I don’t know about you, but making any permanent markings on physical books feels very sacrilegious. Dog-earring pages, annotating directly in the book in pen, etc. makes my bookish heart howl in pain. However, there is this trend going around the book world that has peaked my interest. So, what is the trend, I hear you asking? Well, my dear friend, I have two words for you:Continue reading
Let’s Talk: Rejection
I’m going to be super honest with you guys: I suck at accepting rejections. Most people know me as someone who doesn’t get phased very often. My natural state of emotion is indifference. You’d think that I would be good at taking rejection, but personally speaking, I definitely am not. I might have the outward appearance of aloofness, but I tend to take things pretty personally… even if there’s nothing personal about the rejection.
With staying indoors more often, I have become very introspective, and I thought I’d talk about my take on rejection in a bookish context.
June 2020 Wrap-Up | The Awkward Book Blogger
I can’t believe June is already gone and over! It feels like just last week May was ending. I guess being super busy and in quarantine doesn’t help with the whole “days blending together” thing.
I’m super exhausted (more on that in my life update), so let’s just jump right into things.
What I’ve Been Doing During Quarantine
I thought I’d make this post to give people who are struggling to fill their time during this quarantine period some ideas. I’d like to preface this post by saying that I am a college student on summer vacation, meaning that I have a lot of time on my hands. I am not an essential worker, so I’m doing my part by staying inside and social distancing as much as possible. I know that there are people who have jobs, and don’t have the free time that I do. But if you do find yourself with some time on your hands and having no idea what to do with it, maybe some of these things will inspire you.
[Author’s note: I’m new to this whole block editor thing, so if things look wonky, I apologize in advanced. I’m still learning how to use this new version of editor.]Continue reading
Help! I need book recommendations….
Guys! I need your help! I’m in a weird spot right now where I want to read, but I don’t want to read any of the books in my TBR.
That’s where you guys come in.
I’m looking for a young adult book with romance in it but is not a contemporary novel. The romance doesn’t have to be the main focus of the story, but I’d like there to be some. If you know of any that you’ve enjoyed in the past, please let me know! The more options, the better!
Thanks in advanced!
Until next time….
Currently Reading Tag
Hello, earthlings! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been on the blogosphere. It’s currently midterm season, meaning that I’ve been having tests back to back for the past couple weeks. Thankfully, I’m done with most of my tests until finals so I’ll *hopefully* have more time to read (and sleep).
Anyway, I wanted to do a tag to give my tired brain a break, and lo and behold I saw that Anna @ My Bookish Dream did one that I’ve never done before! I wasn’t tagged, but it seems like a lot of fun so I’m giving it a try!
March 2020 Wrap-Up | The Awkward Book Blogger
Hello, earthlings! I don’t normally do monthly wrap-ups (because I don’t do enough bookish stuff in a month to make a remotely interesting post about it), but for some odd reason the bookish gods were on my side and I got quite a bit done. I even had time to make a spicy new banner for my wrap-ups! I’m very happy with how it turned out. I guess it did help that I was on spring break for twice as long as expected with the whole social distancing and quarantine thing that’s happening right now. More on that later, though.
For now, let’s take a gander at the review of March.
North Texas Teen Book Festival 2020 Recap | #NTTBF
Hello, world! I’m finally out of my cave after holing myself up to study for the midterm season! Although I’m not entirely done with testing just yet, I’ve decided to rejoin the land of the living to bring you this recap of one of my favorite events of the whole entire year: the North Texas Teen Book Festival!
In the past, I lived within relative driving distance to the convention center it is always held at, but now that I’ve moved, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to attend this year. When I saw that John Green was attending as one of the authors, I couldn’t say no. I’ve been a fan of his for years. First, it was discovering his YouTube channel that he hosts with his brother, Hank. Then, I fell in love with his books (I didn’t even know he was an author when I first stumbled across Vlogbrothers). Then I respected the heck out of him because he is one of the sole reasons I survived my high school classes with Crash Course. And more recently, I’ve been falling in love with the podcast that he does called Dear Hank & John. Basically, I appreciate all the work he has done and continues do to. I booked a bus ticket to visit my parents back home and that was that.
Most Anticipated Releases of 2020
I know we’re already a month and a half into 2020, but I still wanted to create a post fangirling over the books I’m excited about that’s coming out this year. I’m not going to include any books that have already been released this year in between January 1 and February 16 (the day I’m writing this post) because technically they’re not anticipated releases anymore.
Because some of these books I’m going to be talking about is not the first book in its series, I hid all the blurbs in a drop down that you can click to reveal just so I don’t accidentally spoil anyone who doesn’t want to be spoiled.
Anywho, let’s get excited about some new books!
Throne of Glass Characters as Songs | Book Playlist
Okay, hear me out: I was listening to the radio when I heard this song that sort of reminded me of Lorcan. Weird, I know, but I couldn’t help but think that it perfectly summed up his character and attitude. I know authors sometimes make playlists for their readers to help them understand the vibe of the book they wrote. So those two elements combined are the inspiration for this post. I thought it would be cool to find a song that represents each main character in the Throne of Glass series. Some of these songs I think the lyrics reflect the character while others I just think the overall vibe of the song sums up the character nicely.
That being said, I might miss a couple characters here and there.
Also, I have the most basic music taste so I apologize if your music taste is more refined than mine. I’m an easy to please gal, alright?Continue reading