A bit over a month ago, Sofia at Bookish Wanderess and Emma at A Dreamer’s Library both tagged me to do the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you both for tagging me! I’ve done this award before, but I always enjoy doing tags where the person who tagged you has to come up with the questions so I’m doing it again. 🙂
The rules are:
- Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate eleven blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.
Hello, everyone! Since I recently have been playing around with my blog schedule, I’ve also been trying to brainstorm some new kinds of posts that I could try out. One thing that I know some other bloggers do is a kind of wrap-up of posts that they’ve seen from other blogs that they really enjoyed. It seems like most people include these in weekly or monthly wrap-up posts, but I don’t do weekly wrap-ups and my monthly wrap-ups are already pretty long and I didn’t want to make them more annoying to put together, haha. But I really like these kinds of features because it’s a great way for me to discover new blogs when I read them, so I figured it’d be fun to help spread the love.
Published: May 2nd, 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire | Series: N/A | Length: 320 pages | Genre: YA contemporary | Source: I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. | Possible Triggers: car accident, alcohol use
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Summary from Goodreads:
Anise Sawyer plans to spend every minute of summer with her friends: surfing, chowing down on fish tacos drizzled with wasabi balsamic vinegar, and throwing bonfires that blaze until dawn. But when a serious car wreck leaves her aunt, a single mother of three, with two broken legs, it forces Anise to say goodbye for the first time to Santa Cruz, the waves, her friends, and even a kindling romance, and fly with her dad to Nebraska for the entire summer. Living in Nebraska isn’t easy. Anise spends her days caring for her three younger cousins in the childhood home of her runaway mom, a wild figure who’s been flickering in and out of her life since birth, appearing for weeks at a time and then disappearing again for months, or even years, without a word.
Complicating matters is Lincoln, a one-armed, charismatic skater who pushes Anise to trade her surfboard for a skateboard. As Anise draws closer to Lincoln and takes on the full burden and joy of her cousins, she loses touch with her friends back home – leading her to one terrifying question: will she turn out just like her mom and spend her life leaving behind the ones she loves?
Top 5 Wednesday is currently being hosted by Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to learn more about the group or are considering joining in, check out the Goodreads group. Each week has a different topic and you just post 5 books that fit that topic. All links will take you to Goodreads. This week’s topic is top five LGBTQ+ books we’ve read. These can be books that feature LGBTQIAP characters or that are written by LGBTQIAP authors. Honestly, a lot of the books that I’ve read with LGBTQIAP characters are books that I read years ago, so I don’t remember a lot about them. So I’m going to stick to books I’ve read more recently.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly themed post hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week features a different theme/prompt for which you come up with a list of 10 books/ideas. This week’s theme is top ten things that instantly make you want to read a book. This can be pretty much anything: words in a title, topics, recommendations from certain people, etc. There are quite a few things that draw me into books, so this should be a pretty easy topic for me!
A month ago I was tagged by Anna @ My Bookish Dream to do the Ruler of Books tag. I haven’t done this one before and it seems pretty fun, so I’m looking forward to doing it. Thanks again for the tag, Anna! As far as I’m aware, all you have to do is answer the questions (and then tag some other people). So let’s get to it.
About a month ago, I found out that Lexa Hillyer would be having a tour event at a bookstore near me to help promote her upcoming (now released) book, Spindle Fire. Since I’ve read Hillyer’s previous book, Proof of Forever, and was really looking forward to trying out Spindle Fire, I got pretty excited and wanted to go. Then once I saw that Rhoda Belleza (author of Empress of a Thousand Skies) and Adam Silvera would be there too, that sealed the deal. Even though I was a bit hesitant about going by myself, I couldn’t pass up on the chance to meet these three.