Life Update: Why I Haven’t Been So Active

First of all, what even happened to WordPress? I barely recognize the site… How do I edit my articles now? I’m confused!!

I know I haven’t been really active lately, and I wanted to apologize. I was very busy, and I decided that blogging should remain a leisure, something I enjoy, and something that does not stress me out. One of the reasons for my inactivity was the fact that I didn’t have wifi for a while, which made it harder to blog.

The other reason is, and I don’t know if I have already mentioned it on here or not, that I had to move dorms at the beginning of March (I know, that was almost two weeks ago, times flies). So first, I was busy with packing, and saying goodbye to my friends. Then, I had one of the most stressful days of my life, driving back and forth from one dorm to another with two of my friends, to move all of our – numerous – possessions. And then, of course, I had to settle in here, in my new dorm, with my new flatmates (who seem very nice, but also loud and not so clean… But we will see how this new living arrangement turns out in the end).

Once I was finally settled, I had to say goodbye to more people.

Fastforward last Sunday, when one of my friends arrived from Paris to visit me. So again, I was too busy to spend time on my blog. I still managed to read, and post one more book review (check out my previous post if you are curious). We did a lot of sightseeing together, as well as a lot of tea drinking, and a lot of shopping. I have bought way too many books again, and will film and post a new book haul very soon!

I also received some good news in the meantime: I finally got my Erasmus money! Which means, goodbye stress. Well, the stress related to this at least. I will never stop stressing out about every single thing that happens to me.

Anyway. The reason why I am not so active is not over. Me and my friend were supposed to fly back together together on Friday, but on Thursday, we received a notification that our flight was cancelled, because of an airport strike (since when do German people go on strikes?? I thought it was a French thing, duh). My friend managed to get a ticket for Sunday afternoon (today). I did not. I did, however, get a plane ticket for Monday night (tomorrow).

All was well until this morning, when I woke up to a panicked message from another one of my friends, telling me the airport was striking again on Monday. Just my luck. We went to the airport together, and the company I was flying with finally announced that my flight was cancelled, and suggested I take another flight on Thursday. Needless to say I was furious, so I waited (angrily) in line to talk with a fight attendant, and she managed to get me a seat on a flight Tuesday evening. After letting me know that if I had my luggage with me, I could have gone home today. Thank you very much lady, but how was I supposed to know that?

Anyway. I’ve been busy. And I’m flying back to Paris on Tuesday for a few weeks. I still have a lot of studying to do, and some of my Erasmus friends are going to visit, which I am very excited about. In the meantime I will still be busy, but I wanted to keep you updated on my incredible life. And of course, I will try to write and post some book reviews.

My friend and I attempted to make a Berlin vlog which you can watch if you want:

Life Update: I’m on semester break!

Hi readers, I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

I’m really sorry I haven’t been that active recently, both here and on my YouTube channel. It was the last week of the semester, and I had a lot to do for university. At the same time, as an Erasmus student, I see all of my friends leaving one after another, and I am trying to spend a lot of time together with those who are still here!

As for myself, I am transferring dorms at the end of the month, and I will then go home for a month, before coming back to Berlin for the summer semester. I am both worried and excited. It will also be weird to spend so much time with my family…

I still manage to read a lot these days, and I’m trying to write as much reviews as I can, and maybe try new things for my blog.

Last but not least, I have a request: I was looking at some LGBT+ books I had read to see which ones I liked most, and I realised that first, I haven’t read that much of them, but also that they are almost all M/M relationships. So please could you recommend me some more LGBT+ and F/F books in the comments? I would really appreciate!

Life & Reading Update!

Hi guys! First of all, I wanted to share my latest booktube video, where I talk about 20 great things that happened to me in 2016. I really enjoyed filming it, and reminding myself of all those positive things that happened to me!

And I also wanted to say a few words about my Goodreads challenge for this year. I have set the challenge to 52 books because I find that it’s a number that makes sense, as there are 52 weeks in a year. I have been reading a lot since the beginning of January, but I don’t know how long it will last, so it’s also a “safety choice” of a sort.

In facts, I have been reading some short stories, textbooks and YA novels, which amounts to a total of 11 titles, and that’s totally insane. I just wanted to share it because I can barely believe it, and I’m really proud of myself. Because at the same time, I have also been studying a lot, which is the reason why I am not as active here as I used to be, both posting, reading and commenting on other blog posts. But I will probably have more time to do that during my semester break… In March!

I also wanted to mention something else that makes me really happy: I finally heard from my tutor, and she gave me a rather positive feedback on my Master Thesis – at least what I have done so far. So it makes me happy, and I just want to scream everywhere… I’m not gonna fail this semester! (At least I have the best chances not to…)

Anyway, that was just a quick post for today. I hope you’re all having a wonderful time!

