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3 Reasons Why TBR's Are Evil and How to Fix It

As a reader, I, of course, have a TBR list of some sort even if it isn't an actual list for the most part. TBR's are the books you have that are "To Be Read" they can be ones you own, ones you don't own but want to and anything in between. For this blog post, however, we're going to concentrate on the books in your TBR pile that you own. In other words, the books that are already in your personal library. This post is going to concentrate on the negativity that TBR piles have had in my reading life and some ways I have found to conquer them.

  1. Buy X Read Y
          I am not good at math but I can figure out this equation. If X is the number of books your buying and Y is the number you are actually reading the numbers can be drastically different depending on what happens. The issue that I personally have and one I have noticed many other book lovers having is the fact that too often the X variable is majorly bigger than the Y variable, meaning that I bu…

Top Five Tips For Creating Characters

As a writer, one of the biggest things that I do is create characters. I mold and shape them until they are all unique individuals that hopefully other people will one day be able to relate to. I say one day because I haven't gotten published yet. However, I thought that it would be really cool to tell you guys some of my tips for creating characters. I truly believe that characters are one of the most important parts about a story. No one wants to read a story that has bad characters, and I am not talking about like the evil villains in stories. If all of your characters are bland and unrealistic it won't make the reading fun for anyone. The biggest thing, in my opinion, with creating characters is making sure that they are as realistic and relatable as you can possibly make them. So, here are my top 5 tips for creating characters.


1. Give the Characters Something of Yours: 
       Just like we as real life human beings have our own personalities so should your charac…

To the Person That Isn't Athletic

I know it can be frustrating to not be good at something, especially something that basically determines how popular you are in certain parts of school. I remember how it  was when I was younger, the athletic people always seemed to have it all, and it can be hard to not get caught up in all of it. (Trust me, they don't have it all, and they have struggles just like the rest of us). However, sports are not everything no matter what anyone tries to tell you. Are they important? Yes. They teach teamwork and cooperation. I had lots of fun when I was on sports teams in school. However, are they necessary for you to feel good about yourself? No. When I was in school I loved sports, but I was not very good at them. I remember trying my hardest at basketball, cross country, and track, etc., but I eventually realized that my best was not ever going to be good enough. The thing about realizing that you can'tdo something is that it lets you open up your schedule to  that you can do. N…

Hello!

Hello!
       I decided that my very first blog post would be a bit of an introduction about myself and what I plan on doing with my blog. I hope that this little bit of information will help whoever ends up reading my blog know me and my plans for this blog.
        My name is Baleigh and I live in Oklahoma, but that's all the information you're going to get for now. I am a 19-year-old college student currently majoring in English. I have been thinking a lot about teaching though, so who knows what might happen by the time school starts back up again in August.
         For the most part, this blog is going to center around books, writing, and movies/tv shows. However, since I hate limiting myself to just one thing don't be surprised if I write blog posts about other things. I also plan on writing some more personal posts a couple times a month to keep everyone updated on my life, and also so I can look back and see what I was doing at a specific time in my life.
       I…