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

 

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Book Tour with Giveaway: The Harper Effect by Taryn Bashford

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Title: The Harper Effect
Author: Taryn Bashford
Date: May 15th 2018
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary

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Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Harper was once a rising star on the tennis court–until her coach dropped her for being “mentally weak.” Without tennis, who is she? Her confidence at an all-time low, she secretly turns to her childhood friend, next-door neighbor Jacob–who also happens to be her sister’s very recent ex-boyfriend. If her sister finds out, it will mean a family war.

But when Harper is taken on by a new coach who wants her to train with Colt, a cold, defensive, brooding young tennis phenom, she hits the court all the harder, if only to prove Colt wrong. Read More »

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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Blog Tour with Review+Giveaway: Port of No Return by Michelle Saftich

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Title: Port of No Return
Author: Michelle Saftich
Date: July 31st 2015
Publisher: Odyssey Books
Genres: Historical Fiction

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Synopsis

Contessa and Ettore Saforo awake to a normal day in war-stricken, occupied Italy. By the end of the day, their house is in ruins and they must seek shelter and protection wherever they can. But the turbulent politics of 1944 refuses to let them be.Read More »

Book Blitz with Giveaway: The Enchanted Garden Cafe by Abigail Drake

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Title: The Enchanted Garden Cafe (South Side Stories, #1)
Author: Abigail Drake
Date: May 1st 2018
Publisher: /
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Synopsis

For her sixth birthday, Fiona Campbell’s mother, Claire, made her a peace sign piñata filled with wishes for a better planet instead of candy. When she got her period, her mother held a womanhood ceremony at their café and invited the neighborhood. On her sixteenth birthday, they celebrated with a drum circle.Read More »

Book Blitz with Giveaway: Hatchet Hollow by Amanda McKinney

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Title: Hatchet Hollow (Black Rose Mystery Series, #2)
Author: Amanda McKinney
Date: April 24th 2018
Publisher: /
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller

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Synopsis

After an afternoon of mind-numbingly boring surveillance in the woods, Private Investigator Raven Cane goes for a twilight jog to clear her head, only to discover a gruesome murder in the town’s most notorious cave, Hatchet Hollow. Minutes later, the impossibly handsome Lieutenant Zander Stone arrives at the scene to take over, but Raven has a hard time letting the case go. Why did the killer cut off the victim’s fingers? More importantly, who would do such a thing?Read More »

Cover Reveal: Fangs & Fins by Amy McNulty

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Title: Fangs & Fins (Blood, Bloom, & Water, #1)
Author: Amy McNulty
Date: May 1st 2018
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing

Synopsis

A dapper vampire. A sullen merman. Two heirs to a great conflict—and each needs to claim a beloved to become his kindred’s champion.
High school senior Ember Goodwin never had a sister, but after her mom’s remarriage, she now has two. The eldest is no stranger to her—Ivy is a witty girl in her grade who’s almost never spoken to the shy bookworm before—but she’s surprised to find the popular girl quite amiable. Their burgeoning friendship is tested, however, when Dean Horne, a pale, besuited charmer, shows interest in them both and plans to reveal his appetite for blood to the one who’ll stand by his side.

Seventeen-year-old Ivy Sheppard is tired of splitting her time between her dad’s and her mom’s, particularly when her dad uproots their lives to move them in with his new wife and step-daughter. Used to rolling with her parents’ whims, she tries to make the best of it and befriend her nerdy new step-sister. Her hectic life grows more unwieldy when she catches the eye of junior Calder Poole, whom she swears she sees swap well-toned legs for a pair of fins during a dip in a lake. Now she’s fending off suitors left and right, all while trying to get to the bottom of the strange happenings in her town.

The first book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series sets family against family and friend against friend as an epic, ancient war comes to a head in a supposedly sleepy suburb.

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