Life update: Happy new year!

Hi readers, and first of all, thank you for being there, you don’t know how much this means to me… *gets really emotional* But really, thank you.

Then, second important announcement: happy new year! I wish you all the best for 2017, and I hope your year will be full of happiness and books.

I am sorry I haven’t been this active lately. I was first busy with homework, then busy with family for Christmas and friends for New Year. And now I am flying back to Berlin, and will be busy with work again. The next 7 weeks (until the end of my Winter Semester) are going to be hectic with what of oral presentations and exams and my thesis and so on. I will try my best to be active on the blog, on booktube and on instagram because it means a lot to me, and it is something that makes me feel good. But I probably won’t be able to be as active as I wish I could be.

In the meantime, here is one of my lateste videos:

I hope you all have a great day!

One more life update before Christmas!

Hi readers! I hope you are all haveing a great time for Christmas break with the people you love, because it’s what Christmas is all about. I flied hope for Christmas to be with my family (which is not as feisty as it sounds) and I will be with my high school friends for New Year’s Eve, and I am really excited about this, because for the first time ever, I will celebrate New Year’s on the beach!!

In the past few weeks, I have been extremely busy with studying, and also spending time with my Berlin friends, and traveling around Germany. I am having such a good time there, I didn’t even want to come home for Christmas. (But here I am, reunited with my bookshelves…) I will be flying back on January 2nd anyway.

In the meantime, I made a new travel video, so if you are curious, here it is!

I don’t think I have mentioned it yet, so I also wanted to thank you all for 300 followers! I never expected that to ever happen when I started this blog. I never expected myself to be that involved either (though I have been slacking lately). And this makes me extremely happy. I have found something I really enjoy, something that makes me really excited. And that is fantastic, isn’t it? So thank you all for being with me on this journey.

While I’m bragging, one of my recent videos got over 100 views which is absolutely crazy. So thanks again. And I made my first sale on Etsy, which is also something I had stopped believing in!

I hope all sorts of wonderful things happen to you as well. Merry Christmas, and I will see you soon β™₯

Travels and Life Update

Hi guys! I wanted to give you a quick update on NaNoWriMo, and on my life in general. Like last year, I did my best the first half of the month when it came to writing, and didn’t write that much in the second half. I still have a few days left (like, 3) and I clearly know that I am not going to make it to 50k, however, I am still proud of myself, because I really like my project this year, and I definitely plan on continuing my writing in December. I first had this idea more than three years ago, and I really like the shape it is taking! You will have my final NaNoWriMo update in my November Wrap Up in a few days, but in the meantime I just wanted to mention it very quickly!

Again, I also wanted to apologize for not being so active on WordPress recently. I don’t have very much internet at my dorm, and this combined with lots of homework and trying to enjoy the unique experience of being a student abroad… All this led me to spend less time on here, but I miss it, which is why I am still trying to post as much as I can!

I have a lot of homework, and I really want to do well this year, so if you have any advice on how to concentrate and avoid procrastinating (which I do a lot),Β any piece of advice very welcome!

And finally, I went on a trip to Prague with other exchange students last weekend, and I posted a video about it on my channel, and since I am rather proud of it, I wanted to share it, if you want to watch it below!

NaNoWriMo and life update!

Hi guys! Sorry, I haven’t been very active on the blog this week. I am actually rather busy with both my studies and my life in Berlin, and I am also trying to do NaNoWriMo this month, as I mentioned at the beginning of the month! I decided to skip my Sunday Recommendations this week, and talk about this a little bit more, because sharing about it makes me even more motivated to actually do it…

I also promise I have some articles and reviews up for next week, but that is not today’s topic!

As for my life as an exchange student in Berlin, I am trying to see as much as I can and spend a lot of time with all the wonderful people I met here. So far, this is going well! I also have actually a lot of work to do, and I really want to do well, so I’m trying my best when it comes to that.

But the most interesting thing going on in my life at the moment is probably NaNoWriMo! I tried doing it last year and failed miserable. After a lot of considerations, I decided to try it again this year, and here I am… I am a very slow writer, and I’m really trying to do some good world building this time, so it’s not always going as fast as I want it to go… But so far I have written a bit every day, which is at least something I am proud of. I also finally reached 10K which is making me hopeful!

A few words about my work: it is an urban fantasy, evolving around the world/concept of guardian angels, because it is something that fascinates me. I first had this idea back in 2013, and I decided it would be a great idea for my NaNoWriMo this year… I really hope it works out!

And that’s it for today! I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!

Is anyone else doing NaNoWriMo this month? And how is it going for you?

Ps: If you want to add me on the NaNo site, here is the link!