Book Events

How to feel prepared for YALC and create a TBR

preparing for yalc 2019Young Adult Literature Convention, or as it’s better known YALC, is fast approaching and I feel vastly unprepared. So what better way to try and gain some resemblance of order than making a blog post about preparing for YALC.

YALC takes place at the end of July alongside LFCC at Olympia London. It launched in 2014 and celebrates the best of YA books and authors across 3 days, and provides a place for readers, publishers, and the book community to have a great time with workshops, panels, signings, and stalls.

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Unboxing

Unboxing Dark Magic | Fairyloot April 2019

Fairyloot April Unboxing Dark MagicAnother April book box? Why yes it is. April was a good month for them okay. By now everyone has definitely seen an unboxing post or five of Fairyloot’s Dark Magic month but I want to share mine too.

Its a good excuse to work on my instagram photo game so buckle up and enjoy my unboxing and thoughts of the Dark Magic theme. Continue reading “Unboxing Dark Magic | Fairyloot April 2019”

Video Games

E3 2019 | 17 video game highlights from EA, Microsoft, and Bethesda

E3 2019 highlights - this image contains the E3 2019 logo with highlights text added below in a shape that represents a brush of paint going through a hexagon shape.E3 2019 | 17 video game highlights
For those who don’t know every year all the video game companies gather at E3 to showcase the games they’ve been working on and tease what is coming out in the following years. I’ve been watching this live for the past 5 years or so regardless of the fact its in America and therefor ruins my sleeping pattern for the time its airing.

Now I actually missed 2 and a half shows so far this year due to work so I’ll have another post on those games once I play catch up. I’m fairly sure this post is long enough that they won’t be missed. I only plan to talk about the video games that caught my eye as I want to focus on the positives and use this as a point of reference of what I’d like to buy when they’re released.
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Book Reviews, Received for Review

Poetry Review: Where I Ache by Megan O’Keeffe

Where I Ache by Megan O’Keeffe
Genre: Nonfiction | Poetry
Length: 157 pages
Published on 10th June 2019 by Author
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Received for free from the author in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis:
Where I Ache is broken up into six chapters ranging from themes such as depression, jealousy, death, and strength. These are delicate subjects to talk about and most people avoid them because of the uncomfortable vulnerability. I’ve always written and shared my poetry with the hope that readers would relate and feel less alone. I hope you feel a sense of community to all of those connected throughout this collection.

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Book Reviews, Discussion, Guest Post

Spotlight on: Never Contented Things | Written by Gail

Never Contended Things SpotlightHappy pride! I hope y’all are having a nice pride month so far! Today is also the last day of my semester, so shit’s been crazy. That said, I’ve read a lot of queer books recently. Recently, as in over the past couple of months, or as in over the past year, either works. I made a post summarizing my recs for this month on tumblr, and you can view it here. In whatever posts I manage to write this month, I want to spotlight a couple of LGBTQA+ books that I love and simply aren’t getting the love they deserve. This one is a bizarre book, a contemporary-ish fantasy horror about three dysfunctional people whose main obstacle isn’t the world around them, it isn’t even the horror elements, but their own dysfunction.
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