Let’s Talk Bookish: How Have Your Reading Habits Changed Over Time?

Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to the weekly Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today, we’re discussing how our reading habits have changed over time, a topic suggested by Lydia @ Lydia Schoch.

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The Outstanding Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for the Outstanding Blogger Award! This is the first time someone has actually tagged me to do a tag, so I’m pretty much over the moon about this. Thank you so much to Emily @ Frappes and Fiction for the nomination! Emily’s book reviews are always so thoughtful and insightful, and I get excited every time she posts new content, so be sure to check out her blog!

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Review: Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

Up until a few days ago, I hadn’t read a properly romantic YA contemporary since April (and no, American Royals doesn’t count). It’s completely unacceptable. I was virtually drowning under the weight of the rapid-fire plot twists and morally significant metaphors of O. Henry and Edith Wharton until Of Curses and Kisses rescued me from certain death by classic literature. I would love this book for that reason alone, except that it took me by surprise with the depth of its characters and the sizzling romance.

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5 Tropes That Make Me Dissolve into a Puddle of Adoration

It has come to my attention that there is a concerning lack of bookish lists on my blog.

I’m sorry about the abrupt opening, but it’s a problem. I mean, I love bookish lists. I go through the archives of all my favorite blogs just to read someone’s randomly compiled thoughts of, say, their top ten characters worth dying for. The lack of such lists on this blog is, again, a major problem.

So today, I have compiled a list of my all-time favorite tropes in YA lit that make me melt into a puddle of adoration. Tropes, to provide a bit of context, are commonly recurring themes or motifs in books, somewhat akin to clichés but less universally hated.

Without further ado, let’s get to the list!

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Blog Scheduling

Happy Friday! I’m back with a Let’s Talk Bookish discussion post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

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Review: Ashes in the Snow by Ruta Sepetys

Ashes in the Snow is a beautiful and touching story about hope and the power of love. With complex characters, succinct writing, and a premise rooted in real history, it’s a book definitely worth picking up.

On a semi-related note: As you might have noticed, I’ve been working to update my blog aesthetic as well as the structure of my posts over the past few weeks. I finally got to implement my new theme and graphics over the weekend. Thanks for bearing with me through the changes, and hopefully I can bring you great content to match my new look!

Now, onto the review.

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Review: A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

Reading A Feast for Crows was certainly a unique experience. Suffice it to say that getting through this book was an ordeal. And not necessarily in a good way. I really hope A Dance with Dragons picks up with the excitement and addictive storyline of the previous three installments.

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The Month in Books: June 2020

It’s time for another monthly wrap-up. June went by so quickly! I don’t know what I was thinking when I wrote that I wasn’t being as prolific as possible in May, because 9 books is as prolific as it’s going to get. But I did get some good reading done in June, and I’m looking forward to getting to some amazing books in July!

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