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Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2020

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2020 itself has been a real rollercoaster of a year — both as a whole and for me personally — and we’re only (already?) halfway through.

My reading has sort of reflected that with some periods where I’ve read way more than usual, a couple of mood slumps and some lack of time dips as well. I’ve even noticed a few points when the genres I was leaning into weren’t what I would have expected.

But, anyways, take a gander at my thoughts on my 2020 reading so far.

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All the Unread Books on My TBR

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So I saw this on Browsing for Books, and I think the original idea came from Howling Libraries, and it seemed like such a great idea.

These are the unread physical books sitting on my bookshelves. It doesn’t include any ebooks or arcs etc. because that was just far too intimidating.

It was actually really interesting to put this together because it surprised me. I knew I had a lot of unread books, but I didn’t think it was this many. 76! How does that happen? I didn’t even think I owned that many physical books in total! There were also a good number of books which I’d somehow forgot all about. I’m pretty pleased that most of the books I haven’t read seem to have been bought it the past couple of years — although, there are a couple that are at least five years old, so I should really prioritise those.

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The Books and Makeup Tag

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This is a really fun, quick tag I saw Alexa Donne recently revive over on her YouTube channel. You can also check out the original video from sarawithoutanH. The videos for this tag are great fun to watch as the BookTubers are all doing their own makeup while answering the questions. Go check it out if you’re looking to kill an hour or two.

If you make your own version of this tag, I’d love to see it. Feel free to leave me a link to check out down in the comments. Continue reading “The Books and Makeup Tag”

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Birthday Post: Bi-Girls in SFF

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I’m a terrible blogger! I completely missed my first anniversary this month! I thought it was in July? Doh!

Anyway, to mark that, along with it being the last few days of Pride month and the fact that today is my birthday(!) here’s a very self-indulgent post.

I want to read more books with bisexual protagonists/ significant characters… but I’m not that keen on contemporary fiction, which is where it seems most common (although common is a bit misleading).

So here’s a list of bisexual girls in SFF. It’s by no means comprehensive. I’ve marked any that I’ve already read/ reviewed but the rest aren’t necessarily recs. Most are my TBR, but hopefully, by this time next year, I’ll be able to tick a lot of them off.  🙂

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TOP 10 TUESDAY: BOOKISH XMAS GOODIES

“Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree (or non-book bookworm items)” From The Broke and the Bookish.

 

Ten Bookish Items I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree

3 BOOKMARKS pack  -  20x5cm/ 8x2" approx - Laminated printed bookmarks by Medusa Dollmaker - ART COLLECTIBLES gifts for readers books

Pretty bookmarks like these ones from MedusaDollmaker. I love bookmarks, both for keeping track in my reading and for pinning up on my wall.

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TOP 10 TUESDAY: Early 2017 Releases

“Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017”From The Broke and the Bookish.

As there’s another topic next month about debut authors in 2017, this list is purely previously published authors releasing in Jan-June. I’ll list debuts releasing early next year in with next months post.

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