Me, Scrolling through #BooksForTrade: A Screenplay

I admit, right now it's 8:47 the night before this post is supposed to air, and at this time, I have no idea what I'm writing about. So, why not make a humorous, somewhat salty screenplay highlighting the #booksfortrade hashtag on Twitter? I'll talk more in depth about some of the topics I'm trying to … Continue reading Me, Scrolling through #BooksForTrade: A Screenplay

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Unconventional Bookmarks: How Far Will You Go?

Today's post is something light fun and very reader-oriented, because I want to know What are some of the weirdest things you've ever used for a bookmark? This is about those moments in need when you've left the house and started a book and am a decent way through it and drat! You don't have … Continue reading Unconventional Bookmarks: How Far Will You Go?

Things that Are Iffy to Me in the Book Community (From a Teen’s Perspective)

Alright, look. You know the sayings about kids being overly honest or whatever? Well, this is an instance where I'm calling you adults out. #sorrynotsorry Even though I'm a teen, not technically a "kid," teen books still falls under #kidlit so teenagers must still qualify as kids. Semantics. Anyways, sometimes things in the book community are … Continue reading Things that Are Iffy to Me in the Book Community (From a Teen’s Perspective)

Tips and Tricks for Getting More ARCs at Book Con & What an Haul Looks Like (2018)

I preemptively apologize for how US centric this post is, but also I'm the type of person who likes to torture myself reading about cons I could never go to and plan trips that will never happen (aka me watching the ALA posts last weekend) and I thought I'd never make it to BookCon, but … Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Getting More ARCs at Book Con & What an Haul Looks Like (2018)

More than 45 Books, Oh My!: April & May 2018 Book Haul

Y'know, I've been putting off this post for a while now because of the big glaring question: "Vicky, isn't this post just a little bit hypocritical of you?" Yes and no. Yes because making large book hauls a standard is generally harmful & continues to perpetuate the American standard of owning physical books. You don't … Continue reading More than 45 Books, Oh My!: April & May 2018 Book Haul

Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community

As much as the whole book community is a really wonderful place full of really amazing bookworms, it's not perfect. There's a lot of disparity between groups of people, which obviously reflect real life prejudices within society, even if they're unconscious ones. Whether it's against international bookworms or non-white bookworms, this is something that needs … Continue reading Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community

#1KBE A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Reading Challenge Sign-Up

I always love participating in Aetnee @ Read at Midnight's reading challenges, and #1KBE is no exception. Centered around the upcoming A Thousand Beginnings and Endings anthology, edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman and featuring multiple East, South, and Southeast Asian authors retelling myths from their cultures, this reading challenge challenges you to read more … Continue reading #1KBE A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Reading Challenge Sign-Up

Abusive Relationships in YA Fiction and Why It’s Important to Talk About Them: Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi Blog Tour (+ Giveaway!)

When I first heard about Always Forever Maybe, I knew it was a book I wanted to read. It wasn't just the pretty, dripping paint cover that caught my eye. It was also how this book continues to spark a discourse that is really important and necessary in the scope of all of today's YA … Continue reading Abusive Relationships in YA Fiction and Why It’s Important to Talk About Them: Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi Blog Tour (+ Giveaway!)