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Recommend a Blog: Introducing a new page!

It’s been a long time since I added a new page to my blog. Mostly, I’ve just kept with the original format of my blog, written new posts, and barely paid attention to each of the pages. But after wanting to discover new blogs for a while and not having a great way to do… More

The Bookish Blog Tag

Hey, everyone! It’s been a very long time since I actually did a tag, and I have so many stacked up in my drafts folder that I decided to do one FINALLY! I was tagged for this tag by the lovely Madeline @The Bookish Mutant, way back in January (sorry it took so long to… More

October Wrap Up

I feel like the months are finally slowing down.I mean, it’s still totally crazy that it’s already the end of October. November is upon us, there are only two more months of 2021. But it feels like school has finally slowed things down, so now I’m at a…normal pace, for how fast the months are… More

5 Reasons I’m So Grateful for Blogging

I said that I’d write a post like this when I did my blogiversary post, but then the terror that one calls school started and I got nothing done blogging-wise. By now, I’ve been blogging for an entire year (and a little more) and I honestly can’t believe it. It feels like yesterday that I… More

September Wrap Up

Hey all! First of all, I am so sorry for my disappearance this month! I was absolutely planning to keep writing posts but then…school. School also extremely decreased how much I read this month, which means this wrap up is going to be MUCH shorter than normal, but here we go. She Who Became the… More

August Wrap Up

The end of August is upon us and I cannot even believe it. September means going back to school, for me. September means the fall. I cannot believe that we’re already to September. There are only four more months of the YEAR???? Of 2021???? What is this MADNESS? Follow Your Arrow by Jessica Verdi. I… More

It’s my Blogiversary!!!

You all probably read the title, but I’m just going to say it again: It’sMyBlogiversary. One year ago today, I launched my blog. I wrote my first post (which was extremely cringey but isn’t that true for everyone?). I have been writing on this blog for an entire year, posting my thoughts, my favorites, the… More

Sports in Books: A List

This is post 2/2! I published my first post of this extremely short series a few days ago, and that was a discussion of sports in books. You can find that post here. In this post, I’ll be sharing some books I know that are about sports. These are books that revolve around sports or… More

Sports in Books: A Discussion

There are a lot of sports going on right now.Essentially, there are always a lot of sports going on at the professional level, at least where I live in the USA. There’s hockey and basketball in the winter, and then baseball starts in the spring and goes through October, and football heads through fall and… More

People You See at Bookstores

I love bookstores What reader doesn’t? Bookstores=places to buy books. They’re entire stores DEVOTED to selling those bound pages filled with ink, etched on in a specific order to create a beautiful story. So where the heck is this going? On Wednesday, July 7, I went to a bookstore for the first time since quarantine… More

June wrap up

Welcome back to another of Phoenix’s wrap ups! I feel like the beginning of this month, I read very slowly, and then I read a lot of books at the end of the month, so that’s nice! Anyways, how??? is??? it??? already??? July??? I read 14 books this month, which is pretty good for me!… More

My 5 Favorite LGBTQ+ Books

Given that it is still pride month, I figured I would publish a list of my five favorite books with queer rep in them! I feel like I haven’t done a list post in a long while so I thought I’d start with this! I clearly don’t know what to say in my intros, given… More

May Wrap Up

I’m back!I’m so sorry for my completely unexplained disappearance from the blogging world this month. It was entirely unplanned but unfortunately some outside factors had a bit of a sway in this. I’m going to try to post regularly in June and I’ll explain more with what happened farther down in this post.In other news,… More

Spoilers! A discussion

Don’t let that title fool you! I’m not giving you any spoilers in this post (well, aside from spoilers on how to avoid spoilers–if you don’t want to know how to avoid spoilers in books, turn back now!!!)Anyways, hey everyone I’m back again because after not posting for 1.5 weeks I’m now posting a whole… More

April Wrap Up (part 2)

Let’s play a guessing game! Who wants to guess how many books I read this month that I did not mark as read/review on goodreads? No, seriously, I want you to guess. Let me know in the comments! (hint: it’s a lot). Anyways, here we are in May already, this year is zipping by! We’re… More

April Wrap Up (part one)

