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

Posted August 27, 2016 by Nori in Other / 15 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 ..

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 / 3 Comments

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 / 2 Comments

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

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

I’m Going to be on a YA ..

I’m Going to be on a YA Blogger Panel for B&N B-Fest!!!

I am BEYOND excited to announce that I will be on a YA Blogger Panel at the B&N Neshaminy Mall  during the B&N B-Fest happening NEXT WEEKEND!!! Are you interested in… Learning more about blogging Finding out some of my favorite books Winning AWESOME prizes If the answer is YES and you live in/near the Philadelphia/New Jersey area, then MAKE SURE TO COME TO THIS PANEL! Here’s What YOU Need to […]

Posted June 4, 2016 by Nori in Other / 10 Comments

Amazon Great Deals!

Amazon Great Deals!

Hey there everyone! So I was browsing Amazon a couple of days ago, looking at books (of course) and I was shocked. I never quite realized just how many great deals they have on books! (Honestly, this is what I looked like when I saw all of the prices) So, I decided that since we all like books (I would assume…) it might be nice to share the deals with […]

Posted February 21, 2016 by Nori in Other / 9 Comments

#YAPirateShip Twitter Chat!

#YAPirateShip Twitter Chat!

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell Published by Simon Pulse Publication Date: February 2nd 2016 Pages: 342 Goodreads For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, […]

Posted February 11, 2016 by Nori in Other / 3 Comments

ALAMW16 Recap: Day One

ALAMW16 Recap: Day One

Welcome to my ALAMW16 Recap! I know it’s a bit late but I hope you enjoy! Day One: Saturday The first thing that immediately popped into my brain was AHHHHHHHH TODAY IS ALAMW! The second thing was AHHHHHH IT IS REALLY EARLY I WANT TO GO BACK TO SLEEP! Luckily, the first thought overpowered the second thought, and my adrenaline woke me up. Val from The Innocent Smiley was nice […]

Posted January 29, 2016 by Nori in Other / 13 Comments