may goals

New month, who dis?? It’s the goals post, that’s who. To start off, I’ll recap my March goals since that was the last goals post I did.

 

march goals

  • Read 5 books    XX      I did not do this in March. I’ve been reading really slowly lately.
  • Read more new releases. Ideally at least 3.       X!          I kind of did this because technically over March and April I read four new releases.
  • Try one new recipe per week.       XX       I did not do this.
  • Eat healthy 5 days out of the week.          XX            I did not do this.
  • Clean apartment once a week.           XX          I definitely did not do this.
  • Research astrology.        X!            I sort of did this? I at least researched some apps that could help me learn astrology and downloaded one that I looked at a little (read: a VERY little).
  • Basically I did terribly on my goals.

 

may goals

  • Read 5 books. I’ve been wanting to try to increase my reading pace and get back to reading more books per month. My average this year seems to be about 4. But I want it to be 5 so I can read a good balance of upcoming books and also backlist books and rereads.
  • Get 10,000 steps 5 days/week. I’ve been trying to move more lately and one thing I love to do is get 10,000 steps on my fitbit. I’m always excited when it reminds me to get my 250 steps per hour so I can get up out of my desk. It’s so satisfying to get 10,000 steps and have my device do its little vibrating dance thing.
  • Try one new recipe per week. I got a new cookbook and discovered a really great recipe website recently, so I think I can do this this month. I also got an instant pot that can be a rice cooker, steamer, slow cooker, or pressure cooker, so I really want to experiment with that and see how it works.
  • Clean apartment once a week. Actually do it this month. This seems to be a permanent goal I am ever trying to reach.
  • Experiment with songwriting. I actually used to write songs as a teenager and then got out of it for a really long time, but lately I’ve been hearing lots of music and lyrics in my head. I also have some keyboarding skills that I could put to use if I manage to get a small and inexpensive keyboard. I’ve been wanting to get back into doing something creative for a long time, and right now it seems that songwriting is calling to me.
  • Work on my grimoire. A grimoire, or book of shadows, is a witch’s book of witchy information like spells or tarot reading results or rituals or things like that. I’ve been wanting to expand my grimoire that I started a while ago for a long time now but never seem to sit down to do it. I have a print version and a digital version, and I can’t decide which one I want to work on more, because the digital one is super organized and neat but the physical one is really pretty.
  • Keep track of my goals in my bullet journal. I think one of the many reasons I hardly ever reach my goals in my goal posts is that I don’t have a system of keeping track of them. I have a habit tracker, which helps for my healthy habits stuff, but as far as creative goals or other goals, I don’t have a method to help motivate me and keep track of what I’ve done.
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oh hey i’m psychic now \\ march & april rewind

OMG I just went back to my February wrap-up to remind myself how I format these and the title was “the calm before the storm??” and LOLOLOL HOW DID I KNOW???? Maybe my tarot readings are enhancing my psychic abilities or something. Anyway. Moving on to the wrap-up, which will include March AND April because I was on hiatus…

what happened

  • I reread some good stuff. I reread the first two Grisha books to finish the trilogy, and I really enjoyed all of them. I also started rereading the CARAVAL books in preparation for FINALE coming out in May. I still love the series but rereading them, I could see some major flaws which probably set up FINALE to be…a little bit of a mess honestly so far. But I have been super enjoying rereading books again this year and plan to do a lot more of it because it is fun and comforting.
  • Even though I’ve been super stressed again, my mental health has been a lot better. And sometimes I actually feel somewhat content and even excited to wake up in the morning, which is not something I’m used to. I’ve been very stressed because of my personal life, but overall I’m still feeling positive and I seem to be in recovery mental health wise. My anxiety is a lot more manageable than it has ever been, and I’m starting to realize how much less limited I am to do things I never thought I could do.
  • I went home!!!!! After almost a year, I finally got to go home to visit my parents (and my home kitties!!). I have not been home in so long and it was a very nice vacation. It was nice to spend time with my parents and nap in my bed and just spend some time away from my life in a safe place.
  • I applied to get funding to go to Book Expo. In my library system, librarians can apply to get funding for conferences and we can have EVERYTHING paid for, including room and board and food!! Even though NYC completely terrifies me and I’ve never been completely on my own before, I applied to go to Book Expo! I have two out of three approvals that I need, so I’m hoping I’ll hear back soon and actually be able to go to book expo as an industry professional and not a reader or blogger like I’ve done in the past. Please let me know in the comments if you are planning to go to Book Expo!!
  • I did a lot of tarot. The most fun thing I’ve been doing is my daily tarot readings. So far they’ve been super accurate, so much so that I’m a little freaked out by it honestly. Even with my book tarot readings they’ve been accurate. There was one time that irked me though when I asked about a current stressful situation in which I’ve been very confused, and it said “the path is unclear.” My tarot deck apparently likes to be sassy sometimes. But be on the lookout for more tarot posts!

