Everything I Read in 2016

Dear Reader, I should add to my New Years Resolutions a plan to keep up with my GoodReads account. Because this year, I read quite a few books, and I should probably organize them…somehow. I read 34 books this year, which is WAY UP from the 7 I read in 2015, and that’s something to be proud of. I don’t have dates for when I read these books, but I started reading this year around April, and read pretty consistently after that. So let’s get into it:

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Enough Complaining about Sponsored Content on YouTube

Dear Reader, I rarely watch TV. I very rarely turn on our satellite and sit and watch a full episode of a show. It’s not because I look down on TV, but because, many years ago, I found the content I wanted to watch somewhere else. YouTube has been a part of my life for years. I love watching vlogs and sit down videos, and love the conversation the platform generates. But, as the title of this post states, I have something to say about sponsored content.

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A Year of Accomplishments: 2016

Dear Reader, I have never done one of these before. But this has been a weird year. The election, as with every election cycle, took hold of my life, and in times of sorrow, it can be genuinely difficult to look at your own accomplishments and celebrate them. But I want to celebrate this year, and all the good bits of it.

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Black Friday: Gifts for Friends and Family

So Black Friday is happening, and while you can purchase books at any time, and the start of the gift purchasing season is upon us. So here is a hopefully helpful guide to books to buy for your  loved one this holiday season.

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Book Haul #1

I don’t know if I have ever done a proper book haul on this blog. I know I’ve done library hauls before, but I think this is slightly different. However, I have found myself purchasing some books, and because of that, I wanted to share them with you.

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Book Review: Buffering by Hannah Hart

I’ve been following Hannah Hart since some of her very first My Drunk Kitchen episodes, and Hart has always kept her past and personal life separate from her public life. This book dives into the personal bits, and it was a book that was definitely worth the read.

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Book Review: The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

I love reading memoir, and have for a long time. I’ve been reading memoir since I was a child, so naturally, when I heard about The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr, I jumped on it. Ashley from Climb The Stacks┬árecommended this, and the link goes to her video review of the book.

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Book Review: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

I had the pleasure of reading The Interpreter of Maladies in a class called “Gender and Diaspora” when I was in college. I was familiar enough with Jhumpa Lahiri to know that her writing was mesmerizing and that I wanted more. I found The Namesake in a free mini library at the Dandelion Communitea Cafe in Orlando, and immediately devoured it.

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