It’s been a long time since I wrote a post, and for that, I’m just blaming life. The last post happened last Summer, and it was mid-pandemic. I was focusing on my book goals, as well as trying to determine what my blog was to me. I’ve always considered this a place where I share things, but the pandemic totally made it hard to share those things; I felt that everything was just so connected to everything else,

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Instagram – Come Join the Party!

Have you ever gone to Bookstagram? That’s the nickname for the book people on Instagram. It’s a lot of fun and a great community.
Whether you are looking for your next great read, or want to commiserate about that latest book you read, Bookstagram is a great place to be.

Please check it out, and be sure to follow me on Instagram and I’ll follow you back!

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::Book Tour:: Wench by Maxine Kaplan

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Book Info:

Wench by Maxine Kaplan

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publishing Date: January 19, 2021

Synopsis:

Content warning: Some magic in the book involves self-harm.

A funny, fiercely feminist YA epic fantasy—following the adventures of a tavern wench

Tanya has worked at her tavern since she was able to see over the bar.

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Goodreads, or it didn’t happen!

19 Books read for the year! More than that, they are in Goodreads and up to date on my handy-dandy Google docs chart.
Which, to be honest, is kind of amazing. This is one area I’ve suffered in the last few years, and I’ve made some concrete changes to adapt and excel at making sure I read these books AND also get out there and make sure people know I read them.

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State of the Shelf 2020: Hits, Misses, & Everything in Between

2020 did a number on a lot of people. But, honestly, despite its ups and downs, I ended up a lot better off than when I started the year. And I’m NOT just talking about my awesome reading this year.

I set off setting my Goodreads goal for 2020 at 250, and I ended up SURPASSING that goal by a LOT!

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