What I’ve Been Doing During Quarantine

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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.]

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Book Tag

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I was perusing the internet, looking for something to write about, when I saw that Marta @ The Book Mermaid had done an Animal Crossing tag. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely obsessed with Animal Crossing. While I don’t have a Nintendo Switch to play the New Horizons game that was released (sort of) recently, I do play the app version called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The game is very mundane, but that’s what I love about it. There are little to no expectations regarding what you should do. You get to take everything at your own pace.

This tag was created by Enne @ Our Worlds of Words. Please go check them and this amazing tag out! ❤

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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!

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Until next time….

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April 2020 Wrap-Up | The Awkward Book Blogger

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Hello, fellow kids! How’s it going?

We are still quarantined (at the time I’m writing this), but from what I heard from the news that’s going to change in the near future. Much like last month, because we were encouraged to stay at home unless absolutely necessary, I found myself with more free time than I knew what to do with. Most of the time I just turned to reading, so much so that I feel a reading slump coming in. More on that later, though.

For now, let’s get on with the wrap-up!

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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).

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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!

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March 2020 Wrap-Up | The Awkward Book Blogger

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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.

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The Prediction Book Tag

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s currently spring break for me (finally), and what better way to celebrate a week off from classes with a nice, short tag? I’m currently too burnt out from all the midterms I’ve taken over the past couple weeks to brainstorm any blog post ideas. Thank you Norees over at No Reads Too Great for tagging me and saving me from using my tired, tired brain!

The Rules:

  1. Pingback to the creator of the tag, @bookprincessreviews 
  2. Tag the person who tagged you
  3. Find an answer to match each prompt
  4. Have fun!

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North Texas Teen Book Festival 2020 Recap | #NTTBF

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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.

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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.

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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!

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