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Fanfiction: Love It, Hate It, How Do You Explain It?!

Published May 2, 2020 by Shay Taree

So I enjoy reading fanfiction so I decided to make video talking about explaining fanfiction to people and my experience. So comment down below your thoughts on fanfiction and also how have you explained it to people. Hope you enjoy the video.

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Rebels Like Us Book Review!

Published April 2, 2020 by Shay Taree

Over this past weekend I decided to do some reading and I ended up finishing a book that I’ve been reading for a while called Rebels Like Us. The book is about a girl by the name of Agnus who moves from New York to Georgia after some drama regarding her mother. While in Georgia she ends up meeting a guy by the name of Doyle and the two fall for each other but experience some drama along the way.

The book dealt with of course romance but also prejudice, the experience of getting older, and realizing that not everyone in world is going to like purely based on your skin color. The dealings of prejudice in this book didn’t appear until almost half way into the book but once it was there it definitely took over the entire story and showed how these issues can affect a relationship. It also showed how these issues can change someone who has never experienced those things before.

The book did have a bit of a slow start and I think that has to do with the topic of the family issues that Agnus and her mom were going through. It was a lot of push and pull with her and her mom which after a while got to be very redundant and needed to be resolved. But after those things were kind of resolved the book really took off especially when it came to the romance between Agnus and Doyle.

Their relationship was pretty much a typical teenage romance all the way down to now knowing what they were to each other but all they knew was that they loved each other. Plus there was the knowing that Agnus may not stick around after they graduate. The issue that made their relationship have the most hardship was the issues and race and how people within their city looked at Agnus and the traditions that the town already had. Agnus in the book is half Irish and half Dominican which Doyle is white. So people in the down automatically looked at Agnus differently especially once she started talking with her New York accent.

Overall though I enjoyed this book and I think what originally had me drawn to this book was the relationship. Thats mostly because I’m in a interracial relationship and know that people can be very ignorant if someone dates outside their race. So seeing the 2 main characters deal with this at such a young age was amazing to see and made the story very interesting.

I definitely recommend checking out this book just know that it does get better as you continue to read since the beginning can be kind of boring. Also this book is available for digital download through iBooks and there is also a audiobook. Also be sure to check me out on youtube where I post videos every Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday.

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~Shay Taree

My 2020 TBR List!

Published January 1, 2020 by Shay Taree

Happy New Year everyone and since its now 2020 that means its time for new resolutions. So one of mine is to read the books I already have so take a look at my 2020 TBR list!

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Best Things To Do On Cold Dreary Days!

Published September 8, 2019 by Shay Taree

As the days get colder here in the US I always wonder what is the best way to spend these days. These are the days that everything is cold, windy, and maybe rainy. It also the days where the last thing you want to do is go outside haha.

I know that for me this is the time I like to sit down with a good book. Sometimes it’s something that’s a romantic comedy, or a drama, or a self improvement book, or a manga, or something scary. For me at this moment I’m reading Stephen Kings IT and I recommend it for those that enjoy reading horror books.

This is also the time where I like to cuddle up with my favorite blanket, have the heater on (if needed), and maybe have a cup of tea or coffee. Currently I like drinking green tea with honey or if it’s coffee I like hazelnut.

But if I’m just feeling ultimately just lazy I’ll just watch endless YouTube videos, movies, and anything else that makes me happy.

So what do you like to do on these cold dreary days? Comment down below because I would love to read them.

~Shay Taree

February 2019 Favorites!

Published February 28, 2019 by Shay Taree

I had a suggestion from one of y’all about doing a monthly favorites video so I decided to give it a shot. So I mostly decided to do favorites when it comes to things in entertainment such as books, movie, podcasts, etc.

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Beardz N Brewz

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The Lavendaire Lifestyle

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The Blissful Soul By Jasmine Lipska

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February 2019 Favorites!

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Something Interesting Is Happening!

Published November 29, 2018 by Shay Taree

As I’m sure many of you saw my post yesterday I’m trying to use Instagram for only 30 mins each day. Well thankfully yesterday I was pretty successful. I actually didn’t go over my 30 min limit by the time I went to bed at around 10 pm. I also noticed quite a few positives.

I was definitely able to get a lot more things done. I didn’t realize how much time I spent on Instagram until I couldn’t spend anytime on it. When I got home from work I was able to work out, do some laundry, do research for a video idea, and also read a physical book as opposed to an e book. Quite a bit was done since I didn’t spend mindless minutes checking Instagram or getting stuck in the black hole that is stalking people’s pages.

But I did noticed some definite downsides. While I wasn’t using Instagram as much I noticed that the time I spent on my phone though was going up. Since I couldn’t use the entertainment of Instagram I was finding other forms of entertainment on my device. I was using Facebook a lot more (surprisingly), Twitter (which is awesome), and also watching more youtube videos. Usually each day my usage is about 8 hours on my phone. Well yesterday I went up to 10 which was mainly because of youtube.

So it seems my mind is substituting Instagram for different apps to occupy my time. But I have noticed that I’m picking up my phone less and less which is a good thing. So how to counteract the new issues of using other entertaining apps. Well I’m not going to put a limit on them yet but I am going to use today (Thursday) to only use my phone to read my ebook while at work. Plus I’ve been meaning to finish reading it anyway.

So let’s see what happens today and for those of you out there that are trying to see if you can do this I think you can. Trust me!

~Shay Taree

12 Bookd I Recommend For Book Lovers!

Published October 11, 2017 by Shay Taree

So I decided to make a new kind of video where I talk about 12 books that I’ve read with one I’m currently reading and recommending them to all of you. I love reading so I thought this may be good to let some of viewers know what I’ve read and possibly give them ideas. Comment down below if you’ve read any of these books or feel free to recommend some to me.
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Staying Focused & Books That Keep Me Inspired! 

Published July 3, 2017 by Shay Taree

Hey everyone! So for this Monday I decided to start a new series called Motivation Mondays where I just talk about motivating topics or things that are important to you guys. So for this Monday I decided to discussed staying focused on a hobby or goal and also on things books specifically that keep me focused! So check out my new video and subscribe if you haven’t already!

~Shay Taree