Semi-Hiatus: The Way of the Mind and Other Reasons

Hey guys, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I haven’t been posting too much lately. Well, lately, I’ve been kind of struggling with getting posts out. I’ve been busy, really busy. I’m not sure why, but well, being in high school…

I just wanted to officially announce that I will be going on a semi hiatus. I will be posting when I get the opportunity to.School is getting tight as it is almost over and finals. Not only that but I’ve been in such a blogging slump in the past month or so. This is my first blogging slump ever so it really sucks and I don’t want to force myself to get posts out when I really don’t want to. Well, I want to, but a part of me is really just not thinking straight. You guys must understand this, I know you guys have experienced this. I don’t want this slump to ruin blogging for me, so I am bowing to the slump.

I’ve mostly been really struggling to think of blog posts. Along with that my grades are in the low A’s and it stresses me out so much. I just can’t even think. It sucks big time. I did just launch my blog with several of my best blogging buddies and I will be posting there consistently. As my schedule there is only one post per week it is much more stress-less.

Thank you so much guys for understanding. I will hopefully be back all the way at the beginning of June. Right after school ends. I’m so sorry guys. I love all of you guys. Do you guys have any tips to break this slump? Have you ever experienced the dreaded blogging slump before? How long did it last?

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Vivi Was Here || Review » When We Collided by Emery Lord

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When We Collided
By Emery Lord 
Release Date: 4/5/16
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance
Format: Hardcover
Page: 352

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MY RATING: 3.5 STARS

Goodreads Description
We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know…
Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along. Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world.
Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.
In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right time, it will change you forever.

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When We Collided by Emery Lord is definitely a book that comes off as being a light happy read, but in reality, it’s about a darker topic running on the lines of mental illness. I felt like When We Collided is a book that either some people really loved, or they really didn’t love it. For me, I had many ups and downs regarding the book. For instance, I LOVED the ending, the end was spectacular. But I also really didn’t like the romantic relationships.

I felt both Jonah and Vivi were very deep unique characters. I really loved reading about Vivi’s bubbly and unique personality. She was as I might say, ‘a breath of fresh air.’ Though Jonah, isn’t as solid as Vivi was, I felt he was unique in different ways. Jonah is not the perfect deliciously hot love interest. Jonah actually has struggles that unfold throughout the story that give the story an interesting plot. One of the best things about Jonah is his imperfections, he isn’t 100 percent forgiving towards Vivi, he actually gets angry at her, for good reason too. Though they both had really well written characters, their relationship was what was in the wrong for me. Both characters seemed to immediately fall in love with each other. By page 100, they were dating. It felt very insta-love and that was something that was a real downfall for me.

The darkest topic is Vivi. Though she is seemingly light and carefree ALL the time, her true underlaying darkness felt very realistic. She was a great character that flowed well with the plot, though the plot was slower in the beginning, the end speeds up to a great pace keeping me flipping the pages. Honestly, When We Collided didn’t give me any girly giggles, but it was still good.

Overall, When We Collided wasn’t the best contemporary I’ve ever read. That is just something that needs to be said for me. But it wasn’t terrible, there were definitely things lacking, perhaps it was on purpose and just not my thing, or what. But whatever it was, I felt When We Collided showed readers the dark sides of things and really people in general.

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