Let’s Catch Up (#28)

Hey y’all! So I actually forgot to write this. It’s been at the back of my mind all week and I had been planning to type it up on Saturday but I somehow forgot. This is probably a sign that I need to start keeping an organized planner again.

Anywho, let’s have another late afternoon/nighttime catch up session. Grab a cozy blanket, holiday themed drink, and take a seat so we can catch up!

Life Update

I have an assignment for a class I can’t stand due tonight. This professor really makes things a million times more complicated than they need to be and they’re never satisfied on assignments. I haven’t gotten a single 100 on anything, even the easy stuff because they keep taking points off for the smallest things. I really hate this class in general and can’t wait for it to be over in a few weeks.

NaNoWriMo has been going super well. I’m at over 28k so far and my goal for this year is 30k so I’m pretty close to hitting it. I love my story and my main characters so much, but I definitely need to flesh out my side characters more.

I watched Booksmart yesterday on Hulu and it’s honestly hilarious. I don’t remember the last time I laughed that hard at a comedy.

Thanksgiving is this week and I’m not planning on doing anything super special for it. My uncle sometimes hosts a dinner but I don’t think he’s doing that this year. My birthday’s next week though so I’m looking forward to that. I’ll be celebrating at home with the family I live with, so nothing big but it’s nice to see another year and I love the concept of birthdays.

Blogging Update

I’m officially caught up on my book reviews now. I have read other books since those but they’re either ones I don’t plan on reviewing or ones I’ll review together in one longer post. That’ll be coming *hopefully* soon.

Bookstagram has been fun but I’m not a fan of the latest Instagram update. I don’t understand the need for a shopping tab (aside from the disease that is capitalism) and I love reels but I definitely prefer the old explore page format.

Here’s my bookstagram though:

What did I miss?

Here’s the part where I talk about what I posted this week. As mentioned, I put out two blog posts this week. Both were well overdue book reviews.

I read The Kiss Quotient back in October at a time when I really wanted a romance. It was a fun read and I definitely get the hype.

I finally got out my review for The Last Last Day of Summer. It was a super fun read and I can’t wait to see what my younger cousin thinks of it.

YouTube Channels I’ve Been Bingeing

The Take always pops up on my recommended feed but I finally checked out their videos this week and I ended up watching them all weekend.

I’ve been watching Alexa Donne’s videos all day today. She has so much knowledge about being a published author and how to make it in the industry. I’m really loving her videos.

I used to watch Wisecrack a lot when I was in high school but they changed their format a lot recently and I just fell off on their videos. But I decided to check out some of their videos this week and I ended up watching a whole lot.

How was your week?

Have you been watching a lot of YouTube?

Are you planning to do anything for Thanksgiving?

Let me know in the comments below, let’s chat!


Author: Rachelle Saint Louis

Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem “Red Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.

4 thoughts on “Let’s Catch Up (#28)”

  1. Enjoyed the post. My week’s OK. Glad that I have Thursday and Friday off work. I’m forever watching YouTube. I’m a booktuber and work from home, so I always have other booktubers’ videos playing in the background while I work. I have a couple books open right now. I’m working on an ARC of Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor, Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes, and Slay edited by Nicole Givens Kurtz.

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    1. I love Booktube! I haven’t been watching as many videos lately but now that the semester is almost over I’ll get back into it. It sounds like it’s a lot of work to keep up with, I wish you the best of luck 😀


  2. I am sorry this one class is such a pain. I hope the assignment went well and that you’ll be through with it all soon!!
    Also, by now, I know you hit those 30K and I just want to say CONGRATS!!! It’s not an easy feat and you did so well and I am proud of you for sticking to your goal, even when it’s not easy.

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