I Put Messages Inside Books (Monthly Wrap-Up)




For some apparent reason (not gonna name any names) a certain month has gone and passed far too quickly. I'll give you a hint... It begins with J and ends with Anuary.

But at the same time, it feels like January was such a long month. I was debating whether or not to even do a monthly wrap-up because I didn't think there would be much to talk about, but *makes hand gestures* yah know, it turned out to be longer than expected. •-•

January Wrap-Up

I feel like as soon as 2018 started, or even during the end of 2017, life began happening so fast. It isn't exactly going by faster but there is just so much more going on. You know? I almost wish it could just pause for a few moments so I can breathe. Am I right? But monthly wrap-ups allow me to appreciate what happened and the things that I accomplished during those days. So, *slides imaginary sunglasses on* Let's do this.

WHAT I POSTED


What I Read and What I'm Reading Next | Shop Announcement! 

Kicking January Blues | Collab with Ella Marie 

Why Am I so Angry? (INFJ Thoughts)


WHAT I READ

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

I really enjoyed this book while reading it but, like what most people say, it was problematic. You can check out my short review/reaction here. I mean, it's a good book to read just for fun and I laughed a lot, but I would have liked it a lot more if certain aspects were changed.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 

YOU GUYS. You guys... You guys. I have been wanting to read this book ever since it came out, and now that I have... I was a little disappointed. Actually, a lot. I hate admitting to it because I was just so so sooo pumped to read it, but it didn't leave a lasting impression on me. AND I PREDICTED BASICALLY EVERYTHING. *cries for days* 
I don't know. Maybe it's because I was distracted or had really high expectations? I do know that I am going to try and read the rest of the books to see if it gets better for me. *fingers crossed*

Runaways #3 & #4 by Rainbow Rowell

If you don't already know, I LOVE RAINBOW ROWELL WITH A BURNING PASSION. o-o So, yeah. I am currently reading her Runaways series for two reasons: 1. it's Rainbow Rowell, and 2. I've wanted to see what reading comics are like. Warning: you definitely need more light to read them than just a regular nightlight- I've learned that the hard way. Is that her head or a slice of pizza? Probably pizza. Most likely pizza. Man, I could really go for some pizza right now. *is hungry at 12am*

See what I mean?

WHAT I WATCHED

Stranger Things Season 2 

I FINALLY FINSHED IT YOU GUYS AND I AM NOT OKAY.

Marvel's Runaways Season 1

The Boss Baby 

The Death Cure 

THIS MOVIE. I read the Maze Runner books a few years ago and I have this love/hate relationship with them. I know this is going to sound awful, especially coming from a booknerd... But, personally, I think the movies are better. o-o pleasedonthitme.

WHAT I LISTENED TO

Fall Out Boy 

Their new album IS SO GOOD, MY FRIEND. It's like, at first it's good, but once you start really listening to it... yesss, fam. Yesss.

Billie Eilish 

Need I say more? Actually, yes. I am going to say "more" because I NEED MORE OF HER MUSIC.

Dua Lipa 

Kah-wah-een.

Of Monsters and Men

I've loved them for, like, ever. But this past month I've been listening to their Beneath The Skin album on repeat (ugh, obsessed). 

WHAT I WROTE

Should I talk about what I wrote? Am I allowed to talk about what I wrote? I DON'T KNOW! I usually keep this stuff on the "DL"... But idk man. I'm just going to go ahead and say it:

So, I spent this month working on the second book to my NaNoWriMo novel. I didn't do as much writing as I wanted but I did a bit. I'm actually pantsing this novel at the moment and going with the flow. I mean, I have an idea in my head on where I want it to go, but really plotting stuff out hasn't worked for me in the past so I'm just going to do what I am used to doing. #dontjudgeme

I ended up writing: 7,273 words

So, I'm currently at 10k words in the novel but I'm going to have to take a break from it to attend to other obligations.

WHAT'S IN THE UP AND UP

I re-opened my Etsy shop!

I am so in love with my new inventory. <3 So, take a look around for me. Let me know what you like; let me know what you want to see. ~(•-•)~ And make sure you sign up for my newsletter (bottom of page) to get 10% off your next order. ;)

I went to my library and put post-its inside some of my favorite books.

