My 2018 Reading Resolutions

Hello readers and hello 2018!

It’s been a bit over a year since I’ve posted on this blog, but some of my friends on bookstagram have inspired me to start posting again. I love writing — I’m majoring in English, after all — but I’ve found myself not spending time writing for myself. Most of the writing I’ve done in the past few months has been purely academic, yet I always jump on the opportunity to do creative writing in my classes. It seems dumb to not spend time doing something I love, so I’m challenging myself to write more. I want to journal more, blog more, and write more. But I don’t want to post for the sake of posting: I want to create content that I am proud of and want to share with the world.

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from my instagram: @izzybooks

I typically make New Year’s Resolutions at the beginning of the year in order to provide a framework for how I want my year to be, but aside from the personal resolutions, I also create reading resolutions!

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My Favorite Books of 2016!

Sorry for being so inactive these past few months. I’ve been much more active on my youtube, and I just posted my favorite books of 2016! Watch the video below to see what some of my favorite reads this year were!

Comment below with what some of your favorite reads were this year and I’ll be sure to add them to my TBR! If you wanna follow my reading adventures, you can follow my instagram, tumblr, and goodreads.

I hope you guys had a great 2016 (despite the dumpster fire) and have an even better 2017! Happy new year! 🙂

Love from, Isabel

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Premiere!

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Happy premiere day to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children! Keep reading for a movie synopsis as well as my review of the book!

The highly-anticipated movie-adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ novel by the same name comes out today in theatres across the world! Miss Peregrine’s follows the story of Jacob, a seemingly ordinary boy discovers a centuries-old mystery that spans different worlds and times. But darkness is lurking and all is not as it seems in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Watch the trailer below!

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Advice to Incoming Freshmen

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It’s that time of year again when newly minted high school grads don the brightly-colored lanyards and spirited school t-shirts before heading off to their new home for the next four years: college. It’s an equally exciting and nerve-wracking experience, simply because it’s new! Having survived my first year of university, I thought it might be nice if I shared some of the things I wish I knew as an incoming first-year.

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Back to School Haul and Giveaway!

I was recently on vacation in Europe, London and Paris to be specific. While I was there, I visited MUJI and HEMA because it was obviously necessary to feed my stationery addiction. I picked up a bunch of cute stationery for the upcoming school year! And you can actually win some of the items I bought!

You can win the following items and more! Some of the prizes aren’t pictured (there are also other pens in the pencil case!) but everything in the photo below will be included in the prize.

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Click the link below to enter!
lovefromisabel Back to School giveaway!

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Summer Style Concert Edition

Summer is unfortunately winding up for many of us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have some fun! Whether your attending a local event or enjoying a relaxing vacation like I am right now, make sure you’re dressed for the occasion with these outfits!

Country Classic

This outfit is perfect for a country concert like Carrie Underwood or Luke Bryan! Pair a flowy lace top with some classic light-wash distressed denim shorts and your favorite cowboy boots. Don’t forget about your guy friends too – they can find some perfect cowboy boots here! If it’s an outdoor concert, don’t forget about your sunnies and sunscreen to keep your skin protected! Use a soft suede crossbody to carry all your necessities and keep your hands free (or taking pictures using your polaroid!).

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The Academic Zine Issue 3 Publication

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I’m super excited to announce the project that I’ve been working on for the past three months. I’ve been quiet about it on the blog, but you might have seen a few clues on my studyblr, studyscribbles.

Without further ado, I present, The Academic Zine Issue 3!

The Academic Zine is a magazine created by students, for students. It’s the brainchild of the lovely Edye Benedict and Meadow Pendley, our wonderful Editors-in-Chief! I’ve worked with the team for the past three months as an editor and I’m so excited for you guys to see this issue!

Check out The Academic Zine online: website | instagram | twitter | facebook | issuu

I would love for you guys to read it – we’ve devoted our time, hearts, and souls into making this the best it can be. I’m so excited and so proud to have been a part of this zine and I hope that shines through!

Love from, Isabel

PS You can read issue 1 here and issue 2 here!