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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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu // Mini Review

titFor me, graphic novels is a new genre I’m venturing into. I always feared that the story wouldn’t be able to come across as well with art as it does with novels but I have been proven wrong a lot lately. Although I didn’t love Mooncakes as much as everybody else, I’m still excited that books like this are being brought into the world as graphic novels about queer witches and werewolves definitely wasn’t common when I was younger.
Mooncakes follows the story of Nova Huang, a young witch working at her grandmother’s magical bookshop. In terms of rep, Nova is Chinese-American, hard of hearing (her hearing aids feature heavily in the book which was amazing) and queer. Although sexualities aren’t discussed or labelled in this book, it does feature a F/NB relationship between Nova and childhood sweetheart, Tam. Tam is a non-binary werewolf, also Chinese-American, who comes back to town after a period away. The two soon rekindle their relationship and it is very wholesome.
Screenshot 2019-08-12 at 17.15.41The art work was beautiful and even though the end few pages on the Netgalley copy were black and white, it didn’t take away from the story. That being said, the use of colour was beautiful and I loved how rich and vibrant it was. The reason I didn’t rate this book higher was purely because I felt as though the story moved too quickly and because of this, the plot wasn’t fleshed out completely. However, I do appreciate that this is a graphic novel and a fairly short one at that so it does make sense. Luckily, the representation and diverse characters make up for this and it made me excited to pick it up. Nobody’s sexualities or identities are questioned, they are just accepted without fuss which makes the story very wholesome and safe to read.
Overall, this has definitely made me want to pick up even more graphic novels so if you have any recommendations, then please let me know! For now, Mooncakes is available on Netgalley (I believe for auto-acceptance!) so do go over and check it out. The final copy will be released on October 15th!
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Lots of Love,
Angharad
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WWW Wednesday | August 2019

This is a tag hosted by Taking on a World of Words and is one I used to do a lot so I thought I’d bring it back this week! The rules are to simply answer three questions about your current books and to keep a little tab on what you’re reading next. As I’m currently taking part in my N.E.W.T’s and have an exciting little TBR next month, I’m excited to do some more of these.

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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”

The Fickle Mermaid by Sophie Bowns / Mini Review & Author Interview

The Fickle Mermaid is a modern, poetic retelling of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson.

When a young mermaid called Cordelia rescues Nikolai, a stunning but troubled model from a watery grave she becomes besotted with him. Cordelia would do anything to be at his side, including sell her soul to a sinister sea witch.

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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”