I went to my library on a mission and it was #fulfilled. I grabbed some of my favorite reads- the ones that were available- and got to work. 





It was so. much. fun. I couldn't help but smile as I walked out of the library that Saturday afternoon. I know if I found a message inside a book, it would make my day... so to think that maybe I could at least make a fellow reader smile, I must be doing something right, right?





As Vanessa would say, I was being a post-it fairy. AND YOU CAN BE ONE TOO! All you need are post-its and pen and BAM. Post-it fairy at your service. Sounds magical, right?

I went to an art museum.

I had never been to an art museum before and now I can officially confirm that, yes, people do stand at an odd-looking piece with their arms crossed over their chest and their fingers stroking their chin with contemplation. 

I turned the whooping age of 12*.

Yes, it was my birthday and now I CAN FINALLY DRINK MY APPLE JUICE OUT OF SOME FANCY STEMWARE WITHOUT ANYONE #JUDING ME. *sips at juice while sprawled out across the sofa* 'Sup?

** 21 

I received so many beautiful messages and so much love for my birthday... it all just feels so surreal. I may or may not have started crying. I really wish my arms were big enough to reach around the earth so I can give you guys the best group hug ever. *sniffles* I love you all so much. <3 


TALK TO ME! 

How was your January? Do anything special? ARE YOU A POST-IT FAIRY TOO?? Did your heart race during The Death Cure because MINE SURE DID. Thank you so much for blessing me with all your kind words and for taking the time to stop by. <3 Much love for all of you. 

xx Kenzie

pea ees: Tomorrow marks the date of when I became a blogger seven years ago. I honestly cannot believe it. This calls for a pizza party! 

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  1. Ahhh Stranger Things and Of Monsters and Men! I'm dying! Also I still love that idea of putting notes in books!! On the bucket list!

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT?!?!?!?! <3 And YES GIRL! It's a great thing to add to le bucket list. ;)

      xx Kenzie

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  2. The mazerunner books annoyed me. I want to see the movies to see if they're better. I guess Mazerunner just wasn't my thing. :/

    Sounds like your January was awesome. I like the idea of leaving notes in books. I've thought of doing that, myself, but I don't know.

    Have a rocking February!! <3

    ~Ivie|Ivie Writes

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    1. I could probably rant about the books all day... XD I did enjoy them, but at the same time... YES. The movies are so, so good. I highly recommend.

      I was a little hesitant at doing it at first because... like, is it legal? o-o But I haven't gotten in trouble so there's that. ;) I think you should do it- especially if you are active with your library. :)

      You too, dear! Thank you so much for stopping by. <3

      xx Kenzie

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  3. OK BUT I LOVED MAZE RUNNER AND THE WHOLE SERIES AND IT BASICALLY STABBED ME IN THE HEART FOUR TIMES AND I DIED AT THE END.

    You are an epic genius + inspirational fairy!! Writing those notes in books is like ... spreading sunshine, I guess <3 I'VE THOUGHT OF IT BEFORE BUT WHOA ... I hope someday I find a note in a book written by you ... just saying :DD

    ALSO HAPPY BLOGGER BIRTHDAY TO YOU FOR TOMORROW <333 Your blog is so aesthetic and lovely and all around #goals *high five*

    - lisa @ inkwell

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    1. OKAY EVEN THOUGH I RANT ABOUT THE BOOKS, I STILL REMEMBER READING THE LAST ONE AND HOW I THREW IT ON THE GROUND WHEN I READ-- *insert spoiler here* AND THE LAST MOVIE KILLED ME. MY HEART WAS ACTUALLY RACING. O-O

      AWWWWWWWWWWWW ASDFGHJKL *sniffles* YOU ARE SO SWEET! <3 It is just like spreading sunshine! ^-^ You should definitely try it out. You never know, you might make someone's day. ;)

      *high five back* THANK YOU SO MUCH, GIRLY. <3 Gah, your comments ALWAYS make my day. <3 :')

      I hope you have a lovely day, dear!

      xx Kenzie

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  4. Putting Post-Its in books is so sweet!! I found a note from a fellow reader in a book this month, and it was SO SWEET. I'm definitely going to do that someday. :)

    Happy, Happy birthday!!! (I think I'm like, four days late at this point, but better late than never!) Also, happy blogiversary!

