May 6, 2016

College, Finals, Graduation and More - Where We've Been!

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Hey there, guys! Amber and I have both been gone (and then spotty) for awhile, and I just wanted to do a post where I set the record straight and let you guys know what's been going on. First thing's first, it isn't because we're falling out of love with the blog. The Book Bratz is something that's so incredibly important to the both of us and has helped open so many doors for us - and we love it just as much as we did when we started, if not more! We've just had a million and one things on our plate lately, which has made blogging a bit hard.

First off, college acceptances! Now that Collegiance Day has passed, I personally have had a million college-related things to do, and Amber's had the same. (For you non-American readers, Collegiance Day is May 1st every year - it's the national deadline for all American high school seniors to pledge their college allegiance and commit to the college/university of their choice. I'm going to be attending Fordham University in the fall!) Now that I'm committed, I've had to spend time reading the student handbook, printing out packing lists, talking with my roommate and fellow classmates, making my schedule, writing honors dormitory application essays, etc. So long story short, there's been a lot of college-related stuff to tackle.

And then graduation and finals! Amber and I officially graduate high school on June 24th, which isn't far away at all, so we have a lot of preparation to do in regards to that - including (and especially) passing our finals so we get to graduate at all. So all of our free time that we normally reserve for reading has been spent studying for finals and AP Exams, which sucks, but not graduating because we failed would definitely suck more. 

Prom! To piggyback off what I said about graduation, our prom is a few days before that, so we've been spending a lot of time at the gym, getting our dresses, planning, etc. - just more stuff that takes away our down time. (But don't worry, we'll definitely post some pictures after it happens!)

So that's it! I just wanted to check in and tell you all what's been going on so you didn't think we went off the grid for no reason. Posting/our social media presence has been a bit sporadic because we haven't had much time to read, or much down time at all really, which in turn means that we don't have any reviews to write. But as things are slowly starting to wind down we're getting our reading time back, and come the summer hopefully we'll be able to balance college prep with reading time so we can get a lot of stuff done!

Just to be clear: This isn't a goodbye - we aren't going anywhere! I just wanted to let you all know what's going on, because we love each and every one of you guys and I think that it's important to keep you all in the loop with what's going on here.

So that's all for now - see you guys tomorrow, same time, same place!

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