Sorry! I know I’ve been kind of MIA

So I know I haven’t exactly been around lately posting or commenting and I’m super sorry for that. I’m at this weird in between period where I’m not really reading (thanks reading slump. Not.) but I’m also not doing much of anything that could be reviewed. 

I’m still getting used to my job and starting to catch up on my bills so I can’t really go anywhere or do much. I do plan on eventually reviewing Chicago neighborhoods since I want to check them out to move into but I can’t do that for a while yet unfortunately. 

I also have not been doing well with NaNoWriMo. I hit a huge block with my main story so I switched to a side story to get words in at least and have hit a block there as well. I was starting to hate writing so I just stopped writing instead. 

Either way, I’m not sure what to post. I’ve been hopscotching across different things. I might post some video game reviews and Korean drama reviews but I’m not sure.

Sorry I’ve been so absent!! As part of an apology have some amazing pictures I took with my new phone and hopefully I’ll be posting reviews again soon. ๐Ÿ˜€



NaNoWriMo 2015 Update #1: Boring story is boring???

NaNo-2015-Participant-BannerWell. It was going well for about the first two days. I’m atย 5,409 words. Today’s word goal is 8,333 so I’m roughly 3000 words behind. I’m struggling because suddenly the story I’m writing is boring me. I’m not sure how to make it interesting.

Basically it’s a New Adult Romance. My MC is Min Seo. She’s from Chicago and her parents migrated here before she was born. She likes to make intricate plans but tends to forget one important piece that gets her into trouble.

My novel opens when she reaches a part in her plan of how to get to her school in rural Illinois from Chicago. The guy I planned as her love interest (LI) saves her from the situation.

So far in the story I’ve just introduced other characters. Her friend group, how LI stays in her world, and a bit more about her.

But idk, it’s just kind of boring. Maybe it’s the set up, maybe it’s the characters, maybe it’s the whole thing. I’m not sure and it’s really bumming me out. :/

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!! Other comments welcome, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? How’s it going for you?


NaNoWriMo 2015 and other important things

Heyo! This is just a small post to update you guys on a few things.




I am participating in NaNoWriMo. For those that don’t know (though I’m sure most people here for books do) that’s National Novel Writing Month. Because of this I probably won’t be updating a lot. Feel free to add me as a buddy though! I should be going to a few of the Chicago Write Ins as well so if you’re there say hi I need more friends. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m super excited. I won NaNoWriMo in 2012 and I plan to win again!!!


To keep up with short NaNoWriMo updates, follow me on twitter!ย Where I will most likely be liveblogging while writing. I love interacting so feel free to reply to my stuff or @ me. ๐Ÿ˜€


Recently I have absolutely no motivation to read. I’m not sure what it is or if I just wore myself out but I look at books and go. Eh maybe later. Because of that, any non NaNoWriMo related updates will most likely be reviews of not book things. I’m finally fulfilling the “and whatnot” part of my tagline. lol. Maybe.

That’s all for now. I think my blog will be mostly inactive this month. I’m going to even put WWW Wednesday on hold. Mostly because I think I’m going to take a break from reading. Maybe this break will help me pick it back up again and I’ll be able to go slower with it. Stupid reading slump and it’s bad timing.

Somethings that may or may not be to come:

  • Makeup reviews
  • Video Game reviews
  • my review for Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld and co.
  • Chicago? maybe? Idk? Can you review a city??
  • Random things???

Side note:

I’m going to be moving to Chicago sometime this year. Because of that I am going to go explore Chicago neighborhoods to try and narrow down where I’ll want to look for apartments. I may or may not review and post pictures of that and stuff too. Let me know your thoughts. I know most of you follow me for books but would you be interested in any of the possible review stuff I’ve listed. I don’t want to give up on this blog. It has “Book and Whatnot” as the tagline because I knew I’d fall out of reading for a while.