those 18+ because kids will feel gypped, but I haven’t met a single adult who doesn’t love a good pair of socks for the holidays. two | a playlist I know we aren’t burning CDs anymore for our friends and family, but I still think a well-curated playlist for…

  • Books to Give as Gifts
    Book Lists,  Books,  Personal

    Top 10 Books to Give as Gifts

    Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you still have some people on your list to shop for. Last year I finished my Christmas shopping weeks ahead of time, but this year, like most other things, Christmas presents were not coming to me as easily as usual. Here are some books I think would make the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Let’s get started! one | The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin Every city has a soul. The soul can be a beautiful thing or a destructive element. New York City has five souls. Five people that feel like a part of…

  • Catching My Eye 12.11.20
    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 12.11.20

    Happy Friday! This week was a whirlwind — in the best possible way. I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend since my boyfriend is out of town. I’m going to bake some holiday cookies, take a long bath, and read so many books. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one | the best crime and thriller books of 2020… As we all know, I love thrillers. This is my favorite time of year because I get to build my 2021 TBR list based off of all the “best books of 2020” lists. two | these tips on reducing anxiety and stress this holiday season… This holiday…

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    Lifestyle

    Presents for Everyone On Your List

    Did anyone else start their Christmas shopping later than normal, or was that just me? I ended up buying a little too many presents for myself, I always do that around this time of year, so I decided to build a list off of what I bought myself, as well as some items I managed to hold myself back from buying, but highly considered getting. Let’s get started! one | for the organizer in your life… This planner from Golden Coil. My favorite thing about this planner, is that you can build it to be anything you want it to be. Personally, I love the idea of bullet journaling (and…

  • Books I Read in November
    Books,  Monthly Wrap Ups

    Books I Read in November

    I can’t believe we are in the last month of 2020. November was an overall good month, though it was pretty busy. Things are starting to wind down with the close of the year and the holidays coming up, so I’m hoping to end this year strong with some great books. Let’s get into the books I read in November! one | When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele — Audiobook Patrisse’s memoir chronicling the events in her life that led to the creation of Black Lives Matter is moving and enlightening in so many different ways. From her experiences with her brother who suffered from mental illness…

  • Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 12.4.20

    Happy first week of December! I can’t believe we have almost made it through 2020. The year with seven Marchs is finally, hopefully coming to an end. I’m not going to lie, this week was a weirdly tough one. I had a nagging health issue pop up again, and I had to get that taken care of which always messes up my week, but I am so lucky to have friends that take care of me and a boyfriend who is always willing to bring me dinner and watch crappy TV with me. I’m going into this weekend excited! My boyfriend wasn’t here for my birthday, so he has a…

  • Personal

    December 2020 Goals & A November Update

    How in the world is it already December? 2020 felt like it passed by in the blink of an eye. Surviving a pandemic and election year was just the icing on the cake of a surprisingly difficult year. I hope to finish 2020 on a strong note, so let’s get into my December 2020 goals. November 2020 Goals Update one | read all the books on my November tbr I finished The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls this month from my October TBR. I also finished City of Girls from my November TBR. I still have to finish Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and Assasin’s Apprentice from my October TBR…

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    Hello 26!

    Goodbye 25, and hello 26! I celebrated turning 26 over the weekend, and  I had the best time. I am so lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing people that wanted to make the day special, and I can’t wait to see what 26 has in store. 25 wasn’t the year I was expecting by any means, but I learned some wonderful lessons and picked up a few friends along the way. What advice do you have for me to make 26 the best year yet? Happy adventuring, Kimberly