Hey, everyone! Sorry you haven’t heard from me lately, I’ve been a little bit busy but you should be hearing from me a bit more in the coming days! (key word ‘should)I swear, wrap ups are like the only thing I do anymore. In reality, they’re 2/5 of the things I post, but that’s still… More

Enola Holmes Book Tag

Hey, everyone! I’m doing yet another tag this week because first of all I have a whole lot that I need to do and second of all I completely forgot about posting anything until today and I’m going on vacation today (I dont’ even know if this tag will actually get out because I may… More

The Last Ten Books Tag

Okay, I have a LOT of tags to do. I mean, I think we all do. But I have a LOT. This year, I’ve been doing one tag a month, but it looks like that’s going to be too few. I’m going to try to do two tags this month but honestly, who knows if… More

March Wrap Up (part two)

Hey everyone, welcome back to my March wrap up! This is part two, in case you missed it, I’m splitting my wrap ups into two parts so they aren’t the monster that was my January Wrap up. I published the first part of the wrap up on Sunday, where I discussed favorite posts around the… More

March Wrap Up (part one)

I honestly cannot believe it’s already the end of March. I feel like March went slower than the other months but it’s also…already the end of it? We’re a fourth of the way through the year already and I’m not entirely sure how we got here. I swear, it was just February.Anyways. I’m going to… More

Our thoughts on teens in YA

Hey everyone! As you might recall, if you’ve been around my blog a bit, I did a discussion post last month (it was actually a collaboration with April @Booked Till Midnight!). I had a whole lot of fun writing that post and so I decided to write another discussion!Unfortunately I decided to procrastinate on writing… More

Julie and the Phantoms book tag

Honestly, I’m amazed that I’ve kept the fact that I’m doing this tag a secret.Okay, maybe that’s not as amazing as I made it sound. But I have been doing a LOT of JATP-talking recently and not once have I mentioned this lovely thing. I…don’t know what I was thinking with this intro. MOVING ON.Here… More

February Monthly Wrap Up (Part 2)

Welcome back to the second part of my monthly wrap up! In case you missed it, I’ve decided to break up my wrap ups into two parts–I published the first part of my wrap up last Sunday and you can find it here. While the first part covered my reading month, here I’m covering everything… More

February Monthly Wrap Up (Part 1)

Hey there, everyone!The second month of 2021 is already over and I’m a little surprised that it’s already over? Maybe it’s because February is a little shorter than the other months but it felt like it went really fast to me!Now, before I get started, I just want to let you all know that I’ve… More

Retellings

So if I am correct, this is the first discussion post I’ve ever done!* Discussion posts were the highest voted on the poll I gave my blog readers in my January wrap-up to see which posts they wanted me to do more of and I’m really excited for this! I’ve always found discussion posts really… More

End of the year Superlatives tag

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. It’s been more than a month since the year actually ended. And it’s taken me way too long to do this tag. Super sorry but hopefully everyone will enjoy it anyways!I was tagged for this tag by the lovely Alex @The Scribe Owl. This is her first original tag… More

January Wrap up

I’m just going to apologize in advance for the length of the post. I hope it doesn’t scare you off because I really enjoy writing my wrap ups and I try to make them interesting. Unfortunately, I got carried away so now it’s absurdly long. BUT HOPEFULLY ITS VERY INTERESTING.Also, this is a very interactive… More

Baby it’s Cold Outside Book Tag

Thank you so much to Cherelle @A Bolt Out of the Book, Madeline @The Bookish Mutant and Cherry @Cherry Blossom Books for tagging me to do this! (wow, when did I become so immersed in the blogging community that I get tagged 3 times for something!) I am so so so sorry it took me… More

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

Hello, hello, hello and welcome to my first book review of 2021! I actually read “I Wish You All the Best” in December of 2020 but here we are in 2021 I Wish You All the Best | Mason Deaver Published May 14, 2019 | Push 329 pages | ebook Content Warnings: Accidental misgendering, purposeful… More

21 Books or series I Want to Read in 2021

Welcome, everyone, to 2021!!!I cannot believe that we’re finally here, out of that terrible 2020 and into a (hopefully) brighter future. Let’s hope it all goes up from here (and I do NOT mean covid cases)!To kick off this new year I thought I’d write a list of 21 books that I want to read… More

