The Second Annual Book Blogger Awards: My Nominations (Featuring My Favorite Book Bloggers Who Deserve Everything!)

It’s no doubt that I love book blogs.

I mean, I AM a book blog(ger), I love books, and I love blogs, so it makes sense.

So in an effort to show bloggers the appreciation they deserve, today I’ll be nominating some of my favorite book bloggers for the 2nd Annual Book Blogger Awards, hosted by the amazing Joce @ Write Through the Night!!

I think that these awards are SUPER awesome, especially for spreading blogger love around and getting more bloggers recognized for what they do. We all work SO so hard and deserve so much appreciation, and this is one way we can get it and give it!!

(Plus it’s just so much fun and everyone should do it NOW.)

If you want to learn how to participate and all the other guidelines, click HERE to be redirected to Joce’s post!

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Mini ARC Reviews: Girl Made of Stars (A New Favorite that Made me CRY) & Isle of Blood and Stone (Surprisingly Entertaining)

I love books that go beyond my expectations.

I mean, who doesn’t?? It means a lot tp ME, because usually, books end up being worse than I expected and I get hit by disappointment like no other.

But this time… IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

I liked these books better than I thought I would??? Surprise!!

Girl Made of Stars was one of my most anticipated releases of the year (I saw that my request had been accepted at school and struggled not to scream) and it was even better than I had imagined. So SO GOOD.

And I honestly didn’t expect much out of Isle of Blood and Stone besides an average fantasy (especially since the beginning was slow) but it ended up surprising me and being much more entertaining than I’d suspected!!!

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May’s Moments of the Month: March // The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Month (but Love, Simon and Gay Music!)

March was a really tough month.

It had a lot of ups and downs? Most notably was my mental health. It started out great, got worse, and then kind of got to a “meh” position again. But there were also little things scattered throughout it that made it more bearable!!!

(LOVE SIMON LOVE SIMON LOVE SIMON.)

It was also the month that 1) I blogged WAAAAY less (and it was so so relaxing omg) and 2) a lot of things happened. Just like, in general. In life, in reading, and so much more.

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Privilege in the YA Book Community: Discussing Ways How Some Influencers are at More of a Disadvantage Than Others

It’s not a secret that some people are more privileged than others, all over the world.

I’m so lucky to be living in the US, not only because of what it means for me blogging-wise, but also because I know that there are other countries in the world where people don’t have the same opportunities or mangoes as me. And I feel so grateful for everything provided for me!!!

But lately, because I’m a Very Intuitive person, I’ve been noticing a lot of privilege in the YA book community. There have been discussions about adults vs. teens when it comes to YA, not to mention how marginalized reviewers aren’t getting books that represent them.

So after ranting out loud to no one because I’m pathetic, I’ve decided to write a discussion on some ways one can be privileged in the YA community!!

(For reference: When I say “influencer”, I mean groups of people like bloggers, booktubers, bookstagrammers, etc. and everyone else who has an impact on the YA book community.)

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Feedback Survey Results // I Respond Snarkily (and Kindly) To What People Had to Say About Me & My Blog (IT’S FUN)

Whaddup I’m May I’m the Mango Queen and I never learned how to stop obsessing over surveys.

Also known as “I have no idea what to post anymore so I’m going to do something random”. And also “I’m watching too many vines and I have to channel it into something somewhere”.

But today, I’ve decided to share the results (including GRAPHS!!) of my feedback survey, and also respond to things!!! I love snarikly replying to people and I also love graphs and I love thinking that I’m not doing any work when I actually am, so I really had a GREAT time creating this.

Thank you to every single person who filled out my feedback survey for my blogiversary, it really really helps and I appreciate it so much!!! I got super excited whenever I saw just one (1) new entry?? I’m pathetic. (Also if you didn’t get to fill it out, you can still do it HERE!!)

Also doing this meant that I didn’t have to write an ACTUAL post hallelujah. (Even though this turned out to be longer than my average post sfjdl;afkjas.)

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