Olympic Games Readathon TBR!

Hey, y’all!

I’m so excited to announce that I’m joining my first ever readathon!

This readathon, the Olympic Games readathon, is hosted by some booktubers: Ishi, Ally, Nicole, and Sasha. I linked Ishi’s channel! Here’s the announcement video, too.

If you want to participate, go to the video and learn more! Here’s a quick run-down of the readathon:

Basically, you choose a cabin (Poseidon, Apollo, etc.) and complete the reading prompts to get points. You can also choose to complete the optional prompts to get more points for your cabin!

I’m hoping to complete ALL of these prompts so I have a few book options for each prompt!

Also, this is based on the Percy Jackson books which is the only reason I joined.

I’m going to be in Team Aphrodite just because I like the prompts the best (otherwise, believe me, I would NOT be in this cabin XD).

Also, I’m trying to get in a lot of Pride reads too since this readathon goes through June so lots of these will be aimed at that 🙂

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TAG WEEK: Liebster Award

Hey friends!

Today is Day 5 of Tag Week and I’m not sure if there will be a day six and seven yet so let’s see 😉

Now I’d like to thank Lais @ The Bookish Skies very much for tagging me- she’s an awesome blogger, her content is unapologetically diverse (both with representation and types of posts) and her entire blog is such a safe, dreamy place for me. I admire her and her blog so, so much, and everyone should go follow her right now because she deserves it!

The rules are pretty much to answer these eleven questions and tag some other bloggers to do it too 🙂 Continue reading “TAG WEEK: Liebster Award”

TAG WEEK: Awesome Blogger Award

hey loves! x

how are y’all doing? welcome to day four of tag week!!

today I’m doing the awesome blogger award, and it’s fitting that I was tagged by the VERY awesome Emma!! thank you Emma, love you!

let’s get on with the post 😉

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Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you (thank you, Emma!!!)
  • Credit the creator- Maggie @ Dreaming Of Guatemala
  • Tag this post with #AwesomeBlogger Award
  • Answer all the questions given to you
  • Nominate some people
  • Write 10 questions for them to answer

⭐What is your favorite Disney movie?⭐

Ooh, we’re starting off with a tough one! I love so many Disney movies, but I’ll list my top five because I’m indecisive: Mulan, Moana, Princess and the Frog, and Aladdin. I can’t choose a fifth-place- I’m stuck between Frozen I and The Lion King but I think I’ll go with Lion King.

⭐Do you have a least favorite book character?⭐

Hmm, I really hate Snape (here’s a great Pin that explains why, please please read it if you even reMOTELY sympathize with Snape) but I’m going to give a new answer. This is probably cheating but I’m going to choose Edward from Twilight. It’s cheating because, well, I’ve never read the books.

i’m going to be attacked by twilight fans aren’t i oh god

He’s just disgusting and a stalker and rapey and *shudders*. I watched the first three movies with El- I think we both hate him XD.

⭐Bedtime- a reasonable hour or some early hour of the morning?⭐

I’m proud to say I actually (usually) go to sleep before midnight haha. Weird, right? I try to go to bed a reasonable hour. Because of quarantine- school starts at 10 AM, I wake up at 8- I’ve pushed that time back to get-ready-for-bed-at-11-PM.

⭐Fluffy blankets or heaps of cushions?⭐

Um, what sort of question even is this?! XD just kidding- not. Definitely fluffy blankets. My feet are ALWAYS cold (I mean it when I saw ‘always’. My brother hates me for putting it on them) so blankets are the way to go 😉

⭐Do you still have any plush toys? ( I do, it’s a whale and his name is Ghoeqphfe, pronounced ‘Jeff’)⭐

OF COURSE I DO! To be fair, my brother is still nine so obviously I have more than if I didn’t have a little sibling, but I kid you not, we own DOZENS of stuffed toys. Just the ones in my room- Polly (the polar bear, so original), Lavender (an owl), Cookie (a dog), Cherry Lime (a frog with sentimental value), and there are many others.

