September Wrap-up (plus bonus sections)

September Wrap-up (plus bonus sections)

Today, I’m sharing with you all of the books I read in September. I also have two new sections to my wrap-up that I hope you’ll enjoy.  And if you’d like to stay up to date on my YouTube videos, please don’t forget to subscribe to my channel:

Love you lots and I’ll see you all in my next video.

<3 Maya

September Favorites

September Favorites

This year is going by so fast. I can’t believe September is basically over and it’ll be October in a few days. I had such a good time in September and you’ll be able to see the fun times I’ve had through my favorite things.

My favorites for the month of September

Favorite Book

Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout


I went to the Baltimore Book Festival at the end of September and I knew Jennifer Armentrout was going to be there. I wanted to read one of her books so I could have an idea of who she was as a writer and if she wrote books that I’d enjoy. Of her books, I chose Obsidian and I really loved this book. The romance was sweet and it was fun seeing the two main characters bicker and try not to fall in love with each other. I definitely plan on reading the rest of the series.


Favorite Song

Exo- “Call Me Baby”

I watched a BuzzFeed video a week or so ago about the Try Guys listening to Korean pop music. The video got me hooked on the music and now I can’t stop listening to this song. I have absolutely no idea what they’re saying, but there is something about pop music that is just universal and can be easily understood even if you don’t know what is being said.

Favorite YouTube video

My Channel Trailer

Of course, the video I’d choose would be from my channel, but hear me out. I worked so hard on the video which is the trailer for my BookTube Channel on YouTube. I don’t think I’ve ever been so proud of a video and the work involved in creating it, so this definitely deserves a spot on my favorites.

Favorite movie

War Room

war room

This movie really helped me put into perspective how important it is to pray and to have a prayer life. It’s an interesting movie with a valuable message as well. And did I mention, I saw it twice, the movie was that good.

Favorite Tumblr

Though I haven’t watched Viola Davis in How to Get Away with Murder, I would be remiss if I didn’t applaud her Emmy Win. Taraji P. Henson’s reaction of the win was icing on the cake and proves that as women we are all in this together. We aren’t competing with each other. When one woman wins, we all do.

Favorite Tweets

Both are these are inspirational quotes that I think serve as helpful reminders during the day of what we should fight for and what happiness really means.

Favorite Event


On September 26th, I went to the Baltimore Book Festival. I had so much fun and thoroughly enjoyed being surrounded by books. I’ll go into more detail about everything that I did in a later video, but just know, it was an amazing day.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about what I’ve been loving this month. I wonder what next month will have in store. I’m hoping even more things to favorite and enjoy. I can’t wait!

What are some of your favorites for this month? You can choose from one of the categories above or make up your own.

<3 Maya

The Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Syrian Refugee Crisis

I filmed this video a couple weeks ago about the Syrian Refugee Crisis and I thought I’d share it here. We can all do what we can to spread awareness on this tragic event.

I’m doing what I can to spread awareness, but I need your help. Share this video or make your own video sharing your thoughts and share it with everyone. This is everyone’s problem and we need to do what we can to help if only by making sure that this crisis can no longer be ignored.
The videos I mentioned:
John Green’s…
Both videos have loads of information in their description boxes, so don’t forget to check those out.
One resource that was particularly helpful is this one:…
Please help in any way you can and don’t think that your contribution is too small because remember, it only takes a tiny little spark to start a fire.

Love you all, and I’ll see you next time.

<3 Maya

What Should I Write About Today?

What Should I Write About Today?

That’s a great question. A question for the ages. A question that could probably change the course of humanity as we know it.

This sloth is thinking about the question and he doesn't have the answer, either.
This sloth is thinking about the question and he doesn’t have the answer, either.

If you haven’t guessed already, I have no idea what I want to write about today. I was going to update you all on what I’ve been up to, but I worried that might be boring. And then, I thought, of course, it’s not boring, it’s my life. Okay, to be honest, I’m pretty sure my life does have some boring bits, but thanks to the internet and social media, we can fast forward the boring to the highlights reel. And strangely enough, I think a lot of people forget that what you’re seeing on social media is probably not that person’s whole life and are just the highlights of their day. I know this adage has been said a lot but it’s definitely one that needs repeating. Don’t compare your blooper reel with someone else’s highlight’s reel. The you you’re seeing is the perfect version of that person, so don’t feel bad if you also didn’t get that same promotion, or car, or spouse. I swear everyone is either getting married or having children and I’m over here eating brownies out the pan. And you know there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I love brownies and when it’s time to be married/have children, I’ll love that, too, but it’ll only happen with time. I’ll just have to be patient and remember a few important things:

  1. All good things happen in due time. Just because I haven’t reached a particular milestone by now doesn’t mean I’m crazy or a loser, it just means, it’s not my time yet.
  2. Patience is hard and being reminded of your shortcomings by looking at people’s perfect lives makes it even harder. I need to take what I see on social media with a grain of salt and remember that I’m not seeing all that goes into that person’s journey. It’s probably a lot harder than it looks.
  3. It’s okay to take a break from social media every once in a while if only to spend some time with myself and be reminded how great I’m doing on my journey.
  4. Social media can be a scary place full of annoying reminders, but it doesn’t always have to be. I can use it as my motivation to do more in my life. Or even use it as a platform to  spread happiness and lift up others in a similar situation (see what I did there.) We don’t know how much our words could mean to someone and how it could really help them out by letting them know that they’re not alone.

And finally…

Don’t compare yourself to others and don’t be jealous of their lives either. Just do what makes you happy and as long as you’re happy and love your life, that’s all that should matter.

Tell me what you think in the comment section below. I’d love to hear your feedback.

<3 Maya