Book Blogs You Should Follow // blogs i love (part one/infinite)

This post has been a long time a-coming.

I’ve been meaning to start a series on here to highlight blogs I love on my long and growing list, so here she finally is, folks. Hopefully this will be a monthly feature because I’m pretty 💩 about doing tags and need another way to appreciate you all.

leslie knope’s approval, the highest honor?

Here is an incomplete list of book blogs that never fail to entertain me, make me think, or bring a smile to my face. Some I’ve been following for years, others I found recently, and while I mercilessly comment on a handful of them 🥰, I remain a timid, silent follower of the rest lol 🙈:

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The Women’s History Book Tag // fantastic women-authored stories (and beyoncé?)

Women loving women loving women.

We love it.

beyoncé would be happy :’)

Caitlin from Caitlin Althea recently tagged me to do this Women’s History Book Tag created by Margaret from Weird Zeal! (Thank you for tagging me, Caitlin!) If you don’t know Caitlin, you should hop on over to her blog because she is a literal rock-star 💃.

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I Won A Giveaway For the First Time! // a strange day punctuated by the diviners novlbox

Today was strange.

A very impromptu and very rambly post 👩🏻‍💻:

To start off, I received some good news today about something that I’ve been working at for quite some time now. Realistically, the news is very good. But, because my mind likes to wander and worry, I was thinking over how the good news is not completely good and maybe a little bit bad 😬.

It was a waste of time and energy, but those thoughts occupied my head-space the entire day. I felt off-beat, like a sort of fog blurred everything else that happened to me, including when I won my first giveaway!

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The Waffle Book Tag // waffle-themed book recommendations

Waffles are better than pancakes (PERIOD)

Pancakes are too… doughy, and they let syrup slide off the side of them like they’re not even trying. But waffles, waffles are crispy and soft, and they hold syrup close in dozens of tiny embraces because they know a happy meal takes work.

Waffles are deserving of a full book tag in their name.

Jenna from Bookmark Your Thoughts tagged me in this Waffle Book Tag over a month ago, so I thought it was high time to do it, especially with the holidays and all the sweet treat temptations rolling in.

(Thank you, Jenna! Jenna is awesome and you all should check her blog out!)

I’m excited for you all to feast your eyes on the adorable graphics made by Novels & Waffles, so let’s start:

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The Sunshine Blogger Award (2&3) // get to know me better with twenty-two questions

Thank you to Sophie from Sophie’s Corner and Jenna from Bookmark Your Thoughts for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!

You all should check them out! Sophie’s content is so interesting and she’s such a sweet person to chat with (she also just got married!!). Also, Jenna’s blog is so. fricken. cute. and she’s positively down-to-earth. They’re just two fantastic bloggers and human beings, and I’m really happy that they thought of nominating me (thank you both, again!).

I combined Sophie’s and Jenna’s questions and had so much fun answering them:

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The Unique Blogger Award // the worst thing I’ve done to a book, time travel, and being a bookish character

❄️ ←A rare picture of me being me, a snowflakeunique. 💁

Joking aside, Beth at Reading Every Night recently tagged me in The Unique Blogger Tag (thank you, Beth!). I don’t know how unique my answers will strike you, but I hope you enjoy them nonetheless 😊.

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Sequel September TBR // a month of tackling unfinished series

Oh boy, here we go again—quite literally (get it? ‘cause it’s a sequel challenge? I’ll stop myself.)

Kathy at Books and Munches is hosting Sequel September, a challenge dedicated to finally reading those unfinished series collecting dust on your shelves. Although I love binge reading series (mainly because I hate cliffhangers), sometimes sequels fall through the cracks and remain in my TBR pile for an indeterminate amount of time. So, what better way to tackle this “ issue “ by joining in on this challenge!

But, first, I have a confession to make.

𝕴, 𝕭𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖊, 𝖆𝖒 𝖆 𝖘𝖊𝖗𝖎𝖆𝖑 𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖑𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖌𝖊 𝖆𝖇𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖔𝖓𝖊𝖗.

I’m not proud of it—there’s nothing fun about finding a great reading challenge… and then watching it pass you by. Seeing wrap-ups for challenges I intended to participate in, but didn’t, couldn’t, or even forgot to attempt is quite disheartening. However, since I’m relatively less busy these days  a n d  I’m posting a TBR online for you all to see, I’m hoping that I’ll be more committed to this reading challenge.

𝕴, 𝕭𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖊, 𝖜𝖆𝖓𝖙 𝖙𝖔 𝖜𝖎𝖑𝖑 𝖇𝖊 𝖆 𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖑𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖌𝖊 𝖈𝖔𝖒𝖕𝖑𝖊𝖙𝖊𝖗.

This reading challenge will be a little more difficult than others, just because of what it entails. Like I mentioned, sequels on my shelves sit there for a loooong time. One of the reasons they stay there is because so much time has passed that I can’t even remember what happened in the first book 😅. Alas, this challenge will not only be a test of endurance, but also memory.

If you hate me right now, so do I HAHAHA.

Without further ado and dramatics, here’s my TBR for Sequel September:

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My First WWW Wednesday // books I’m reading, read, and on my TBR

*WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Sam at Taking on a World of Words in which participants answer three simple questions:

1. What are you currently reading?
2. What have you just finished reading?
3. What are you going to read next?

I love how straightforward this meme is and how it asks the questions I frequently like to direct at other bookworms. It’s also a great way to predict and anticipate upcoming book reviews by my favorite bloggers! So, let’s try it out: 

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The Versatile Blogger Award

This is different.

Pun intended.

I haven’t been nominated for an award since The Sunshine Blogger Award, so thank you Hannah from But First, Fiction for nominating me! It took a while, but I finally got around to doing this post 😁.

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5 Books That Would Make Good Video Games

Book to movie adaptations are cool and everything, but what about book to video game adaptations?

Even cooler. Imagine running, jumping, and interacting with the characters you read about on a paperback. Sure, you aren’t physically doing all those things—it’s your thumbs on the game controller doing the bulk of the action. But, being able to see and hear a world you could only conjure in your head, even if it’s only from a device, is an enterprise worth marveling. Here are five books I think would make good (if not great) video games: 

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