Blogger Bubble #6: Bookish Pet Peeves

Every reader has bookish pet peeves: sometimes we’re bothered by things that many people find normal, sometimes we do things that others think are unusual.

But let’s dive further into these pet peeves*:

  • When we dog-read pages: I would never, ever do this. I don’t know why but I get very upset when the perfect page of a book (or textbooks) gets bent over. I think it just ruins the unblemished appearance of the novel.

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Blogger Bubble #5: 5 Books You Should Read for Pride Month

Hi, everyone!

I’m sorry I keep being MIA, but school ends this week and I hope I will have more free time to read books and write reviews. Anyway, since June is Pride Month I decided to recommend 5 LGBTQ+ books that I highly enjoyed, plus I have an announcement at the end of the post.

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Obviously I couldn’t not put this book on the list. This book gave me all the feels, it even made me cry! It is heart-gripping and one of the most wonderful books I’ve read this year. You can read my review here.

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Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann is the story of this asexual girl who is trying to fit in a society where sex is considered the “normality”, though the story mainly focuses on the love story. You can read my review here.

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Honestly, I don’t think anyone has never heard of this book, especially after its movie’s release. It was such a fluffy read!  You can read my review here.

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Amanda Foody is one of my most favorite authors and she recently released Ace of Shades, which I haven’t read yet. Many people forget that the main male character of Daughter of The Burning City is asexual. You can read my review here.

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Queens of Geek is dual POV contemporary romance and one of the two narrators is bisexual. You can read my review here.

I wanted to say is that I created a Redbubble page and the first design I made is the following image. I know is nothing fancy, but I love it and the shop will help me with paying my exams for college. If you want to buy it, or know people who would like to snatch one for themselves, click here!

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Happy Pride Month to everyone!

Be kind. Be pride.

Cover Reveal: Orbit by Leigh Hellman

Today I’m helping unveil the cover for Orbit—the new adult, speculative fiction debut novel by Leigh Hellman. Without further ado, here is the cover (designed by Najla Qamber):

Orbit [eBook]

Title: Orbit
Author: Leigh Hellman
Date: September 18th 2018
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Cover designer: Najla Qamber

Orbit [SM v2]

Synopsis

Ciaan Gennett isn’t green, despite the brand of light hair that betrays her heritage: an Earth mother. A mother she remembers but doesn’t know, who left one day and never came back. Ciaan’s as metal as her home planet—cold and hard and full of so many cracks she’s trying to ignore that she doesn’t have time to wonder about questions that don’t get answers.Read More »

One Lovely Blog Award

I wanted to thank Faguni @ Fanna for nominating me!  You should all check out her blog, especially her discussion posts because they’re super interesting.

R U L E S

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award
  • Share 7 facts or things about yourself
  • Nominate bloggers that you admire and inform the nominees

F A C T S

  1. I have a scar on my chin because when I was seven years old, I fell on the sidewalk while I was running.
  2. I study languages at high school, precisely English, Spanish and Chinese.
  3. Even though both my parents are Chinese, I can’s speak this language because I grew up in an Italian environment.
  4. I want to go to an US university, but since it’s so expensive I’m looking for scholarships (if you have any information, feel free to hit me up)
  5. I love reading manga and watching anime whenever I’m free.
  6. I’m currently considering opening a RedBubble account to sell artwork, though I’m not sure. It would be just a way to gain some money for university. What do you think?
  7. Even though I don’t feel a strong connection to China, I’m trying to learn more about it and my parents’ culture, especially after starting blogging because I didn’t know I needed to read more diverse books as I do now. I was and am insulted for being Chinese, but  now I’m pride because I face racism everyday and their hate doesn’t hurt me as much as they did.

Kristina @ Books-and-Dachshunds / Steff @ Reader Fox and a Box of Books / Kathy @ Books & Munches / Alicia @  Miss Honeybug’s Reads & Crafts

 

Summer 2018 Comment Challenge: June

Every year Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense host the Summer Comment Challenge in which a blogger is paired with another blogger and they have to comment on each other’s blog and support them. I decided to sign up this year for the month of June and I can’t wait to know who I’ll be paired with!

I signed up for the 5+ comments, but if possible, I will comment more times.

I think this idea is quite amazing and, if you want to sign up for the challenge too, or want to read the rules, just click the banner.

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The Ace of Shades Book Tag, #Doves Edition

The awesome Min, reviewer at Min And Her Books and a fellow diverse blogger, created the Ace of Shades Book Tag, #Doves Edition with the help of Katie from Katsyxo.

I loved doing this tag! Without farther ado, these are my answers…

1. Ace of Shades takes place in the very mysterious, very dangerous City of Sin. Name a fictional city with a personality of it’s own!

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In Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi, the author created the city of Kos, inspired by Lagos, where his mother lived before moving to the US. This is city is dangerous and full of life. I also recommend this book since is a Nigerian-inspired novel!

2. The City of Sin is home to three ruthless gangs: the Irons, the Scarhands and the Doves. Tell us about your favorite fictional criminal character/family/group!

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Sorina and her illusions are a united family. Amanda Foody’s debut novel, Daughter of the Burning City, portrays a thought-provoking and inspiring family dynamics.

3. Enne and Levi are about to be thrown into a deadly game… Name your favorite book in which the characters must play with, and for, their lives.

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This is a difficult one, but I will go with Firstlife by Gena Showalter. It’s a wonderful book packed with action, love and the protagonist is very witty.

4. The Doves are a gang of assassins… What book you’d kill to have in your hands right now?

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War Storm by Victoria Aveyard. You can love or hate her books. There’s no middle ground. And I loved Red Queen, so I’m super excited about the last book of the series.

5. The City of Sin is full of people with dark and complicated pasts. Name one book or book series you used to like, but don’t anymore.

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There aren’t many books that I used to like and now I don’t anymore. But Shadowhunters is one of them. While The Infernal Devices trilogy is one of my most  favorite trilogies, after reading Lady Midnight, I decided to stop reading her books.

6. With complicated pasts abound, we can find many… burnt cinnamon rolls, so to speak. Name a character that has prickly and tough exterior, but is actually a sweetheart deep down!

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Another tough question! There are so many, but one of my most favorite cinnamon roll characters is Jack Deveaux from The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole.

7. Not only anti-heroes live in the Ace of Shades world! In New Reynes, one can find plenty of villains as well. Which bookish character do you just love to hate?

I sincerely don’t know how to answer. I don’t have anyone I love to hate. Or at least nothing comes to my mind right now. Maybe I will update this answer once I know who I love to hate.

8. You, much like our main character Enne’s mother, went missing in the City of Sin. The main character from the last book you read is the one looking for you… How screwed are you?

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Then it would be Eliza Mirk, protagonist of Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.

Well, what do you think about the tag? You can participate as well!

P.S. If you want to know more about Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody, read this post; you’ll also find info about the pre-order campaign.