Catching Up: Tea Time Lit’s Theatreathon & Other Updates

Hello friends! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? The past several months certainly passed by in a blur! Between life happenings and a massive reading/creative slump (and, to be completely honest, struggling with my mental health), blogging has taken a backseat for a while. In early June, I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree at long last. My undergrad journey spanned 8 years in total and was full of ups, downs, and even lower lows, so reaching the finish line felt like a momentous accomplishment as well as a huge relief. I’m immensely thankful for the friends and loved ones who’ve supported me through it all.

Even without classes, this summer has been nonstop. First up, I had a virtual internship that went from the beginning of June until early August. In mid-August, I started a new job working in education. I also decided to return to community college to complete my previously started Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, and the semester began the same week as work. Now that things are settling into a semi-regular rhythm, I’m hoping to spend more time back in my own little corner of the blogosphere.

The theatreathon, hosted by my friends over at teatimelit to celebrate the upcoming Tony Awards, is in full swing! I thought that participating would be the perfect way to get back into a reading groove. Not to mention, I couldn’t say no a readathon that combines my love for both books and theatre! Since I’ve been slumping for the past few months, I decided to make it a bit easier on myself by choosing books that count toward more than one of the prompts. While I’m very much a mood reader, I’ll do my best to stick to the following list!

Note: It’s taken me a while to finish writing this post, so I actually started my reading for theatreathon a bit earlier in the month.

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Welcome to rainstormreads!

Hello and welcome! My name is Bella, and I am beyond excited to be launching rainstormreads! Books have been among my dearest companions for as long as I can remember, and literature is undoubtedly one of the great loves of my life. I can’t count the number of times I’ve read into the wee hours of the morning because I couldn’t bear to sleep without knowing how a story would end, or all the occasions I was warned to be more aware of my surroundings and stop walking around with my nose in a book. Looking back, I have no regrets about being reprimanded in class for stealthily (or so I thought) reading books under my desk. No matter what else is going on in my life at a given time, I’ve always found a harbor within books and held their words close in my heart.

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