15 Books I Want to Read Before the End of 2021

October always has me experiencing a burst of hyperactively enthusiastic energy that makes me go, “Oh, I’m going to get so much done before the year ends!” This time, too, despite being unwell and despite not being in the best frame of mind, I’m holding out hope and I made a list of 15 books that I want to read before the end of 2021. I might finish them, or I might not. And though I will celebrate if I finish these books, I won’t beat myself up if I don’t. It will be okay.

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Existential Question: What’s the Point?

One day, a couple of months ago, I woke up, disoriented, and looked around. I didn’t know where I was, who I was, where I was supposed to be, and what I was supposed to be doing here. It took me a couple of seconds to bring my reality back to me. And when it came, I was so drained that it took everything in me not to turn and go back to sleep. Which, to be honest, I was and am highly capable of doing because sleep is my escape. And books. But that’s not the point here.

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Book Review – Frank Carter: The Complete Saga by Yashesh Rathod

Historical fantasy is a genre that can be very tricky to write. There’s so much to get right: historical events around the setting of the novel, people’s behaviors around the time, customs and traditions, accepted norms, and so much more. If done right, you’ll have a well-written, informative, entertaining book on your hands. But if even one thing goes wrong in this recipe, the end result could be a jarring complexity that could confuse you to no end.

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September 2021 Reading Wrap Up

My September 2021 reading wasn’t as great as my August reading, but I’m pretty happy with it. Reason being, I got to a majority of the books on my September 2021 TBR, if not got through all of them. And that, I think, is pretty nice. I spoke about all the books I read in September in my September 2021 Reading Wrap Up video that went up yesterday on my YouTube channel. Do go check it out and while you’re at it, subscribe to my channel, perhaps? :D`

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Monthly BookTube Video Roundup – September, 2021

Every time a monthly BookTube video roundup comes along, I get so stressed because this means that another month has gone by and I have no idea how. XD But it’s all good, because more often than not, forward means better. And right now, I’m hoping with all my heart that whatever’s coming next is better than what went by. Because I need something better or I will spontaneously combust.

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October 2021 Reading Plans | October 2021 TBR

October is here, it’s officially spooky season, and it’s time to talk about my October 2021 reading plans! I never usually read horror before. Not by a long shot because I’m a HUGE scaredy cat. I jump at the littlest of things and reading or watching horror would have spooked me out to no end. But something that I found out very recently is that apparently I do have a stomach for horror books. This realization came about after reading Stephen King’s The Shining for the Bookbound Club that we host on YouTube. And now, a whole new genre has opened up to me!

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Vicarious Living – The Temporary Sense Of Fulfilling One’s Own Dreams

Of all the versions of MasterChef that exist, it can be universally agreed that the Australian version is the best. No yelling, no insulting, no unnecessary drama. Agreed, the way contestants running around in a frenzy to finish their dishes in time is shown is dramatic, but that is what MasterChef Australia does right. It has now completed its 13th season and it gets better every year. But *spoiler alert*: the old judges are no longer here and though I once said that I don’t want to watch it anymore, I must admit that Andy Allen (a previous season winner), Melissa Leong, and Jock Zonfrillo are doing a decent job and making it at least as much fun as before, if not more. Sorry, Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, and Matt Preston!

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Why You Should Take Breaks From Content Creation

My most recent tryst with burnout made me think long and hard about the importance of taking a break from content creation. Given, most of us are content creators for the love of it. But even so, when it takes a toll on our mental health, it’s important for us to take a step back, focus on righting ourselves, and then get back to doing whatever we were doing. In this blog post, I will talk about why you should take breaks from content creation. These are my thoughts about it which I put forth before you out of experience.

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Meet the Book Blogger Tag – The Melodramatic Bookworm

My blog isn’t new. It’s been here for a while and during this time, I’ve taken it for granted more times than I count or than I can even explain away. But this time, I’m coming back in full force (yes, I know I’ve said it before), and I’ve been planning my content out. Perhaps two blog posts a week and I can take it from there. You can expect regular updates from now on. 🙂

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Want to Publish Your Book? Notion Press Publishing Platform Is Here to Help You!

Let me start off with a small anecdote.

About 11 years ago, when I was in my final year at college, I wrote my first novel ever. It was crude, unpolished, short, and run-of-the-mill but it was mine, so I loved it as a mother loves her children. But I stashed this project away for a while because there was so much going on at the time in my life – I got a new job, made new friends, spent my time with them, and trying to keep up with my job. But in 2015, I realized that the field of IT wasn’t for me. I wanted to write and make a living writing.

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