Lifestyle, Tuesday: Notes for Followers, Weekly Goodies

A Brief Note

Hi all,

Today’s Note for a Follower will be late because I’ve only just realized it’s Tuesday.

The past six days included: my aunt’s birthday, my great grandfather falling, doctor appointments, doing lunch and a movie with my mother for her birthday, my great grandfather passing away, a viewing, a funeral, a lot of time with distant family members, and all of the emotional labor that goes into the aforementioned. I’m processing, trying to write, and catching up at my day job since I’ve been out.

That said, the updated schedule is as follows, one change in bold:

19 September – Racheldone
26 September – AfroIrish done
3 October – Cindy – done
10 October – Shazdone
17 20 October – Grace
24 October – Jules
31 October – Rachel (Shed52)
7 November – Little Lion

I apologize for the last minute change in schedule and wish you all the best.

Kaiya ❤

Reading, Reviews

Book Review: The Red Beach Hut by Lynn Michell (BLOG TOUR)

The Red Beach Hut by Lynn Michell
Published by Linen Press

★★★ (3/5 stars)

THIS IS A SPOILER-FREE REVIEW.

My first blog tour! I’m super excited to be part of the tour for The Red Beach Hut by Lynn Michell. Thank you to author and publisher alike for my ARC, and for letting me join in on the tour fun.

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Tuesday: Notes for Followers, Weekly Goodies

To Shaz

Happy Tuesday! This week, I wrote to Shaz! One of the first blogs I followed on WordPress, and one of my first followers in turn. (Remember that time she wrote to me? My note has absolutely nothing to do with that. 🙂 )

As a reminder, here is the schedule for 100 Notes for 100 Followers:

19 September – Racheldone
26 September – AfroIrish done
3 October – Cindy – done
10 October – Shaz – done
17 October – Grace
24 October – Jules
31 October – Rachel (Shed52)
7 November – Little Lion

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Tuesday: Notes for Followers, Weekly Goodies

To My Granny

Happy Tuesday! Here’s this week’s letter. This one’s to my granny, as she is my most consistent follower and biggest supporter. ❤

As a reminder, here is the schedule for 100 Notes for 100 Followers:

19 September – Racheldone
26 September – AfroIrish done
3 October – Cindy – done
10 October – Shaz
17 October – Grace
24 October – Jules
31 October – Rachel (Shed52)
7 November – Little Lion

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Lifestyle, Months in Retrospect

September in Retrospect

Happy October! [insert shock and awe that September flew by — right into the sun, judging by how freakin hot it was all month] September had some pretty steep highs and lows, but the best month of the year is finally here! Fingers crossed the weather calms down that way we can get to cozy clothes and comfort foods.

HIGHLIGHTS REEL

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Reading, Reviews

Book Review: Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim

Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim
Published by Button Poetry

★★★★ (4/5 stars)

THIS IS A SPOILER-FREE REVIEW.

Thank you to NetGalley and Button Poetry for providing me with a copy of Depression & Other Magic Tricks in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and are in no way swayed by the gift.

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Tuesday: Notes for Followers, Weekly Goodies

To AfroIrish

Happy Tuesday! Here’s this week’s letter. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out AfroIrish’s blog. She’s a fabulous writer who will sweep you up in her musings.

As a reminder, here is the schedule for 100 Notes for 100 Followers:

19 September – Racheldone
26 September – AfroIrish – done
3 October – Cindy
10 October – Shaz
17 October – Grace
24 October – Jules
31 October – Rachel (Shed52)
7 November – Little Lion

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Lifestyle

Dirty Chai Lattes

As I start this draft, I’m left with hardly three mouthfuls of my dirty iced chai latte remains from 8.5 hours ago. It’s more water than anything, room temperature, and not actually worth drinking at this point. But I want to tell you about what this spicy drink did to me.

Content Warning: high levels of basic-ness, nostalgia, some mental health, underage smoking + cigarettes

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Reading, Reviews

Book Review: Leaving Kate by JD Corbett

Leaving Kate by JD Corbett
Published by Books To Go Now

★ (1/5 stars)

THIS IS A MOSTLY SPOILER-FREE REVIEW.
The one spoiler is clearly indicated.

I was fortunate to receive a PDF copy of Leaving Kate from the author herself, JD Corbett, in exchange for an honest review. That said, the following review is my own.

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