Internment – A Horrifying Look Fifteen Minutes into the Future

Internment

Publication date : March 19th, 2019

Publisher : Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre : Young Adult | Speculative fiction

Page Count: 381

Synopsis : Rebellions are built on hope.

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.
With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards.
Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today. (From Goodreads)

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(Some) Book Blogging Pressures & How to Fight them

Blogging Pressures

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Book Blogging is a wonderful adventure, but it does not come without its downsides. And I’ve been meaning to write an unfiltered post about book blogging pressures I and many (if not all) of you have felt at least once along the way. But I never knew how exactly I wanted to approach it and just siting all the ways in which book blogging stresses me out sometimes just didn’t feel quite right for how I envisioned this post unfolding, especially since it’s something quite a few awesome bloggers have talked about before. Then a few days ago, it dawned on me, while struggling with all these things, I also picked up some ways so battle them or at least make them easier to handle so why not rant about them AND share the tips I’ve picked up along the way. Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Inclusivity – Booktube vs. Book Blogging

Kala

I haven’t been in the bookish community for very long, in April it will actually be a year. The decision to be a book reviewer was it a quick one, but what platform to use; that was a harder decision. Book blogging or booktube? Continue reading

Daisy Jones and the Six – has a lot of potential it didn’t live up to

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Publication date : March 5th, 2019

Publisher : Ballentine Books

Genre : Adult | Historical Fiction

Page Count: 368

Synopsis : Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
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BLOG TOUR: SMALL TOWN HEARTS – The book to simultaneously squeeze your heart and wrap it in a hug

Small Town Hearts

Publication date : March 19th, 2019

Publisher : Swoon Reads | Macmillan

Genre : Young Adult | Contemporary

Page Count: 336

Synopsis : Rule #1 – Never fall for a summer boy.
Fresh out of high school, Babe Vogel should be thrilled to have the whole summer at her fingertips. She loves living in her lighthouse home in the sleepy Maine beach town of Oar’s Rest and being a barista at the Busy Bean, but she’s totally freaking out about how her life will change when her two best friends go to college in the fall. And when a reckless kiss causes all three of them to break up, she may lose them a lot sooner. On top of that, her ex-girlfriend is back in town, bringing with her a slew of memories, both good and bad.

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Word Wonders’ TBR Expansion: Books with East and South East Asian Main Characters

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I’m back again with a book list post that takes a WHOLE DAY (literally) to make but hey! No regrets, even though I hate making these, I love making them. Forgive me if this doesn’t make sense, it’s well past two am as I’m typing this and I might or might not be delirious with fatigue, but shhhh. ANYWAY. As I was working on my #YARC2019 TBR last month, I realized that although I have lists that include South and West Asian books, I still hadn’t done one with books that have East or South East Asian main characters, but FRET NOT, I’m here to remedy that today. And so far, this is the list I’ve compiled that has the most books with 70+ items.

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My Productivity Tools – Or how to be a Master Organizer!

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If there’s one question I’ve been getting over and over and over again for the last two years or so is “but!!! FADWA!!! How do you manage to stay on op of blogging on top of everything else?” and let me tell you, it’s called Anxiety. Well, that and having a Virgo mother but, details. On a more serious note, a huge part of the reason behind me being so organized and on top of everything really is anxiety, I can’t really rest if it’s nagging at the back of my brain, so I HAD to find a way to visualize everything I have to do and actually…you know…do it. In this post I will share EVERYTHING I use to maximize my productivity in the hopes that some of it works for you as well.

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#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Busting some Indian myths & stereotypes

Prags

Hey guys! My name is Prags and I have been blogging for about 3 years now, on and off. My time in the community, and western media, has taught me that there are certain preconceived notions, myths, and stereotypes surrounding people of South Asian descent and I thought it would be a good time to share the truth about some of them! I want you to keep in mind that though these are general South Asian stereotypes, I can only speak from an Indian perspective since I am an Indian and I am not versed with the lifestyle of people living in other South Asian countries, even though all of us do have many things in common. So, from here on, I shall be using the term Indian as compared to South Asian. Continue reading

You Asked for Perfect – ft. a stressed MC who needs a hug and a nap

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Publication date : March 5th, 2019

Publisher : Penguin Random House

Genre : Young Adult | Contemporary

Page Count: 288

Synopsis : Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard – really hard – to make his life look effortless. A failed Calculus quiz is not part of that plan. Not when he’s number one. Not when his peers can smell weakness like a freshman’s body spray. Continue reading

Down the TBR Hole #3

Down the TBR Hole

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I’m back again with my bimonthly Down the TBR Hole. Apparently I add way more books than I read AND delete, because my TBR is bigger than the last time I did this post AND WHY IS THIS A NEVER ENDING CYCLE? But I will keep cleaning it up one post at a time until I’m satisfied with the books that are on it.

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