All the Updates #2: Books, Blog, Life

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I don’t think anyone noticed but I’ve actually been inactive here last month. So I decided to share to you guys what I have been up to by giving all the updates. The last time I did this was way back December last year and now it’s already halfway through 2017. I don’t even know how we got here so fast.

Anyways, let’s start with my reading update where I’ll tell you about how I barely got to read anything in the month of May.

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First Blogiversary | Sharing My “Blogging Journey”

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It has been exactly a year ever since I published my first post. It has been exactly a year ever since I decided to pursue this crazy idea to start a book blog.It has been exactly a year and OH MY GOD I’M STILL HERE.

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As you can tell today geniereads is celebrating its very first blogiversary! I know so exciting right? Such a milestone! Lol, but seriously I would have never thought that I’ll make it this far. I don’t know if my “blogging journey” or basically my experience is that interesting but that’s what I’m going to share to you today.

So here’s some virtual cookies 🍪🍪🍪, sit back and let’s start this story from…

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Thoughts While Re-reading: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You

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If you didn’t know, I’m a huge fan of the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Series. It’s one of my most favorite books, I’m in love with Jenny Han’s writing, and Lara Jean is my spirit animal. And since the last book in the series, Always and Forever Lara Jean, is going to come out on May 2—I decided to re-read the first two books.

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Genie Shares: Killing the Request Button on Netgalley

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(I’m bringing this back! Genie Shares is a feature of mine where I share some “personal book-related” stories, if you want to read my past posts just click here. But I decided to use this feature not only for sharing stories but also for discussing or just writing about any book and blog related topics that is important to me at the moment.)

It all begins when we pay a visit to Netgalley, either we’ll just submit a review/feedback or will casually look at the new releases. And then next we know is that we’ve already requested for like 38083438 books. I don’t know about you, but this happens to me ALL THE TIME.

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March Wrap-up + Favorites [2017]

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At this point, let’s just pretend that it isn’t already halfway through April and enjoy this March Wrap-up. (hehehe *winks*)

Welcome back to another Wrap-up post! Seriously the months are flying by, and yet the books are not being read. Sighs, March wasn’t the best reading month for me for various reasons. Like, you know… a certain musical may have distracted me from reading for the whole month.

Anyways, here’s my March 2017 in a nutshell or a post, or idk haha but you get it.

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The Blogger Aesthetic Award

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It has been MONTHS since I did an Award post and that’s because I feel like most of the Awards/Tags are repetitive, don’t get me wrong I love reading these kind of posts because I feel like I know the blogger better after and I’m thankful for every time I get nominated but I just don’t feel like writing them most of the time.

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Don’t forget to head over to their blogs and checkout their #Aesthetics plus Liam’s post includes some tips on how to make/build your own. Enough ramblings, let’s get started!

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January Wrap-up + Favorites [2017]

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January has already ended a few days ago and it seriously went by so fast. I can’t believe that we’re already done with the first month of 2017! So anyways, I decided to do a wrap-up plus monthly favorites post because I wanted to share to you all the books that I read, the things that I loved last month and just other important January notes. I’m planning to do this on a monthly basis for this year, and I hope I’ll be able to do so because last year I only published like 3 wrap-up posts.

I’m going to stop word-vomiting now, and let’s start of with my reading and blogging wrap-up:

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Year Ender Post: Top Books for 2016 & Goals for 2017

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Before the year ends I just wanted to squeeze in one more post, so here it is! Truly, 2016 was such a wonderful reading year for me—I read a lot of books, finished my Goodreads Reading Challenge (71/60 books read) and added a lot to my Favorite’s shelf!

And of course I wanted to share to all of you my top 16-ish books for 2016 as well as my reading + blogging goals for 2017.

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