Hi y'all! Today I'm so excited to feature one of my favorite bookish small businesses: marginsbox! I've known about marginsbox for a while now since they did a Kickstarter to kick off the business a few months ago. And May was their first month of boxes, so I'm really excited to be able to feature … Continue reading Looking for a Diverse Book Box? A marginsbox Unboxing + Review!
I've had this post planned for--whatfeelslike--ever, and *primal screams* I've been working on all the illustrations for it for months, and I'm just overjoyed to bring everything to you! It's been A Struggle to keep things quiet, but I'm just so happy I finally get to share it all with you! Wicked Fox was such … Continue reading Wicked Fox Phone & Desktop Wallpapers! + My Review of This Engrossing Fantasy Romance
It has definitely been a while since we've had a nice solid discussion, and in the year 2019, I've taken the time to really think about why I write or why I wrote discussion posts. I've taken down a few from last year, and reread others, and in 2019, I want to do better. And … Continue reading So. Your Favorite Books Are Problematic. Now What?
Sometimes when I talk on Twitter (or even this blog!) I get questions about the abbreviations I use, so I thought I'd make this list to help newbie bloggers & book community members get acquainted with some of the terminology! It'd be a total pain typing out the words "Young Adult" every time I write … Continue reading Bookish Acronyms 101: A Book Community Beginner’s Guide to the Lingo!
I'm absolutely stunned that we're already 1/3 of the way done with the year and our Year of the Asian Reading Challenge! Are you on track? I'm trying to keep a steady pace of 4 YARC reads a month, and it's going pretty well! But, even if you're behind, there's no worries! We have ample … Continue reading April Showers Bring May #YARC2019 Reads! (What to Read for YARC This Month!)
In the past year, sprayed pages have really grown in popularity--both publishers and book boxes creating special editions with colored edges! And so, today I wanted to bring you a tutorial on how I paint the edges of my books! I've done this three times and they've all been really successful, so I feel experienced enough … Continue reading Tutorial Time! A Super Easy Guide to DIY Sprayed Pages (+ lots of photos!)
This post is long overdue, but I have the information that many of you seek! If you are an author, or maybe just a curious blogger or other publishing-related person, this post will hopefully provide a decent amount of insight about what bloggers are looking for when they interact with authors/publishers/etc. Back in late December & … Continue reading Blogger + Author Interaction Etiquette Survey Responses: Answers from the Book Bloggers’ Perspectives (2019)
I find it ironic that it's taken me a while to sign up for the reading challenge that I myself am co-hosting, but also . . . I have a very busy blog schedule, okay? And nobody wants nine straight days of posts from me that is absurd (but happening in February so SORRY). Anyways, … Continue reading Finally! Signing Up for the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge #YARC2019
With the whole "Book Opinion" thing on Twitter last month (if you were on near the holidays, you know what I mean), there's been a lot of hot takes on classics and the classroom and how they apply to modern teens. And so, I'm here to bring a little perspective as a modern high schooler … Continue reading On Classics, YA, and High School English: Why Teens Avoid Classics
I'm normally not one for goals. Frankly, I'm not one for the whole "new year" concept either (except Chinese New Year, because then I get to eat lots of food). But symbolically I realize how it could help people (still don't really see why it's a holiday, but I'll take what I can get) set … Continue reading Goal Setting or Wishful Thinking? My Goals for 2019