 

what i read

In March, I read a mix of meh and awesome books. I LOVED the Grisha books, and can’t wait to continue on to SIX OF CROWS. FIELD NOTES ON LOVE was okay, but fell flat in a lot of ways for me, including Mae’s boring character and the weird pacing and the lack of vivid settings. I was also SUPER excited for the companion to THE KISS QUOTIENT, aka THE BRIDE TEST, but overall was not impressed. I couldn’t tell the tone of this book and was kind of upset by the whole premise of the romance and felt like Khai and Esme had no chemistry.

My main reading project for this month was to reread the first two CARAVAL books in preparation for FINALE, which I did. I already talked about those in the intro so I won’t repeat it here except to say I still really don’t know if I’m going to finish FINALE because it’s such a hot mess. I also read Maurene Goo’s newest book, SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW, set in Hong Kong and about a k-pop artist and photographer, which was SO FREAKIN CUTE!!!! I loved this book so much and it has inspired me to go with my sudden re-interest in songwriting.

I also read PET, which was super weird. I still don’t know exactly what I think about it. The writing was good, but I couldn’t tell if the messages about abuse and monsters often hiding in plain sight were too heavy-handed? Also the world building in this one was very weak and sometimes confusing. I also couldn’t tell what genre I’d say it was if I were to rec it to teens, which is a big thing for me now when I read a book. Overall I don’t think most teens would dig it.

As I’m writing this post, I’m currently in the midst of GEEKERELLA, which I hope I’ll finish by the time the post goes up. This far, it is SO ADORABLE. The couple hasn’t even met yet and I already ship them, and I love soft and sweet and geeky Darien so very much and just want to hug him and protect him. The writing is really fun and addicting and I’m loving the Cinderella retelling things because they’re done so well without banging you over the head. I’m really interested to see where Elle and Sage’s friendship goes, and as of now I am very glad I picked up a copy of THE PRINCESS AND THE FANGIRL a while ago because I am loving this story a lot.

around the blogosphere

I’m going to include mostly March because I didn’t get to share March posts since I was on hiatus and I haven’t been able to find time to catch up on everyone’s April posts yet (sorry!! I will catch up soon I promise!)

  • Marie wrote about the truth about blogging statistics
  • Fadwa wrote a life-saving post about the productivity tools she uses
  • Kayli wrote a very interesting post about her preferred reading formats
  • Ellyn made a helpful list of tips for annotating your books!
  • Siobhan discussed age-shaming of YA readers
  • Becca made a really fun list of horror recommendations by and for Hufflepuff readers!

 

book haul highlights

  • Kingdom of Souls | Rena Barron – This book is one of my most anticipated Fall reads, and I’ve been interested in it since the deal was announced in Publisher’s Weekly, which feels like forever ago. KINGDOM is about a girl from a long line of witch doctors who doesn’t have any powers of her own. She decides to call upon a demon who can take years of her life away in exchange for her own magic.
  • Crier’s War | Nina Varela – I only heard about this one when it went up on Edelweiss recently, but OMG it sounds FABULOUS. It’s an epic, LGBT fantasy about two girls who fall in love and some other fantasy stuff and OMG IT SOUNDS SO GOODDDDDDDDD. Cannot wait to read this one!!!
  • Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin – Obviously this witchy bitchy book had to go on my TBR list since I am Cotton Candy Book Witch. It’s about witches and a holy war and seems dark and mysterious and atmospheric and I AM HERE FOR IT!!!

 

favorites

I’m thinking about occasionally reviving this part of my monthly rewinds when I actually have stuff to write for it.

