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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2016 Fall Book Haul

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I got a lot more books that I expected to this season. My TBR pile is a mile high and I’m in a reading slump. That hasn’t stopped me from getting more books, though. I honestly have no self-control when it comes to books.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Literary Fathers/Father Figures

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey. You can check out the group’s Goodreads page to join and check out the topics of the month.

This Week’s Topic: Favorite Literary Fathers/Father Figures (because of Father’s Day)

I read a lot of YA fantasy and sci-fi, and a reoccurring theme is that the main character  either only has one parent (most of the time a mom) or have no parents at all. So finding father/fatherly figures for this meme was actually a lot more difficult than I expected it to be. Some of these father’s have already passed away before the story started but I’m still going to include them in because of the lasting image they left of the character(s).
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