Hello, earthlings! This month has been pretty up and down, so I’m ready for something easy and structured like a book tag! I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I saw The Orangutan Librarian do this book tag ,and it looked fun, so I wanted to try my hand at it as well.
The rules to prevent anarchy:
- Answer honestly, there are no wrong answers
- To make it just a little harder, you can’t mention the same book twice
- Have FUN!
- Tag Sofii if you decide to do it, She would love to see your answers
- Tag at least 5 people
I have a problem. I don’t have enough time to really sit through and read a book. I might have time once a week or two weeks to read, and that means I forget a lot that has happened in the story. To combat this, I decided to summarize every chapter of the book I’m reading, and share it with you guys too! This way, if I do forget what I’ve read, I can look back on my notes. Also, it ensures that I’m actually paying attention to what I’m reading. If the book is in a series and the next book hasn’t come out yet, I can look back on these posts to refresh my memory on what happened so I don’t have to reread the whole series again. And you guys can look back on these posts to refresh your memory too! Everyone wins.
Anyway, I thought I’d try this new idea with a shorter book, a.k.a. a graphic novel to see if it’s a sustainable idea. I don’t tend to buy graphic novels since they’re so expensive, but I decided to splurge and buy Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell since she was visiting where I live and I already own most of her YA books.
Before we jump into this, just keep in mind that this idea is a work in progress so the next few posts in this series will look rough before they get better!
Also, SPOILER WARNING, obviously.
Also also, this extended summary thing is NOT my review. That will be a separate post.
[Before I get going with this, I just wanted to announce that the winner of my very small giveaway has been chosen and announced on my giveaway post.]
Hello! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been here. I’ve been super busy struggling with chemistry and microeconomics that I haven’t had the time to sit down and write a post. Or read. Or do anything except sleep, eat, and study.
Despite the fact that I have three midterms coming up pretty soon, I’m going to take a break from studying and talk about books set in uni. I thought it would be fitting since that’s all I feel like I’m doing right now.
[EDIT: The winner has been chosen! Congratulations to Maggie D.!]
I said a couple months ago in my four year blogiversary post that I would be doing a giveaway and today is that day! I know it’s a bit late, but it is happening! I don’t know why, but I have the urge to warn everyone that this giveaway is small.
I’ve never done a giveaway before, but hopefully I’ll make everything clear in this post.
Title: An Ember in the Ashes
Series: An Ember in the Ashes, #1
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Genre: YA, fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★
There are no spoilers in this review.
Author: Kevin Panetta
Illustrator: Savanna Ganucheau
Publisher: First Second
Genre: young adult, romance, LGBTQ+, graphic novel
My Rating: ★★★★☆
This is a short, spoiler-free review!
Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Series: Cursebreakers, #1
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Genre: young adult, fantasy, fairy tale retelling, romance
My Rating: ★★★★☆
There are no spoilers in this review!
Series: Covenant, #5
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: young adult, fantasy, Greek mythology, romance
My Rating: ★★★★☆
There is a spoiler-free section in this review.
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the back-to-school spirit right now. Everywhere I turn I see school supplies and backpacks. Online, there are so many back-to-school deals. On YouTube, people who look like they’ve graduated years ago give young students advice. It got me thinking, what could I contribute to the back-to-school frenzy? I’d have crappy school advice, but I do know YA books! Why not recommend some good YA books that are set at school?
Whether you’re already in school, about to go, or done with school and want to reminisce about your past as a student, here are some YA books with school settings!
August is just around the corner, which means there’s only a month before classes start up! What better way to celebrate the last third of the summer but with a bucket list tag?
I was tagged by the lovely Norees @ No Reads Too Great. Thanks so much for tagging me and make sure to show her some love!
- Link back to the original creator in your post.
- Feel free to use any of the tag graphics in your post, or create your own!
- Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.
All of the graphics in this post are made by Tiffany.
In order to make this tag a little more challenging, I decided to only use the books I’ve read this year so far.