Posts Tagged: life

Mar 21
How Reading (and Being an English Major) Creates Empathy and Understanding

How Reading (and Being an English Major) Creates Empathy and Understanding

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First, I’d like to address Diana Gabaldon’s tweet regarding English majors… By now, most people have heard of the “English degrees are useless” tweet that Diana Gaboldon posted a couple weeks ago. If you haven’t, here’s an article that sums it up pretty well. While there’s SO many things wrong with her tweet, especially the blatantly inaccurate notion that English majors are unsuccessful, the part that MOST sticks out to me is the fact that the girl, who asked for… Read more »

Mar 04
January & February Update

January & February Update

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January and February flew by like always, so I didn’t get a chance to write up seperate updates for both months. Although not much happened in January on the blog, I managed to post every week in February and get some personal reading done (aka reading books that aren’t for school). That’s absolutely because I had my mid-winter break from college and was at home for a few days, which meant I FINALLY had a chance to make a few trips to my local… Read more »

Aug 07
July: I’ve Been a Busy Bee, Let’s Catch Up

July: I’ve Been a Busy Bee, Let’s Catch Up

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WHAT EVEN HAPPENED TO JULY. I looked at the calendar today and noticed that it was August 4th (as I’m writing anyway), and HOW?! July was absolutely insane. I have much to tell. More than you probably care to read about. BUT here goes. LIFE STUFF IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH MY FISH It has truly become a hobby and I love them as if they’re my children. BUT ON TO THE GOOD NEWS, I woke up two weeks… Read more »

Jul 09
My Blog Broke and Other Fun Happenings

My Blog Broke and Other Fun Happenings

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So my blog sort of broke. It kind of just had a brain fart or something. It just decided to stop functioning for some reason. Well a part of it did, anyway. I don’t know. The other day I noticed I wasn’t getting any email notifications from my blog, like for comments or for new subscribers or anything like that (including the emails for lost passwords – which is scary). So I did some researching on google and after several hours found that my… Read more »

Jul 05
Oh No! I’ve Forgotten How to Blog

Oh No! I’ve Forgotten How to Blog

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After reading Jessi’s post on Novel Heartbeat, read it here, about why being inactive sucks and about how hard it is to get back into blogging, I decided to talk about how I’ve been feeling in regards to blogging, too. Are reviews boring? For starters, since I’ve been trying to blog again, all I’ve posted is reviews and it doesn’t feel like enough. Which is crazy. This is, after all, a book blog and I love that. I don’t want… Read more »

Nov 03
Dirty Dancing: Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner!

Dirty Dancing: Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner!

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Nobody puts Baby in a corner. If you’ve read my about page, you probably know that I absolutely adore Dirty Dancing! It’s one of my favorite movies and has been since I was a little girl. I grew up watching it with my Grandma and my Mom, and it has so much mostly nostalgic meaning for me. When I was younger, I just loved the music and the dancing and the energy of all of it, and I still do. But now that I’m… Read more »

Oct 13
Let’s Catch Up: College and Halloween Fun!

Let’s Catch Up: College and Halloween Fun!

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Hello, everyone! I’m going to be posting regularly again, although I am quite busy so it might not be as frequent as I’d like, which I hinted at it the other day when I introduced Caylin to the blog. If you missed our last post, be sure to head over and say hi to the newest blogger here at Strung Out On Books. Life has been pretty intense lately with classes and work and homework ahhhh but regardless of that I’ve been… Read more »

Oct 11
Welcome Our Newest Blogger, Caylin!

Welcome Our Newest Blogger, Caylin!

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Hey guys! It’s been a while since I last posted… and to be honest I think the last time I posted, it said something similar to this because I suck at updating! *cries* *shrugs* Anyway, as always I hope to start blogging regularly again! Buuut… we’ll see how that turns out. But to the point… I’d like to introduce the newest blogger here at Strung out on Books, Caylin! Caylin is my roommate in college. She is a book nerd… Read more »

Jan 16
Life of a Blogger: Bad Habits

Life of a Blogger: Bad Habits

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I’m a day late with this post, but who cares? (I do. I so totally do. It bugs me. I promise to post the meme on time next week lol!) My Worst Habit: picking at my nails. The one habit I have never been able to break is messing with my nails. I sometimes bite them, but I have strayed away from that in recent years, so now I pick at my cuticles and nails (often until they bleed! Ouch,… Read more »

Jan 15
Discussion: Blogging Insecurities

Discussion: Blogging Insecurities

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As a very shy, introverted person, blogging is a terrifying experience. I mean, I like it, but the amount of anxiety I have over very simple things, like expressing my own thoughts on my own blog, is absolutely ridiculous. I worry about everything. Lately, I’ve been trying to just do things before I can think them through or really worry about them to the point where I decide to not do them. So, as soon as I have an idea… Read more »