Reading Challenge // K-POP Readathon

Hey there literati, what’s good?

You guys there’s a freaking k-pop readathon in existence and I can’t stand the fact that I didn’t learn this sooner. This readathon is made by Noura over at The Perks of Being Noura and you can find all of the information for the readathon here!

The K-Pop Readathon is a laidback month-long readathon from June 15 to July 15 and the hashtag for chatting on social media is #kpopreadathon so I hope to see your teams and what books you pick for your prompts!

Kpop Gif Challenge!

So read on to find out what team I’m joining and what books I picked for my prompt!

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15 Recs For Your June Booklist Queen Challenge

Happy June Scones & Tomes Literati!

June 2020 Reading Challenge It is officially a new month and I am happy to say that your first post of the new month is recommendations for your Booklist Queen Reading Challenge! Like always my list is filled with books I’ve read and books I haven’t read but would select for the prompts.

Before we jump into the recommendations, I just want to say; our world is in a dark place right now. It’s almost as if 2020 is attempting to be 1918 and 1968 at the same time – except everything costs  4x as much. It’s okay to be angry and afraid. It’s okay to be EXHAUSTED at the sheer amount of emotional labor you’re doing on your own behalf or the behalf of others. But, make sure you’re spreading good, factual information and promoting the voices that need to be heard right now.

Now, on to the recommendations!

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Paper & Glam Book Club // The Last Black Unicorn

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Happy Saturday deerlings~

How are you? I hope you’re doing well!

This month’s book club pick evoked some really intense dialogue within the Goodreads & Facebook groups which was fantastic. And I do want to pop in and say that it is important to pick books up that you wouldn’t normally pick up. It’s important to read about people’s (real or fictional) experiences, especially if they’re wildly different from your own. It’s okay if you read a book and HATE it because you can’t relate to the character’s circumstances or how they talk. But be willing to acknowledge your own bias that you bring to the table and open to learning that empathy that is so desperately needed in these awful times we live in.

So if you’re looking for a low entry book club that tries to read widely and emphasizes seasonal living and community, please check out the Paper & Glam Book Club. You can watch the monthly livestream on Youtube, join the discussions on Goodreads & Facebook, and support it on Patreon as well! Continue reading “Paper & Glam Book Club // The Last Black Unicorn”

TAG // Hug, Kiss, or Dismiss #1

Hey there literati!

I have recently discovered the wonderful Sassy Library Fox blog and I’m really enjoying their content! They even have their own TBR Meme! “Hugs ‘n’ Kisses or Dismissed by the Missus/Messrs”. This is a whenever you want meme along the line of Down the TBR Pile but with the added challenge of actually having to read the books you keep within a month! Now, as of May I have 765 books on my Want to Read Shelf on Goodreads Face Screaming in Fear on Apple iOS 13.3. So I think this would be a fantastic way to get that number down before it jumps into the thousands.

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Review // The Shack

 

40874325. sy475 Happy Wednesday literati! I hope you’re doing well. I have a new book review for you today! Despite being a hardcore Christian, I don’t read a lot of Christian fiction. A lot of them just end up being the same boring romance story over and over. So when one of my mother in laws told me about the movie for this one I honestly just kind of dismissed it. That was dumb. And when the novel popped up on the God & Glam’s top 10 books lists I was like okay let’s give it a try. Ya’ll this book is AMAZING and whether you are religiously minded or not – you should read this.

Mackenzie Allen Phillips’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he find there will change his life forever.

In an age where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, The Shack wrestles with the timeless question: Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain? Discover the answers that astounded and transformed Mack in this special leather edition, and find out why The Shack has stolen the hearts of millions for ten years.

So grab something warm and put on some fuzzy socks and let’s jump into the review
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14 Recommendations For Your May Reading Challenge

Hey there literati, guess what?

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May 2020 Reading ChallengeI mean it’s already May but I meant to have this post up earlier. But then I got sick and was traveling so sue me.

The month of May is not only the last month of Spring and the second month of the 2nd quarter, it is also widely known as Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. So I thought it would be fun to go at this months recommendations for the Booklist Queen’s Reading Challenge with that in mind and recommend titles that are only written by authors of Asian or Pacific Islander month!

So without further ado, let’s jump into this month’s recommendations!

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Paper & Glam Book Club // Glitter

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Happy Monday deerlings~

How are you? I hope you’re doing well!

I have some exciting news to share today before we jump into the book club discussion. As some of you know I have been a part of the Paper & Glam online community for years and have been reading along with the Paper & Glam book club off and on since about 2016. Well, starting this month, I am involved a lot more than just being an attendee. I am officially the Paper & Glam Book Club “librarian” and a book chatter for the live stream each month! I’m so happy and excited to be able to do this since, for me at least, before I was involved in the stickers, bible study, and seasonal living, there was book club and I’m so thrilled to be able to help usher it into the next wave of life.

So if you’re looking for a low entry book club that tries to read widely and emphasizes seasonal living and community, please check out the Paper & Glam Book Club. You can watch the monthly livestream on Youtube, join the discussions on Goodreads & Facebook, and support it on Patreon as well! Continue reading “Paper & Glam Book Club // Glitter”

The Sunday Post #1

0abf9b9e-b7ac-4d59-b451-7eb7c64ea1b9_zps47hi5hueHappy Sunday Literati!

I hope you are all doing well on this Fourth Sunday of Easter!

What’s the Sunday Post you may ask? The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.  See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

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My Dream Planner Then & Now

Happy Thursday Literati!

Today’s post is a little unorthodox but I couldn’t resist.

I was working on a different post over the weekend and I needed to know when I started using Goodreads and so I found my old account that I don’t believe I can delete due to log in issues. But when I went to the page I discovered that I had linked a WordPress blog that I had COMPLETELY forgotten about (Are you surprised? I’m not either). And I am just cracking up. My writing voice really hasn’t changed that much in all honesty but man it was bad.

So I thought it would be fun to take a post that I wrote then, My Dream Filofax, and re-do it in my current style.

This is super goofy and silly but let’s grab a cup of cozy and get started, shall we?

Question of the Week: Do you ever go back and read old content? Do you revise and reuse old content?

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Reading & Reviewing Habits

Happy Monday morning deerlings!

[Starting to think I should come up with a new name for ya’ll since the deer theme is no longer a thing on my blog. Tomelings? Literatilings? I don’t know let me know some suggestions in the comments!

I haven’t done a tag in quite a while and I thought this would be a good one! I discovered the Finished Books Tag over at Novels and Nebulas and it was originally created by Headless Books on Booktube though that channel no longer exists it seems. This is a quick little tag that examines your habits as a reader and reviewer and it looks like fun so let’s get started!

Question of the week: If you could only recommend one book for the next 20 years what title would you pick and why? Continue reading “Reading & Reviewing Habits”