Summer Biannual Bibliothon Book Tag

Hi guys!

I may have just found out this was today’s challenge (whoops), so I’m kind of scrambling to pull this together (oh dear).

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Alright, let’s get started. First, the host of this challenge is Nana over at 4TeenLiars, so be sure to check her out!

Now let’s get to the tag.

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 1. What are you planning to read for the Summer Biannual Bibliothon?

I’ve created a TBR for this, which consists of four books: Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel, The Witches by Roald Dahl, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, and Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi.

Also, I started Palace of Spies today. (Just thought I’d add that there. Um. Yeah.)

2. What is your favorite genre to read in summer?

Contemporary. All the way. I know, I know, everyone says this, but there’s a reason why. I mean, what better way to spend your summer than reading about someone else’s summer? (A lot of contemporaries are set during summer vacation.) (Although any contemporary will do. All light and fluffy books are good 👍.)

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3. Where is your favorite place to read in the summer?

Honestly? Not much different from during the winter. *looks sheepish* Either the table (boring, yes, but also comfortable because I have to bend down a lot reading on the couch and then my neck and back start aching, but at the table it’s the perfect height and position 👌), or my bed.

I love my bed.

4. What is your favorite challenge done in the Summer Biannual Bibliothon?

My favorite challenge is read a book with less than 1,000 Goodreads ratings. We really should read more underrated books. 🙂

5. What fictional character would you hang out with in the summer if you could?

There are so many to chose from—how am I supposed to pick?

Okay, I suppose I’ll pick Emily and her gang (Frank, Matthew aka Collins, and Dawn). Oh, and Sloan. Come on! They’re the perfect summer buddies. (And it’d be pretty cool to see what’s on Emily’s list that we can complete together. 😉 )

6. What are your plans for summer?

Mmmm… This summer is rather uneventful, but I am going to the beach in August. It’ll be great to relax on the beach and read a good book. ☀️

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7. Do you have summer reading playlist, if not what would be on it?

I do, in fact, have a summer reading playlist, although it might be an issue listing it here because it’s umm… a bit long.

Also, it may or may not consist of only kpop songs. Heh, heh.

But, I do have a few recommendations that are really fit for summer.

  1. “Why” by Taeyeon
  2. “Ko Ko Bop” by EXO
  3. “Closer” by OH MY GIRL

8. What is your favorite summer movie?

*thinks really hard* *keeps thinking* *can’t think of anything* Aha! Legally Blonde. Elle Woods was the best.

9. What book do you read every summer, if not what thing do you do every summer?

I either reread the Percy Jackson series or try to get over procrastinating (the procrastination part is a work in progress).

10. What other book tags are you planning to do this summer?

Hmm… Maybe the Reading Habits tag.

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Thanks for reading! 👋


Bonus Song:  “Forever” by EXO (I know, I know, my friend called me a “walking advertisement for kpop” the other day).

 

 

 

Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR

The Summer Biannual Bibliothon is coming up, and I’m excited to say that this is my third time participating! (Goes from July 23-29.)

You know what’s even better about this year?

There are blog challenges!!

Of course, these challenges are just for fun, but no matter. *does happy dance*

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Or how about a cutesier dance, reminiscent of the good ol’ Tom and Jerry days?

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Now, all we have to do is wait for these challenges to be revealed. *sits and waits impatiently*

Anyway.

I used to think I’d read seven books to complete all seven challenges (hahaha—who was I kidding?), but I now know that isn’t happening because I failed to do so the past two times I participated in this reading challenge.

So, this time I’m being realistic (it’s a new thing I’m trying) and have chosen just four books. 👍

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1. Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel (Read From a Host’s Favorite Genre)

This relates indirectly to my current obsession with all things French. You see, I have given up slightly (only slightly—I’m still searching, so if anyone’s got any suggestions…) on finding books set in Paris (or other parts of France), so I have expanded my horizons to Europe.

And that’s when I remembered this book. I’d been perusing the shelves of my library one day when this book drew my attention (I mean, it’s called Palace of Spies), but I’d never gotten to actually reading it.

Now I’ve got the chance since I know it’s set in England, most likely Victorian England. (There was a time when I was obsessed with this too, though I still love books set there—if it isn’t a genre, it should be. There are so many historical fiction books set in this time period.)

Oops, that reminds me, almost forgot to add—this book pertains to Caz’s favorite genre. You guessed it: historical fiction!

2. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (Read a Book That Has Been Banned)

I’ve seen this book floating around the blogosphere (that’s a thing people say, yes?), and it intrigued me.

I don’t read a lot of nonfiction, so reading a book about the Islamic Revolution by a person who actually lived through it (made more interesting because she was a child at the time—a kid’s perspective makes everything better) would be a great option.

Also, there might be the fact that this book is technically both a memoir and a graphic novel.

What? Graphic novels are perfect for read-a-thons! *knows some of you are silently judging, but doesn’t care*

3. The Witches by Roald Dahl (Throwback Challenge)

As I’ve mentioned before, Roald Dahl’s books were my childhood. My childhood. *holds hand over heart*

So, I’ve chosen the “read a childhood book,” or something along those words, challenge, and what better book to pick than The Witches? 

Now that I think about it, that book must’ve been pretty scary to some children… (I know I was a bit creeped out when I first read it). They probably started believing witches existed. Do they? *looks around nervously*

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4. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (LGBTQIA+)

*squeals very loudly*

This book might have been my most anticipated read of this year. Now that it’s been released, I cannot wait to read it.

In fact, I’m just itching to pick it up right now… *slaps own hand* Stop it! Must. Have. Self-control. *struggles*

*gasps* And I have just read a review of the book and it mentions the book takes place in Paris at some point!

Oh, book, you and I were meant to be. (Okay, okay, enough drama 😂.)

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Alright, that’s my TBR!

Are you participating in the biannual bibliothon? If so, is this your first time participating? What books are you planning on reading?

Let me know in the comments below! (Just realized that rhymes.)

Thanks for reading! 👋

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring/Summer Layout Change

Well. It seems I have a problem when it comes to my blog layout.

So, I have devised a plan that allows me to change my layout occasionally (not so much that every time you visit my blog it looks different).

The layout of my blog will change with the seasons. So, during the winter I opted for darker themes, but as it is now spring (though where I live it seems the weather has chosen to skip over spring and head straight for summer), I’ve gone for a cleaner, brighter look. I may even keep this for the summer (ha, just kidding—you guys should know me by now).

Anyway, just wanted to update on that so you guys don’t think I’ve gone an changed my blog design for no reason (though it was kind of on the whim).

Thanks for reading! 🙂


P. S. Considering how many layout change updates I’ve posted, I’m realizing that I could create a separate category just for that.