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Scallywag A Thon TBR

What's better than pirates? Space pirates. And what's better than space pirates? Clearly Scallywag A Thon, a pirate themed readathon that is based on space pirates this year.

I just found out about it last week, but Scallywag A Thon starts tomorrow and runs May 5-12. There are multiple paths to take along the map to find where X marks the treasure. In order to make it to the X, there are at least four challenges to complete. You can check out the map here if you are interested in joining me in this quest!


This was my first readathon making a bullet journal spread for. I'm actually considering making a post about my starting to bullet journal, but I thought it was fun to create a spread for this readathon, despite my lackluster artistic abilities.




Fair warning, I do have problems sticking to a TBR, so this is likely to not end up being what I actually read during the readathon. I definitely have mood reading tendencies.

For my starting point, I chose the number two, Extrater…
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Awesome Books out of my Comfort Zone

Welcome back for another week of Top Ten Tuesday!


Fair warning: I'm back at school and this semester is already kicking my butt, so I have no idea how frequent posts will be, especially in Top Ten Tuesday, or how long they'll be. I love my new major but it's definitely more front heavy than I'm used to.

This week's prompt features books I enjoyed out that were out of my comfort zone. I typically stick to lighter reads, particularly contemparies and romances, though I enjoy faster paced science fiction and fantasy as well. I also am a complete wimp in my reading and the rest of my life as well. So let's get started!

Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen McManus- This book was absolutely amazing and the ending sent shivers down my spine. It's slightly creepy, kind of dark and mysterious without being too much so and I loved itWilder Girls by Rory Power- I (somehow) got approved for this on Netgalley and had only requested it because I love f/f couples. Seriously thou…

The Okay Witch Review

Title:The Okay Witch
Author: Emma Steinkellner Genre:Middle Grade, Fantasy, Magical Realism Trigger Warning:

The Avant Guards Review

Title:The Avant-Guards, Vol. 1
Author: Carly Usdin, Noah Hayes (illustrator) Genre:Young Adult, Verse Novel, Contemporary Trigger Warning:

July ARC DNFs

Last month, I posted my DNF reviews of books throughout the first half of 2019 here. In July, I ended up dnfing two earcs.

Not Hungry by Kate Karyus Quinn
A special thank you to Netgalley and West 44 Books for providing a free advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

I was looking forward to this book, but it just kept getting worse and worse until I dnfed it at 61%. I rarely ever dnf something this far in, especially when it's this short, but I legitimately couldn't finish it. This may have a few spoilers, but the content was not sensitively portrayed and far too graphic. I felt really uncomfortable with the far too detailed descriptions of June puking after binging, but hoped it would get better. This is also a poorly written verse novel, but I could see that not bothering some other people. The part I ended up dnfing is when someone records June binging and then puking and I just can't read that video being released. None of the characters are likable or re…

August Six Degrees

I recently discovered the Six Degrees of Separation meme for book blogs, and it looks like a lot of fun, so I decided to start this month, and see how it goes!


This month's prompt is a wild card. Since I didn't do this last month, I'm starting with the book that I'm currently in the middle of- The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan.

First Link: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
These books are both by the same author, but also they are both the books that got me into that specific type of mythology in the first place, both Greek and Egyptian. I've learned so much after becoming interested based on these books in the first place.

Second Link: Pandora Gets Jealous by Carolyn Hennesy
Both of these books are takes on Greek mythology. Percy Jackson is modern day, but Pandora is set back then. Still, the main characters are both awesome and their interactions with the Greek gods and other Greek mythical beings are just amazing.

Third Link: The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
I th…

Watches and Warnings Review

Title:Watches and Warnings
Author: Ryan Wolf Genre:Young Adult, Verse Novel, Contemporary Trigger Warning: Mentioned Drug Abuse, Character Death, Description of Corpse

Unique Settings

Last week, I ran out of time to do my Top Ten Tuesday post, but I still loved the prompt of settings that I'd like to see more of. Since this week was a freebie, I decided to go ahead and do this prompt.



The books I have read from these books have been absolutely amazing in the majority of circumstances, but there needs to be so much more, especially in traditional publishing for a wide range of audiences, though some of these are best suited to YA or NA. So, let's get started!

4H- I spent twelve years as a member of local 4H, and I have only read one book that ever had showing livestock at a county fair as a plotline. It was amazing, but I haven't seen this aspect of my life in any other book. I have a few ideas based on my experiences (like fair crushes or at a livestock expo), but I'd like to see more that encapsulate this experience.Rural areas from rural authors- This is similar to the last one but living in a rural area is just different from suburban or urban com…