The Pancake Book Tag // ships *heart eyes*, abundance of salt + smol talk about diversity (!!)

Confession: last time I ate pancakes was about a year ago.

I’m not sure exactly when?? But for some reason I do remember that it’s a mix from Trader Joes, and I definitely did not add maple syrup. Don’t know why I know that, but hey, it is what it is. Even though I don’t eat pancakes often, if you add it with books, I’m coming to devour them.

I was tagged by the lovely Olivia @ Purely Olivia to do the Pancake Book Tag, and am I excited to do this one! Great big thank you to Olivia, my dear friend, and of course, Becky @ Blogs of a Bookaholic for creating this tag 🙂 Be sure to check out both of their posts, which are linked above.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging // ft. me being sentimental, my real thoughts + lessons I’ve learnt

Blogging has impacted and taught me so much.

From improving my writing, introducing me to reading (aka my love), to of course, the wonderful, amazing friendships I’ve made, there’s so much I owe to this blog or my first child. The past 2 years, a lot has changed for this blog and I as a blogger, and upon reflection, I wondered how much it was comparing to when I had first started.

Today, I’ll be talking about some things I wish I have known when I first started out blogging! I thought that it may be a fun and sentimental post to write about, and I hope that you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I had reminiscing :)) Before I start, I’d just like to note that the following are just what I wish I had known for my own blog, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the same for yours! Everyone’s blog and style is different; let’s cherish that and celebrate our differences 🙂

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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2 Year Blogiversary Q&A // tons of bookish questions (!!), life aspirations + when will I stop blogging??

Hello world, and welcome back to another episode of Kimberly’s Unannounced Hiatus.

Or rather than hiatus, a short absence from the blogosphere – I… have once reappeared. Amidst school, textiles [insert screaming], the competition, and overall LIFE in general, I couldn’t find the time to properly sit down, drink a cup of tea and blog.

My 2nd blogiversary was actually on February 25th, and I was SO hoping that I could have this published on that day. Even though this is late, I owe this to y’all, and I had a ton of fun answering all the questions you submitted.

Let’s dive right in, shall we? *hup*

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Discussion: DOES THE HYPE RUIN BOOKS FOR READERS? // ft. tsunami of emotions, screaming (like always) + my experiences

Hello, my name is Kimberly, and I am doing my first bookish discussion post. Ever.

Like I said earlier this year, I plan on posting a LOT more book related content this year, and a discussion post seems like a great way to help me with my goal. Yes, this is indeed my first discussion post, so I’m not exactly really sure how to do this. If any of you are more experienced book bloggers, any advice would be heavily appreciated ❤

Anyways, moving on: as the title suggests, today I will be talking about hype in books, and if it changes our perception and reading experience. This is something I’ve been thinking about for quite a bit, and I’ll give my final verdict after presenting the evidence*.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

*I… am talking like a police/forensic scientist here WHY

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Farewell January // overall struggling, textiles competition + finally living up to my niche

How. Is. It. One. Month. ALREADY.

I feel like it’s yesterday that I went screaming (like always) about how I’m so not ready for 2019? Honestly, I’m still not sure why this happened, and I don’t think I ever will be able to. January was… a difficult month – definitely a rocky start to the year.

There’s several things I want to cover in this post, so I hope that this won’t be your typical long monthly wrap up posts you see here.

Let’s dive right in, shall we? *hup*

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MINI REVIEWS: finally reading TATBILB, a DNF (??) + more // survey + upcoming Q&A question submissions

This may be the start of a memorable bookish year.

Of all the things that are going on in my life right now, I can confidently say that books are having a positive impact. Since I decided to settle in and stick with blogging about lifestyle, insight, and books, I’ve made it one of my main blog goals to post more bookish related content this year. What better way to start off my book blogging journey here than with some mini reviews?

Today, I’ll be sharing some honest thoughts about some recent books I have read. Also! If you have a goodreads account, you are definitely more than welcome to drop a link below and let’s share our love for YA literature together 🙂

Let’s dive right in, shall we? *hup*

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The Sunshine Blogger Award // dying in textiles, bookish questions (!!), strange facts about me + more

Hello lovelies, happy Thursday 🙂 How are you all doing? Things are pretty complicated for me right now with school and such. Especially textiles. We just finished our designer garment bags, and now we’re moving on to our pants and designing our shirts. There’s so much sketching I need to do, and I have to find a suitable colour palette for my capsule wardrobe. Even though it’s hectic, I still love textiles, but ughhhh

So!! I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Ryry @ OMG Ryry, Olivia @ Purely Olivia and Dezzy @ The Thoughtful Voice! There are so many questions – even some in which I begin to have an existential crisis. I’m so excited to do this and answer the questions, and hopefully it’ll give y’all a better look at the true nonexistent life of Kimberly XD

Let’s dive right in, shall we? *hup*

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REVIEW: Girl Made of Stars // stunning writing, beautiful message + feminism (I actually almost cried)

Have you ever finished a book and just sat there for 5 minutes, not knowing what just happened?

That’s exactly what happened to me with Girl Made of Stars. There were SO many emotions involved with this book, yet it was nothing short of amazing. During the month of September, I held a survey to see which book you had wanted to see reviewed the most. This one won by a whopping 66.7%, so of course, this one’s to y’all who voted 🙂

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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How to Deal With School Related Stress // World Mental Health Day 2018!!

There is one thing indefinitely that all students have in common: school stress.

For some, it may be minimal while for others it could be overwhelming to the point where it beings to impact their daily lives. One or the other, as students, we all face academic stress.

On my last post, I mentioned that with school and midterms coming up, there’s been a lot more stress in my life nowadays. In response, today I’ll be sharing how I deal with school stress, and giving you some tips and tricks that hopefully can be useful to you too! If this can help at least one person, then my mission with this post is complete. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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The Positives and Negatives of Blogging // life as a student blogger

If there is anything I love more than tea and potatoes, it’d gotta be analyzing stats and charts.

I know, such a nerd, but that just so happens to be me sometimes XD As you guys probably know, I’ve been blogging since February 2017, so it’s been an year and a half *faints* for me in the blogosphere.

Ever since I published my first post ’till now, I’ve never stopped learning about blogging, WordPress, and the community. Over that period of time, I think it’s safe to say that I have a good idea of the pros and cons of blogging as a student blogger, in which I will talk about in today’s post! Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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