July Wrap Up + August TBR

Happy August literati!

This is a long post full of mini-reviews and TBRs so I’ll keep this intro short. Basically join me today as I talk about the 10 books I read in July and scold me for being super ambitious with readathons the week that I find out the gender of my baby.

Grab your cup of cozy and let’s jump right in!

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Reading Challenge // K-POP Readathon Wrap-up

Happy Friday literati!

I know who am I, I’m posting for a SECOND time this week. The #kpopreadathon ended as of Wednesday and I just wanted to pop in and let ya’ll know how it went because I suck at readathons.

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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!

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July Recs for Your Booklist Queen Reading Challenge

Happy July Scones & Tomes Literati!

It is officially a new month and time for 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. This month’s prompt list is a little light so I’ll try to have 2-3 titles for each one.

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 costsĀ  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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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!

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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 costsĀ  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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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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6 Recs for Your April Reading Challenge

Hey there deerlings!

It’s been a while. I would entertain you with the tales of woe and adventure that have kept me from you since my last post. But in reality it’s super boring and actually isn’t that entertaining. We bought a house and moved and then we’ve been on stay at home orders for COVID-19 ever since. So I’ve been trying to figure out how to navigate from a very “branch-specific” job to working from home and while it hasn’t been difficult, it’s been an adjustment that I wasn’t really prepared for.

One of the benefits of this, is that I’ve been exposed to so much more bookish information and I discovered Booklist Queen and I am OBSESSED! One, the website is just so clean, beautiful, and easy to navigate. And on top of that, there is a book a week reading challenge that Rachel has been so kind to include Monthly graphics to allow focus on that month’s weekly challenges!

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The Pondathon Begins!

Pondathon: The Quiet Pond's story-driven readathon. Image: Two swords with vines wrapped around it frame the words 'Pondathon', with three little forest sprites sitting on top. One forest sprite has a leaf on its head, the middle has twigs for horns, and the right has a mushroom on its head.

What is the Pondathon?

The Pondathon is a co-operative and story-driven readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of the Pondathon is to read books and collect points to protect the friends over at The Quiet Pond from the encroaching malevolent forces that threaten our friends in the forest.

Have fun participating in the Pondathon readathon by joining one of five teams, each with a unique way to collect points and signing up! You can also follow the story of the Pondathon as it unfolds, and participants can also complete ‘side quests’ during the readathon to collect extra points. The readathon takes place from January 24th 2020 to March 7th 2020. More information about the readathon can be found here.

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Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2020

Year of the Asian, a 2020 Reading Challenge. Hosted by CW, Lily, Shealea, and Vicky
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Happy Sunday deerlings!

In 2019 I learned about the AMAZING Year of the Asian Reading Challenge (#YARC) and I was able to participate until about September when life got super busy and I just lost track of what books I read. But! This year I really want to do this challenge again, especially since one of my reading goals for 2020 is to to have 75% or more of the total books I read to be written by non-white or otherwise marginalized authors. Continue reading “Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2020”

24in48 Readathon Wrap Up

So this is a little late, but the readathon is over!

I’m pretty proud of myself even though I didn’t quite make my goal of 16 hours (I came in at 15.5). I’ve never done this readathon before so I honestly didn’t have very high expectations even though I tend to make lofty goals for things like this.

Due to timezones, I started the 24in48 readathon at 10pm Friday and finished it up at 10pm Sunday night. In between work, Church, and sleep, I managed to read a total of 15.5 hours.

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