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2020 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

2020 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

Posted January 8, 2021 in Blogging, Bookish Things, Checking In // 0 Comments

It’s that annual wrap up time of year again! When I set up the placeholder for this post a year ago and called it “Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles” I had no idea how true that would ring.  I know I was thinking about following through on my personal reading challenge as well as Start On Your Shelfathon… but y’all?  2020 has been rife with reading challenges.  And blogging hurdles.  I am plum worn out. Usually, I use this post to share Goodread’s “My Year In Books”.  This year, I’m going to pull a little data from that page, but they’ve stripped […]

Good Riddance, 2020!  My December Wrap Up.

Good Riddance, 2020! My December Wrap Up.

Posted January 4, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Hello everyone!  Good morning and HAPPY JANUARY 4TH 2021.  I know that 2021 isn’t going to solve all our problems.  Or any of it, actually, but the illusion of hope and change and new beginnings are always nice tings to hold on to – it gives us a little bit o strength to pick ourselves up and persevere. *deep breath* 2021 y’all. But not without one last wrap up, and then we can say adieu, right?  So lets do this. All the things I’ve been reading I allowed myself to have a fairly light reading month in December.  I read some […]

Oasis by Katya de Becerra

Oasis by Katya de Becerra

Posted December 29, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  First off, I need to give Katya de Becerra some credit – in many ways, Oasis was such an original idea. Sure, it plays off old trope of archaeological curses and a Survivor-esque vibe, but it’s also absolutely unique in the YA genre.  At least, it’s unique so far as I am aware.  If you’re looking for a change of pace from your usual YA reading, Oasis is going to temp you. Alif’s and her four best friends are spending the summer at her father’s dig site, but rumors are the site is cursed.  The five laugh that bit off – stuff […]

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Posted December 22, 2020 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  If I had to attach a single emotion on to Girls of Paper and Fire, I would call it angry.  This book is rife with twisted customs, greed, selfishness, and corruption and it was so good.  But it was also heartbreaking and enraging. The introduction of Girls of Paper and Fire gives readers just enough time to become acquainted with Lei’s life before she is torn away from it.  We feel some level of her anger and fear and disgust as the world of the Paper Girls unfurls around her.  There are lessons and rules and not once does Natasha Ngan […]

What’s This?  A BookTube Channel?  – My November Wrap Up!

What’s This? A BookTube Channel? – My November Wrap Up!

Posted December 7, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I’m going to be making a few changes to my wrap ups, starting with this month.  First of all, I’m removing the “haul” section.  There’s a couple reasons for this. I always feel weird talking about new books and ARCs when there are so many out there who can’t bring in books every month because of their location or financial situation. I started a BookTube. In many ways, #2 feels like it cancels out #1.  I don’t get dozens of books every month, either… but Book Hauls seems like a central theme on BookTube and it […]