11 Articles You Should Read to Become a Better Book Blogger

Everyone’s looking for a way to up their blogging game. Whether it’s to redesign the look of your website, start and continue some genuine and necessary conversations, or to just plain get some more traffic – all of us have ideas on what to do and how to do it.

In this post, I’ve compiled a list of articles written by fellow book bloggers that have really helped me with doing all of the above and more! So without further ado, here’s a list of insightful articles you should read to become a better book blogger, broken up by section. Continue reading “11 Articles You Should Read to Become a Better Book Blogger”


Room of Swords: My All-Time Favorite Webcomic

I think we can all agree that webcomics are amazing.

Every panel artists produce is a labor of love and talent. They tell a story using minimal words, and tell us everything else in how they draw their characters. The sheer care and attention to detail that webcomic creators put in their work is awe-inducing, and leaves me speechless as I scroll through chapters. Because how are people this talented?? Do they have the right to be this talented??

But anyway. Point is, I’m obsessed. And there’s one webcomic in particular that I really love. I stumbled upon it quite by accident – I saw it in a list of webcomics that include LGBTQIAP+ characters – and I started reading it and- Continue reading “Room of Swords: My All-Time Favorite Webcomic”

Recommendations // 3 LGBTQIAP+ YA Historical Fantasies that Will Keep You Up All Night

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

One of the conversations I’ve seen going around the book community for a while now is how historical fiction should be diverse as well. And I agree! This is a thing that should happen, 100%! PoC and LGBTQIAP+ people are often pushed to the margins of history, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t there, and there should be more books that focus on that.

(To be clear, I’m not saying that there aren’t historical fiction books that feature marginalized characters out there, but I do think that there could be more. And I also think that we, as a community, need to work on finding these books and talking about them more! And listening to people who do talk about them and read them!)

So I’ve decided to spotlight three books – they’re YA, since I did an adult recommendation post last – that also fit in the fantasy genre! Because books that fit the historical and fantasy genre and feature LGBTQIAP+ characters front and center are obviously very powerful. 🙏❤️ And these particular books have premises so awesome that you will stay up all night reading them.

Continue reading “Recommendations // 3 LGBTQIAP+ YA Historical Fantasies that Will Keep You Up All Night”

Cover Reveals that Had Me Swooning

Hello friends!

So. Obviously, I love reading. And obviously, when I’m not reading, my favorite past-time is to scavenge the Internet for bookish news (because I’m cool like that).

Anyways, recently, a couple cover reveals for books that I’m (very) excited about dropped, and they doubled my excitement for these books! And since I’m so excited about them, I thought I’d try to get you all excited for them as well! So here are books with gorgeous/awe-inducing/amazing covers that you need to have in your life (but at the very least, on your TBR)! Continue reading “Cover Reveals that Had Me Swooning”

Recommendations // Four Adult Fantasies You Should Be Reading

Hello humans. Hope all of you are having a good day!

I’m officially trying to blog on a regular basis again…and I have to say, I’m excited for what I’ve planned for the blog! You know that website change I was talking about a few months back…?

Anyway, I’m really excited for today’s post! I realized I’ve been reading more and more adult books lately, and I don’t really scream about them as much as I do for YA books. So I decided to spotlight four Adult books today – all fantasies – two of which I’ve read and loved (they’re both actually on my all-time favorites list!) and two of which fellow bloggers have been repeatedly recommending (read: shoving in my face for me to read). And, of course, all of them feature diverse casts because fantasy can be diverse too!

So without further ado, I shall commence screaming. Continue reading “Recommendations // Four Adult Fantasies You Should Be Reading”

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.🛸🚀 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”