Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Nonsensical Reasons Why I Love Being a Bookworm

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Bookish Characters.” If you can believe it, I am actually the literal worst at remembering which characters are bookish. I don’t know why, but it’s not something that I pay particular attention to. Which makes zero sense since I am a bookworm and surely, I would notice if I had this in common with one of them and yet…Soooo, instead I am going to share ten nonsensical reasons why I love being a bookworm. These things can only truly be understood by a fellow reader. I am confident all of you can relate.

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1. That euphoric feeling you get when entering a bookstore

2. Being able to recommend a book (or ten) to anyone on the fly

3. Telling people how many books you’ve read in any given time just to see the awe on their faces

4. Nerding out over a book with a complete stranger

5. Pretty book editions

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6. The joy when your library holds come in

7. Book sales

8. Book mail

9. Knowing there are always new books, new mediums, and new genres to discover

10. The online book community

What are some reasons you love being a bookworm? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings where bloggers share which upcoming releases they’re most looking forward to. Join us every Wednesday and watch your TBR list multiply.

I really enjoyed Natalia Sylvester’s previous YA novel, Running, and have been really looking forward to Breathe and Count Back from Ten. I am especially excited about the disability and Peruvian rep in this one. Both I would love to see more of in books by Latinx authors. This one comes out next week, so be sure to add it to your TBR! Cover is linked to Goodreads.

 alt=Title: Breathe and Count Back from Ten
Author: Natalia Sylvester
Series: N/A
Pages: 352
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: May 10, 2022

      “Verónica has had many surgeries to manage her disability. The best form of rehabilitation is swimming, so she spends hours in the pool, but not just to strengthen her body. Her Florida town is home to Mermaid Cove, a kitschy underwater attraction where professional mermaids perform in giant tanks . . . and Verónica wants to audition. But her conservative Peruvian parents would never go for it. And they definitely would never let her be with Alex, her cute new neighbor. She decides it’s time to seize control of her life, but her plans come crashing down when she learns her parents have been hiding the truth from her—the truth about her own body.”

Are you participating in Can’t-Wait Wednesday or Waiting on Wednesday? Is this book on your TBR? Be sure to leave a link to your post in the comments and I’ll visit!

Top Ten Tuesday: One-Word Association

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read.” I am going to change this week’s topic just a little bit and instead of doing one-word reviews for these last ten books I read, I am going to play one-word association. It’s the first word that comes to mind when I think of these books and I feel like that is a better representation of what you can expect from them. Covers linked to Goodreads.

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1. Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman – PRECIOUS

2. The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill – WELCOMING

3. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan – GRIEF-STRICKEN

4. Spy x Family, Vol. 1 by Tatsuya Endo – AMUSING

5. The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams – SWOON-WORTHY

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6. Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 1 by Kamome ShirahamaENCHANTING

7. Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow – DISTURBING

8. Sweethand by N.G. Peltier – DELECTABLE

9. Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev – YEARNING

10. XOXO by Axie Oh – CUTE

Have you read any of these? What word would you use to describe these? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!

Monthly Wrap-Up: April ’22

It’s May, friends, which means it is finally my birthday month (May 7th)! Going to be shameless and drop my wish list here. Birthday celebrations ought to last a month or at least a couple of weeks. Last month I talked about how I had slid into a reading slump and although I picked up a lot more books than I thought I would, I hesitate to say I am fully over it. In April I read nine books. It was mostly a mixture of romance and manga because those were the books that gave me the most comfort. This month I want to concentrate on reading many of the fantasy books on my shelf. I have far too many that I have let collect dust over the last few months and am really itching to dive back into the genre. Here’s hoping that reading slump doesn’t rear it’s ugly head again this month. I don’t have anything special upcoming on the blog and I think I might just take it slow this month. Hopefully this will give me more time to think of new posts to put together come June.

Favorite Book This Month:

Sharing two favorite reads for April. Sonali Dev’s Recipe for Persuasion made me bawl like a baby, but I really loved it. I have a feeling it will end up being my favorite after I finish the whole series. My favorite manga this month was Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 1 by Kamome Shirahama. This book was such a treat. I instantly fell in love with Coco and this world. Covers linked to Goodreads.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

No book received lower than three stars from me.

Other Books I Read This Month:

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✿ XOXO by Axie Oh

✿ Sweethand by N.G. Peltier

✿ Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow

✿ The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams

✿ Spy x Family, Vol. 1 by Tatsuya Endo

✿ The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

✿ The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

Reviews Posted:

(Covers linked to reviews)

Notable Blog Posts:

Top Ten Tuesday: Upcoming Adult Fantasy Books on my TBR – This post has me so excited for so many future fantasy releases!

Book Lists: Twenty-Two 2022 Middle Grade Books To Be Excited For – 2022 is full of amazing middle grade releases. Have a look at twenty-two (technically twenty-six) MG books that should be on your radar.

Rereading Corner: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone – Started a new feature on the blog where I talk about rereads!

What I Watched/Am Watching:

My Name – This was a pretty intense show about the lengths one young woman will go to to get revenge for her father’s murder. I really enjoyed the action scenes in this one, but did feel like the romance was rushed. But it was only eight episodes long and I can’t really be mad at it for developing the other relationships it did. TW: attempted rape and sexual harassment.

Business Proposal – Finished Business Proposal (and loved it!) as well as Touch Your Heart (I struggled with this one in the middle as it felt like it moved at a snail’s pace, but luckily it picked up the last few episodes).

May Releases I’m Excited For:

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What May release are you most looking forward to? Let’s talk in the comments and be sure to leave a link to your own wrap-up post, so I can visit!