And just like that, the month of August has come to an end!
Despite feeling like I lived through the longest March ever, August brought a new sense of peace (?) for me. My love for fantasy books was revived, summer class stress disappeared, excitement for the fall season rose, and I turned 22!
Is this post really a surprise at this point? I’m a complete sucker for themed readathons!
This month I’m participating in Magicalathon, a month-long readathon focusing on fantasy reads. The story and theme immediately drew me in, so I thought it would be a good way to squeeze in more reading before the official school year starts.
I can’t believe I didn’t know about this readathon sooner!
Recently, it’s been bothering me more that I have a hard time finding books that are by Indian authors or have an Indian main character. When I found out about this readathon, I felt this was the perfect way to find the book recs I’ve been looking for.
When life happens and you can’t be in Santa Monica for YALLWEST… …YALLSTAYHOME saves the day!
Two weeks ago, I was able to attend YALLSTAYHOME from the comfort of my bed. The book festival did an amazing job shifting to a virtual set-up in such a short amount of time. Lots of giveaways were held throughout the two weeks leading up to the event, and panels were extended to include the full weekend. There were even extra events, including an Instagram Live of Soman Chainani learning TikTok dances.
This post is coming to you a little later than I hoped for, but we can roll with it. Pondathon was so much fun, and it was a great way to keep reading in my schedule (take that school projects and exams!).
*Note: This post MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS and cause smiling, squealing, and the need to (re)read YA books.*
Happy Valentine’s Day!
As a single, book loving fangirl, there is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a book, dessert, and friends. Bonus points if the dessert includes chocolate and the book has a ship that you just can’t jump off.
There are so many book romances that I have fallen in love with over the years, but I tried my best to narrow down my favorites. I usually have a hard time with posts like this because I find it unfair to the characters I haven’t met yet. My list is also totally biased to the fantasy genre since I tend to read more fantasy books.
This is probably the most adorable readathon I have ever seen!
With my college classes back in session, finding time to read has been tough. I want to continue reading the books I love without it becoming extra pressure or another to-do list item. Pondathon is my solution to that. It’s fun, easy, and a great motivator to help keep reading in my schedule.
The fact that this is happening feels like a dream!
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of this blog coming into existence. The crazy part is that it doesn’t feel like it’s been a year. Sometimes I feel like I’ve always had this blog, but then there are times where I’m reminded how new blogging is to me.