  • Lizzo’s new album, CUZ I LOVE YOU. I am SO OBSESSED with Lizzo’s new album. I heard of her when Bustle featured her song ‘SCUSE ME on one of their posts, and was so excited when this album finally dropped. It ended up even exceeding my expectations. It’s the most empowering album I’ve ever listened to and it makes me feel so good about being myself and I just can’t listen to it enough. Lizzo is a fantastic queen and I love her so much.
  • Top Chef. I am also really obsessed with Top Chef. My boyfriend and I watched Masterchef together a while ago but we finished all the seasons so I needed a new cooking reality show, and I got hooked on Top Chef. It amuses me so much when the contestants talk about how hot Padma Lakshmi is. She is very attractive, not gonna lie. She makes this show.
  • Saturday Skin Rise & Shine gentle cleanser. You probably don’t know this about me, but I am very in love with all types of skincare. I got this cleanser recently to use as my morning face wash, and I really like it. It’s very light and foamy and always makes me feel like my face is extra clean. The packaging for this brand is also really pretty and is my favorite shade of pink so all around it makes me very happy.

 

How was your April? What did you read that you liked? Or disliked?

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somewhere warm and fuzzy // somewhere only we know

Title: Somewhere Only We Know
Author: Maurene Goo
Pages: 320
Publication date: May 7, 2019

10 00 p.m.: Lucky is the biggest K-pop star on the scene, and she’s just performed her hit song “Heartbeat” in Hong Kong to thousands of adoring fans. She’s about to debut on The Tonight Show in America, hopefully a breakout performance for her career. But right now? She’s in her fancy hotel, trying to fall asleep but dying for a hamburger.

11 00 p.m.: Jack is sneaking into a fancy hotel, on assignment for his tabloid job that he keeps secret from his parents. On his way out of the hotel, he runs into a girl wearing slippers, a girl who is single-mindedly determined to find a hamburger. She looks kind of familiar. She’s very cute. He’s maybe curious.

12:00 a.m.: Nothing will ever be the same.

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Despite not loving Maurene Goo’s last book, THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL, as much as I loved I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE, I was absolutely psyched for this book. It had so many tropes and things that were destined to make it a Mel book, including, but not limited to, a whirlwind over-a-few-days romance, celebrity romance (which is a thing I am a total sucker for), MUSIC and art, and set in a foreign country. I am EXTREMELY pleased to report that all these things did make it a Mel book, and I completely loved it.

My favorite thing about this book was its discussion of following your dreams and making the most of your passions. Both Lucky and Jack are somewhat struggling to follow their passions in this book. Though Lucky has technically achieved her dream of becoming a K-pop star, she’s struggling to feel the same joy she felt for it when she first started and doesn’t like all the restrictions her image brings. Jack is trying to follow his photography dreams and prove to his parents that they are worthwhile and that he can do it.This book really inspired me because its all about being true to yourself and what it means to live a “quality” life, which is something I’ve been struggling with since moving out on my own and not having time for a creative pursuit. Reading this book really made me want to pursue some of the creative ideas I’ve been having lately.

I also thought Jack and Lucky’s relationship felt really natural despite it taking place over the course of a weekend. I shipped them right away and really felt their chemistry the whole time. I liked that they had a lot in common but also had distinct differences in their philosophies on life so their connection wasn’t boring or contrived. I was also glad that there was conflict where Jack’s feelings for Lucky were concerned, because otherwise this could’ve been a boring romance. The way Maurene Goo chose to raise the stakes of their relationship with Jack’s tabloid job and using that as his motivation really amped up the conflict and suspense in their romance and added another layer to the story that really worked for me.

Additionally, I loved learning more about K-pop and that part of the music industry, and all the culture in the book in general. I don’t know basically anything about K-pop, and Goo painted a very clear and interesting picture of what it takes to be a K-pop star through Lucky’s story. Besides that, I loved learning about Hong Kong, which is a place I know pretty much nothing about. The setting was so wonderfully vivid, and there was so much FOOD, which is something I love in books in any genre. Basically, SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW was a book I really felt and saw and heard and smelled and tasted and it was amazingly detailed and vivid in all aspects.

This book was utterly delightful and I really loved it. It inspired me to pursue some of my creative ideas, had a completely shippable romance, and made me super hungry. It was fun and uplifting and just made me smile. This is definitely a book I’ll be keeping on my shelf a long time, and I can’t wait to request it for my library so I can make all my teens read it because it is SO. GOOD. If you haven’t read a Maurene Goo book yet, you should definitely start with this one!

