Hello all!! How have you been? Isn’t it just like me to disappear for three weeks straight after announcing the end of my hiatus—and for absolutely no reason at all 🙈 I’m happy to report, though, that these past few weeks of inactivity have been filled with amazing books that gave me varying levels of emotional trauma 👍 It’s been so long since I cried my eyes out over a book, and I can’t believe I got to do that not once, but several times this month! I can’t wait to share all my thoughts on my recent reads in my July wrap-up 😊
But today, I’m back with a specific recommendations post in honor of Disability Pride Month!
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Hello friends!! Yes, it’s me, finally back from the dead!!
It’s been—wow—almost three months since my last post. To go about explaining myself, school has been a real pain in the neck this past semester, especially with finals week and AP exams. And so I decided that blogging had to be pushed back on the priority list. I know I said in my 2020 wrap-up that one of my resolutions for this year is to not make blogging a chore for myself, but I felt awful that I couldn’t tell you guys about my impromptu hiatus. I’m so sorry, but thank you for still sticking with me! I can’t say enough how much I’ve missed interacting with you all and drafting rambly posts of 2k+ words.
Continue reading “Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag (2021 Edition)”
Hello hello hello!! Long time, no see, everyone!! First things first: HAPPY NEW YEAR! How have you all been?? I hope you’ve all been staying safe and happy and are well on your way to achieve all of your 2021 goals. I personally am doing very nicely! I know I disappeared on you for like a month (it’s somehow already three weeks into January?!?!) and I’m sorry about that… I blame it on having more winter break homework than anticipated, plus lack of motivation and procrastination.
Continue reading “Yearly Wrap: All of My 2020 Faves + 2021 Resolutions!”
Hello everyone, and welcome back! I’m back with another blogging award! I know I say this all the time, but the love and support this community is showing me is just so overwhelming 😭🥺 Thank you so much to Julie @ One Book More for the nomination! She posts so much content on a regular basis, and her book reviews are always splendidly written, so go show her some love 💕
And let’s get right into it!
Continue reading “The Outstanding Blogger Award — Take 3!”
Another day, another destiny!
Wait, that’s not it. What I meant to say was —
Another month, another wrap-up! Can you believe that we’re already in the last quarter of the year? But honestly, September was one of the few months of 2020 that seemed to last forever. It was an eventful month for me in a lot of ways. For one, I started online school, and my stress levels haven’t just hit the ceiling, they’ve rocketed to the moon and back 😱😭😂 And I’m still getting the hang of fitting in blogging into the mix, so bear with me if you don’t see as much content from me in October!
But I’ll save any further ramblings for the actual post. So without further ado, let’s get into September’s monthly wrap-up!
Continue reading “The Month in Books: September 2020”
Hello everyone, and welcome back! We are now officially in the season of fall!
Continue reading “The Currently Reading Book Tag”
( she said, pretending to not have forgotten to mention this fact in her post from a few days ago ) *ahem* To kick off the new season, today I’ll be completing the Currently Reading Book Tag, which Emily @ Frappes and Fiction tagged me for! I love sharing my reading habits with you guys, so this sounds really fun 😆 Thank you so much for tagging me, Emily, and let’s get right into it!
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’s topic is the pros and cons of book blogging, suggested by Rukky!
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Hello everyone, and welcome back! I’ve been nominated for the Black Cat Blue Sea Award! Elizabeth @ Miss Elizabeth named me for this award in her post, and I am so honored and grateful to her and everyone else who continues to support Beyond the Read. Thank you so much, Elizabeth, and let’s get right into the tag!
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I’ve missed writing full-length reviews. I cannot believe that the last one I wrote was nearly a month ago. I blame mini-reviews and how addicting they are.
But fortunately, I’m back with my review of Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim, which I enjoyed immensely, much more than I was expecting to. Come for the Chinese culture and Maia’s Mulan-esque character arc, stay for the sizzling romance and the quest.
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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.
Continue reading “Let’s Talk Bookish: How to Encourage Others to Read”