December and 2020 Wrap up

Hello hello hello friends, and welcome to (*drumroll please*) the end of 2020!Wow, I cannot believe that we’re finally here! 2020 has been a crazy year of ups and downs–ha ha, I’m joking if there was an up please let me know because I cannot think of anything except the fact that I started this… More

Christmas Book Haul

Hey guys, my family knows something and I’m very glad for it: they know that I love books.I’m finally doing my first book haul! Most of the time, I don’t do book hauls just because I don’t usually get large amounts of books at one time! Despite being a book lover, I am VERY cheap… More

The Outstanding Blogger Awards

This award looks so fun and I cannot thank the three people who nominated me enough! Please please please check out Em’s blog @Cats, Bibliophiles and Baguettes. CBB is no longer active due to problems with the website creation website, but Em has started a new blog, on wordpress! You can find her @Tea for… More

The Liebster Award (#1 and #2)

Aaaand I meant to publish this yesterday but forgot to click the publish button. Go me. I wrote the below and then was tagged by Alex @The Scribe Owl for the Liebster award as well. However, I like my old intro even though it is no longer accurate so I’m keeping it. Enjoy me from… More

Blog Compare: How I’ve Improved

I feel like recently I’ve sorta been walking around feeling sorry for myself. Sorry that my blog has so few followers when people who started at the same time as me in blogging have 2x, 3x, 4x or more followers than I do. Which, let me just say, is dumb. I shouldn’t be caring so… More

Lost in Translation Book Tag

Alright everyone, today we are learning a lesson and that lesson is to never ever trust google translate with your translating needs. This is something, actually, that any teacher teaching me a language has told me countless times and yet people probably still do it because it’s easier. So let’s see what this tag is… More

2020 Book Tag

Welp, here we go with yet another tag. It seems like ever since I started with the tags, I’ve just been doing them constantly. I’m sorry about that guys, I’ll try to get a discussion post or review up soon, we’ll see! Before you ask, yes. You read this right. A book tag about 2020,… More

November monthly wrap up and book tag!

Well. Another month of virtual school, another month of being stuck inside ALL THE TIME and another month of the pandemic. Happy nine months, people. We’ve been in this pandemic for as long as a woman is pregnant on average (why was that the first thing that came to my mind? I am now concerned… More

Never Have I Ever Book Tag

Okey dokey! This is the first book tag that I’ve ever participated in so please, stay with me. Maybe it will end up terrible. Maybe it will be the best book tag you’ve ever seen (doubtful). I have a vague understanding of the rules so we’ll see how many I break on the way…joking. I… More

October Wrap-Up/Wrap-Up Tag

Wow. Another month of this dumpster fire that some call 2020 gone. Despite the failure that this year has turned out to be, it’s going so fast! I’m already more than a month into school and there’s only two more months until 2021. This month, I am hosting what I am going to call a… More

TBR for Beyond the Story Challenge

Some of you may have seen my Beyond the Story challenge post a few days ago. I will post my TBR here! Week one: Judge a book by its cover The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while, in fact I own it, but I have… More

Beyond the Story Challenge

Hey everyone! Welcome to the very first “Beyond the Story” challenge! Now, this is my first time ever doing any sort of challenge so please bear with me if things don’t go quite as planned–I am trying my best to make this fun and enjoyable. Now, you’re probably wondering what the heck the “Beyond the… More

Writer’s Block

Hey everyone! Sorry that I haven’t been posting much lately, I’ve been busy with school starting up and just haven’t had time to write some posts! Hopefully I’ll be able to write a few more now! This post may be a little different than some others because this isn’t about reading, it’s about writing! I… More

Rereading Books

Why might someone read a book again? What is the point of going through the story when you already know the end of it? In this blog post I will discuss the reasons and joys of rereading books. Why do I reread books? There are a few reasons that I might pick up a book… More

World-building in YA Feminist Fantasy Fiction

Two days ago, Saturday, August 29, was independent bookstore day. On this day, I got the excellent opportunity to attend a webinar in which three authors, Kat Cho (Wicked Fox), Rena Barron (Kingdom of Souls) and Rebecca Kim Wells (Shatter the Sky) spoke about their YA feminist fantasy novels! I got to hear these authors… More

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