How to have a stress free reading year

I’ve recently realized that for some reason I’m more concerned with making my reading goals than actually enjoying books. It kind of stresses me out, and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this. So in this post I’ll try to give some pointers on how to read, stress free! Remember who you’re reading for… … It’s you! You like books, so you read them for yourself! I’ve caught myself putting books aside, or not picking them up at all because of other people’s opinions on them. In order to read stress free I think it’s important to not be…

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How To Throw a Killer Halloween Party

It’s that time of the year again where I’m planning my Halloween party and costume like crazy. I love throwing Halloween parties, because costume parties are just a lot of fun, and I love to see how creative people get with their costumes. I’ve been doing this since about 2012, and no matter who shows up and what the setting is, it’s always been a blast! So how does one organize a killer Halloween party? First I’d like to put a little disclaimer out there. I’m definitely no Halloween party expert. But I mean, if that is an existing job,…

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How to get out of a book slump

We all suffer from it from time to time.. the dreaded book slump. That moment when you finish a book that was so great, that you can’t move on. Or when you’re just not in the mood to read at all. Luckily, I’ve put together some tips to get out of it! A couple of months ago I already published a post like this, so here is a more updated version! Try to find a book that resembles the one you just finished! Say you’ve just read an epic fantasy novel with magic and dragons. Diving into a science fiction…

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Decluttering 101

I’ll admit it.. I am a horribly messy person. Especially when I am busy, my entire room just seems to become such a cluttered mess. Up to a few years ago, I was always horribly sentimental about everything I owned, whether these things were clothes, small items, or other types of junk. My mom always joked that I was a hoarder! Having to move across the ocean and thus having limited space in the moving container really forced me to finally get rid of all that junk. I spent a good two weeks trying to sort out what I wanted…

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It’s finals szn! How to ace that final paper

Finals season is upon us again and that means that a lot of us will be spending most these days studying hard and working on those last few papers. Love it or hate it, writing is something that we all have to do in college. I personally love writing papers as long as I can write about a topic I am passionate about. My creative writing is… subpar. However, my academic writing is usually fairly strong. Some of you might not know it, but I am a huge government nerd, and I love writing about the intricacies of international relations,…

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