Greetings bookish friends! Today I will be sharing with you my bullet journal spreads for November. This month I will be doodling some donuts — yum! I love how this month turned out, but my pictures are unintentionally blurry — please ignore that! Sorry this post is a little bit late, but I hope it gives you some inspiration or ideas anyway. Enjoy!
Supplies I Used:
An A5 Dotted Bullet Journal
Tombow Fudenosuke Calligraphy Brush Pen Soft Tip
I’ve currently been loving my new tombows! These are a really popular brush pen, and I can see why. The writing is smooth, doesn’t smudge and is easy to control.
Here is my front page with a cute donut quote to the left. I’m loving how this spread turned out, although I kind of went crazy with the donut doodles!
Next is my standard monthly log. To the left, I have a section for blog stats and Instagram stats.
This next spread is my money tracker, blog post ideas page, and books I’ve read section. Last month, I didn’t really fill out any of my trackers because I was kind of unmotivated to fill them out, but I’m really liking how my trackers are looking this month.
And lastly, here is my weekly spread! I decided to keep it simple with some donut doodles and boxes for dividing the days of the week.
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Do you like donuts? What’s your favorite thing about bullet journaling? Have you ever written a blog post and then realized that your pictures were totally blurry? Do you spell it donut or doughnut? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section down below.
I was tagged to do the 7 Favorite Things by Olivia from Purely Olivia, who by the way is totally awesome. I technically wasn’t tagged for this, but I asked her if I can do it and she said yes. This is kind of late and should have not procrastinated and posted this earlier, but whatever. Enjoy!
Link back to and thank the person that tagged you. Thanks, Olivia
Link back to and thank the blogger who began the tag. Thank you so much, Beth!
List and picture at least seven of your favorite things.
Tag at least seven people, which I will do at the end of my post.
List the seven rules
I don’t have all of them
There we go yeehaw sis
This one is kind of cheesy, but whatever! Daydreaming is enjoyable and a great way to get good ideas.
You get idea from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time.
The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.
They’re just so good, OK?
📝Poetry + Writing📝
As many of you already know, I am not only an avid reader, but a writer. One of my favorite types of writing is poetry. Although I rarely write poetry, I think it is beautiful.
Globes may seem like a random, insignificant household object, but oh boy, you’re wrong. Globes tell the story of the earth. It’s lakes, mountains, oceans, deserts, you name it. It is a tangible display of humanity’s regime on planet earth and a precise graph of existence and space. Wow, I am such an intelligent, observant scholar. You can find the timezone of a certain location in comparison to another. And, one can even see the center of the world.*
Also, it spins.
*Fun Fact: The center of the world is where the Equator and the Prime-Meridian meet, off the coast of West Africa
Person: Globes and poetry? And now plants? Wow, Katie needs to get out more no offense…
Me: Excuse me? Globes are awesome, poetry is beautifully artistic, and plants are amazing.
Person: *Coughs in spite of all the smoke because oooooof they got roasted so hard by Katie That Bookish Girl herself. Call 911, the world is on fire. 🔥
Just kidding, that wasn’t a roast, but globes, poetry, and plants are superb. First of all, plants are great for maintaining and keeping safe, refreshing, air quality levels in your home. Plants are also decorative and look good on a desk or a table. Not only that, but plants require little attention and care. All that is needed is a small amount of water every day, depending on what type of plant you are purchasing.
I have a houseplant on my desk named Josephine (yes, I name my plants 😂) and I really enjoy having her.
This one should be pretty obvious because I used a little bit of foreshadowing expressing my love for The Office a GIF ago.
My favorite character is, without a doubt, Pam Beesely.
Also Jim and Pam are sooooooooo perfect together. Whenever they’re on-screen together, my inner fangirl swoons inside.
I love blogging so much and think it is a great way to express yourself through writing and get recognition and feedback for your work. Also, the blogging community is so supportive, accepting, and kind.
Thank you to all the wonderful bloggers out there who make the blogosphere such a positive place.
All these bloggers and awesome and I love their posts. Don’t feel pressured to do the tag if you don’t want to! If you haven’t been tagged, but you would like to participate, leave me a comment and I’ll add you on.
Do you like globes? Is poetry worthwhile? Are you imaginative? What are some of your favorite things? Do you prefer Nutella or chocolate? Let me know in the comments.
Greetings bookish friends! If any of you have noticed, I never did a September monthly recap post. This is because I disliked writing these kinds of posts and I want to change things up a bit. You know, add a little spice to that pumpkin! 😉 *October is spooky season and I’m obsessed*
I know I haven’t been posting a lot lately, but I am trying to break that habit and get back to blogging. Olivia nominated me for the 7 Favorite Things Tag and I plan to post about it this weekend.
So without further ado, I present to you what I finished reading recently, what I’m currently reading, and what I plan to read sometime this month.
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
I really enjoyed this book and think it deserves all the hype! The plot was engaging and interesting. The best part about the book was by far the characters. Kiko was so complicated and in-depth and real. This is really refreshing because many YA books have characters that are simple and surface level, but this was not true for anyone in Starfish. Even Kiko’s mother, who is intentionally narcissistic and superficial had some complexity to her.
Overall, this is a beautiful tale of hardship, ambition, and imperfection. This book was very enjoyable to read and I was hooked the whole time. Highly recommended, and an easy 5-star rating!
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Although it didn’t enjoy The Sun Is Also a Star as much as I liked Everything, Everything, this book was not bad! It was very engaging and had decent pacing. I really enjoyed the smooth, flowy writing style. The only problem I had with it was the “cheese” factor. Although Daniel and Natalie’s relationship was cute, at times it was unrealistic and a little bit over the top. But the ending makes up for everything that was wrong with it; it was perfect!
Although there were some patchy plot holes in the middle of the book, both the beginning and the end were excellent.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
So far, I am really enjoying this book!
Like any Rainbow Rowell novel, it is honest and romantic, but Carry On also has elements of a fantasy novel rather than a contemporary. This is really refreshing and unique because most fantasy novels are set in the dark ages, where there were no cellphones or advanced technologies. This sets Carry On apart and makes it more relatable in general.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I just received a beautiful hardcover edition of this book and I am so excited to read it!
There is also a movie that came out recently and after I finish the book I plan on seeing it.
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
I have been wanting to read this series for the longest time, but haven’t been able to find it.
I was lucky one-day scrolling through the shelves of my school library and found the first two installments, Cinder, and Scarlet. I have heard lots of great things about The Lunar Chronicles and can’t wait to finally be reading them.
A forbidden romance.
A deadly plague.
Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth’s future.
This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget.