Angharad’s August 2019 Wrap Up

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Is it just me or did August fly by? It’s scary how quickly this year is going however, that does mean we’re going into my favourite time and season of the year! I’m so excited for it all to get cosy again so I can stop living in a constant ball of sweat. Lovely imagery, I know. Ok, so this month I managed to read 12 books. Not as many as last month but I’m still happy. It would have been thirteen but I did DNF one book this month which is actually rare for me but something I need to start doing more often. So here’s what I read in the month of August! –  Continue reading “Angharad’s August 2019 Wrap Up”

Co-Owning a Book Blog

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Hi guys!
So recently on Twitter we’ve seen a lot of people asking questions about co-blogging or looking into finding a co-blogger. Since it seems to be a popular topic at the moment, we thought we’d do a little FAQ on the topic. We’re not experts but we have both been blogging here together for a few years now, so we think we can definitely give you an insight into it! If you have anymore questions we don’t cover, feel free to ask in the comments.
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Magical Readathon – N.E.W.T’s 2019

Untitled_Panorama1So after completing and loving the Reading Rush last month, I definitely wanted to do another readathon this month as it really is the best motivation. I asked around to see which ones were being hosted and I was recommended the Magical Readathon hosted by Book Roast. This is a really complex readathon inspired by Harry Potter and it’s clear how much work has been put into it. However, I hit a slight snag when I found out that I should have first completed my O.W.L’s in April. Even though I’m usually a stickler for rules, I’ve decided to swap them around and sit my N.E.W.T’s first. I’ve also picked the Librarian career to aim towards so here are the books I’ll be reading in August in order to get my qualifications.

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Angharad’s July 2019 Wrap Up

Untitled_Panorama1.jpgSo, I swear I’ve been possessed this entire month because nothing else explains the fact that after reading hardly any books this year, I read 18 books this month?! I’d like to think it’s a combination of the Reading RushPride Book Club and pure boredom. I’m super proud of myself and am hoping this continues for the rest of the year. I’ve found some new favourites, did some crying and have almost wanted to throw some books through the window. But anyway, here is what I read this month –  Continue reading “Angharad’s July 2019 Wrap Up”

SLAY by Brittney Morris // Review

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By day, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy. But at home, she joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian personas in the secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY. No one knows Kiera is the game developer, not her friends, her family, not even her boyfriend, Malcolm, who believes video games are partially responsible for the “downfall of the Black man.”
But when a teen in Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in the SLAY world, news of the game reaches mainstream media, and SLAY is labeled a racist, exclusionist, violent hub for thugs and criminals. Even worse, an anonymous troll infiltrates the game, threatening to sue Kiera for “anti-white discrimination.”
Driven to save the only world in which she can be herself, Kiera must preserve her secret identity and harness what it means to be unapologetically Black in a world intimidated by Blackness. But can she protect her game without losing herself in the process?

Thank you to Hachette Childrens for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I want to start off by saying, as a white person, this book wasn’t written for me so in writing this review, I hope to bring attention to an amazing novel for black readers. I can only imagine how amazing this book would be for young, black gamers – especially girl gamers. Continue reading “SLAY by Brittney Morris // Review”

The Reading Rush 2019 // TBR

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I’ve decided to attempt my first ever readathon. Am I really doing this? Yes. Do I hate myself? Probably. The Reading Rush originally known as the Booktubeathon is a week long readathon created by Ariel and Raeleen. They have issued seven reading challenges but books can fall into multiple categories and of course, you don’t have to read the full seven. But back to my original point of hating myself, I’ve decided to attempt the full seven. The readathon will start Monday 22nd July to the 28th. So here are the books I will be attempting to read –  Continue reading “The Reading Rush 2019 // TBR”

Pride Book Club // Penguin Platform 2019

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During the month of July and August, Penguin Platform is hosting a Pride Book Club which involves participants reading (and listening) to a series of books based around LGBTQ+ stories. I have decided to take part and although I planned on blogging after the readathon, I figured it would make sense to write an introduction post talking about the books so you guys can get involved too! Even if you can’t read all of the books, reading at least one and posting about it on social media with the hashtag #PrideBookClub will really help spread the word and bring these important stories to the forefront. So here’s the eight books that are being featured!  Continue reading “Pride Book Club // Penguin Platform 2019”