Top Ten Tuesday | Settings I’d Like to See More Of

Happy Tuesday, bloggers!

Who’s ready for this prompt? It’s Tuesday already, and I need a break or a long nap. Or potentially both. I can’t be alone in that sentiment. 😂

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The latest topic is settings I’d like to see more of. We readers live through thousands of worlds, but some settings we don’t get a lot of. So I wanted to pick my top seven settings I need to read.

I hope you love my choices!

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Sunshine Blogger Award (7)

I swear you are all out to make me cry this month. And I feel as if I don’t deserve it. Okay, okay. I’m good. I’m fine. Let’s start a new week with an award nom post, yes?

Leelynn from Sometimes Leelynn Reads, who is so damn sweet, nominated me for my seventh Sunshine Blogger Award. And all I want to do is to smoosh her with love. Don’t forget to take some time to visit her blog.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

How does it work?

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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2019 Book Blogger Awards

The time has come for the 2019 Book Blogger Awards! And I don’t know if I want to cheer or to hide. This community we’re all a part of has grown over the years. And I can’t help but be proud of it and us. So when I heard that the awards were running again, I knew I had to participate.

Are you like me and not sure what to do or how to do it? Take a look at the rules and categories. You can find my nominations below!

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The Cliché Book Tag

Hey, everyone!

This week has been stressful yet invigorating. I haven’t had any time to be around much since my Mom and I have been staying over at the hospital. She’s finally finished chemo (woo!), so I’ve been dead to the blogging world.

I didn’t want to ease back into my posts with anything too difficult. So when I saw this tag on Rachel Tea Reads, I knew it’d be a good start. If you haven’t checked out Rachel’s original post or even Rachel’s blog, take some time and do it!

I hope you like the post. Have fun!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Auto-Buy Authors

Happy Tuesday, bloggers!

Anyone else dying from the heat? I am jumping from one air-conditioned place to the next so I don’t have to feel it. 😂

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The next prompt is all about auto-buy authors. And I want to highlight an almost all-female list. I could make this list endless. But the chosen picks are some of my favourites.

I hope you all love my choices!

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Beyond the Blurb | How Blogging Has Helped Me as a Reader

Morning, darlings!

I am not ready for Monday. I wish I had a few more days to rest for the upcoming week, which is surreal for me and my family. Mom is taking her last chemo treatment, and I felt as if we’d never make it to this day. So I treasure everything in my life more.

Typically, my discussion posts highlight a negative topic. So for this new post, I want to talk about something positive. Blogging is stressful. Blogging full-time is even harder. When I first started it, I was naive. But with three years under my belt (yay blogging anniversary!), I realized it gives me a support system I needed, a place to know I’m with my own people, and a way to grow. Here are the five ways blogging has helped me as a reader:

 

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The Anticipated Releases Book Tag

Hello, dearies!

The weekend has arrived. Hopefully, when the new week comes along, this blogging slump is long gone. But I am looking forward to my time off. What are you all planning to do this weekend? Anything exciting to read?

I found this tag on Bookishly Rebecca. She didn’t nominate me. But I had to do the tag. You know me. Do not forget to visit her blog. Do it now!

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers to do this tag

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Beyond the Blurb | Why Mental Illness Rep in Books Is Needed

Morning, readers!

For the last seven months, I have struggled with my mental illnesses. And even though next week, my Mom will complete her final chemo treatment, I feel the utter power my illnesses have over me. And it doesn’t matter if I have coping mechanisms, which aren’t working anymore, if I’ve fought them before and beat them, or if I talk with friends. They’re still here.

But the only solace I’ve found is in literature. It always has been even if a reading slump finds me. Mental illness and health are prominent on my blog, and I want readers to find a safe place here. Although I’ve talked a lot about each topic, I haven’t shown why the proper mental illness rep in books is not only needed but desperately wanted from readers. Kal from Reader Voracious inspired my next discussion post, which I’ll examine why this rep is important. Let’s get to it.

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Top Ten Tuesday | My Morally Gray Squad

Morning, everyone!

When I first started this post, I needed time to figure out what I wanted out of it. Freebies are always hard for me, somehow. They either excel beautifully or bomb. I hope for the former.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The new prompt is a character freebie. I had several ideas, but the morally gray squad stuck with me.

Hope you all enjoy!

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