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books i’ve rec’ed to real live teens lately

On today’s episode of Occasional Librarian-Related Posts, I present to you a list of some books that I’ve talked about with my teens lately. Reader’s advisory is probably my favorite thing about my job, since it’s basically just recommending books to teens based on their interests, etc. Wanting to talk to teens about books and throwing books at them (not literally) is pretty much why I became a librarian, and I’ve gotten to do it a lot lately, so I’ve been very happy at work as of late. Here are some of the books I’ve gotten teens to leave with recently:

One girl I haven’t seen before came in and asked for mystery series. I could not think of a ton of mysteries that were also series, but one that immediately came to mind was Brittany Cavallaro’s Sherlock Holmes retelling, A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE. I also recommended TRULY, DEVIOUS, which I also haven’t read, but have been really interested in reading for a while because BOARDING SCHOOL. I also recommended WE WERE LIARS even though I hated it because I thought it might be appealing to a teen, as well as SADIE, which I’ve heard is really good, and she seemed to think the podcast aspect was cool.

 

The same girl also asked me where A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS WAS, and, when I told her it was downstairs in the children’s section, asked if there were any books similar to it in the teen section. I can understand that some teens wouldn’t want to go to children’s to get a book, but it does interest me that the location of a book can matter in whether a kid will go get it in the library. I recommended MISS PEREGRINE, which she’d already read, because it had that same kind of creepy vibe. I honestly couldn’t think of anything similar to it in YA, so I went out on a bit of a limb and strayed into paranormal territory to recommend THE NAME OF THE STAR, since that’s also dark and eerie, and she ended up checking it out.

 

One of my boys who loves to read really loved CINDER by Marissa Meyer, and picked up ARCHENEMIES recently. I told him it was part of a series, which he was super psyched by, so I gave him RENEGADES and he was halfway through it within a couple of days. His sister picked up FOUR DEAD QUEENS when I told her it was a fantasy because she loves paranormal and fantasy novels (please, YA writers, give this girl more vampires!!) and she’s already returned it completed within a week.

 

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books i’ve hauled lately

I haven’t really done book haul posts on this blog pretty much since it started, but I wanted to do one today because I’ve gotten some really cool books lately that I want to gush about. This is mainly because I finally got a library services contact at HarperCollins, which I have been dying to get for so very long, so now I can ask for books for the library to request for us to buy later, which is very exciting. So, without further ado, here are some of the books I’ve gotten in my recent HarperCollins haul…

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  • Verify | Joelle Charbonneau | September 24, 2019 – I’m not sure yet if I’m going to read this book since it’s dystopian and I’m kind of over dystopian, but I will admit this one does sound intriguing. It’s about a world where no lies exist and all information given is the truth. Then the main character’s mother is killed, and she uncovers a secret history of facts she didn’t know existed while trying to uncover the reason for her mother’s death.
  • The Wise and the Wicked | Rebecca Podos | May 28, 2019 – This is a magical realism story based on Russian folklore about Ruby and her family of powerful women, who had to flee Russia for America to escape dangerous men who wanted to destroy them. I really like magical realism books, so I’m hoping this will be a good one.
  • Nocturna | Maya Montayne | May 7, 2019 – I somehow didn’t realize this book was coming out so soon?? Oops. It’s a Latinx-based fantasy featuring a face-changing thief and a prince and it’s the first in a series. I’m not sure if I’ll read this or not because goodness knows I am not good at series, but it does sound really good and it seems to be getting a lot of buzz.
  • The Spinner of Dreams | K. A. Reynolds | August 27, 2019 – This is an MG book I was sent that I didn’t request. It does sound very interesting, and is about a girl with anxiety who was cursed at birth by the Fate Spinner, and must go to the Labyrinth of Fate and Dreams to defeat it when the monster living within the black mark on her hand starts getting a mind of its own.

 

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  • Constellation of Roses | Miranda Asebedo | November 5, 2019 – This is another magical realism-y type book, with magical women and small towns.
  • A Treason of Thorns | Laura E. Weymouth | September 10, 2019 – This book is set in England and is about dark magic and treason (which I guess one might get from the title, idk). I didn’t read this author’s first book, but I have been very interested in both books, so hopefully this one will encourage me to read her finally.
  • Dangerous Alliance | Jennieke Cohen | December 3, 2019 – I vaguely remember this book being pitched as Jane Austen meets GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE, and I do occasionally like a good fun historical fic, so we shall see how this goes. The synopsis also mentions BOOKS and MYSTERIOUS ACCIDENTS so I mean well…
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weekly wrap-up // 4-21-19

It’s time for a weekly wrap-up! I don’t know if I’m going to keep doing these especially if I post less frequently, but we’ll see.

what i posted

I posted this week. yay!

