DISCUSSION: five years of magical reads

Okay, I know that I am always like “HOW has it been x years since y thing” about pretty much everything (time is fake, okay??), but seriously, five years of my blog seems particularly unreal to me. For one thing, the past two years have really seemed like a time-wash, despite everything I’ve done here. Five years also just inherently feels like an important and special milestone, one that I’ve never thought about reaching, so I can’t believe I’ve been regularly posting on this blog for so long.

Like last year’s post, I decided to do a Q&A post again! I got fewer questions this time, which is fine because I didn’t have time to write this post until late. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions! I had a lot of fun answering them (and of course, managed to bring BTS and TXT into it as expected). I also shared my favorite posts from the past year as usual and decided to share my favorite posts that I’ve written over the past five years too since it’s a special blogiversary this year! Check out all of this below.

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DISCUSSION: four years of magical reads

The past year has, frankly, felt unreal, events-wise and time-wise, but seriously, I do not know how it’s been four years since I’ve started this blog. This is probably the first time that I’ve prepared for a blogiversary post so early, but I wanted to do something fun this year: for my four-year blogiversary, I decided to do a Q&A!

Thanks to everyone who sent in questions for me! I truly didn’t anticipate the amount of questions I got, so unfortunately, I had to cut a lot. Some questions were too similar, so I grouped them together, and some I just didn’t have a good answer to. I apologize if I didn’t get to your question, but if you really want me to answer it, you can @ me on twitter (within reason)!

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DISCUSSION: two years of magical reads

originally posted here


WOWOWOW I cannot believe it’s been two years since I started this blog! It really doesn’t feel like that long, but oh the time has passed. I’ve been a lifelong reader, and had recently decided to actually write full-length reviews. Well, by full-length, I mean more than two paragraphs. A few months after that, I decided to turn it into a full-out blog, and here we are!

Two years ago, I was in a bit of a bad place; I wasn’t completely unhappy, but I was dealing with a lot of stress because it was my junior year, which meant a lot of thought of college and my future and all those scary things. My English class that year was also . . . putting an undue burden on me. So Magical Reads started as a bit of stress relief, and honestly, it still is a creative outlet for me even after all these years.

I wish I could do a giveaway or something to help celebrate, but alas, I am a poor college student and can’t manage anything. I also thought about doing something like a graphic giveaway (I do them sometimes on Tumblr), but that has sometimes proven to be more work than I’ve anticipated. I also am really busy with school right now, and any time I’m not drafting a post for this blog, I’m reading. So I’ve decided to share some lists! Everything should be a top 2, for 2 years, I suppose, but where’s the fun in that? Here’s a top 3 in miscellaneous categories (and some shameless self-plugs sorry not sorry).

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