A Sad Announcement

As many of you already know, my grandmother suffered two falls earlier this year. Her first fall was back in February and resulted in a burst fracture in one of her vertebrae. She was able to have that fracture fixed surgically, but fell a second time at the beginning of May. The second fall left…

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today I celebrated my 35th birthday! I had a very low-key celebration, which is just the way I like it. I'm not really a party person, so the pandemic really didn't have an impact on how I chose to celebrate. I did decide to take the day off, however, and actually ended up spending most…

National Book Lovers Day 2020

Happy National Book Lovers Day! It probably won't surprise you to learn that National Book Lovers Day is one of my favorite "national days." Under normal circumstances, I would be celebrating by spending a couple of hours browsing my local bookstore, before coming home (with more books than I originally intended to buy) and reading…

It’s Our One-Year Anniversary!

The Unapologetic Bookworm has officially turned one! When I started The Unapologetic Bookworm one year ago today, I could never have anticipated just how much the website would grow in the space of a single year. Working on The Unapologetic Bookworm this year has been amazing! Not only has the site allowed me to experience…

What Should I Do About My College Textbooks?

Unless one of your hobbies is collecting rare comic books, your college textbooks are probably some of the most expensive books you've ever purchased in your life. Decisions about what to do with these books can be very difficult to make, and they often lead us to hold on to our textbooks long after they've…

Unf*ck Your Habitat

When it comes to housekeeping, I will be the first to admit that I am not perfect. I'm not a particularly messy person, but I do sometimes find it very difficult to stick to a weekly cleaning schedule. Like so many other people, I've tried to follow multiple "cleaning systems" recommended by people on Pinterest,…

Why Spend Time Re-Reading?

To re-read, or not to re-read? There's a question with a complicated answer. Some readers choose to read the same book (or series) over and over again. These readers may enjoy re-visiting worlds and characters that are familiar, or looking for new insights as they read. Other readers may view the act of re-reading as…

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Twenty-Three

Today's POPSUGAR Reading Challenge update is coming to you a little later in the day than usual, mostly due to the fact that I'm having a hard time concentrating on writing today. It's been a really tough week. As many of my longtime followers know, my mum was diagnosed with brain cancer (specifically, a glioblastoma)…