  • I posted my Easter Readathon TBR, which I am decidedly not sticking to
  • I did a tarot reading for ON THE COME UP
  • I wrote a WWW Wednesday meme post to update y’all on my reading habits
  • I discussed what I actually did while I was on hiatus

 

what i read

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I decided to abandon FINALE for now so I could take a break and also do the Easter Readathon that I am definitely failing at since I’ll probably only read one book for it. I am currently reading SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW by Maurene Goo, and it’s so cute and I am HERE FOR IT!!! It’s about Lucky, a K-pop star on the brink of international stardom, and the whirlwind weekend she spends with Jack, an aspiring photographer who doesn’t know what to do with his life. It’s super cute but also surprisingly deep, with lots of meaningful conversations about following your passion, anxiety, and other stuff. I also LOVE the Hong Kong setting, since it’s a place I don’t know pretty much anything about, and it’s so vivid. This book is utterly delightful so far and as I’m writing this post I’m super excited to hopefully finish it by the time this goes up.

 

 

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what i did while on hiatus

Hi there! This will *probably* be the last post where I point out that I’m excited to be back to blogging, but maybe I’ll just say it until I get it out of my system. As it is, hi, hello, I’m excited to be back! For today’s post, I wanted to share some of the stuff I did while I was on my hiatus since you are all definitely lacking in Mel life and bookish and otherwise updates.

Here’s what I did while I wasn’t blogging:

  • Began getting more into tarot. Tarot was one of the first witchy things I dabbled in when I started because it doesn’t have a million ingredients or supplies, and recently, I’ve gotten very into using my tarot decks. I like doing my bookish tarot posts, and think I want to do more posts about tarot in general. My Kawaii Tarot Deck is SUPER accurate; even my therapist said the cards I pulled recently gave her the shivers because they were so on point.
  • Started using crystals more. I think I am definitely a tarot/crystal witch more than anything else. I bought crystals a couple months ago and recently started bringing them to work. I bring the amethyst crystals to work almost every day because they’re supposed to be protective, and let me tell you, THEY WORK!!! We had a new weird guy in the library and there was a lot of drama with him but he hasn’t come to my desk or sought me out at all since starting to use the crystals, so WOO.
  • Deal with uncomfortable stuff in my IRL friendships. Maybe I shouldn’t actually post this. But I’ve written a little about having some issues with some of my friends, and everything came to a head while I was gone. I think I just let my anxiety get the best of me, and I guess one good thing that came out of it was that I realized that my fears and insecurities were not at all based in reality. But now I have to deal with the fallout of some crappy things I said and did and actually talk to my friends seriously about my failings as a friend, which is necessary for us to move forward but definitely not fun. I know my anxiety has not made me the best person to be around for a long time.
  • Visited home. I’ll probably write more about this in my monthly wrap-up, but I finally got to go HOME. I haven’t been home in almost a full year, though I have seen my parents. It was a really nice visit, especially after the friend catastrophe, and I got to see my parents and also my home kitties, both of whom definitely recognized and remembered me.
  • Read. I didn’t read as much as I hoped I would, but I did get to some good stuff, including my reread of the first two books in the Caraval series. I may have also read THE BRIDE TEST while I was on hiatus? I don’t remember when I went on hiatus. Lol.
  • Watched a lot of Top Chef. I am so addicted to Top Chef now, which is funny, because I used to not like it as well as Masterchef. Now, I only have two seasons where I don’t know who wins (watching out of order has spoiled some of the seasons for me), and I don’t know what to watch when I’m done with it. I need more Masterchef or something until season 17 of Top Chef. I am currently watching season 3.
  • Reflected on my blogging habits. While I was away, it started to occur to me that one of the reasons I felt burnt out was because I post EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. except occasional Fridays and Saturdays. And that might just not be sustainable or necessary for me anymore. Most bloggers I know don’t post that much, and I’m starting to realize I probably don’t need to either. I also worried about stats…not at all. Which I was SHOCKED by because when I blog I worry about them CONSTANTLY and was really stressed about my stats going down while I was away, which of course they did, but now that I am back I would like to try to keep that same chillness about stats.

Okay, I did some other things probably but I should most likely stop now because THAT’S A LOT OF THINGS. But I am very happy to be back in the blogging swing of things and look forward to writing more and also reading all of your posts that I missed! Thank you for bearing with me while I was on hiatus, and I’m happy to be back 🙂

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www wednesday // 4-17-19

WWW Wednesday is a book blog meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words where book bloggers answer these questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What are you reading next?
  • What did you just finish reading?

