#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: The cultural challenge of International Book Blogging

 

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I once blogged in Portuguese. That’s my language, the one I was raised speaking. I was part of the Brazilian book blogging community, and it was great in some ways, lousy in others. Once I decided to come back to blogging, I made the option to join the international book blogging community. To blog in English this time around. Continue reading

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Not the Girls You’re Looking for Blog Tour: Review + Author Interview

 

Not the Girls You're Looking for

Publication date : June 19th, 2018

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Publisher : Feiwel and Friends | MacMillan

Genre : Young Adult | Contemporary

Page Count: 336

Synopsis : Lulu Saad doesn’t need your advice, thank you very much. She’s got her three best friends and nothing can stop her from conquering the known world. Sure, for half a minute she thought she’d nearly drowned a cute guy at a party, but he was totally faking it. And fine, yes, she caused a scene during Ramadan. It’s all under control. Ish.
Except maybe this time she’s done a little more damage than she realizes. And if Lulu can’t find her way out of this mess soon, she’ll have to do more than repair friendships, family alliances, and wet clothing. She’ll have to go looking for herself.
(From Goodreads)

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#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: I am not Invisible – An Indian American experience

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Hello Hello! I’m still on hiatus but this is an important blog post for AAPI month. I also wanted to mention that this post is a little different since Kav is a Booktuber and not a Book blogger but I still wanted to have them on my blog because they’re awesome.

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Hiatus Announcement: I’m going away for a little while

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Hello friends!

I really truly hate that I’m writing this post right now but I have been pushing the inevitable for a little while now. I’m going on a hiatus from now until June 11th. Around a week after I take my last exam. It’s two months. It’s a long time. The longest I have ever been away from this blog. PLEASE DON’T FORGET ABOUT ME. I still have a couple guest posts going up but aside from that, I won’t be posting anything. And for a few reasons.

If you read my march wrap-up, you know that March was a very sucky month for me health wise, I was in pain for most of it and that left me bed bound, which means that I fell behind on school. Like, a lot. And that is stressing me out of my mind, I’m always anxious and on edge because I just have too many thing to do, blogging included and with how much studying I have to catch up on, I can’t do it all, I need to spend most my days studying if I don’t want studying for my exam to be an anxiety hell pit (which it always is, but I’m trying to minimize the damage). So Something had to go to keep my sanity. And blogging is that something.

In addition to that, all the built up stress and pressure made blogging not fun for me anymore. I started thinking of it as “have to” instead of “want to” and we all know that’s not good. At all. Where I’m at right now, I dread writing up posts, I do have ideas, and inspiration but it’s the will to sit in front of my computer spending two hours (I don’t have) on each post that stresses me out. Because I always have that little voice at the back of my head saying “this is time you’re wasting you could be spending on your neurology notes, or working on that genetics graph” and yikes. That voice is right and I must follow it.

The fact that I’m now dreading blogging is also affecting my reading, I’m always wanting to finish books faster, to write reviews and then thinking about what book to review next and read that one instead of reading the books I really want to read. And the books I really want to read right now are all favourites. So rereads. So books I’ve already reviewed. I’m going to take advantage of this hiatus to read books for myself, depending on my mood to try and find that pleasure in reading again. Which I’m sure will be back as soon as the pressure is gone.

I’m going to stop rambling here. I think I’m going to reply to comments and keep blog-hopping when I have down time while I’m gone because the only thing I have an issue with a the moment is the actual act of writing posts. And if you’re interested in seeing more of me, follow me on Instagram @wordwoonders because I’ll still be active on there.

Love y’all! And hope you all still be around when I’m back ❤

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How I -barely- manage to not drown under blogging and reading

Keeping track of reading and blogging

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A while back (a very long while back, yes… i’m very on top of things shhhh) I had asked on Twitter if people would be interested in seeing how I organise my reading and blogging because I have a few tips and tricks, but mostly a ridiculous amount of spreadsheets, and quite a few people said yes so here I am, an eternity later finally getting around to talking about it all.

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Author/Reviewer Interaction Etiquette

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This post has been a long time coming, hasn’t it? Through all the years that reviewers and authors have been interacting, there have been slip-ups, hurtful and even maybe dangerous behaviours happening. So I decided to give my two cents and set some records straight, giving myself and everyone some guidelines that *I think* are important to respect. This is going to be a two parts thing but I don’t know just yet when the second part will be going up. For now I will focus on authors, but will adress reviewers in the next one.

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#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Unknown Identities Should be Normalized – and Not Ostracized

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Before I start this post, I want to make something clear: this was very hard for me to write. It’s a personal issue I have, and something I care about immensely, but also something that no one else seems to be concerned or aware about (or, at least, no one I follow talks about). This post is coming from an #OwnVoices perspective, but maybe #OwnVoices doesn’t precisely apply here. Does it? Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Representations in books and medias, or the one thing I’m craving

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When Fadwa asked me a few months ago if I wanted to be part of this amazing project she had created — #DIVERSEBOOKBLOGGERSDISCUSS — I freaked out. At first I was scared I wouldn’t be able to write something I’m proud of or something that Fadwa would like reading (Fadwa: I really really love this post, so no complaints on my end), this was really what I was the most scared of. Then I was scared people would think I’m not legitimate enough to talk about the subject I’m discussing in today’s post, but my best friend reminded me that my voice matters. So here I am. Continue reading

My 2018 Goals: Reading, blogging and more

 

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Hello friends !

How are you doing? How is your 2018 going so far? Mine is only just starting to be honest haha, since I’ve only made it back to the the realm of the living, with you know, exams and hiatus and bla bla bla. I won’t bore you any further with what you already know. Continue reading