#TomeTopple TBR

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Hey, everyone! Today I’ll be sharing with you guys my Tome Topple TBR which I am really excited about because I’ll be starting a new book series that has been on my shelf for three years now. I’ve seen and watched a lot of participants’ videos and Instagram posts in the previous rounds. Seeing and watching them read their tomes made me feel giddy and challenged to read the tomes from my shelf too.  It’s Tome Topple Readathon’s 12th round already and I think Sam’s planning on hosting another one around November, so if this works, I’ll probably participate again then.

For those who do not know yet, the Tome Topple Readathon is a readathon where the main goal is to read as much books over 500 pages in two weeks! This readathon will run from August 8th to 21st (in your timezone). This readathon is founded by Sam from @thoughtsontomes and co-hosted by other bookish people in the book community. Continue reading

Book Review: [e-ARC] My Riot by Rick Spears

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Title: My Riot

Author: Rick Spears

Publication Date: October 20, 2020

Number of Pages: 188

Publisher: Oni Press

Genre: Young Adult

Synopsis:

Set in the early ’90s, My Riot is about a trio of teen girls team up to form a rock band and shake off society’s expectations of what it means to be a young woman coming of age in the modern world.

1991—Val, a teenager from a conservative family, has grown up dreaming of becoming a ballerina, but recently something has changed. She’s begun feeling pressure to conform to a specific idea of beauty, body type, and a personality that just doesn’t fit.

Val meets Kat, a smart, witty girl that doesn’t take any crap off anyone. Kat introduces Val to punk rock. Along with Rudie, another new friend, the three form an all-girl punk band they ironically name The Proper Ladies.

Soon Val and her friends find themselves caught up in a movement with other girls also starting bands—also finding their voice. Collectively, these “riot grrrls” discover that their songs ring out loud and powerful, and for Val, there’s no going back.
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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #10

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BOOKS READ:

  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • My Riot by Rick Spears
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War Vol. 2 by Aka Akasaka
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War Vol. 3 by Aka Akasaka
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Graphic Novel by Jessica Gunderson

BOOKS BOUGHT:

    • Paper Towns by John Green
    • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    • Landline by Rainbow Rowell
    • The Last Star by Rick Yancey
    • Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 5 by Sui Ishida
    • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
    • Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
    • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
    • The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
    • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

BOOKS RECEIVED:

  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • Queens of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3) by Cassandra Clare
  • The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil
  • A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck

ARCs:

  • My Riot by Rick Spears
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Graphic Novel by Jessica Gunderson
  • The Innocent Girls by B.R. Spangler

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#Wikathon TBR

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Hey, everyone! Cheese, it’s already the end of July — I can hardly believe it. Time is flying by way too fast even when most of us are stuck at home during this time, eh? Anyway, I hope all of you are doing well and are making the most out of all the time we have to spend indoors. In my side of the world, July 31 is a holiday, so I’ve spent the whole day catching up with the books that I’m reading, shoot my books, watched anime, and now I’m writing this blog post. Continue reading

Book List: Tier-Ranking All the Contemporary Books I’ve Ever Read

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Hi, everyone! I’m back with another book list (sort of). Since I’ve been seeing a lot of people in the book community tier-ranking the books that they’ve read, I decided to do one for all the contemporary book that I have ever read. Continue reading