Introducing…the Girl Behind the Poodle (yes, that’s me)!

Posted August 27, 2016 by Nori in Other / 2 Comments

Dear blog readers,

Thank you so much for sticking with me these past two years. Starting this blog is honestly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. I have learned so much and made friends from all around the world. Plus, my eyes have opened up to the publishing industry, and I feel as though I have a deeper understanding and love for reading.

But, here’s the thing. Life happens, and sometimes changes need to be made. Don’t worry; I am NOT stopping my blog. I love it (and you guys) way too much to do that!

At the same time, I think it’s time to finally reveal the person behind the poodle. I am so thankful to all of you for respecting my wishes and not digging into my personal life. I wanted to keep my book life and personal life separate, and for good reason.

But now, now I’m finally ready to share.

Hi, my name is Nori and today is my second day of college orientation.

Yes, you read that correctly. I’m a college freshman! It’s kinda funny- when I meet people in real life, they often say that they assumed I was much older, but nope. I’m 18. 🙂

I never wanted to share my age previously because I didn’t want anyone judging me for it. I wanted, and still want, people to judge me based on what I do, not by who/how old I am. Now that I’m starting college and am officially an adult, I decided that it was a good time to share.

Another reason why I decided to finally share is because my blog won’t be as active as normal for the next couple of months. I know college is going to be filled with lots of work, stress, and of course some fun activities. I’m really excited to start! At the same time, since I’m going to be super busy, I don’t know how much time I will have to read and blog.

I actually have over 30 posts scheduled at the moment, but the majority of those are for September, because I’m hosting a month long feature that you’re not going to want to miss! But, after that, I really don’t know how often I’ll be able to put posts up on my blog, and my time on Twitter is definitely going to be lessened. I’ve been working really hard to schedule a ton of posts ahead of time, which is why there hasn’t been much on my blog the past week or so!

I’m really hoping that you will all stick through with me and occasionally check my blog for new posts, even if it isn’t as active as you’re used to seeing it.

That’s all for now! I hope you stick around 🙂

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BEA 2016 Recap Part Five (aka Bookcon)!

BEA 2016 Recap Part Five (aka Bookcon)!

Today is the day. Today you get to hear about Bookcon, aka the final day of BEA. Are you ready??? You may or may not remember that I got under three hours between Day 3 and Bookcon. So, there’s your reminder. 😉 I woke up at 6:20, completely groggy. Mishma and I then went downstairs to figure out the suitcase situation, and I was happy to finally have that question […]

Posted August 26, 2016 by Nori in Other / 1 Comment

BEA 2016 Recap Part Four!

BEA 2016 Recap Part Four!

Are you ready to find out what happened on Day 3 of BEA?  This was the last day of BEA, so after this, you only have one more recap (Bookcon). I started my day by catching the Harper drop, then ran to get Nicola Yoon’s newest book. After that, I had virtually nothing on my schedule, so I decided to head to the Heartless signing 1.5 hours early. I was second […]

Posted August 25, 2016 by Nori in Other / 1 Comment

BEA 2016 Recap Part Three!

BEA 2016 Recap Part Three!

Are you ready to find out what happened on Day 2 of BEA? ICYMI- Here are the links for the rest of the recaps: Day 0 and Day 1! Why hello there everyone! It’s time for my BEA Day 2 recap! I must admit- today probably was the craziest day. Wait- I take that back. It DEFINITELY was the craziest day. I wanted to get to BEA bright and early, […]

Posted August 24, 2016 by Nori in Other / 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday #93: Ten Books That Have Been on My TBR Shelf Since BEFORE I Started Blogging!

Top Ten Tuesday #93: Ten Books That Have Been on My TBR Shelf Since BEFORE I Started Blogging!

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Tuesday #93: Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet! This is such an embarrassing list. *hides* 1. Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore 2. Scarlet (Scarlet #1) by A.C. Gaughen 3. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson […]

Posted August 23, 2016 by Nori in Book Meme / 14 Comments

BEA 2016 Recap Part Two!

BEA 2016 Recap Part Two!

Are you ready to find out what happened on Day 1 of BEA? ICYMI- I described Day 0 (aka the night before BEA) HERE! It was 45 minutes before BEA, and my roommates and  I had just arrived at the BEA floor. I know, I know. We were slackers. Some of our close blogger friends weren’t slackers and ended up being near the front of the line, but we didn’t want to […]

Posted August 23, 2016 by Nori in Other / 2 Comments

BEA 2016 Recap Part One!

BEA 2016 Recap Part One!

Welcome to my first BEA Recap post Yeah, yeah, I know. My recap is going up a bit late…Oops 😛 I’m going to do my best to leave NO details out, so I hope you don’t mind the recaps being long! Don’t worry, I’ll make them as entertaining as possible. 🙂 Now, let’s get started!!! After waiting for BEA for months upon months, the day was finally here. I went […]

Posted August 22, 2016 by Nori in Other / 2 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday #92: Top Ten Books Set in the USA!

Top Ten Tuesday #92: Top Ten Books Set in the USA!

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Tuesday #92: Top Ten Books With X Setting This week, I decided to focus on books that take place during modern time, in regular ole USA. 1. All the Feels by Danika Stone 2. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (click HERE to see my review) 3. How It Feels to Fly by Kathryn […]

Posted August 16, 2016 by Nori in Book Meme / 11 Comments

NOVEL NEWCOMERS #14: Interview w/ Ardis!

NOVEL NEWCOMERS #14: Interview w/ Ardis!

And…I’m back with another Novel Newcomer post! Yay! In case you’ve forgotten what NN is, you can check out all of the details HERE. INTERVIEW Outside of blogging and reading, what other interests do you have? Ardis: I am a huge political junkie during the presidential elections. I also love music and cooking. I make some awesome tamales. What is your most unusual accomplishment? Ardis:My Most Unusual accomplishment is that I […]

Posted August 15, 2016 by Nori in Interviews, My Features / 1 Comment

Stacking the Shelves #70

Stacking the Shelves #70

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and is about sharing the books that you have received during the past week! The books can be print, digital, borrowed, won, or anything else imaginable! Oops…I haven’t done one of these in awhile. The good news? You get to see a pretty big stack of books! Physical Books!   Thank you so much to Heather, The Strand, SST, Hannah, and #booksfortrade for […]

Posted August 13, 2016 by Nori in Book Meme / 5 Comments