This is a book that a year ago, even with the cover being as adorable as it is, I probably wouldn’t have picked up. Let alone asked for it from Harper360 – so thanks for the book guys! But the idea of a trans teen running a Tumblr all about trans meet-cutes? I needed that. I needed something cute and adorable. And like his readers, I kinda needed to see some trans love. And you get that with this book. You’ve got two love interests – a cis boy and a non-binary co-worker. And sometimes, you need to see someone like yourself experiencing love.
Noah runs Meet Cute Diary, but all the meet-cutes he posts are false. When a troll comes online and starts calling him out on it, Noah decides to fake-date Drew in the hope of distracting his readers. And showing a meet-cute can be real. It doesn’t go as expected, and when he meets Devin, he starts to fall for em too.
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All bloggers have some kind of post that they feel they have to write. A post that really means something to them because it’s something they deal with and understand. I’ve written other posts on that, on things like gender and writing. But something I don’t talk about much is. Well, being poor. Because I am poor, my whole family is. We not so poor that we worry about being on the streets, fortunately, but poor enough that we have to watch what we spend. We have to look at things and wonder if it’s worth it.
And honestly? A lot of the time bookish stuff doesn’t make the cut. I do still buy too many new books. And I really need to stop. But I know there are others out there who may feel that not getting all the new releases? That maybe it’s not worth being a book blogger or booktuber or bookstagrammer. And honestly? That’s not true. You can make do with what you have. I could make do with what I already have if I started being sensible when it came to new books.
You might be wondering why I made this post, and I’m going to get into that now. But I basically wanted to share a few tips.
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Holly Bourne is one of those authors that I know of, but I’ve never read anything from before. Nor had I ever planned to. Her books didn’t look like my sort of thing. Until The Yearbook. The premise of a girl getting back at her bullies using the lies they wanted her to put in the yearbook? Genius. I’ll be honest, this book was nowhere near what I was expecting. But it was still an easy and enjoyable read. Just…a much more emotional one.
Paige is a quiet girl in school. The way anyone would ever know her is through the school paper. She planned to keep out of it all until Grace and her friends bring the yearbook to the newspaper. Now as well as spreading lies in the paper? Paige has to bring up all these false or cruel memories in the yearbook too, and she hates it. The only person who could understand her is Elijah, and it’s him she turns to as she figures out what to do.
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A year of trying to blog more consistently and thoroughly. A year of trying to be more involved with the book community and content creation. Next month it’ll have been a year since I first created my Booktube. Though that didn’t last very long. And in two months, it’ll have been a year since I bought my domain, changed my WordPress theme and started to see a difference.
What a journey the last year has been!
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I don’t get emails with authors asking me to review their books very often. And when I do, I tend to be super picky. But when Janina Franck contacted me about her YA sci-fi with space witches and an ace/aro protagonist. I was intrigued. I’m so glad I said yes to A Spark In Space, as otherwise, I’d have never heard of it. Instead, I get to shout about it to you guys and the world. And you’re gonna want to read this book!
Space witches are a powerful type of person who can control energy and technology. There are supposedly no human space witches… Until Tabea. After she saves a boy from a destroyed ship, Tabea has to work to hide her powers more than ever. But something happens, and she winds up in the custody of the penyales, an alien species known for hating humans. But for not being able to lie. They ask for her help and promise to help her find her friends. But can anything that’s happened recently be trusted?
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I’ve been thinking about writing about audiobooks for a bit. Now I’m in a slump, and they’re helping me get through it. I thought now might be the ideal time. But there are so many audiobooks sites out there and so many places to buy them. I didn’t want to be claiming to write a general recommendations list, as I know I’d be missing a lot.
So instead, I’m going to tell you about where I get my audiobooks from and why I like them. This isn’t going to be a massively long post. Most of my audiobooks come from three different places, with a fourth being one I keep saying I should use. And then don’t, for reasons I will outline below. But it’s a great, possibly free, resource that I had to suggest too.
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I’m someone who has been on bookstagram for…well, let’s just say a good few years. I’ve only recently reached 500 followers. Which compared to the big accounts, isn’t many. I know this. But I’m still proud. Because it’s a huge amount compared to what I had even a year ago. I’ve learned how to utilize bookstagram, and though I wouldn’t claim to be an expert – my follower count would suggest otherwise if I tried to – I have learned some things that might help people out.
So today, I want to talk to you about some things I’ve learned, some things I think we should all think about, and a few things that might make you happy.
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So, I got this book through Readers First, and I’m glad that I did. I wasn’t sure what I was going to think about this book, but it seemed kind of fun. And Muslim chick-lit is definitely something I’d like to read a bit more of, so this seemed like the perfect book to spend my points on. In the end, I did enjoy it quite a lot, and I’m happy to recommend it.
Hana Khan works in her family-run halal restaurant. But after fifteen years, it’s on its last legs. When a flashy new halal restaurant is going to open across the block, Hana is scared that her family will lose it all. She decides to fight for it, even if it means doing things she’s not proud of. The handsome owner is just as willing to fight back, and Hana only really has her anonymously run podcast to shout about it on.
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Hi, my name is Rosina. I’m 28, and I’ve been reading pretty much all my life. But it seriously helped me survive through my teen years.
This post might seem random and out of the blue. But I just finished What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter. And after reading it and some of the reviews? I just have some things I want to say.
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If you know me at all, then you know that I absolutely adore Kelley Armstrong. I’m doing a reread of her Women of the Otherworld books currently. And I keep an eye out for her new releases. This is one I had my eye on and had preordered. But seeing that audiobook available to request on NetGalley?
Well, I obviously had to request it. And I got it! I was so excited that I could start this book straight away. It took me no time at all to get through, and I can’t recommend it more.
This is the start of a new series where some people have magic in their family lines. These are specific forms of magic, thought to go back to groups of mystical people from the Ancient Greeks etc. Kennedy Bennett is a curse weaver with an antique shop. When a man walks in one day asking to hire her for a job, she doesn’t realise he’s asking for more than he’s saying. Aiden Connolly is a luck worker, and he needs a curse weaver to help him win and remove the curse from an important necklace. But he’s not the only one looking for a curse weaver, so when Kennedy’s sisters are in danger. She has to team up with him to find them.
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