As you might have noticed in February and March, I took a hiatus from blogging and changed my posting schedule. I posted a lot less and have been generally less active on social media. I realized while I was on hiatus was that I felt burnt out, not just that I needed a break. We… Continue reading Why did I have blogging burnout this year?
Last month I participated in the #FinnFury October Challenge, which was hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Miriam (a.k.a. Finn) @ Miriam Joy Reads. Instead of doing a Halloween-themed challenge for October, they decided to make a challenge focused on one author they love: Maggie Stiefvater. See Cait’s post below for the announcement. View… Continue reading What I Learned from the #FinnFury October Challenge
When was the last time you found a character in a young adult book who needed glasses? Were they ever one of the teen main characters? I was inspired to write this post by American Panda by Gloria Chao because Mei, the protagonist, admits to being nearsighted. Mei narrates, “Because of my nearsightedness and my mother’s… Continue reading Where Are the YA Characters Who Wear Glasses?
Since 2017, I’ve read more and more audiobooks than I ever have. The audiobook version of Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard made my top five list of 2017, and I’m in the middle of another audiobook now! I learned that I really like audiobooks, even if they’re not my favorite way to read. I… Continue reading 5 Reasons I Like Audiobooks
Every now and then, or very frequently, everyone has a moment where they would rather not finish the book they’re reading. Since the start of this year, there were three major books that I did not finish: Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones, Cromartie High School Vol. 1 by Eiji Nonaka, and Tell a Thousand Lies by… Continue reading Books I’ve Recently DNF’d
Thank you, Jenna @ Falling Letters, for nominating me in the young adult section! The Annual Book Blogger Awards gives recognition to book bloggers for all the work they do in the way that awards for other types of blogs do. Joce @ Write Through the Night hosts these awards. I haven’t heard of these… Continue reading The 2nd Annual Book Blogger Awards: Nominations
Amazon Books and Target, be they online or brick-and-mortar, display their books with the front cover out, instead of the spine. They understand the importance of the front cover in convincing people to at least pick it up off the shelf. The front cover gives a big first impression of the book and must entice… Continue reading I love that book’s spine: Spine designs to look for
Palm Sunday is in a few days, which means that Easter is almost here. It’s also time to start planning an Easter Egg Hunt, and it can be bookish. I went on many an Easter Egg Hunt inside my house because there was too much snow on the ground at that time of year. My… Continue reading 3 Types of Bookish Easter Egg Hunts
We just finished reading Fantine: Book Four, a.k.a. “Entrusting Sometimes Means Giving Away,” last Thursday for the Les Mis Readalong. It was pretty short, which makes it easier for me to take the time to reflect on it as a whole. It has made me think about how it relates to what we read… Continue reading Entrusting Sometimes Means Giving Away: Connecting the Thenadiers to the beginning of Les Mis
Book Blogger Hop I was looking for an excuse to make this list more than a week into 2018, and the Book Blogger Hop gave it to me. To quote Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, “The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend… Continue reading Top 5 Books of 2017