Spotlight Saturday #2 | Weekly Feature

Spotlight Saturday #2

Hello bookworms and welcome back! It’s Saturday again… This week as literally flown by! It felt like only yesterday that I posted the first post for this new weekly feature of mine! But before I go any further, I’d like to clarify to you all what this feature is all about, just in case there are some new bookworms reading this today:

Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner [aka, moi], dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the things over the week that have caught my attention more than usual, things I’ve particularly loved, etc. 


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I’ve got one very special lady blogger and bookworm who has been on my mind lately and that is Aimal @ Bookshelves and PaperbacksIf you have not yet checked out her blog, you MUST DO IT NOW! 

I adore Aimal’s beautiful blog design for starters. It’s simply gorgeous! She has an overall purple theme to her blog and uses a range of beautiful pastel colours all over her blog. What I really admire is that she has this paint effect on her blog. It’s evident in her banner and in her blog posts as well. It’s obvious that she puts a ton of effort into not just the content of her blog – which is amazing – but also the aesthetics of her blog. I admire it. 

Also, the most exciting thing right now is that she and I are hosting a buddy read together! I love her because as soon as she saw that we both wanted to read the same book, she asked to do a buddy read with me that soon turned into an open buddy read for all of YOU to join! [Click here to go to the blog post for the buddy read]

Aimal, you are such a wonderful blogger, definitely one of my favourites on the blogosphere. 


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This week’s spotlighted blog post comes from the one and only Jenny @ Jenny in Neverland. She recently did a blog post called Coping with Blogger Envy which I loved so much. She discussed how being bloggers, we tend to look at other people’s blogs and compare – compare our blog designs, our content, the way we write – to other bloggers who we may think are more experienced, popular or more professional. 

It was really such a great post, because it’s so undoubtedly true. We all do get a bit envious of other bloggers – however, I tend to get more googley-eyed and admire more than I envy. And I admire Jenny’s blog so much. 

Thank you Jenny, for such a wonderful post that I can totally connect with, as can many other bloggers, if not all.


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This is awkward… Shamefully I’ve been reading the same book for an entire week now: The Wrath and the Dawn. But fear not! I will be finishing it today and you WILL be seeing a blog post for a review of it in the very near future. 

One upside to being on the same book as last week is that I get to show my progression of opinions from last week. I adore this book with all my heart. Shazi is definitely one of my favourite female protagonists along side Celaena. Definitely. The writing in this book is simply phenomenal, and with only less than 50 pages to go, I say that this book is worth all the hype. 

I am officially in love with Khalid. I love him so so much. I want to kidnap him and steal him for myself! AH!


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If you didn’t know, which you probably didn’t, in my personal life outside of blogging, I’ve been having a hard time. Mentally I’ve been having some problems which have actually been occurring for quite a few months, but for so long until this week, I was simply too afraid to do anything about it (out of the fear that I was just being silly, mainly). 

But on Wednesday, I finally went to see my school psychologist about the issues I’ve been having and it was such a relief. She helped me out, and now I’m one step closer to coming out of what’s going on with me. School has been a key factor in the problem, as assignments and homework have put immense amount of pressures on me, so when I asked the deputy principal to have a day off-the-grid (which means, I come to school but I don’t go to classes for the day, it’s like free time), I was so grateful. 


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Tumblr. I love Tumblr so much, it’s such a therapeutic app for me. The act of scrolling through pretty pictures and reblogging images, I get a spur of motivation and relaxation. So whenever I’m feeling like I can’t do something, usually going on Tumblr motivates me. Which is really weird if you think about it, if you know what Tumblr is like. But that’s how it is for me! 


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Give Me Something by Jarryd James. Jarryd James is one of my new favourite music artists. His voice and the style of his songs are so lovely. He has this signature style of singing in his male, low voice while overlapping it with a falsetto, high harmony of his own voice. It brings such a whimsical feel to his songs. I can’t help but singing along with his songs! 


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This week’s quote comes from my best friend, Bam. Last night she sent me this encouraging quote as a text to me, and it really made me feel good. 

