I was nominated by Emily over at Rose Read for the Mystery Blogger Award! Emily is a wonderful blogger studying to be a librarian who is one of the coolest people I have the pleasure of actually knowing IRL. Seriously, the blogosphere is smaller than you know, kids, because we found each other in the most random way possible. You should check her out, starting with this incredibly honest review of Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur or these questions for book bloggers for her final project!
Now, onto the award…!
Yes, a quarterly blog wrapup… And, no, it’s not just because I have been slacking for the past three months on the blog in general (okay, it totally is).
This has been a whirlwind of a year. Can you believe it’s only April?! (In that same vein, can you believe it’s already April?!) Jeez. As some of you may have noticed, I haven’t been around the blogosphere much. The plan was to take a break in February, write like mad in March, and be ahead of the game in April. All the ended up happening was me staring longingly at the WordPress reader wanting to write but not having the energy to do anything. Now, I’m somewhat refreshed, almost a year older, and ready to kick my butt into gear.
I literally have a backlog of awards and tags dating all the way back to January 2016, and here I am doing one of the newer ones. Oh well. Sometimes, I just get tired of talking about the same books for the same questions and need something to break up the monotony. So, many shout outs to Liam @ Hey Ashers! (who is, indeed, one of my faves anyway) for creating this award. Also, thanks to Liam and Emily @ Rose Read for tagging me in this beauty. Hopefully I captured my aesthetic (or lack thereoff) well enough. Continue reading
“Better Late Than Never” should really be my site’s tagline, tbh, but here’s my TBR for this year’s Diverse-A-Thon (I literally picked the three shortest diverse reads in my keep because that’s the only way I’ll make it through the week). In case you’re wondering what all of the hubbub is about, Diverse-a-Thon is a week-long event that seeks to celebrate the diversity in books. Not to mention it’s my favorite type of readathon/challenge– virtually stress-free! (I say “virtually” because we all know I’m putting that pressure on myself to finish up all of these books whether I like it or not.)
For info about the weekly topics and how to participate, click here.
This week’s topic is “Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to).” What a mouthful. Also… only half accurate.
Let me explain. When I set out to read ALL OF THE THINGS last year, I knew of like… two books coming out in 2016. [Blah Blah Blah… I’m a disgrace to readers everywhere… Blah Blah Blah]. So, I hadn’t really planned on reading anything published in 2016 [/pauses here to allow for gasps of pure surprise and wonderment] Of course, as the year rolled on and I attempted to get into the trenches of book blogging, I did discover a few things that piqued my interest enough for me to acknowledge their existence but not enough for me to ever do anything about it. These are the books I’m going to talk about.
Will I read them? Maybe. Probably not. I’m flaky af. Would I like to if I had all of the hours in the world and none of the people bothering me? Yes. And that will just have to be enough for now.
Are you well? Is now the right time to start singing, “I don’t want a lot for Christmas. There
is just one thing are just a few things I need”? I never got to write to you via Macy’s this year, so this will have to do. I imagine Mrs. Claus lets you get on the internet in this day and age, so I hope this message finds you in a timely manner… even though I’m sure you’ve come to expect nothing other than utter procrastination from me. Moving on! I’ve been a decent enough human this year, so I would like to make a few humble bookish requests. I totally understand if you’ve already finished my gifts for the year. Christmas is Sunday and all. However, if you could find it in your heart, these are the things I wouldn’t mind seeing under my beautiful tree this year.
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted on Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I don’t typically participate in this meme, but I never got to talk about these two January releases I’m currently stanning for. So, here they are– my first book baes of 2017 (and the first two ARCs I’ve ever completed).
It’s the 27th. IT. IS. THE. 27th. I’m so happy because that means this whole one post a day will officially be over, and I can finally breathe and check out all of your wonderful blogs in depth. Seriously, I hope y’all are ready for me to be incredibly annoying in your comment sections.
Moving on! Here’s my week in review…
So, it’s no secret that I was falling terribly behind on my Goodreads challenge (Seriously, how ambitious was 50 books for a girl who hadn’t really read a book for pleasure for YEARS). However, I haven’t been able to find anything to read that stuck. So, I’ve just been trolling through the interwebs trying to get my reading mojo back when I came across the Try a Chapter tag on Zezee’s blog. It was just the thing I needed to get myself to commit to something. This tag was created by Malia at BookParadise (booktuber), and here be the guidelines:
Happy Day of Thanks, Book Fiends!
Hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks, Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme used to promote diverse reads that may otherwise go unnoticed. Every week, you come up with one book in each of three different categories: a diverse book you have read and enjoyed, a diverse book on your TBR, and one that has not yet been released. Check out this announcement post for more information on how to join in on the fun and spread diverse reads to the world! Continue reading