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    1. YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO RECEIVE A MESSAGE FROM THE POST-IT FAIRY?! THAT IS SO SWEET! OMG. <3

      AWWWW, thank you so much, sweetie! And thank you for reading and commenting- you are the best. <3

      xx Kenzie

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  5. I need to become a post-it-fairy if I plan to maintain my title as the February Fairy. Seriously, I don't think anything would be as exciting as finding a note in a library book. Also: HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! Annd HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You are such an awesome blogger/person/friend. <3

    ~ Ella Marie

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    1. UMMMMM.... YES. It's like the title was made for you. <3 THANK YOU SO MUCH, ELLA! You are an even more awesome blogger/person/friend. <3 Thank you for stopping by and always leaving the sweetest comments.

      xx Kenzie

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  6. Ahhh man....I love this post! >_<

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    1. SARAHHH!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 Thanks so much, girly. <3

      xx Kenzie

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  7. THIS IS SO CUTE!! Now I want to leave a bunch of notes in books!!

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    1. YES, GRACE ANNE! BECOME A POST-IT FAIRY! <333

      xx Kenzie

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  8. The post-it note idea sounds SO FUN. Now that I think about it, I have a bundle of post-notes sitting on my desk that I never use. : )

    I actually haven't seen any of the Maze Runner films, but I read the first two books. idk, they didn't really stick with me although the first one was pretty good.

    HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAY WISHES!! I'm still trying to work out everyone's birthdays online, so I'm sorry that I'm late to the party. Hope your day was stellar.

    *sends hugs*
    k.

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    1. Hmmm... whatever shall you do with those unused post-its? ;)

      I think the first book was my favorite out of the three? Even though the third book crushed me. I don't know... I do, however, recommend that you see the movies if you have read the books. I think it helped me appreciate the story better. :)

      THANK YOU SO MUCH, KEIRA! <3 Better late than never is what I always say. ;) So, no worries. *hugs and kisses*

      xx Kenzie

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  9. Ok first HAPPY BIRTHDAY STILL NOT OVER THAT YOUR NOW 21 second I'm going to have to do that putting stickers in a book thing! That's so cool!

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    1. ASDFGHJK I CAN'T GET OVER IT EITHER, TO BE HONEST. O-O THANK YOU SO MUCH, NABILA! <3

      xx Kenzie

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  10. I remember having to peep on Instagram for a day because I had to go and chat with some friends from theatre, and I remember seeing your post / story on going to the library. It was cute. >.<

    xoxo Abigail Lennah

    P.S. I'm back????

    P.P.S. I also shouted you out for my fifth blogiversary, which you can see here. ^.^

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    1. Okay, but for some reason when I posted about it, I thought of you. XD I'M GLAD YOU SAW/LIKED IT! ;) <3

      AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ASDFGHJKL I AM SO HAPPY YOU ARE BACK LIKE OMG *sends you a thousand internet hugs* <333 and *SCREAMS* brb, going to go read your post. (/o-o)/

      It's so good to have you back, girly. <3

      xx Kenzie

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  11. Putting notes in books is LITERALLY SO SMART. I need to do this right now.

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    1. YESSSSS! COME JOIN THE POST-IT FAIRY SQUAD! *insert sunglass emoji*

      xx Kenzie

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  12. DUDE. I am loving putting messages in books. But I have not done it in FOREVER! I need to get on that. AH Stranger Things season 2 was AMAZING. SO SO AMAZING. Come hang out with me sometime. THAT WOULD BE SO MUCH FUN!

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    1. YES, GIRL. YOU MUST. ;) AND I KNOW RIGHT?! *sobs* It was also heart breaking. And pounding. And just... heart exploding. AND EEEEPPP YES, THAT WOULD BE AWESOME. ^-^

      xx Kenzie

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  13. AGH I'M A POST-IT FAIRY TOO! Lemme just say, doing that gave me this weird but magical feeling inside... like I know someone's going to see my note and it'll be really cool and exciting and idk... AGH <3<3

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    1. EEEEEPPP, HELLO FELLOW POST-IT FAIRY! Oh my goodness, YES. It makes you feel like you are an actual fairy. <3-<3

      Thanks so much for reading!

      xx Kenzie

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xx Kenzie