I thought I would only do 3 posts this week but I really want to do a WWW Wednesday so I guess I’m doing 4? So much for being more low key about blogging when I got back?? Oops???

just finished

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I just finished my reread of LEGENDARY, book two of CARAVAL, which I actually enjoyed a lot more than the first time. The only problem with rereading this series is that I’m starting to notice a lot of flaws with the world building and also lots of plot holes. But I did enjoy this one a lot more than when I read it the first time, when I only started liking it about halfway through.

 

currently reading

I’m currently reading FINALE, book 3 of CARAVAL, which honestly I’m…not enjoying?? The world building and plot holes I started noticing in the other books are really starting to get on my nerves and the writing and structure is a mess and it is just…not very good at the moment. I’m kind of debating DNFing it, but I need to know what happens with the ships, and maybe some of the plot holes will be resolved??

I’m also reading THE HAPPINESS PROJECT, about a woman who studied how to be happier for a year. I’m feeling super inspired by this book and kind of want to do my own happiness project because reading the book has made me realize a lot of things about myself and my state of happiness (or unhappiness), and I’d like to work on being actually happy now that my mental health stuff is a lot more under control. It’s a very cool book though I will def be skipping the parenting parts.

 

What are you reading? Tell me in the comments!

 

 

 

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tarot reading: on the come up

One of the things I realized while I was on hiatus is that I want to write more posts with tarot readings in them as I learn more about tarot. Tarot and crystals are the things I am most fascinated by in witchy things, and since this is a witchy book blog, I think adding more tarot posts would be appropriate. Today, I’m doing a reading for a book I haven’t read, Angie Thomas’ recent new release, ON THE COME UP.

Now, let me tell you, I did NOT like THE HATE U GIVE. I know I am super in the minority, but I just…wasn’t impressed? I think the story is super important and really relateable for a lot of teens and I will push it for my own teens at work, but personally, I did not like the writing very much and didn’t think it was as amazing as people were saying. Still, I am curious about ON THE COME UP, and had hope that I might like it better than THE HATE U GIVE, so I asked my new deck (courtesy of a Unicorn Crate box), if I would like ON THE COME UP better than THUG. This is what the cards had to say…

 

Ten of Cups is a card that represents contentment when upright, but when reversed signifies sadness. I interpret this to mean I will definitely not like ON THE COME UP more than THUG. When this card is reversed, it can also signify that something is blocking the joy the upright card can bring, which could certainly be true in the case of me reading this book since I know I’m already going into it convinced I won’t like it. This card could be a suggestion to go into this book with a more open mind than I currently have for it.

 

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Easter Readathon TBR

Hello hi there oh hey I am BACK!! I had a very nice time away, which I plan to post about soon in addition to a few other posts I have planned, but first, I want to share my TBR for the Easter 🐣 Readathon that’s happening this weekend from April 19-22 and being hosted by Kate at Reading Through Infinity.

This readathon has some prompts and while I’m sure I definitely won’t be able to complete them all, I do have some books I’ve been wanting to read that could fit for a few…

 

Book by a POC ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

The book I want to read for this category is Claire Kann’s second book, IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY. I honestly don’t even remember what this book is about other than it has fat rep but I’d read anything by this author because I adored her debut, LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE, last year. If the ships are as good as in that book, I plan to be swooning the whole time.

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A book about an animal or pet 🐓🐈🦔

I’m cheating with this one a little bit because it’s technically about monsters but it’s called PET so I think it should count. It’s about a world where monsters supposedly don’t exist but the MC and her sister meet a weird creature that of course could be a monster. It sounds weird and cool and I’m psyched to read it.

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A book with a yellow or green cover 💛💚

Gold counts as yellow, right? For this prompt I’d LOVE to read a book I just got on edelweiss called KINGDOM OF SOULS, which I’ve been excited about since the deal was announced. It’s about a girl from a family of witch doctors who doesn’t have any magic of her own and sells a few years of her life to a demon to get it.

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A book by a new to you author 🌸🌻🌹

I just got an ARC of THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT by Misa Sigura, about a girl and her family’s flower shop, and it sounds utterly charming and I really can’t wait to read it. I also love having an ARC without the real cover so I’m going to feel super special reading it 🥰

 

Are you participating in the Easter Readathon? Have you read any of these books? Which of them should I read first?

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