Learning to Let Go

I was that kid who brought in three Trader Joe’s bags of miscellanea for the Rube Goldberg project in eighth-grade physics, and I’ve been putting off cleaning my childhood bedroom because there’s just so much stuff to sort through. But being an out-of-state college student has forced me to be more mindful about the things I keep, because I hate paying for extra luggage and dorm rooms can be pretty small. While I don’t consider myself or an avid follower of the KonMari method (let alone anything more extreme), lately I’ve been pretty into the idea of minimalism and generally being more deliberate about my consumption and collection habits. 

So although I was lucky enough to grow up surrounded by books, my personal collection has shrunk dramatically. Unless we’re counting ebooks, but the contents of my Kindle are a mess for another day. Though I’ve never been in the habit of buying a bunch of books, I do receive the occasional review copy or gift from friends / family, and once in a while I’ll drop by a bookstore or library sale. If I’m not careful, I gradually amass multiple TBR piles throughout my living space, so regularly sorting and cultivating my collection is an absolute must.

This post is part of Bookending Spring 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! Today’s prompt, “Learning to Let Go,” is hosted by Haley @ The Caffeinated Reader.

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A (Very) Brief History of BookwyrmBites

I’ve been blogging for about four and a half months now, and when I started out I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. From scrambling to finish last-minute posts, to pouting over ARCs I was denied, to cackling over my own jokes in Goodreads updates, it’s been a wild ride and I’ve learned so much.

This post is part of Bookending Spring 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! Today’s prompt, “Blog’s Life,” is hosted by Clo @ Book Dragons.

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These Are A Few of My Favorite Reads: Spring Edition

Ah, spring. The season of allergies, blossoms and baby animals, temperate outdoor adventures, bright colors, and general optimism. (Or maybe it’s just me?)

In any case, when I went through my shelves to try to find books for this post, I got the distinct impression that I lean toward autumn and summer reads — or maybe they just predominate in the publishing world, I’m not sure. Filling out this list was a bit of a struggle, so please do comment some titles or link your own recommendation post!

This post is part of Bookending Spring 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! Today’s prompt, “Books that remind me of spring,” is hosted by Theresa @ The Calico Books.

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Prescheduling, Blog Organization & Mood Blogging

Hello and welcome to Bookending Spring on the BookwyrmBites blog! There are so many awesome prompts for the month and I won’t be able to get to them all; I really had to pick and choose the ones that I felt like I had the most to contribute to. But make sure to hop over to the announcement post and make sure you’re giving the organizers and all the hosts lots of love for their hard work!

I strongly believe that every month can be a fresh start — because life’s too short to always be waiting for New Year to make a change — as well as an opportunity to check in with your routines and processes to see if everything’s working out and whether it could be improved. So today, let’s pop the hood and see if any of the circuits need to be rerouted or replaced. There are circuits in cars, right? I don’t drive, I wouldn’t know.

(Oh and ICYMI, I am not the author of the previous post on this blog … but I did write a post that went up yesterday on another blog, if you can find it! 🔍)

This post is part of Bookending Spring 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! Today’s (yesterday’s) prompt, “Pre-scheduling and organizing your blog ft. mood blogging,” is hosted by Jayati @ It’s Just a Coffee Addicted Bibliophile.

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