I’m back from my hiatus! Friends, I missed you a lot. I even cheated a little on my hiatus and came here and read the comments you left. But I didn’t reply and I didn’t work on any posts, so technically I didn’t cheat? While I was away from the blog, I joined a Twitter book club. You might have seen us on your TL, but I am officially one of the hosts of the Latinx Book Club. You can follow us on Twitter @latinxbookclub. I’ll have more info on the blog come next weekend, but if you want to read more books by Latinx authors, we are tackling a book together every month. Keep on eye on our Twitter account tomorrow for a special poll regarding April.
I also ended up making an Instagram account. Who am I? I have no idea what I am doing, but come follow me (@akernelofnonsense) and I will follow you back. I think I know how to do that. Maraia, if you are reading this, you are going to be my first follow! Seriously, joining a social media platform that you’ve never been on can be daunting and it’s like trying to figure out how to speak a different language. I’ve been on Tumblr for so long, I’m still in that mode, but I guess you don’t reblog photos? It’s still a little confusing to me.
So this February I picked up seven books which is pretty impressive for me. I reread Robin LaFever’s His Fair Assassin trilogy because Courting Darkness is sitting on my shelf looking very pretty, but if I dove in without a reread, I’m sure I’d be lost. I have a backlog of snapshot reviews in my drafts for some reason, so March might be filled with more reviews than usual.
(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.)
Favorite Book This Month:
My favorite read in February was Aida Salazar’s The Moon Within, a middle grade novel that talks menstruation and reclaiming ancestral traditions. This was a really beautiful book and special shout out to the author, who was kind enough to ask her publisher to send me an arc.
Least Favorite Book This Month:
No book this month received less than three stars.
Reviews Posted This Month:
Read, Review Coming Soon:
(covers linked to Goodreads)
Notable Blog Posts This Month:
Kernels of Nonsense: 2019 Preorders So Far – I love preordering books and here is a look at all the 2019 books I’ve preordered so far. I might have a problem. I might have preordered more while on hiatus, so look for a part II of this post soon.
Can’t-Wait Wednesday: We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia– I finally have this one in my hands and I am currently reading it and it is wonderful and is it on you TBR yet?
Top Ten Tuesday: Deadly Dames I Wouldn’t Mind Switching Places With for a Day – This was such a fun post to put together, the only sad part is it ended up going up while I was on hiatus, so I missed reading your comments and responding.
Aside from the Goodreads challenge, I’m only taking part in one reading challenge.
1. The Beat the Backlist Challenge 2019 is hosted by NovelKnight. I picked up The Girl in the Tower by Katharine Arden toward this challenge this month. I need to pick up the pace.
- Challenge Goal: 10 books; Current Count: 1 books
March Releases I’m Excited For:
Any bookish news you’d like to share? Are you planning a hiatus any time soon? What are you currently reading? Talk to me, I missed you! Let me know in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit.