april & may wrap up | returning from my long hiatus, starting bookstagram & redesigning my blog (again)!

hello friends! i'm so happy to be finally writing a post, having been on a seemingly never-ending hiatus since february dawned thanks to a hectic study life and now that it's nearing break, i've some time to come back. whilst ghosting the blogosphere, i've been somewhat eventful in other areas? i recently started a bookstagram… Continue reading april & may wrap up | returning from my long hiatus, starting bookstagram & redesigning my blog (again)!

February & March Wrap Up | In which I disappeared from the face of the blogosphere

Hello everyone, happy end-March! I've become more and more convinced that time is a social construct, that it doesn't exist, as two months off the blogosphere just flew by in a series of hectic schedules and crazy workloads. Thankfully, things have eased a little (or rather I hope) and I'm popping back here to share… Continue reading February & March Wrap Up | In which I disappeared from the face of the blogosphere

January Wrap Up | Much less books but an incredible start to the year!

Raise your hand if you're not used to writing 2021. *raises right arm, left arm, right foot, left foot* I know everyone has said this but let me reiterate: I can't believe that we are finally in 2021, the situation is still *gradually* getting better and I'm so thankful and excited for how this year… Continue reading January Wrap Up | Much less books but an incredible start to the year!

🌷 December Wrap-Up || 2020 Wrap-Up & 2021 Goals

Wow. Wow. Wow. Happy New Year Everyone! We have finally conquered that beast of a year, and it feels so good to start anew. But before I get carried away with how much I am looking forward to 2021 and talking about the last month of that crazy year, let me introduce you to the… Continue reading 🌷 December Wrap-Up || 2020 Wrap-Up & 2021 Goals

🌷 November Wrap-Up || a splendid month with Β½ of this year’s 5 star reads?! 🀩 || ft. GIF-y Love #3 || Character Chat #1

Hello everyone! I somehow dread and love writing these wrap-ups at the same time. It gives me great pleasure to look back on the month and talk about some of the highlights with you all, but it's scary as it flew so fast... 2020 is *wild wind whooshes in*.

But nonetheless, I truly enjoyed my month of November, and it was one of many great milestones for blogging for me. I changed my site name from "cherelle the bibliophile" to "a bolt out of the book", something I always wanted to do but was apprehensive, you can learn about the new name here!

Furthermore, I set up a book club with Ashmita @ The Fictional Journal on Goodreads: BOOKS GO BOOM!! You can learn more about it here (my post) and here (Ashmita's post). We just decided on the Book of the Month for December which is SET FIRE TO THE GODS by Kristin Simmons and Sarah Raasch, I am so excited to read it with you all in the club!

Okay without further ado, let's see November!

🌷October Wrap-Up || book blogging has given me superspeed reading abilities?? || ft. GIF-y Love #1

Hello fellow bibliophiles! October is going to be over in less than 24 hours πŸš€, (I will now intentionally stop myself droning about how fast October went) but it has been an extremely fulfilling month for me! I've conquered my end of year exams ✏️ (other students out there still facing it, you can do this! πŸ’ͺ), adjusted to the world of book blogging, interacted with so many new bloggers (love you guys πŸ’ž ) and read more πŸ“š than my measly amount in September. Today, I bring to you my monthly wrap-up which I had so much fun writing and reflecting... especially with the new format I will be adopting. It wouldn't only be about books read but also books hauled, quotes, blogging stuff and random life highlights! I have also linked a lot of blogs through this post for you guys to go check out! Let's begin, shall we? πŸ‘‡

August & September Wrap-Up || first month in blogging!

Today we are 10 months into the new 10 years! This new decade has taken an unprecedented turn but here we are, fellow bibliophiles, surviving it and reading more in turn! β€πŸ“š But before I welcome the month of October, here's my wrap-up for August and September.