“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions.” It’s so inspiring, espeically with what I’m dealing with at the moment. If you’re reading this Bam (although I highly doubt it, hehe), THANK YOU. ❤


There we have it! That’s the end of this week’s Spotlight Saturday. I hope you enjoyed it! Please feel free to tell me in the comments what your spotlights were for the week! I would LOVE to know. 

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  12. Aaah I love this new feature Josie! As you know already, I’m sure, but I couldn’t help but say it again. 😀

    Also, I’m so, so sorry to hear that you’ve been having a hard time outside of blogging. You are truly a wonderful person who doesn’t deserve to go through all that. You know I’m always there if you ever need! ❤ But I'm glad you're getting time off-the-grid at school, and that were brave enough to see that there was a problem in the first place, and was able to share it with your fellow readers too! ❤ I hope things get better from now on. 🙂 *Hugs*

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    • Aw, Analee thank you! I’m so glad you like it! 😀

      Your comment warms my heart. I’m so sorry I missed your comment, it was in my spam comments for some reason! Ah! But gosh, thank you for your kind comment, I still feel a little scared admitting what’s going on, I feel like it’s just a phase and that nothing is actually wrong… I guess I’m a little bit (a lot) afraid of making a fool out of myself!
      *hugs hugs hugs* ❤ :*

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  13. Oh, Josephine, as much as I personally hate hearing this (#hypocrite), I really am sorry for what you’re going through concerning your mental health. I can see from this post alone, and just from what I’ve seen of you in the book world in general, that you are truly a beautiful person. *hugs* I hope things get better for you soon. I, too, had a hellish year last year when it comes to that, and school is coming around again and I’m still not really over it. I’m not really prepared for the pain and stress that school is going to bring me. But, c’est la vie, that’s life.

    One of my favorite blogs is Thoughts and Afterthoughts, you’ve probably heard of it. I think it’s brilliant, the posts are entertaining and thought provoking, and it brings me joy just like all great blogs do.

    Quote: You were once wild here, don’t let them tame you. A variety of quotes from A Monster Calls as well but this one hits me closest: You were merely wishing for the end of pain, the monster said, your OWN pain. An end to how it isolated you. It is the most human wish of all.
    That quote gets me in the feels EVERY. TIME.

    My favorite blog post was a post on Paper Fury regarding diversity.

    I’m currently reading The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, and it’s good so far. I’m enjoying it. 🙂

    I hope you have a lovely week,
    -Wesaun @ Oreos & Books

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    • Thank you so much, you’re so lovely and your kind words really warmed my heart! *hugs* ❤ I’m also sorry to hear that you’ve been through some hard times, and I’m always here if you ever need. School is truly stressful, and I give you all the best wishes and luck for your time.
      I LOVE Thoughts and Afterthoughts! Joey is definitely an extremely entertaining blogger, I always look forward to his posts.
      Those are beautiful quotes. A Monster Calls is a book that evoked so many emotions from me, I found so many quotes when reading it, and the book ultimately left me in a mess of tears. Your particular quote hits me hard too.
      Happy reading! I hope you continue to enjoy the book.
      I hope you have a great week too! 😄
      xoxo 💋

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  14. YES! YOU ARE ALMOST DONE WITH WRATH! And another yes, please include me in your plans to kidnap Khalid. I can have him 4 times a week and you 3 (since I met him first) lol
    I’m extremely glad you went to your school’s psychologist. I think it’s important for you to be able to share your bottled up feelings. Lots of love from us ❤

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    • I FINISHED IT YESTERDAY! 😄 it was amazing and after that ending I know we MUST kidnap Khalid, the poor dear! 😣 okay, I can agree to those terms.. Maybe. 😉
      Thank you so much, you girls are so amazing. ❤
      xoxo 💋

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  15. Hi Josie! Great post! I Great post and blogger that you spotlighted! Very interesting. I do get blogger envy too haha. It’s hard not to when there’s so many talented and creative bloggers out there! I’m so glad that you are on your way to confronting the problem, it’s always hard to do that, to admit you have a problem and all. I hope that all goes well for you. I’m stealing that quote haha I know I’ll need it to motivate me 😀

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    • Thank you very much! 😄
      It does get very hard to control when you see all those amazing blogs.
      I’m glad too, it took a lot of swallowing my fear of thinking there was nothing really wrong. I hope it goes well aswell.
      Yes! Go for it, I hope it encourages you when you’re feeling not so great. 😄

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  16. I am so glad to see that you enjoyed The Wrath and The Dawn, the OTP in that book is EVERYTHING. But urghh that ending! I can’t wait for The Rose and The Dagger.

