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
I think you all probably know that I have had shockingly little success with writing ARC requests, despite me being lucky enough to receive a lot of ARCs in general. If you haven't read my transparency post about stats (find it here!), I talk a little bit about requesting physical ARCs and my success rate. Which … Continue reading Writing ARC Requests + Why It’s a Dying Art
I wrote a thing! If you want to read my thoughts on ARC reviews & if they’re objective, check out my guest post on Lily’s (Sprinkles of Dreams) blog!
I touch on four reasons why I think ARC reviews seem more positive than regular reviews, as well as a bunch of other topics on the objectiveness of these reviews.
So give it a peep + don’t forget to check out lovely Lily’s blog! See you tomorrow with a new post! 💖
Hi everyone, and welcome to another brilliant guest post on my blog! 💎
I’m extremely excited for you to read this incredible, insightful post today, written by the one and only Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads.
When I first started blogging, Vicky’s blog was one of the first ones I discovered, and I was (and still am) so in awe of the way she talks about relevant and important issues—so of course she’s one of the first people I reached out to about a guest post, when I thought of introducing the Sprinkles of Dreams Blogger Feature on my blog.
Not only is Vicky an extremely outspoken and eloquent blogger, she also spreads her wisdom on Twitter, is a visual artist (Vicky Who Draws), and even helped organize a blog tour for The Weight of Our Sky, which I’m so excited to be a part of (put…
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This is a post largely inspired by what went on with Tomi Adeyemi and Nora Roberts. If you're not familiar with the situation, that's fine. If you are, please don't bring mob drama to my doorstep. Because although this post draws on what happened between Tomi Adeyemi and Nora Roberts, there is a bigger takeaway … Continue reading The Double Standard Applied to POC in the Book Community