September Wrap-Up: Alphabethon, Apologies, and so many books!

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Hey guys! So, I disappeared for a bit there…

About a month, to be exact. I’m sorry about that! I needed a break, but I kept meaning to post something explaining an official hiatus, and I never got around to it. Boo. Not cool. To be honest, I got really into BookTube (still am) and I lost sight of what I really loved about blogging for a while there. Recently, however, I have rekindled my spark, and I am ready to dive back in! I do plan to take my blog back to its basics, which probably means 1-2 posts a week if I’m busy/uninspired, and some more reviews and tags. I have a lot of fun with those and I just psych myself up so much to do them that they become super intimidating. Anyway, that’s that. Let’s move on, shall we? Continue reading

My Summer Biannual Bibliothon Wrap-Up!

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Hey guys! Sorry I disappeared for a while there! I actually got rather caught up in my reading and I started school about a week ago, so I just… yeah. Disappeared. But I’m back! 😉 I realized I still haven’t done a few of my readathon wrap-ups, and as more just keep happening, I figured I’d catch up on a few in the next week or two here. Anyway, the Biannual Bibliothon actually happened a month ago (July 23-29), so it’s been a long time coming! I love this readathon, though, so I definitely wanted to share how I did with you all. 🙂

My Bibib TBR consisted of 7 books, and while I didn’t expect to read all seven, I was hoping to read 4 or 5. Alas, I did not manage quite that many, but I still got a few, so I’m pleased with how it went! Continue reading

Hogwarts Cramathon- Fancasting Harry Potter and Yellow Recomendations!

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Hey guys! I’m currently participating in… A lot of readathons, but as some of you may know, I am planning to participate in the Hogwarts Cramathon! It’s a 24 hour readathon, happening on the 18th, with challenges on the days leading up to it. I announced it in my list of August readathons and made a tentative TBR (which I already think will change) as well! Anyhoo, the first two challenges are up (as, after all, it is the second day of challenges), and they look super fun, so I figured I’d put my two cents in! Here goes! Continue reading

Summer Bibib Day 4 Blog Challenge WINNER!

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Hey guys! I was one of the blogger hosts for the Biannual Bibliothon, so I’m back (two weeks later) to announce the winner! My challenge to you all was to talk about a book that you rated three stars or less. (If you’d like to see my original post about it, you can do so here.) I am happy to tell you that I received quite a few entries, and they were all super fun and cool to read! I hope that everyone enjoyed writing them as much as I did reading them. 🙂 Of course, if your post isn’t listed here, it definitely doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. I had some tough choices to make! This is a huge thank you from me to everyone who participated; I really appreciated it! Alright, without further ado:

The winner is…

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Megan from Under the Book Cover!

Megan talked about six different books, and gave awesome answers and explanations for each. I recognized a lot of the books she mentioned, and the entire post just seemed very well-thought-out and put together. I really enjoyed reading it, it was well-laid-out, and overall, it was just wonderfully done! I definitely recommend checking it out, which you can do here.

There were so many great entries, so of course I had to pick some honorable mentions:

  • Libby @ Coloured Leaves Libby talked about a controversial book and TV show, Thirteen Reasons Why, and gave some insight into why it’s seen as harmful.
  • Nandini @ Unputdownable Books Nandini talked about a book she was sent for review that she’s still on the fence about! She made an excellent explanation of why she rates books higher, and what low ratings mean to authors.
  • Lindsay @ Singer of StoriesLindsay talked about a book she rated one star as well as one she rated two stars. One of them is Stalking Jack the Ripper, which is pretty popular, and I appreciated seeing a different opinion on it!

And there you have it! I love the Biannual Bibliothon and always have lots of fun with it, so it was super exciting to learn that they were going to have blog challenges, and of course, to be invited to be a host! Thanks so much to all of the BookTube hosts for arranging everything and welcoming us bloggers into the circle! XD I had such a great time, and I can’t wait for the next round!

Lots of Love, Amy ❤

Summer Bibib Day 4: A Book You Rated 3 Stars or Less

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Hey guys! It is now Day FOUR of the Biannual Bibliothon, and it’s my host day!

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Ahem. Nonetheless, if you want to check out my post for yesterday (with the blogger book tag and villain’s synopsis), you can do so here!

Now, both yesterday and when my challenge was announced on Instagram, I included a few questions, just to spark your creativity. But basically, the overall idea is to simply talk about:

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Biannual Bibliothon Day 3: The Blogger Book Tag and Villain’s Synopsis!

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Hey guys! It’s day 3 of the Biannual Bibliothon! Woooo! Yesterday I posted a review for the day 2 blogging challenge, but I missed the first day because I was participating in the 24 in 48 readathon. So I thought, what better way to catch up than doing a two-in-one? First the challenge for day 1, and then the challenge for today. Day one’s challenge was the Blogger Book Tag, hosted by Nana @ 4 Teen Liars! Let’s just go for it, shall we? Continue reading

Everything All At Once: ALL OF THE CHARACTERS LOVE BOOKS. I LOVE THEM.

Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these (a review, that is), so I feel a little rusty. However, the challenge for Day 2 of the Biannual Bibliothon is to write a review, so I figured I could give it a go! 😉 I missed yesterday’s challenge because I was participating in the 24 in 48 readathon, but maybe I’ll have time to make it up sometime later this week! We’ll just have to see. Today’s blog challenge is hosted by Kassie @ Miss Sassy Kassie, so make sure to click on over and check out her review! I also recently saw Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks’ post with tips for writing reviews, so I’ll be keeping that in mind. It’s definitely worth a read! Anyhoo, let’s get on with the show, shall we?

Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno

I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

Lottie Reaves has always had anxiety. But when her aunt Helen dies, she starts to believe death is awaiting her around every corner. And really, what is the reason for living in the first place, anyway?

Aunt Helen wasn’t only her aunt; she was the bestselling author of the Alvin Hatter series. As her final gift and goodbye to Lottie, she leaves her 24 letters: each with a dare. And all of them leading to a secret she began hiding long ago.

O-kay, so I’m kind of terrible at writing synopses. But you get the idea. The whole reason I requested this book is because I had read Katrina Leno’s previous book, The Lost and the Found. (And loved it, of course!) But I completely did not know what to expect from this book, and I was extremely pleasantly surprised.

I love books with dares, challenges, bucket lists, games, etc. I find them entertaining and I always want to know what happens next. I requested this book ages ago, so when I went into it, I had basically zero idea what the book was about. Which made the whole thing that much more exciting and fun!

All of my thoughts are so scrambled, so let’s just make some lists, shall we? Continue reading