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Five Year Blog Anniversary!

Every year I seem to forget when my blog anniversary is but after 5 years I finally looked to see that my first post was on the 15th June when this is going up. 

A lot has happened in five years and I started this blog before I was going to university later that summer and now I have a degree and am finishing my MA degree in September. I'm sure that we can all say that it is an odd time but sometimes it is still nice to talk about the small things that make us happy. 

I feel like I am so grateful when my blog is at the moment. I do enjoy the content that I make and do feel like I am part of the community even though I have definitely stepped back from social media recently. I have great opportunities over the years and they keep growing over the years I do this which is nice. I have liked seeing the change in my content and hopefully see my writing progress and I hope that this continues.

Since my first year, I hoped to track the changes in my blogging life especially in terms of my reading life. So let's get started...


Q1) Favourite Book

The Book Thief


The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak- This book and me have such a good relationship and I want to read it again badly. It has been my favourite book for at least six years and this has not changed. 

Q2) What book do you hope to read in the next 
year?

Toffee

My answer for this year was Muse Of Nightmares and I still haven't read I although I do want to. I keep looking at Toffee by Sarah Crossan on my shelf and wanting to read it and not picking it up. So definitely Toffee! And Muse Of Nightmares!

Q3) Most anticipated read? 

Loveless

My answer last year was Let's Call It Doomsday by Katie Henry which I got an early copy of but was not in the right headspace to read it so I still want to read this. But this year it has to be Loveless by Alice Oseman. I identify as Aro Ace and I hope that this book speaks to me in any way as I crave ace representation and love Alice's work.

Q4) Which topic would you most like to write about on the blog within the next year?

As I just mentioned I identified as Aro Ace and I have wanted to write about this topic for the longest time. Also due to recent events such as the murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, I wanted to write about how I can be a better ally as I know that I have not done enough to support Black Lives Matter and BIPOC creators so this. 

Q5) Favourite Blog Post?

Last year I said that I loved my Dear Amy Powis post as it means a lot to me. But the trilogy of posts that I write about my mental health are also my favourites and I liked writing my feelings out. Here are the links to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Q6) Book you hate?

The November Criminals
I dislike a lot of negative things about books but I can not support a book that has Holocaust jokes and this is the November Criminals by Sam Munson so you can guess why I hate this book... This was my answer for the longest time as well and I just haven't read that many really bad books so it stays and it is so bad. 

Q7) Which author do you want to meet and why?

John Green- I love John Green. I will probably never meet him but I really want to. This is the same answer as last year but I love the guy in a really platonic and admiration kind of way and have been watching the VlogBrothers channel for the longest time. As I mentioned last year, I met Hank so I want to go two for two on the Green brothers. 

Q8) Current read?

The Game Weavers by Rebecca Zahabi- There is a cover for this one I don't have access to this as it doesn't come out until October. Hopefully, I will post a book review in the future for this one. 

Q9) Next on your TBR?

Beneath the Citadel

I am trying to read all of the asexual and/or aromatic books in the last two weeks in June so I am going to be reading Beneath The Citadel by Destiny Soria as it has an asexual character in the book (obviously that's the point of the challenge.). 

Q10) What is next for your blog?

More book reviews. More content. More of everything I guess. Onwards and Upwards as they say! Also, I say it every year but to engage more with other bloggers and their posts!

So that's it! I still can't believe that I have been blogging for five years and hope to see you all next year!

See you soon, 

Amy

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