Also, Emma’s such a mood all the time. Ghoeqphfe is the best name for a whale XD

⭐Do you enjoy DIY and arts + crafts activities⭐

Do I enjoy them?

Yes.

Am I any good at them?

Well… that wasn’t the question so you can guess for yourself 😉 I had an obsessive phrase a summer or two ago when I had to do EVERY single DIY there ever was. My room was such a mess, smh.

⭐How do you plan your blog posts?⭐

Hahaha, you PLAN your blog posts?!?? Such a nerd.

I don’t plan them, like a cool person.

(B99 reference!)

But actually, I sometimes do! This one is planned for a week ahead because of Tag Week. I don’t have much of a method- I just type them? And schedule them? The only conscious decisions I make are scheduling them for at least several days after the previous post and trying to vary what posts I curate. For example, I try not to do multiple reviews back to back (haha, I never do reviews anymore) and I don’t post two tags at once.

Unless, of course, it’s tag week.

As you can see, we like breaking our own rules around here.

⭐Christmas or Halloween?⭐

Halloween for sure! I don’t celebrate Christmas (not just bc I’m not Christian but bc my family specifically doesn’t do much) and it’s a festive-but-boring time because it’s just like every other day, except everyone’s having fun.

Halloween though? I GORGE MYSELF ON CANDY. Also, I get to Trick-Or-Treat with friends so why wouldn’t I like that??

⭐Mugs or Candles?⭐

I’m going to have to go with mugs. As aesthetic as candles are, I actually use mugs, and they can also be aesthetic too.

⭐Do you like the How To Train Your Dragon franchise?⭐

I do! I remember watching HTTYD3 in theatres when it came out and being so nostalgic.

I Tag:

Anyone who wants to do it! I’m not going to tag anyone for the rest of the week just because I know how it feels to be overwhelmed with tags (shh… let’s pretend I didn’t run away from my tags and awards for ten months…)

My Questions:

  • what’s your favorite fictional ship? as in, relationship from a tv show or book.
  • current favorite color? (can be for your current mood this hour, today, this week, this month, honestly whatever makes the most sense to you)
  • opinion on fast fashion vs slow fashion?
  • last 5-star book you read?
  • favorite blog post you’ve read in the past few days? link, please!
  • how often do you wash your hair?
  • have you ever thought about going vegan or vegetarian?
  • favorite ice cream flavor?
  • audiobooks or ebooks?
  • when was the last time you looked around and felt grateful to live in your neighborhood and why did you feel like that?
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I hope you guys enjoyed this! Feel free to do this tag- y’all are amazing 🙂

Do you enjoy Disney movies? Do you have tips to plan your blog posts? Night owl or early bird or in between?

xoxoadiforadi1

TAG WEEK: Hustler Blogger Award

Hey, popcorns!

seems fitting, given who tagged me for this 😉

Welcome to day three of ‘tag week’ here at OiaM! A quick refresher: I’m doing this because I haven’t done any tags/awards in over a year and I need to catch up. Drop links below if I haven’t done anything you tagged me for over two months ago!!

I was tagged for this by the amazing Amber, who is THE BEST, and definitely one of THE sweetest (and funniest) bloggers in our community. Thanks, girl!!

I was ALSO tagged for this by Penny, and her questions are the same as Amber’s! Thank you so much for the tag, Penny, that’s really sweet of you ❤ Go check out her blog- her artwork is positively beautiful!!

This award was created by https://markanthonyswall.wordpress.com so go check out his blog and the award introduction post! 😊 Thanks, Thony!

R U L E S

  1. Make Sure to include the banner in your award post. You can make it the featured photo or you can just attach it along with the blog post. 
  2. Be sure to give the creator (the amazing markanthonyswall.wordpress.com) pingback on your post, so he’ll be able to read them. 
  3. You can nominate numerous bloggers of your choice, but make sure it isn’t less than 5 people.
  4. Answer the questions.
  5. The person who’s being nominated, and who’s about to nominate can add one more question of his/her choice to his/her nominees.

