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!

Rules:

  • 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

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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.

HOW IT WORKS:

  • 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 terrible..so read on at your own risk. πŸ˜‰ Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday // The Top Ten Songs that I’m Currently Obsessed With”

Books I Plan to Read this Spring

Hello everyone!😊

Today I have a TBR post planned (based on last week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic), which is my favorite kind of post. I love reading TBR posts and getting new books to add to my TBR and then proceeding to never read them. 😧

In all seriousness though, TBR posts really are my favorite! I find so many good, exciting new, upcoming releases through them and I get a feeling of genuine joy whenever I come across a book I’ve never heard of and get to add it to my TBR. Because as much as I complain about how huge and insurmountable my TBR is, I actually love that it’s so big and that I want to read a lot of books. (Plus, having a huge TBR gives me lots of options to choose from when I muse over what to read next – even though I usually end up picking a book that’s decidedly NOT on my TBR, because I’m weird like that.)

–> But getting back on track! Today I bring to you a post that features a tentative list of books I’m planning on reading this spring. Continue reading “Books I Plan to Read this Spring”

Book Review // The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

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Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby has stayed focused on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a prized internship at her favorite local boutique, she’s thrilled to take her first step into her dream career. She doesn’t expect to fall for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Abby knows it’s a big no-no to fall for a colleague. She also knows that Jordi documents her whole life in photographs, while Abby would prefer to stay behind the scenes.

Then again, nothing is going as expected this summer. She’s competing against the girl she’s kissing to win a paid job at the boutique. She’s somehow managed to befriend Jax, a lacrosse-playing bro type who needs help in a project that involves eating burgers across L.A.’s eastside. Suddenly, she doesn’t feel like a sidekick. Is it possible Abby’s finally in her own story?

But when Jordi’s photography puts Abby in the spotlight, it feels like a betrayal, rather than a starring role. Can Abby find a way to reconcile her positive yet private sense of self with the image that other people have of her?

Is this just Abby’s summer of fashion? Or will it truly be The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)?

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My Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜… 1/2– 3.5 stars

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Everyone, this book was such a fun, cute read, that caught me entirely by unawares. I’ve never read a rom-com before (at least, not one that I remember – I know I’ve watched plenty though) so, being as averse to change as I am, I was a little on the fence about this book and I didn’t know if I would like it. Which, I know, I say about pretty much every book. And then my trepidation always ends up being unfounded and I end up liking those books a lot, which was exactly the case with this one. Continue reading “Book Review // The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding”

March Book Haul: Part Two

Hi everyone!

That’s right, I’m back already with the second half of my post. Ya girl’s (look at me, trying to be cool πŸ˜‚) loving this productive streak that struck her, and she’s dreading the day it ceases to exist. Which will no doubt be soon, but. One can hope.

Enough of me talking in the third-person though. It’s time to do one of my favorite things in the world: talk about books! My other favorite things, in no particular order, are reading books, thinking about books, and thinking about books some more.

In the last post, I discussed the books I acquired through my first Book Depository order and my lovely cousins. In this post, I’ll be showcasing the books I got through my first Book Outlet order and my amazingly kind friends. Continue reading “March Book Haul: Part Two”