Let’s Talk Bookish: How to Encourage Others to Read

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! It’s time for another Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme that is hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and 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 to encourage others to read, a topic suggested by Rian @ Dogs and Books.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Is 3 Stars a “Good” Rating?

Hello bookworms, and welcome back! It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another 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’s topic is whether 3 stars is a good rating in a book review, suggested by Dani. (Thanks, Dani!)

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The Outstanding Blogger Award — Take 2! 🎊

Hello everyone, and welcome back! Elizabeth @ An Attic Full of Paper nominated for the Outstanding Blogger Award, and I’m in disbelief? You guys are spoiling me with all these awards 😭🥺 Thank you so much, Elizabeth! Elizabeth’s blog is a favorite of mine — I love her discussions on her faith as well as her bookish posts and writing updates. So be sure to check it out! 

And without further ado, let’s get started!

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The Month in Books: August 2020

It’s the end of August. It’s the end of August. It is THE END of AUGUST. 😱😱😱

Yeah, sorry about the drama. School starts again in September, and I can’t believe summer is drawing to an end already. On that note: I’m not sure what’s going to happen to my blogging schedule once school starts, so just warning you in advance. Let’s see how well I can juggle blogging with real life!

Anyway, all this leading to: Let’s get started with August’s monthly wrap-up!

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Let’s Talk Bookish: The Popularity of YA

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! It’s time for another Let’s Talk Bookish after last week’s day off! 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’s topic is the popularity of YA, a topic suggested by Ruqs @ Many Things (Not Just) Bookish.

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I Would Do Pretty Much Anything for These 5 Characters

Welcome back to another installment of Abby Rectifies the Concerning Lack of Bookish Lists on the Blog. Woo!

Today, I’d like to share with you some characters that I would do pretty much anything for. (Except for, you know, breaking the law. I am a morally upright citizen.) There are many ways a character could make it onto this list. It could be because their author is cruel and refuses to give them a break. It could be because of the sin for being too precious for this world. Or it could be because there’s nobody else except me in their life willing to show them love and support. (I’m not crying, you are.)

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Review: Hunted by the Sky by Tanaz Bhathena

I discovered Hunted by the Sky on a list of anticipated 2020 releases and was immediately hooked by its blurb. Although it had its highs — including one of the most richly developed settings I’ve read in a while — the predominant emotion I was feeling when I finished this book was disappointment. It’s a shame.

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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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