Q U E S T I O N S

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TAG WEEK: Disney Parks Book Tag

Hey, lovelies!

Welcome to day two of tag week! Today I’m doing the Disney Parks Book Tag that I was tagged for by the wonderful Emma! Thanks so much, Emma- y’all bETTER go follow her; this girl is so wonderful and her blog is the best 🙂 I’d also like to apologize in advance for the very wonky formatting!!

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The Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag and link back to original post [Alexandra @ Reading by Starlight]
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you
  • Answer the 10 questions below using any genre
  • Tag 5+ friends
  • Feel free to copy the heading graphics

Black Gate » Articles » Crappy Parents All Around: A Look ...

For this one, I don’t know what I would choose! I can’t remember any books that I’ve read that were set along a river; I seriously need to step up my adventure game! The only one I can think of is House of Hades, which is technically a river of fire in the Underworld 😉

 

 


I just posted "Annabeth" for my story "The Blood of ...It looks like I’m still struggling to find a book- I know if I think about I’ll get it but I’ve read so many books that I can’t remember XD. The one that I’m thinking of right now is about an adventure overseas so I hope this counts, although it’s not necessarily high seas. And it’s another Riordan book because apparently, I don’t read anything else. The Blood of Olympus was basically the Seven traveling to Athens via the Argo II so I think it counts!

 


The Women of Dauphine Book Launch - Big Easy Magazine I read The Women of Dauphine as an ARC (you can find my review here) almost a year ago and definitely found this creepy or eerie! I think it fits the prompt well.

It was a sapphic paranormal YA novel which is awfully unique, too!

 

 


Sarah J. Maas | New York Times Bestselling Author

Kingdom of Ash fits this prompt extremely well ;). It was the end of a very thrilling, very enrapturing fantasy series and I could not put it down! Every bit of it kept me hooked. I remember finishing this monstrosity (1000 pages) in four days because I wouldn’t stop reading. My school backpack was also really heavy for those couple of days 😀

 


 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe ...

This beautiful book is set in El Paso, Texas, and I think that counts as the deep South 😉 I highly highly recommend this story- it’s beautiful, intriguing and poetic and the writing is simply magical!

 

 

 


A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Read Book SummaryI was honestly tempted to go with a Harry Potter book just for the sake of it, but the first book that occurred to me was A Curse So Dark And Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. I read this sometime last year and really liked it (I still haven’t read the sequel, though) and the entire story basically takes place on the grounds of a castle!

 

 


Caraval (Caraval, #1) by Stephanie Garber — Reviews ... This answer seems pretty standard, but Caraval is one of the most whimsical books I’ve ever read! The setting is lush and magical, it’s fantastical although it also feels like you stepped back two hundred years in history, and the entire atmosphere of the book is very mysterious and flowery. This is also Alexandra’s answer so I don’t know if it’s cheating but it was the first thing that came to mind!

 

 


The Raven Cycle - WikipediaSo I’m going to amend the prompt a little bit since I can’t think of any books with a snowy trek through the mountains (once again, I need to up my adventure game! I need book recs!). However, The Raven Boys has a really prominent setting which is a mountain/hill (oh, whatever- just give me this one, okay?!). Cabeswater is definitely a hilly landscape so I’m just going to count TRB for this prompt!

 

 


Tomi Adeyemi on CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE | The Young FolksFor once, I finally got a good answer to this prompt! Children of Blood and Bone is definitely a perfect novel inspired by another culture. The magic and setting are based on West African cultures and I found myself immersed and obsessed with the worldbuilding!

The sequel came out a couple months ago- I really need to check it out!

Also, it’s a small world is now stuck in my head, if anyone wanted to know.


Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor

ONCE MORE, I AM STUMPED. I basically have read no Scifi so I’m going to have to pick Tarnished Are The Stars (here’s my review) because it’s probably the only book that I remember reading (keyword: REMEMBER) that had a space setting. I wouldn’t necessarily call it fast-paced or an opera but at least we got the space part?! Oh, well.