    I also hope that real life will be treating you better soon *glares at it* hang in there, Josie, we’ll be here for you if you need us!

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    • Yes, that OTP is seriously everything! I can’t believe it ended that way, I’m going to be slowly dying until The Rose and the Dagger is released. 😭
      I hope so! Thank you do much for your kind words! 💕
      xoxo 💋

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  18. This feature is so fun Josie, really looking forward to the next one! 😀

    I’m really sorry to hear you’ve been having a tough time, but I admire you for going to your school psychologist and talking it out. Hope everything goes well! ♥

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  19. Josie! This was such a fun feature. I’m jealous I never thought of it. Here comes the Blogger Envy! I want to steal it from you. HAHA

    I hope everything is alright with you! I honestly really enjoy all your posts and I think this one has become one of my new favorites.

    Have a great day! Keep smiling~

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  20. Love your new Spotlight post! 🙂
    So glad you were able to see your school psychologist and that it was so helpful! I hope things continue to get better and you’re able to completely work through everything.
    I can definitely understand how school and assignments can be so stressful.
    I LOVE the quote you chose!
    I haven’t been on Tumblr in so long. I was addicted and then I started to use Pinterest more lol. ❤️❤️

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    • Thank you! I really am glad you like it. ❤
      I hope so too, thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! 😊
      It’s such a great quote am I right?! 😄
      Haha, oh I never really got fully invested into Pinterest. Something about the way Tumblr looks, I feel it’s much smoother to navigate.
      xoxo 💋

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      • Pinterest has taken over my life when I’m not reading lol. I love that it’s more organized than tumblr with all the different boards. That way I’m able to find all my favorite things. lol. 🙂 I do love tumblr though. I go on every now and then.

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  21. Oh my gosh! Thank you so freaking much for all your wonderful, kind words. 😳 You’re the sweetest person in the world, I love you!

    So proud that you went in to see your school psychologist, also that you’re brave enough to let us know. Take care of yourself! ❤️

    And yes. Khalid is the swoon-worthiest of swoon-worthy characters. 😍

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    • YOU’RE WELCOME, you deserve all the praise! I love you too! 💝
      Thank you *gets teary eyed* I feel that I should let you guys know because you are like family! 😆 ❤
      Khalid is just… Ah, no words! 😍
      xoxo 💋

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    • Thank you! I’m glad so many people are enjoying this feature, it makes me feel very encouraged!
      And I really appreciate it! I’ll do my best not to let school get to me!
      Thank you so much, Daniel. 🙂

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  22. I love this new feature of yours, and I hope you’re able to get through whatever you’re dealing with at the moment. Also, it’s really cool that you’re actually allowed to go “off-the-grid” in school.

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    • Thank you, I’m glad! 😄
      I hope so too… It’s very complicated, especially with this being my last year of school and exams are coming up! But I’m trying!
      And yeah I only found out the other day and when I asked they didn’t even hesitate to say yes! I was overwhelmed.
      xoxo 💋

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  23. Hi Josie,

    I love this new weekly feature. I have to agree with you about Aimal’s blog. It is simply stunning. I love the aesthetics too.

    I’m sorry to hear you have been going through a hard time but delighted to hear you are one step closer to having it resolved.

    It was very brave of you to acknowledge there was a problem. Sometimes that is half the battle.

    Have a lovely weekend xx

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    • Thank you, I am glad you enjoy it! 😄
      I know right?! I admire her blog so much.
      Thank you for such a kind comment! I was on the verge of ignoring it but it really was worrying me as I knew it wasn’t normal for me at all.
      You have a lovely weekend too and thank you once again for such a kind comment!
      xoxo 💋

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  24. I love your new feature 😉

    Shazi is one of my fav female protagonists as well, she’s just so amazing… and Khalid, wow, I finished the book last night and I haven’t stopped thinking about it…

    I’m glad you went to see your school psychologist and that it helped. ❤

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