Why I Love Blogging Schedules {The Pros and Cons + Should You Have One?}

I love blogging schedules.

Without them, you probably wouldn’t be reading this post right now. 😉


However, they aren’t for everyone. Today I’m going to be sharing the reasons I personally love blogging schedules, and then talk about some of the cons as well. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to have a schedule, maybe this can help you!

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My Honest Feelings on Writing Lately

Recently I realized that I haven’t been living up to my blog’s tagline.

It says reading, writing, and lifestyle. But when was the last time I wrote a post about writing? The truth is, I haven’t written in a long time. Today I’m going to be talking about my honest feelings about writing right now. And let me warn you, this post is probably going to be ramble-y and all over the place.


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Library Haul! // ft. Hyped Books & Much Pterodactyl Screeching…

Hello, everyone!

*waves into the Internet void* I’m so happy you found your way to Purely Olivia! 🙂 Today I’m going to be talking about the books I recently got at the library, many of which are books I’ve been meaning to read forever. Y’all, I’m so pumped for this post.


I haven’t been to the library forever, and I went this past weekend and got SO MANY wonderful books! All the books that have been checked out every other time I go to the library were there when I went. It was like Christmas came early, honestly.

So, in this post I’m going to be screaming about all the books I now get to read. And then hopefully we can talk about them in the comments if you’ve read them too. 😉

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Recap of February + Welcoming March & SPRING!!

Another month has gone by. We’re now 1/6 done with 2018.

Does that blow anyone else’s mind?! Because though I’m glad it is I can’t believe that February is over, and it’s March. Cue exciting screeching about March. Today I’ll be discussing my February in terms of books, blog, and real life. Let’s go. 😉 *


*dun dun dun ALEXANDER dun dun dun – Hamilton fans? Non-Stop, anyone?

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My {Long Awaited} Bookshelf Tour 2018

My bookshelf tour is finally here!!

After wanting to do this post for months, I finally got around to it. I can’t wait to share my bookshelf with you all today!


Like most bookworms, you could say I’m a little obsessed with my bookshelf. It’s my child, after all. I organize it frequently, get worried when it’s reaching over-capacity, and make sure only the best books make their way onto its shelves. 😉

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in light of recent events…love others.

I know this is not my usual posting day, but in light of recent events I have decided to write this anyway.

If you’ve been watching or reading the news, then you’ve probably heard about the shooting at a high school in Florida yesterday, February 14th. I only heard about this today, and I am heartbroken.


I think this deserves more than just a postscript at the end of Monday’s post. It deserves more than just a quick acknowledgement- it deserves a post.

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My Love-Hate Relationship With Love Triangles // ft. LOTS of discussion!

Love triangles. You either love ’em or you hate ’em.

Or, you’re like me, and you’re stuck in the middle! Love triangles are one of the most common tropes in books, and there are a lot of controversial opinions on them. Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, what better chance is there to discuss them?!


In this post, I’ll be listing the pros and cons of love triangles, and then sharing my thoughts on a few popular (read: stereotypical) love triangles in the bookish world. I anticipate lots of rambling to come in this post. 😉

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Do Standalone Books Get Enough Credit? + My Favorites

Sometimes I feel like all I talk about are series.

It’s true that series deserve recognition. The ability to keep up interest from the community of readers for years on end, to continuously develop the characters and plot- they’re awesome.

But then I think about standalone books.

And I realize that sometimes I’m unfair to them. I don’t mention them as much, or give them as much credit as I should. Today I’m going to be exploring the topic, do standalone books get enough credit?


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