 

 


 

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So that’s that! This post is surprisingly under a thousand words, yay! But it has also taught me that I need to seriously step up my adventure and Scifi game!

Do you have any recommendations for adventure or Scifi YA books? (other than Illuminae and The Lunar Chronicles please) What books set by the river have you read?

xoxoadiforadi1

TAG WEEK: Mystery Blogger Award Take Two

Hey loves!

Welcome to tag week here on OiaM!

Today we’re starting off with the Mystery Blogger Award, which I was kindly nominated by the very wonderful Gayle! Thanks so much, angel ❤

Also, this tag was created by Okoto Enigmas!

The Rules

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Answer the 5 questions you were asked
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Nominate 10-20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

Three Things About Me

  1. I care passionately about social justice! If you know me in real life (or honestly on the blogosphere too haha) you’ll know that I’m an activist.
  2. I am the ABSOLUTE worst at procrastination 😉 I think it’s because I’m a Gemini? Speaking of which, my birthday’s coming soon (because I’m a Gemini hehe)!
  3. I’m a vegan!! (since May 4 hahaha auspicious date, huh? BECK) I’ve been vegetarian for my entire life and recently went vegan.

My Favorite Posts

To be fair, I think everyone has different opinions on what my best post is, but here are the ones (in recent times) that I’m the proudest of!!

Why You Should Watch The Show ‘Never Have I Ever’ Now // ft. rant, bias in the media, representation matters! – this one because I really WENT OFF and somehow ended up ranting for 2000+ words

Why Feminism Sucks – this one because it’s one of my most popular posts!! I also went off (see a trend here?) and I’m proud of it 🙂

7 Of My Favorite Types of Characters – these are all quite recent, but I think I did a damn good job of organizing my thoughts! That’s always hard XD.

Gayle’s Questions

1. What could you give a 40min presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

I’ve done this before, believe it or not!! I could DEFINITELY give a huge presentation on the roots of climate change and why patriarchy, white supremacy, colonialism, and (to some extent) capitalism need to be abolished.

Somewhere in there, I would tie it to #screwthepolice (although I love B99, we must acknowledge that the police suck as a whole).

2. What small gesture from a stranger made a big impact on you?

I can’t think of anything, but people who compliment my ‘maturity’ always make me feel good about myself! The people who say I’m ‘too immature’ to be dealing with hard concepts like I mentioned above?

Oh, well. Whatever.

3. How can you be a light in someone’s life this week?

I love this question! I want to make a good impact on my fam this week by making yummy things! 😉 I’ve been in a crappy mood because I’m on my period (boohoo) so here’s to hoping I get the energy soon to make some treats 😑

Or I guess I could just take the easy way and comment on people’s blog posts! That sounds fun 🙂

4. What are three words that describe you well?

Ah, the dreaded three words question.

Driven. (incredibly) Lazy. Passionate.

(interpret that in your own way- it definitely sounds like I’m a Slytherin XD)

5. If you could be invisible, what would you do?

I KNOW I should think of a better answer.

But I also know that the main use for my newfound invisibility powers will be cheating at PE when we have to run. Come on, we’ve all wanted to do this, don’t lie! XD

My Questions

  1. What is a color combination (three colors) that describe your personality, and why?
  2. What was the last book you read? How would you rate it?
  3. When did you last cook/bake something?
  4. Do you have any unpopular opinions that AREN’T bookish? Spill the tea 😉
  5. What mainstream stores do you mostly shop at?

I Tag…

(by the way, I won’t be tagging people for all the tags this week!)

Ash @ Wild Honey

Anna Coleman 

Gracie @ Light in the Darkness

Emma @ AFCTL

Saania @ Saania Sparkles

Becky @ Moth of the Day

(I couldn’t think of 10-20 people I didn’t tag last week XD)


Thanks for reading! Be prepared for multiple posts this week 😉

What do you think is my best post? What’s your Zodiac sign? Are you proud of me for writing the first post that hasn’t gone over 1000 words in SO LONG? (excluding short stories)

xoxoadiforadi1