August 2020 Wrap-Up

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!

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Entering the School of Assassins – Magicalathon 2020

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.

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Saving Pusthak Rajya! – Indian Lit Readathon 2020

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.

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YALLSTAYHOME 2020

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.

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My Top 5 Favorite YA Couples

*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.

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My #Pondathon Adventure Begins!

Pondathon: The Quiet Pond's story-driven readathon. Image: Two swords with vines wrapped around it frame the words 'Pondathon', with three little forest sprites sitting on top. One forest sprite has a leaf on its head, the middle has twigs for horns, and the right has a mushroom on its head.

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.

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