Wrapping up 2018 – Most disappointing reads of the year

2018 disappointing

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At the time I’m typing up this post I’ve read 94 books, and you can imagine and understand that in their midst were some brilliant books, some god-awful books and in middle of all that, some books that just let me down. They’re not necessarily books that I hated, heck, some of them I rated 3 stars, but these are the books that I expected to love but ended up being lackluster, not quite reaching my expectations. In some cases the expectations weren’t high to begin with, in other cases it’s on me for having humongous expectations. But all in all, this isn’t a post about the books I hated the most, but those that disappointed me. Continue reading

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40+ Most Anticipated Releases of 2019: January to June

2019 releases pt 1

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TIS THE SEASON… Of all the fun end of the year bookish lists. I can’t believe I’m writing my most anticipated releases for the first half of 2019 when I feel like I wrote the same one for 2018 just the other day. Most of these are YA, but there is some Adult and a Middle Grade in there as well!

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#Ownvoices: Its purpose and limitations

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If you’ve been around the book community for a while, especially the Twitter side of it, you know what #ownvoices is, what it does and what it doesn’t. And I, like a lot of people probably, have alot of thoughts about it swarming my head and demanding to be let out. Some good. Some not so much. Fret not, I’ll get into it, all in due time. And all in this post. So please read on, if you’re interested in my thoughts when it comes to this label.

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Let’s get you started on Audiobooks ft. Recommendations

 

Audiobooks

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while you know that I was fervently against audiobooks, not for everyone mind you, I just could not get into them and confidently said that they weren’t for me. But earlier this year, in March, I had started a new rotation with a long ass drive to and from the hospital I was assigned to, and I had to kill time so I decided to give them another try. It took one audiobook, the right one, to have me hooked, and now I can’t stop. Continue reading

Spreading the Love: Favourite Bookstagrammers

 

 

Favourite bookstagrammers pt 1

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I’m back today with another post where I decide to spread my love of some amazing bookish content creators. I made the first post a couple moths ago about 10 of my favourite book bloggers, this time around, it’s bookstagrammers. I want to shine a light on some bookstagrammers that put a lot of work and energy into their posts and the end result is fantastic. I’ve been on Bookstagram for a few months now (you can follow me here, hehe) and I’ve seen and followed so many amazing accounts in that time, some of which I’ll share today, others I’ll share in future posts. Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Pansexuality in Literature

 

Alexis

My name is Alexis and I’m a pansexual booktuber who goes by The Sloth Reader. When Fadwa called for people to make guest posts regarding their specific marginalizations, I knew exactly what I wanted to write about. I’m constantly in awe by the wonderful queer content being produced lately, but I’ve yet to find more than a few books that feature a character that is pansexual. Continue reading

Navigating the Book Community as a Person of Color

 

NAvigating as a POC

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I know what you’re saying after reading the title…oh no, she’s here with yet another rant…or maybe you’re not and that’s just me haha. But either way, I wouldn’t call this a rant *cough* *cough*. It’s more of me putting to paper -per say- a collection of thoughts and observations I’ve been having for the past couple years of being neck deep involved in the book community and advocating for diversity. I just want to preface by saying that I won’t be bashing anyone or anything in this post, what I will be doing though, is sharing my thoughts without any sugarcoating. Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: US Bloggers’ privilege and whatnots

Angela

When I decided to create my blog, I knew I had to spend a lot of my time and effort into creating good and interesting content. But I took the step anyway because I love books too much and I enjoy talking about them and recommending the ones I liked.
But there are many factors that go into your blog’s success and one of them is where you are based. Continue reading

Fœtus Fadwa’s opinions: Where I stand on tropes I used to love/hate

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In today’s post I have decided to embarass myself by willingly referencing posts of mine that are over two years old. I thought it was a good idea to check back on opinions I had back then and see if I felt the same way…that until I actually reread the posts and cringed so hard, my teeth were grinding. I’m still going through with this because I love pain and I’M NOT A CHICKEN. So what I’m basically going through two posts, one of the tropes I love, one of thoses I hate and see if I still feel the same. So this should be…interesting. I strongly urge you to read those posts first, they’re fairly short…compared to the ones I write now I mean. Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: A Brown girl thinking about Books

 

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Look at the sky and scrunch up your eyes.

Now, what do you see?

You know what I see? I see myriad skies at once – orange sprouting grey tufts, blue gilded gold, a sombre red grouching very noticeably. I sense words trickle through my mind – a brazen shower of emotions and thoughts.

I see the skies I’ve read. Continue reading