#NewYearsReads2021

With the promise of new books to read, debut authors to discover, and fresh resolve to make time for our TBR, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2021. If you’re excited to share your plans for the future and your favorites from the not-so-distant past, I’ve got your back!

New Year’s Reads

January 1-8 | hosted by @ElzaKinde

Join me on social media to ring in the new year with a celebration of all the books we’ve loved from this past year. This is an awesome opportunity to pick up some new recommendations, connect with fellow readers, and maybe find some inspiration to try something new with your reading in 2021!

How to Participate:

  • Follow me on Twitter and Instagram for regular updates.
  • Use the hashtag #NewYearsReads2021 on event-related posts.
  • Pop in any time between January 1-8 to join in the conversation, share pictures, and participate in all the fun and games.
  • Share the news with your bookish friends! The more the merrier.

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The Giver’s Guide to Gift Shopping

Gift giving is one of my talents. Any gift-centric holiday or event that requires shopping is automatically a favorite of mine. But maybe you don’t share my enthusiasm for Secret Santa exchanges and workplace White Elephants.

If finding the perfect present is stressing you out, I’m here to help with a few ideas, some tried and true methods, and a sprinkle of sage advice.

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20 Questions About Tea

In a recent blog post by S. M. Metzler, she claimed “not even I have twenty questions about tea”, which, of course, I took as a challenge. Although I’m still a tea-drinking newbie, an outing to a real-live tea shop has gotten my brain wired on hot beverages.

20 Questions About Tea

Are you an avid tea drinker? Then perhaps you can help me out and answer these twenty questions.

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2019 Highlight Reel

Happy New Year, everyone! I’ve never been a big fan of clip/recap episodes, but I think there’s some benefit in creating them for ourselves.

Elza's 2019 Highlight Reel

Whether you missed it the first time around, wanted to relive these most-magical moments, or were hoping for my all-important opinions on certain auspicious events, as long as you’re good and ready for a lot of me talking about myself, read on.

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I Choose You! Pokemon Tag

I may not be the very best that ever was, but I certainly have become a Pokémon fanatic. Catching, collecting, and caring for fictional creatures has become one of my main hobbies, and not just because I’m still channeling my inner 12-year-old.

I Choose You! Pokemon Tag

Following the adventurous spirit of the franchise, I’m sharing a little bit about my personal Pokémon journey in the hopes of finding some new friends before we take off for the Galar region this fall!

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Show & Tell – I Spy Book Challenge

Many thanks to @ofmariaantonia for sharing this fun challenge!

How to Play

  • Find a book that contains (either on the cover or in the title) an example for each category. You must have a separate book for all 20, get as creative as you want and do it within five minutes!

 

I Spy

(links take you to Goodreads, and I’m happy to recommend all of these titles!)

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Food | Transportation | Weapon | An Animal

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Show & Tell – Sunshine Blogger Award Tag

The Sunshine Blogger Award is a tag that highlights bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring. Many thanks to the lovely @

 

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and ask them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog

 

Maria’s Questions for Me:

1. What book did you read over and over when you were a child? What did you like about it?

I was a big reader as a kid, and my mom believes in bookshelves, so we had a lot of books to pick from! I read a lot of our books over and over again, but I think the ones that were best-loved were illustrated. I’ve always been drawn to lovely artwork. Continue reading “Show & Tell – Sunshine Blogger Award Tag”

Show & Tell – This or That Tag

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Many thanks to @ofmariaantonia for sharing this activity!

The Rules

  • Mention the creator: Anita from Discovering Your Happiness, of the This or That Tag as a way to get to know bloggers’ preferences.
  • Thank and link back to the person who nominated you so they can read your answers.
  • Answer the Questions.
  • Nominate 10+ bloggers.

 

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