I was recently nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by my Twitter friend and fellow book blogger Leah over at Leah's Books! Leah always has the best book tags--I've done a few of them here. Go check out her blog! Thanks for the nomination, Leah! What Is The Sunshine Blogger Award? The Sunshine Blogger Award … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award!
Category: My Bookish Life
The Books I Recommended to My TikTok Giveaway Winners
I recently hosted a giveaway on my BookTok channel to celebrate almost 5000 followers, but I put my own twist on the prizes, because I'm ~*different*~ (just in case it's not clear, that was meant to be facetious). For two winners, I recommended a new book based on a survey I had them fill out … Continue reading The Books I Recommended to My TikTok Giveaway Winners
I Recreated the “ACOTAR” Covers Using Myself as a Model and Free Online Graphic Design Tools
We can call this part 2 of my literary cosplay post, I suppose. So for anyone who didn't know, I've been technically unemployed since late June--but I start a new job on August 26th, yay! (That's not a sarcastic yay, I am actually excited about it)--so I've had a lot of free time on my … Continue reading I Recreated the “ACOTAR” Covers Using Myself as a Model and Free Online Graphic Design Tools
Words from Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, and More from the KidLit Rally for Black Lives
By now, everyone knows about the great boiling point the U.S. has reached, with the murder of George Floyd the latest in a string of such cases that has sparked protests in every state and in many countries across the globe. I have posted quite a bit about this on social media, but I haven't … Continue reading Words from Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, and More from the KidLit Rally for Black Lives
Book Tag: Spring Time, Cozy Time
This tag is so cute and fun, and I'm really excited to do this. I'm already feeling more cozy and relaxed. Prompts for this tag are based on spring essentials: rainy days, cozy blankets, and spring TBR! Here are the rules: Thank the person who nominated you — Thank you, Leah! I can always count … Continue reading Book Tag: Spring Time, Cozy Time
What Your Jane Austen Opinions Say About You (as Explained by My TikTok Videos)
So I've been really into TikTok lately, and I've gradually discovered a bookish community on this social media platform, known as #booktok. I may be about 10 years older than the average TikTokker but I'm having so much fun! And I've started to build up a bit of small following with my niche Jane Austen … Continue reading What Your Jane Austen Opinions Say About You (as Explained by My TikTok Videos)
How Has Social Distancing Affected Your Reading?
The world is a strange and kind of scary place right now. With the spread of COVID-19 affecting both physical and mental health all over the world, and social distancing, self quarantine, and shelter-in-place measures being enacted throughout the U.S. and dozens of other countries, I think everyone is at least a little on edge. … Continue reading How Has Social Distancing Affected Your Reading?
Book Tag: TBR
So... I've been away awhile. I've been pretty busy with work and podcasting for a few weeks, but I wanted to get a post up before too long to try to keep some semblance of consistency. So, enter a book tag! I happened to be tagged in this TBR (To Be Read) tag, about all … Continue reading Book Tag: TBR
Reading Challenges for 2020
You may recall my 2019 Reading Challenge, which I pretty much abandoned around mid-April last year. I think I was a little too ambitious in my criteria. But I still really like the idea of challenging and stretching myself with my reading, so this year I was looking for a way to do that without having … Continue reading Reading Challenges for 2020
A Coffee Tour of San Jose, California (and This Blog’s Existential Crisis)
And now for something completely different... Here is where I break the fourth wall and acknowledge that, yes, I have branded this site as a "book blog." I originally started it as a culmination of my gradually- and organically-narrowing focus in my writing--I've had two other blogs that were much more broad in focus (or … Continue reading A Coffee Tour of San Jose, California (and This Blog’s Existential Crisis)