Miscellaneous

Goodbye WordPress … where else you can find me, and a big thank you!

So, uh, you might have noticed that I’ve been … kind of gone. I was planning on posting about a hiatus, but then I never found the motivation, and after a while saying ‘I’m gonna be on a hiatus!’ would have been ridiculously late.

While at first I was planning on just taking a break from my blog to focus on other things, I have now realised that it is time to move on. It makes me sad, because I had a lot of fun writing book reviews and interacting with everyone, but after over two years, I think I have officially had enough. It’s a bit ironic really that I’m giving up now, as I’m very close to reaching 1000 followers. Then again, that’s not why I started my blog, and it’s not a good reason to keep going.

The main reason I stopped blogging is my YouTube channel. I posted about it a while ago, and I’ve been really enjoying slowly building it, sharing my bookish opinions on a whole new platform, and getting to know new people. It’s also honestly really nice to actually see the face of the person who is telling you about their favourite books – it makes it just a bit more personal.

There are also a lot of other things that I want to prioritise: my student magazine, titled The Queer Review; my volunteering at Oxfam, which I’ve been now doing for over a year every week; my plan to start volunteering at the library; my dissertation; my last year of university in general; and, finally, doing a bit of physical activity. I know these are all ultimately just excuses, but paired with the fact that I don’t really feel like having a blog anymore, it makes sense to say goodbye.

I didn’t want to just disappear though, and that is why I’m writing this – I want to thank everyone who has read, liked, and commented on my posts in the past two+ years, and of course all of you who have followed my blog. Thank you for reading, for interacting with me, for tagging me in things, and for supporting me in general.

Now, in case you would like to keep talking, to know what I’m up to, to still follow my book reviews – here are some places you can find me:

YouTube channel: the main place I will be sharing my bookish thoughts and opinions, mainly as monthly reading wrap-ups, book recommendation lists, book hauls, special videos, etc.

Goodreads: I will be posting longer reviews of singular books on here, as well as updating my reading challenge and what I’m reading/have read.

Twitter: as always, the place where I both share what I’m reading as well as blabbering on about random things and retweeting memes. I always post new videos that are up on my channel on my Twitter as well, so if you would like to watch them but don’t have a YouTube account, you can keep up through my feed.

 

That’s everything from me – again, thank you for all of your comments over the years, and I wish you all the best of luck with your blogs. I will not delete my blog, as I am still immensely proud of it, so you can still browse any of my old posts should you wish to do so.

Izzi x

Reviews

Book review: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley | The Girlfriend Book Club: July

Hi guys! Today I’m reviewing Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley, which was the July pick for the Girlfriend Book Club. We both didn’t really love the book all that much, and we had a lot of problems with it, but ultimately it stands at a decent three star rating.

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Book review: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge | The Girlfriend Book Club: June

Hello! I’m Beverly, Izzi’s girlfriend, and – as part of the Girlfriend Book Club – today I will be talking about the book we read together in June: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge.

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Book review: Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour | Queer teens and set design

Everything Leads to You is a lovely young adult novel that follows Emi, a girl in love with girls and set designing, as a mysterious letter sends her on a hunt for the beautiful relative of an old movie star.

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Book review: The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue | Lesbian (ish) historical fiction

The Sealed Letter follows a trio of characters, two women and a man, as they struggle through a divorce trial in 19th Century England. It was, to put it bluntly, disappointingly un-gay.

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