Books I Plan to Read for Aro Ace April

*clears throat* Hello humans. Today, I have something important to tell you all.

*pulls out megaphone and shouts* I’M PARTICIPATING IN ARO ACE APRIL!!!!

Aro Ace April is being hosted by these two lovely people, Ellie @ faerieontheshelves and Imi @ Imi Reviews Books, both of whom also hosted F/F February, which challenged people to read books that had f/f romances! With their newest challenge, Aro Ace April, they’re encouraging people to read books that feature “aromantic, asexual and a-spec characters”! This is a challenge that made me very very happy, for reasons that are dear to me, and I can’t wait to participate!

To find out more about this challenge, see Ellie’s post where she announces it and the bingo and social media challenges that go along with it. I’m personally not participating in the bingo or social media challenges, but you all should if you sign up! (There may or may not be a giveaway involved…😏) You all should also check out Ellie’s list of books with a-spec characters. Continue reading “Books I Plan to Read for Aro Ace April”

My Frequent Name Changes and My Final One

Greetings, humans.πŸ›ΈπŸš€ Hope today has been treating you well. ❀️

Today…I’m talking about something that I was initially hesitant to address, but I feel as though I need to because it’s important. And that thing is the name I go by on this blog. I already feel a bit silly typing that out, but I have to explain why I’ve been changing it so often. (If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve changed the name I go by on this site multiple times. Which, I’m so sorry about!) It’s led to a lot of confusion for multiple people, so I’d like to clear what I can up and explain why I’m now going by my real name, Surina. Continue reading “My Frequent Name Changes and My Final One”

Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello everyone! ❀️❀️❀️

I’ve decided that this is the week that I catch up on all of the tags that I’m woefully behind on. I was tagged for this award by the lovely Lori @ Lori’s Bookshelf Reads, who is an absolutely wonderful and amazingly organized blogger. (She’s also an insanely fast reader as well, and posts many reviews!) If you’re not following her yet, head on over to her website and click on that follow button!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  4. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  5. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or on your post.

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Blogger Recognition Award

Hey lovelies! I hope your day has been going great! ❀️

Someone nominated me for an award, and that person is the wonderful Virginia @ The Sassy Library Fox! Thank you, Virginia! She is such an incredibly sweet person and her blog posts are so fun to read! (You all should especially read her review of Six of Crows – it is an absolute masterpiece and it’s very long!) And if you aren’t following her already…I don’t know what to say to you. Go follow her right now, please.

As I’m writing this post, Virginia’s fighting through her terrible allergies, so Virginia, if you’re reading this, I hope you feel better sooner rather than later!

Virginia actually nominated me for this back in November, and I’m only now getting around to it. πŸ˜… (I’m very good about staying on top of things, as you can see.) But better late than never, right? So let’s get started!


  • Thank the blogger that nominated you.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

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Down the TBR Hole #5


Hello all you lovely people. πŸ™‚

Today I’m back with my 5th Down the TBR Hole post, where I’ll be examining some of the books on my TBR and deciding to keep them…or lose them. I absolutely hate taking books off my TBR, because it means that I don’t want to read them, which is entirely untrue! I want to read all the books!

But unfortunately, time doesn’t permit. And I have to start going through my TBR and deciding which books to prioritize so I can get around to them at some point in my life. So here we are.

Down the TBR Hole was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story to help decrease the size of our TBRs.


  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopsesΒ of the books
  • Decide: keep itΒ or should it go?

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Top Ten Tuesday // The Top Ten Songs that I’m Currently Obsessed With

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Hi everybody! πŸ€— I hope you’re all having a wonderful day!

Today I’m going to be taking a break from all things bookish and instead talk about my favorite songs as part of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt! Top Ten Tuesday was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010, but in January 2018 it found a new home at That Artsy Reader Girl.

Before you continue any further, I feel as though all of you should know: I’ve been told by many that my taste in music is read on at your own risk. πŸ˜‰ Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday // The Top Ten Songs that I’m Currently Obsessed With”