Plan With Me: April 2019 Bullet Journal Setup

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Greetings bookish friends! Today I will be showing you my bullet journal plan with me for April! I decided to do blue butterflies and sparkles this month.

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Here’s my cover page! Since the butterflies are so intricate and detailed, I only drew a couple. On the left side, I have a quote. I wasn’t sure if I could pull of this theme well, but it ended up looking great! 🦋✨

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This is my monthly calendar page! I doodled a couple of butterflies around and it and did some calligraphy with a little bit of blending on the upper right page. I accidentally drew some extra yellow dots, so I just wrote the days of May, the next month.

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Next I have my mood tracker! I made a giant butterfly and am going to color it in this month. Each section of the butterfly represents a different day. On the right page is a chart to track how much reading, writing, and blogging I’m doing in April. I want to try to read 7 books this month, write 30 pages, and make 4 blog posts.

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And lastly, here is my weekly spread! I wanted to keep it simple but also added some butterflies and sparkles for some detail. 

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Do you bullet journal? What’s your favorite calligraphy pen? What did you think of this month’s theme? Let me know in the comments.

Keep On Booking,

⭐︎ Katie K ⭐︎

The Awesome Blogger Award

Blogging is pretty fun!

Especially when you get recognized for all your hard work and dedication, even if you’ve been on a hiatus for over a month…*cough* me *cough*. Thank you so much for nominating me for this award Colleen, even if I haven’t been the most consistent recently. 😊 Anyway, let’s get to the tag!

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Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Tag your post with #awesomebloggeraward
  • Answer the questions given to you
  • Give them 10 new questions to answer
  • Nominate and inform at least 5 bloggers

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Colleen’s Questions

What’s the funniest word in the English language?

Schadenfreude, which means pleasure at someone’s bad luck or misfortune.  I just think it sounds interesting and it’s really fun to pronounce!

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What’s the funniest joke you know by heart?

What did the wave say to the other wave? Nothing, he just waved!

Yeah I know it’s not funny or anything but it’s the only joke I know.

If you could have a never-ending candle that smelled like anything you wanted, what fragrance would you want it to be?

I don’t like candles very much, but I do enjoy ocean breeze, freshly baked bread, and the aroma of fresh flowers.

What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?

I am looking forward to learning to drive a car, getting my own apartment or house, and going to college. I would also love to travel the world and go to numerous exotic destinations. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you would know that I have a fondness for globes and all things relating to traveling!

Would you rather go hang gliding or whitewater rafting?

Whitewater rafting! It sounds very exciting and I’ve always wanted to do it!

What was the best book or series that you’ve ever read?

Too many! Some of my favorites YA books are To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Hate U Give, and anything Rainbow Rowell…ya know, the basic stuff. 😉 I am also a huge fan of fantasy novels too, including anything Cornelia Funke and (obviously) Harry Potter.

What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?

Probably something along the lines of ‘why am I here’ or ‘what happened’, I’m not really sure.

What songs have you completely memorized?

I have memorized Vienna by Billy Joel and Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967 by John Mayer. There are countless other songs that i have somewhat automatically memorized the lyrics to, but these are just off the top of my head.

Are you usually early or late?

If I have an intense/well-planned schedule that I can adhere to, I’m early. If I don’t, since I’m such a daydreamer, I will lose track of time completely. That’s why I love my bullet journal so much!

What would your perfect room look like?

No clutter, lots of cute clothes, and aesthetic. I don’t care what aesthetic, it just has to be aesthetic. 😂

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My Questions

  1. What’s the WORST book you’ve ever read?
  2. What’s your favorite subject in school?
  3. If you a genie gave you three wishes, what would they be?
  4. What’s your favorite social media?
  5. If you could be born into any other decade/century/time, what would it be? Or would you just rather live in the current time period?
  6. What’s an old fashion piece or trend that you want to come back?
  7. Are you scared of heights?
  8. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
  9. Do you have any special talents/abilities that most other people don’t have/can’t do?
  10. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

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Nominees

I nominate…

If you were nominated but aren’t interested in doing the tag, or have already done it, please don’t feel any pressure to do it! If you weren’t nominated but want to do the tag, let me know in the comments and I will add you onto the list!

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Do you like doing tags? Are you a blogger? What was your favorite question out off all the questions? Let me know in the comments.

Keep On Booking,

⭐︎ Katie K ⭐︎

My Top 2 Favorite Books with Black Protagonists​ | Happy Martin Luther King Junior Day!

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There are so many great books out there!

Today I am going to be sharing with you some of my favorite featuring black protaganists. There are way more than two good books with black protgaonists, but these are simply my two favorites! One of them is a more recent read and another is a long time favorite.

Although MLK Day was yesterday, I nonetheless decided to post this because I think this is a super important topic to discuss. And, there are two of my favorite books on this list, one that I haven’t mentioned on this blog yet! Today I will be sharing with you my top three favorite books with a black protagonist in celebration of Martin Luther King Junior Day. I hope you enjoy!

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

-Martin Luther King Junior

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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There are not many books out there as daring, bold, and unapologetic as The Hate U Give. Following the life of a black teenager named Starr Carter whose childhood best friend died this book has a humorous but brutally honest writing style. Although the book gets criticized by some for being too hypothetical to be realistic, I think it is shedding light upon an issue that needs to be discussed nonetheless.

Starr Carter herself is someone to look up to because even though she was hesitant at first to expose herself as the victim of a hotly debated crime, she eventually found the courage to stand up for what she knew was right. Furthermore, she stands up for racial equality in general even in her home life. When her father ridicules her for having a white boyfriend (Chris) and says “Why don’t you just bring a black boy home?” she stays grounded in her beliefs and continues to date him.

I think it deserves all the hype. I could continue to rant about how much I love this book, but I want to keep this post short. I think I got my message across. 😉

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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The Hate U Give conquers racism through a more audacious manner, but Brown Girl Dreaming is more about being inspiring and discussing racial topics and issues rather than fighting it.

This work of poetry is told in a dactylic fashion with smooth, flowing language. It is a story about the author Jacqueline Woodson’s childhood, split between two polar opposite places. Growing up in both Brooklyn and South Carolina, Jacqueline always felt half at home in each place. In the South, children teased her and her siblings about their Northern way of talking, and in Brooklyn, being a Jehovah’s witness meant that they had to follow rules they didn’t understand.

The revolution is when Shirley Chisholm ran for president

and the rest of the world tried to imagine

a Black Woman in the White House.

-Jacqueline Woodson, page 308.

As you can see, in Brown Girl Dreaming, racism is overthrown using a different approach. Quietly, with a hint of a brave whisper, Brown Girl Dreaming conquers racism. Not just for being a lovely work of poetry, but through empowerment.

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What are your favorite books featuring black protagonists? Have you read The Hate U Give or Brown Girl Dreaming? How was your Martin Luther King Junior Day? Let me know in the comments.

Keep On Booking,

⭐︎ Katie K ⭐︎