“You should read more,” they said. “Reading is good for you,” they said.

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Perhaps this depends on the genre of books being read, but all I can say is that at multiple points in my life, I have been sucked into a reading rabbit hole that did not make me more intelligent, zen, or anything else that people claim are the benefits to reading. All I became was entertained, occupied, and to be honest, somewhat sad.

When I say rabbit hole, I mean staying up all night to finish a series I had just started, reading when I thought no…

The only influencer I’ve been following for five years straight.

ILYSIB (Lonely Ghost Co.)

Indy Blue Severe is an instagrammer, blogger, vlogger, artsy travel video-er, life video-er, and creator of the Lonely Ghost Co. You know, the “I love you, say it back” brand; the slogan Addison Rae took and put on her makeup line after wearing Indy Blue’s apparel…This tidbit of information isn’t really relevant, but I wanted to give you all some sort of connection to the popular social media world.

Indy and Lonely Ghost are so severely (Severe-ly ha) underrated, but — this is not at all to say that she…

I don’t think I’m old enough to be 21. Does that make sense?

Is it possible to have a midlife crisis at the age of 20 and 11 months? I actually feel like I’ve been in the middle of said crisis for the past three or four years.

I vividly remember sitting in Spanish class my senior year of high school, not processing anything the teacher was saying, and absolutely trying my hardest to not break down crying. Why? Because I felt like my life was flying by and I hadn’t accomplished anything. I wanted to have some big, dramatic…

I like it.

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I’m not even talking about the trending treadmill workout on TikTok (stemming from Lauren Giraldo’s workout routine on YouTube) that is being referred to as 12 3 30 — where you set the treadmill to an incline of 12, speed at 3, and simply walk at that incline and pace for 30 minutes. As a quick and not too difficult way to burn a decent amount of calories, it is great for weight loss.

While that’s great if you have access to a treadmill, the title of this post is referring to good old fashion walking. I’ve…

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#BookTok has taken over my ForYouPage on TikTok for months now.

For those who don’t know what “BookTok” is, it’s a section of TikTok where people talk about, create fan-art, cosplay scenes, and recommend their favorite books. The hashtag (#BookTok) is where the majority of these videos end up.

I started to notice people gaining more traction for posting videos about books about five months ago, and the TikTok book community continues to grow more and more daily.

Disclaimer: I’m not exactly sure how wide the genres of BookTok span, but what seems to be popular (and what I mostly…

  1. Become a Rodan + Fields Consultant

Rodan + Fields is a well known skincare brand that allows people to become “consultants” to make a commission off of selling the products to other people. If you are interested, then I would suggest checking out their website: Rodan + Fields for more information. However here is some quick info that I’ve gathered: generally, new consultants make 10% of profit from their immediate sales, but the number is able to grow as their clientele and sales grow. Here is a link for more info about their compensation plans: Compensation Plan PDF . …

A list of books I can’t wait to read this year, shortened versions of their blurbs, some of my thoughts, + when they were published. 17 total.

1. Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare

Cordelia Carstairs has been trained since childhood to battle demons — a type of warrior called a Shadowhunter. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, Cordelia and her brother travel to London, where Cordelia encounters childhood friends, James and Lucie Herondale. She is soon immersed in their world of ballrooms, supernatural creatures mingling together, and secret assignations — meanwhile, she…


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Young Adult Fantasy/Dystopian books are my all time favorites — I must have read close to two hundred over the past seven years.

However, I need to warn you that I have never read Twilight or Harry Potter, so they will not be included in this list and I cannot attest to whether or not they are better or worse than any of these books.

(Only including the first book of a series)

  1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  2. Legend by Marie Lu
  3. Firstlife by Gena Showalter
  4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  6. Angelfall

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