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March Reading List

Recently, I have been trying to read on a daily basis and while I have been able to achieve that, I have only been reading Harry Potter. I am currently up to book four, which is pretty good since I went from one book a year to three. Despite this, I want to expand and read different genres because books contain great insight into the world and every book offers something different.

In order to make sure I try to read more variety, I am going to share my reading list for March and hopefully at the end of the month – there will be book reviews. Since the four books on my nightstand are quite lengthy, I am going to aim for three, so here they are:

Sapians

This book was on my January reading list and it just didn’t happen. However, I am determined to get it finished even if it kills me. My issue with reading this book is that I watch a lot of informational videos and documentaries, therefore, I have heard some of this information before. Regardless, I will give it my best shot as I find it explains a lot about society which I find interesting.

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

I am ready to get into this book because I loved the Prison of Azkaban. I enjoyed the first two books a lot, though it didn’t pick up for me until the third. For me, I really love the world building more than the actual writing and storytelling because the all the books are just a vibe. Prisoner of Azkaban changed that because I thoroughly enjoyed that story and cannot wait for the rest of them.

Illuminae

This book is quite different to any book I’ve ever read. It tells the story in the form of case files. I don’t know much about the story currently, though it is described as a mix of ‘space opera, romance, zombies, hackers and political thrills’, and of course this is right up my alley.

Thanks for reading everyone! I hope to share my thoughts on the books.

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The Benefits Of Having A Bullet Journal

I have previously used a bullet journal because I’ve never been satisfied with your typical diary/planner. As a student you need to be very organised and I’m just not, therefore planning is key. In 2020 I’m going to start my bullet journal (bujo) again because last year, out of laziness I decided to just buy one, and as a result there was no inspiration coming from it. I’m going to explore the benefits of having a bullet journal in this post, share some tips and show my bujo.

Why Have a Bujo?

Often at times you have a planner and it’s day by day or weekly, and that’s really all there is to it. Sometimes there’s trackers or sometimes you need to keep a separate diary for the things you need to track. However, if you make a bujo then you can customise it to include whatever you want, here are some ideas:

  • Trackers, such as: reading, cups of water drank, mood, finances.
  • Create a budget.
  • List you goals.
  • Bucket lists.
  • Meal plan.
  • Quote pages.

The ideas for which you can customise your bujo are endless and it’s really up to you. It’s great because you can keep all your needs in one place.

How Do You Start One?

Just buy a journal, it’s as simple as that. There are things you might need to take into account, for example; the thickness of your pages as it can lead to bleed through. I personally use the Rhodia black A5 dot grid webnotebook. It is a bit pricey, though it is a great notebook.

So You Have a Journal, Now What?

Buy some pens, whatever colour you want to customise the pages. Don’t worry about having all the fancy pens yet, it takes time to build your collection up to that. Buy some highlighters as well, they come in handy for colour behind text. Also if you’re not into doing everything by hand, get some a washi tape or stickers. It can be quite hard to constantly keep up with decorating your journal so these come in handy.

You’re probably going to need some inspiration. Scroll through Pinterest, Instagram or Tumblr to find some designs or spreads you like. It probably won’t be the best at first but you’ll get there. This is my second bujo and my handwriting is still messy.

My Bujo Set Up

So far I’ve got the 2020 cover page, reading tracker and January cover. As I currently don’t have school I haven’t started my weekly spread yet. Hopefully starting next week I’ll be out of that holiday mood and start studying Japanese again.

This is my 2020 cover page. I drew the astronaut with a black pen then use watercolour paint to fill in the face and background. I then went crazy on the black page because why not? I chose the astronaut because I love space, to me it’s endless and full of wonders. I hope that 2020 will be full of wonders as well.

I’m still working in my fancy handwriting. Here is my January cover page and reading tracker. I drew 31 books and I will colour them in the amount of days I read. This year I’m trying to form a good reading habit which consists of me reading for 30 minutes everyday.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful 2020.

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