My 5th Bloggiversary! (I’ve been blogging for half a decade?!)

Published June 29, 2020 by I Blog

Hello everybody!

 

So, today is a very special day for me because it is my fifth bloggiversary! I have officially ben blogging for 5 years, which is absolutely crazy!

 

I have officially been blogging for half a decade! I’ve nearly been blogging for a third of my life!

 

So, I really just wanted to take this post to reflect on the past five years here.

 

In these past five years, I have written 616 posts. We have reached 363 followers. At the time of writing this, this sit has had 13,676 views. I remember the day that w first hit 100 views and I was so happy I could cry! Now, we’re at over 10,000? On this blog, I have written 231,217 words – that is literally the length of two whole novels!

 

I like to think that we have made a nice little community here in my corner of the internet and it’s thanks to you guys that it is like that.

 

I want to thank every single one of you out there reading this because y’all don’t know how much blogging has changed my life. If I’m ever sad or stressed, I know that I can come and write a post and I will feel 50000 times better.

 

So, thank you all for being there and reading my content. Honestly, it means the world to me.

 

I hope that y’all are having thee most wonderful day that you can currently, and if you aren’t, don’t worry because the worst day only lasts 24 hours!

 

Stay safe, stay happy, stay you!

 

I Blog xxx

Leibster Award #2!

Published June 28, 2020 by I Blog

Hey guys!

 

How are you doing today?

So, last week I got nominated for the Leibster Award by hiddenzzzzz! Thank you so much for nominating me! Y’all should definitely go and check out their posts because they are awesome!

 

This is also my second time being nominated for this award (you can view the first one here)

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Dork Diaries Dear Dork Review

Published June 27, 2020 by I Blog

Hey y’all!

 

So, today I’m reviewing the fourth book in the Dork Diaries series, Dear Dork, by Rachel Renee Russel. I’ve been rereading this series and I’ve reviewed each of the other books so far, which you can view here  if you want to. I’ve got so many to review, I’m going to start doing one on Saturday now too, so y’all get 3 posts a week for the next few weeks!

 

This was yet again, another five star read, honestly, this entire series is just full of five star reads haha.

 

Synopsis

Nikki Maxwell authors an advice column for the school newspaper in this fifth book of the “New York Times “bestselling Dork Diaries series.Nikki Maxwell develops a sudden interest in student journalism that may or may not (okay, definitely does) have to do with the fact that mean girl Mackenzie has started writing a gossip column. And there just might be some juicy info involving Nikki’s crush, Brandon, that Nikki doesn’t want Mackenzie reporting to the world. So Nikki joins the school newspaper staff–and ends up as an advice columnist! It’s fun at first, answering other kids’ letters. But when Miss Know-It-All’s inbox is suddenly overflowing with pleas for guidance, Nikki feels in need of some help herself. Fortunately she has BFFs Chloe and Zoey on her side–and at her keyboard!

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Dork Diaries Skating Sensation Review

Published June 26, 2020 by I Blog

Hey guys!

Today I’m reviewing the fourth book in the Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell, Skating Sensation. I have done reviews for all of the other books in this series, which you can view here. I, once again, gave this one 5 stars. Haha – it’s just a given at this point!

 

Synopsis

Nikki Maxwell isn’t at all surprised to find out that her crush Brandon volunteers at a local animal shelter. He’s such a sweet guy – of course he wants to help those adorable puppies! Then Brandon tells her that the shelter is in danger of closing, and Nikki knows she can’t let that happen. Especially when she discovers a shocking secret about Brandon that makes keeping that shelter open more important than ever. So Nikki and her friends Chloe and Zoey enter an ice skating competition to help raise money for the shelter, but (big surprise) Mackenzie has to stick her nose in and cause trouble so that she can be the one to swoop in and save the day. No way will Nikki let that happen: She’ll just have to come up with some extra creative ideas this time!

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Slightly Excessive Middle Grade Book Haul *I’m So Excited*

Published June 21, 2020 by I Blog

Hey guys!

 

So, I mentioned in my OWLS post that I bought some new books that I was so excited for, and they’ve finally all shown up, so I can finally do the haul!

These books are all also Middle Grade, which is my favourite age genre! Aah! I’ve got 22 books to haul today lol – 4 Rick Riordan Presents books, then I’ve got one Rick Riordan book, a series, a final book in a trilogy and one graphic novel!

I just realised the other day that I’ve only read one Rick Riordan Presents book, so I thought that I’d ought to change that!

 

I’m going to be hauling them in the order that I got them, so without further ado, let’s get into it!

 


Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

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Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee’s space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you’d never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She’s counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds.

When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumoured to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name.

Min’s quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams. This sci-fi adventure with the underpinnings of Korean mythology will transport you to a world far beyond your imagination!

AAAAAHHHHHH! This one looks so good! It looks awesome! I’m so excited about reading this one! I literally don’t have the words to explain why I’m so ecstatic about it! I also got this one for literally £5! What a steal! Also, I’m pretty sure that this is a standalone, which makes me so happy! Most of the Rick Riordan Presents books are series, which is fun, but there are so many! So, it’s nice to have a break with a stand-alone.

(Lol, I didn’t realise how long I’d been writing this post, but I’ve finished it now and there is a review here).

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