About Dustypromises

I write about my personal thoughts, experiences, and bookish fixations.

September Reading Plans

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Hello, everyone! You may or may not have noticed that I do not post monthly TBRs on my blog and on Instagram (if you’re following me there, too). I have always been a mood reader, so following monthly TBRs just doesn’t work for me as much as it does for everyone else. I tried setting monthly to-be-reads back in 2013 when I still have a separate blog for books, but I really had a hard time following it.

This month, though, I will be setting a monthly reading plan for myself because, seriously, there are so many unread books on my physical TBR that I really need to get to. So I figured that there is nothing wrong in trying again. Besides, 2013 was a long time ago and I am not the same person anymore. Haha It might work for me this time. *crossed fingers* Continue reading

Book List: 10 Books On My Priority List

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Hey, everyone! I’m back with another book list and today I’ll be talking about the top ten books in my physical TBR that are on my priority list. I may have mentioned in one of my previous posts that I am a mood reader which is why I don’t post monthly TBRs here or on Instagram (except for my readathon books). My being a mood reader is also the reason why I do not have a specific date set for reading each of the books that I will mention in this post, but hopefully, I can get to them before the year ends. Continue reading

Book Review: [ARC] Ever After by Olivia Vieweg

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Title: Ever After

Author: Olivia Vieweg

Publication Date: September 1, 2020

Number of Pages: 288

Publisher: Graphic Universe

Genre: Horror, Dystopia

Synopsis:

Vivi and Eva are two travelers in a countryside filled with the undead. After a train breaks down, stranding them between safe zones, the young women partner up to stay alive. Vivi is struggling with grief–and guilt–over the loss of her sister. Eva is hiding the start of a horrifying transformation. Together they’ll face heat, zombie hordes, and their own inner demons, searching for signs of life in a land of the dead.

This graphic novel addition to an enduring genre is thoughtful and emotion-driven, but also full of zombie scares and action.

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #11

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BOOKS READ:

  • Flyte (Septimus Heap, #2) by Angie Sage
  • Dekada ’70 by Lualhati Bautista
  • Ever After by Olivia Vieweg
  • One-Punch Man Vol. 7 by ONE
  • One-Punch Man Vol. 8 by ONE
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. 6 by CLAMP
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War Vol. 3 by Aka Akasaka

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  • Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake
  • Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2) by Kendare Blake
  • Demon Slayer Vol. 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  • Your Lie in April Vol. 1 by Naoshi Arakawa
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
  • The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy, #1) by James Islington
  • An Echo of Things to Come (The Licanius Trilogy, #2) by James Islington
  • The Modern Faerie Tales Trilogy (Omnibus Edition) by Holly Black

BOOKS RECEIVED:

  • Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  • Storms by Chris Vick
  • The Museum of Heartbreaks by Meg Leder
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston

ARCs:

  • Ever After by Olivia Vieweg 
  • One of Those Days by Adres G. Leiva

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Book List: Favorite Debut Books

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Hey, guys! Today I’m going to talk about my all-time favorite debuts! I’ve been wanting to write posts of my favorite so and so and I have already started in February and sort of stopped because I ran out of ideas of books to list. Recently, I came up with a lot of ideas for my blog content and have been scheduling posts since last week. With that, I also came up with new topics for my book lists!

If you do not know, a debut book means it is an author’s first novel that has been published. I honestly love reading debut novels and discovering amazing authors, I mean, if the first novel they ever wrote is amazing, what more the next books that they will write, right?

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