My Junk Art Collage Pieces

Junk Art Collage

Besides books, I’ve recently been into junk art collages. I collect pieces of paper that have interesting images or patterns and use those to make art collage pieces. This all started when I noticed the inside of envelopes which you’ll see in each piece. It’s sort of reusing/up-cycling. Enjoy!

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Nora

Top 5 Ways to Get Over A Reading Slump

Girl with a Book

If you read a lot of books, there may be a time when any book you start is just not interesting you at all or you just don’t want to read. You wish you wanted to but you don’t. I’ve had a few reading slumps this year and the follow five tips is how I got over them.

#5 – Surf Goodreads: Look at what your friends or people you follow are reading even if you don’t have any intention of reading those books. I also like look at my Reading Challenge and see how far I’ve come. That motivates me.

#4 – Read a fun, fluffy, short, contemporary romance novel: I find it irrelevant to judge people on what they read. A fun romance novel is a perfect way to get out of your slump and back into reading more books! Here are some book suggestions.

#3 – Surf Twitter and follow some awesome bookish accounts.

#2 – Watch Booktube: Most of the time, watching a few of my favorite BookTuber videos gets me right back in the mood to read. Here are some of my favorites!

#1 – Take a break: If you have a bad reading slump that’s lasting for weeks or months, try this: do not read any books for at least 24 hours. Don’t even look at them. Do something else entirely different like meditate, yoga, go for a walk…

What do you do to get over a reading slump?

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Nora

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September 2017 Reading Wrap Up

Monthly Reading Wrap Up

I didn’t think it would be but September was a good reading month. Here’s what I read:

  1. And Again by Jessica Chiarella
  2. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 by Hiromu Arakawa
  3. Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  5. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  6. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. Read my review.
  7. No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay
  8. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Read my review.
  9. Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

I read a total of 2,372 pages! What did you read in September?

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Nora

My October Bullet Journal Set Up

My Bullet Journal

Since my last bullet journal post, I’ve changed my journaling set up a bit. I used to have regular journaling, art collaging and bullet journaling all in one book. But once that journal finished, I decided to go back to having my bullet journal in a notebook by itself. I use a Moleskine Cahier notebook with graph pages and I love it.

My second love is journaling and not just bullet journaling but writing about my life and art collages as well. For now, I’d like to show setup set up for October. I love the minimalist and simple concepts that Ryder Carroll originally had so my setup very closely resembles his.

Do you bullet journal?

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Nora