Day 6 of Blogtober is all about pairing our reading time with the best drink!
Thank you Jenniely for the Blogtober prompts!
For me the drink depends heavily on the book, you can’t just drink anything with any story (
yes you can but play with me here)
So today I’m pairing types of drinks with genres:.. Continue reading “Blogtober-Autumnal drinks for reading with”
You can see the rest of the prompts on the first Blogtober post!
Although I’m not currently on autumn it is my favorite season so I’ll go ahead and talk about that.
Fall is a time for sunnugling down with a cozy blanket and a darker kind of book. I have a weakness for fantasy but within the genre. Autumn is a time to let the livelyness of summer go and face whatever is left. It’s the time for the more moraly dubious kind of main characters, as well as a time for witches and death.
What are the feelings that autumn brings to you?
Do you agree with any of these picks?
Blogging is hard, but not impossible.
The best way to get better at something is asking those who are far ahead from us. There’s a lot of bloggers that are ready to share their tricks and advice on how to keep a book blog running. I’m not good at giving advice but I am great at reading it, that’s why I decided to compile a list of some Discussion Posts that really helped me and can help many more..
I’m dividing this into three categories:
Time management; trying not to die while blogging
Writing is Hard; tips and advice on writing posts and reviews
Making friends; the book blogging community is a magical and confusing place
Continue reading “Helping Bloggers through Discussion Posts”
This is my first life update ever, so it will be rambly and all over the place. Be warned.
Continue reading “Life update: How I got myself into a book-buying ban”
We got a sneak peek!!!
The amazingness that is this writing duo has released a teaser with the cover and the first two chapters of What if it’s Us?
I am both people on this gif, because I was blessed and because I feel like I’m going to be run over by a car
This is the cutest shit I’ve ever read. I can just feel the affinity of these two characters, the world of possibilities they present…
The chapters are divided on each main’s POV with Becky writing Ben’s and Adam writing Alejo. Even if the article didn’t say it you can just tell at first sight.
Ben is very much a BA character, he comes from a caring family, has friends (though not many) and is upper-middle class. He is sweet and caring and has an optimistic way of seeing the world.
Alejo is peak AS, he is a latino with a less than perfect life and real problems that make him retract into himself. He is open but realistic about the world (if a bit pessimistic, but since he’s just gone through a breakup I don’t know if that’s a defining trait), he loves his friends.
Both Becky and Adam’s styles are beautiful but quite different, I’m excited to see how these two manage to form a relationship and make it work.
I just hope the ending was left in the hands of Becky. While I love Adam and his books, I’d prefer this one was not a tragedy
So, yeah, this is going to kill me.
I want some gay ID card to whip out like a cop badge. Or I could demonstrate in other ways. God. I would happily demonstrate.
Because I haven’t been able to write a thing in over two weeks and my head hurts.
June is Migraine Awareness Month and since I have migraines, I’m making you all aware of it.
For those of you who don’t know, migraines are strong, often debilitating, headaches and, for some people, they happen regularly.
I was diagnosed with migraines when I was 9. I’m 23 now and suffer from chronic migraines; this means that I have headaches more than 15 days a month. It sucks.
I will speak of my own experiences further down but if you only get one thing out of this post I’d rather it be this: Some migraine studies estimate that 13 percent of adults in the U.S. population has migraines, and 2-3 million migraine suffers are chronic.
It’s PODCASTS TIME!
As I’ve said before I spend a lot of time on public transport and so, a lot of time listening to anything I can get my hands on: audiobooks, playlists, podcasts… Today we are talking about podcasts. They are basically radio shows that you stream and listen to whenever. Here’s a list of those I’m currently listening to..
They are a way of storytelling that is mostly character driven stories that have the most impact. They can be improv or following a script, either way they are addictive and I love to just immerse myself into each episode and let time pass me by as I go.
Continue reading “We are listening to… PODCASTS”
Well… the title pretty much sums it up.
These last 2 weeks I’ve been in a reading slump and it’s so irritating. I’ve started three books and finished none and I have a lot of other books that I want to read. They are from different genres and different media but I just, can’t bring myself to pick any of them up.
I think I need a bit of a break, and I have read over 30 books this year so it’s not like I’m falling behind or anything, I just feel like not reading for now. Which sucks because I love writing reviews for the books I read and telling you all about new ones I’ve acquired.
When I’m like this I find myself turning to really short fanfics to fill the void, since they are around 3,000 words and have simpler plots than whole novels. I already know the characters and it’s more easy to read since the style and format is way different. If you’d like to hear all about fanfiction just drop a comment and I will make a post about that.
No new books any time soon but I will keep writing posts, just don’t expect any updates on my reading until I’m through this slump.
If you have any tips on how to get out of a reading slump take this as an open invitation to comment
That said, I’m going to the International Book Fair in Buenos Aires soon so you will get updates focused on that (look forward to it, it’s gonna be awesome)
…and one of the most important in South America.
There’s a huge (the best) book thing in Argentina happening soon:
Let me tell you about the fair:
Continue reading “Getting ready for the biggest book event in Argentina”
In honor of a fantastic movie I STILL can’t watch in theatres (though there are a lot of countries where the movie won’t get a single showing and I hope things get better for you all out there) I decided to do a little something to spread my love for Love, Simon. What better way than buying another copy of the book, this time with the first emails Jaques and Blue exchanged, and writing a post raving about it?
Basically I take all of the parts I highlighted and group them according to how they make you feel, then talk a bit about each. For example:
For the next few days at school after that, it felt like I was a character in a movie. I could almost imagine a close-up of my face, projected wide-screen. It’s strange, because in reality, I’m not the leading guy. Maybe I’m the best friend.
I HAVE SOME NEWS FOR YOU SIMON
Disclaimer: Be aware that this post contains spoilers for the book (and probably the movie too I WOULDN’T KNOW)
Continue reading “Quotes and ranting to: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli”