What Iā€™m Up To This Summer | Ft. A Lot Of Rambling

It’s now official, I’ve ended school for the summer! I would like to share with you some plans I have for the future of this blog, my plans for the holidays and other random things you need to know.

Blog

This summer I’ll be redesigning my blog. There will be no change to the name or site address, though the layout with go through a few rearrangements. This is due to my post topics changing. I used to blog all about philosophy and poems. There will still be some of that, but less often. I feel like voicing my opinions takes a lot to try and make it less controversial. I don’t like creating drama!

Most readers are aware that I am now blogging more about books and travel. This topic has reached a broader audience and I’ve made some really good blogging friends through the subject.

Another thing I would like to cover in this post is Bookstagram. I’m not sure how I feel about restarting my Instagram feed because I have some really successful posts. What I may do is private my account for a week whilst I create a new theme and start posting. I currently have lots of landscapes in my feed and I wonder if I should post them just on my blog, and not through another platform. I’ve experimented with bookstagram this past month and the community is so lovely! I do not want to give it up but I do need some more practise.

I find it hard to keep up with my story sometimes, though. Some days I have a lot to show but some days I have nothing. This means I have lack of engagement. Though statistics don’t bother me, I love reaching out to other people.

Edit: my Bookstagram is up and running! I have a new theme that I have been posting to every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Travel

  • At the end of July I will be going on camp with my Scout group. This camp lasts for a week.
  • I’ll also be going to Llandudno again. I went earlier in the year and I have a record of it here!
  • In August I will be going to Menorca, and island at the south of Spain.

All of my travel will be recorded and posted on this blog a couple of weeks after the trip šŸ˜Š I’m looking forward to be writing a travel diary again. I haven’t travelled much in this last month so there have been no records for a while…

Books

I haven’t set any book reading goals for the holidays though I have nearly reached my yearly target! I set a goal of fifty books and never knew I’d get quite so far through it. This year has sparked a new motivation for reading a lot more!

My Bucketlist

I have a post for my bucket list here and am hoping to achieve most of them. It would be really rewarding to have them all ticked off by the end of August!

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Answering Your Questions About Books | Ft. Instagram

Hello, welcome back to my blog!

Today I will be answering some questions that you asked me on my Instagram story: all about books and reading. I found them all very good, but only picked ten! I hope you enjoy šŸ˜Š

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Usually my bedroom where I can block out any noises, though the garden can be nice. My bed is very comfy and no-one can disturb me there!

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

You may have seen my cute beaded bookmark in my Instagram photos. I will always use that one, but if I don’t have it with me I’ll use a random piece of paper.

Can you stop reading at any point in time or do you have to stop at a certain point, page or chapter?

I try to read until a page ending in 00 (like 100, 200) though sometimes I have to put my book down at the end of a paragraph.

Do you eat or drink while reading?

I sometimes have chewing gum, or a glass of water. Though when I am drinking, I get a bit distracted from the book because I’m concentrating on two things.

Can you read whilst listening to music or watching TV?

I can read on the bus or train, though most of the conversation is blurred over eachother. However, at home, I can’t read with music or TV in the background. Music is too distracting and even ‘calm’ music is too much for me šŸ˜‚

One book at a time, or several at once?

Just one at a time. I means I can finish them faster, usually.

Reading at home or everywhere?

Wherever I can! Library, train, social occasions even…

Do you read ahead or skip pages?

I do read very fast and miss things sometimes but I never skip pages!

Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Always silently, I don’t want people hearing the context of some of the books I read…

Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

Most of the books I read are borrowed from the library so I have to keep them in good condition! If it’s my own, I read it comfortably. If that breaks the spine then it’s just unfortunate. Though I try to keep them new so that I can give them to a charity shop with it looking nice.


Thank you for reading! I would love to hear your answers to these questions in the comments below.

I hope you have a lovely day!

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Change To My Instagram

If you do not follow me on Instagram, you will not be aware of my account change. I have moved to @kittyjadeblogĀ . This is a result of my aesthetic changing and also wanting a new start to my feed.

I hope to see you there! I welcome you to slide into my DMs if you would like to collaborate. Please use the contact form below to get in touch so that we can collaborate and share ideas to post on our blogs!