Which Characters Am I? | identity crisis book tag

Hey, folks!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I’m really sorry about that- I also miss the blogosphere so much and will try to be more consistent with posting! Meanwhile, I’ve been prepping for a music performance that I recorded and sent (finally after so much stress), and school starts in two days which I’m super sad about!

But yes, I am not dead. Thankfully. With COVID-19 going around, who even knows unless I tell you 😭

I’m also really scared that I won’t have time to post much more because I’m entering the busy high school years which would be super sad 😦 so I’m going to try and post as much as I can in the first few months!

However, I’ve also been in a terrible reading/blogging slump. I read a grand total of… wait for it… zero books in July. (wonderful, I know!) And I haven’t known what to post at all, which is why I procrastinated so much on writing a post.

Anyways, since we’re writing this post which actually sounds like a lot of fun, I need to credit the lovely Kerys @ The Everlasting Library for this amazing idea (and the identity crisis book tag!). Her post is amazing, check it out! I used some different quizzes but the idea is similar!

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guessing books’ summaries from the cover|ft. LGBTQ+ new releases

Hey everyone! Happy (nearly over) Pride Month!

First of all, I just wanted to say sorry for basically disappearing for two weeks. I had a pretty busy week (I’m starting a summer camp that is basically school but ALL MATH, and I had a music workshop that takes a lot of my time) and I’ve been procrastinating at checking my WordPress notifications. Nothing new. 🙂

Aside from that, I’ve also had zero inspiration to write any posts? There’s one novel that I really want to review (Girl Made of Stars) but I’m not sure how I’d do that without going into my feelings because it’s really personal to me. And I don’t exactly feel comfortable talking about it on a public platform like this.

Anyways, I ended up piggy-backing on this pretty cool trend- guessing books’ summaries from their covers! I’ve seen a few of these posts on my reader over the past several months and I thought it would be cool if I hopped on the bandwagon too!

Except, with a twist.

All these books are LGBTQ+ 2020/upcoming releases in Young Adult (happy Pride Month friends!) and honestly, this is going to make it even more fun in my opinion 😀

As a disclaimer, this was harder than I thought to find the books in the first place because I have already heard of many of the releases! (which is great, of course, but it means that there was a limited amount of books to choose from)

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1. “The Fascinators” by Andrew Eliopulos (5/12/20)

My guess for the synopsis:

A high-school boy (let’s call him Ethan) is from a small town living with his parents as an only child. He has always known he was gay but isn’t out to anyone (or maybe he’s out to his parents? idk man). Then he meets another new boy who is energetic, lovely and introduces Ethan to a new world of magic. They fall for each other. Yay. Continue reading “guessing books’ summaries from the cover|ft. LGBTQ+ new releases”

5 YA Books By Black Authors You NEED // police brutality, West African magic, LGBTQ+ contemporaries, and more

Hey friends!

It’s been quite a few days since I’ve last posted here, which is disappointing me. (yes, disappointing me– the same person who made the decision to procrastinate on my blog posts.)

The last post I wrote was a quite angry rant dedicated to any of my lovely “All Lives Matter” readers who I hope I pissed off.

This time, though, I want to write something a little bit more actionable beyond just thoughts (although thoughts are incredibly powerful). That’s why I wanted to share five amazing books by Black authors that I’ve read and loved.

In these troubling times, it’s crucial that we support Black-owned businesses and, as a part of the bookish community, I want to use my small platform to raise awareness of these phenomenal reads. Also, almost all of these books written by Black women authors, and the only non-woman author is nonbinary.

Before I get into these recommendations, I wanted to add that I am not a #ownvoices reviewer when it comes to books by Black authors. Please support Black book-content creators and take their word when it comes to accurate/harmful representation in books! However, as far as I know, most of these books are well-liked and do not have any “controversies” regarding representation. Feel free to correct me so I can add a disclaimer in my post!

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1. “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

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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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7 Of My Favorite Types of Characters

Hey loves!

I’m back with another bookish post after a month of purely short-story-writing and a quick review/rant about Never Have I Ever.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a list (I think this was the last time, and it was in 2019!) so it’s about time to write another one. I’ll be sharing my favorite types of characters. If you still don’t understand, just wait and read it!

I hope everyone’s staying safe and social distancing- I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately and if you want I could share some recipes that I’ve been using!

Now let’s get onto the post- it’s quite wordy 😉

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The List Of Things That Will Not Change Spotlight // blog tour

Hey everyone!
I’m super excited to be hosting a spotlight for THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE by Rebecca Stead. The Blog Tour is hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
Also be on the lookout for my review that should be coming up soon 😉

About The Book:

 

Title: THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE
Author: Rebecca Stead
Pub. Date: April 7, 2020
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 224
After her parents’ divorce, Bea’s life became
different in many ways. But she can always look back at the list she keeps in
her green notebook to remember the things that will stay the same. The first
and most important: Mom and Dad will always love Bea, and each other.
When Dad tells Bea that he and his boyfriend,
Jesse, are getting married, Bea is thrilled. Bea loves Jesse, and when he and
Dad get married, she’ll finally (finally!) have what she’s always wanted–a sister. Even though she’s never met Jesse’s daughter, Sonia, Bea is sure that they’ll be “just like sisters anywhere.”
As the wedding day approaches, Bea will learn that making a new family brings questions, surprises, and joy.

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