Emoji book recommendations – You choose an emoji, I give you a book!

Emoji book Recs

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Last week, I tweeted out something pretty vague and cryptic, asking twenty people to pick random emojis for reasons (yes, you guessed it, this post is the reason) but then I got 52 people suggesting emojis hahaha so I had more than enough to choose from and the way I went about it is that I looked at the emoji, if it reminded me of a book or felt like it could, I kept it! If it felt too niche and didn’t, I didn’t use it! And THAT’s how I’ve narrowed it down to the 20 emojis I’m basing my recommendations on. I’m going to try my hardest to recommend books I don’t talk about a lot already. Continue reading

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Year Of the Asian Reading Challenge sign-up + tracking post – #YARC2019

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You are probably wondering, what in the hell is this? Well, FRET NOT, I will explain! Amazing bloggers and friends of mine, cw, Lily, Vicky and Shealea are hosting a year long reading challenge to celebrate books by Asian authors, especially with how many are getting released this year, with some fun prompts, challenges and chats that are also optional so it’s all very chill and low stakes. You can read all about it in the sign up post here.

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Cover Reveal – GRAHAM’S DELICACIES by Em Ali + EXCERPT !!!

New Design Announcement

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I’m so beyond the moon excited about today’s post, because I have the honor to introduce the world to the cover of Em Ali’s second book, GRAHAM’S DELICACIES, which is a collection of three short stories. If I had to describe the author’s works in four words, it’s: QUEER AF, SOFT AF (Yes, af if one word, don’t talk to me). So believe me, you really don’t want to miss out on this cover reveal nor the book itself! This post will include the cover, the jacket, which are both STUNNING, as well as the kind of representation the book includes and trigger warnings.

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We are More than Our Marginalisations + Reopening #DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss submissions

Bookish Talk

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I’ve been sitting on this post idea for quite some time now, possibly over a year, mulling over what the right time to write about it would be, and *how* to approach it, because I have a lot of thoughts and feelings and I’m not quite sure how they fit together or how to get them out. But what I’ve realized from three years of constant blogging is that there’s never a right time to post anything and sometimes just opening a doc and letting the thoughts roam freely can take you a long way, so here I am today, doing just that. Plus, I’M RELAUNCHING #DIVERSEBOOKBLOGGERSDISCUSS NEXT MONTH!!!! and this post seems like the perfect occasion to announce it and open submissions (Form to apply at the end of the post).

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6 Reasons I Fell in Love with Rereading

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and by that I mean… REREAD TIME! Not that there’s a specific reread time but as I was thinking about my January TBR back in December, I started thinking about the fact that I really wanted to start the year right with amazing books but you’re never guaranteed that reading a book for the first time. If being a reader my whole life has taught me anything, it’s that even the most amazing sounding books can end up being lackluster and disappointing. So what do I do to be SURE I will love every single book I read? I dedicate the month to rereading my all-time favourite books!! Which led me to thinking about how much I love rereading which gave birth to this post.

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Wrapping Up 2018 – Favourite reads of the year

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The fact that I’m writing this post before December 31st is giving me SO. MUCH ANXIETY. I can’t help but think “What if I read a book I adore in the next week and I don’t put it on that list???” but then when I think about it more reasonably I remember that I purposefully left the books on my TBR that I know won’t be topping the books on this list for the end of the month to avoid this problem, and like, I only have like, two more books to read. But everyone knows you can’t talk sense into anxiety, it’s fun. ANYWAY, believe it or not, this post isn’t about me freaking out over anxiety, that’s for another time, this post is one of my favourites to write each year and it’s one where I get to rave about all the best books I read throughout it. Continue reading

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

40+ Most Anticipated Releases of 2019: January to June

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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