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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May’s Moments of the Month: February // Deteriorating Mental Health, Failing at Everything… But Reading Motivation??

The title of this post makes it sound like I had a REALLY bad February, but it was honestly just a bad February.

I really did not have a good month mental-health-wise, or writing-wise, or productivity-in-general-wise. But I blame it all on the bad health which can all be blamed on my mind and my stupid brain.

But some good things DID happen besides that?? I mean the bad mental health part kinda overshadows everything else, but there were still some good things. Like reading motivation. And Black Panther. And the Olympics.

I don’t know, I just hope March is a WHOLE lot better.

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9 Things in Books that Make Me Run Towards Them with Open Arms aka What Compels Me to Read Certain Books

So, to the surprise of many, I actually, you know, LIKE books.

I’m getting more and more critical of the books I read, and you’ll see me handing out more 3-star ratings than 5-star (I HAVEN’T READ ANY 5-STAR BOOKS THIS YEAR YET HELP).

But?? All is not completely lost yet???? There are still MANY things in books that I absolutely love to read, and so today, I decided to talk about them! Aka me screaming about my favorite things and then demanding recommendations.

(Also! All the book covers link to the book’s page on Goodreads!!)

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1-Year Blogiversary Q&A (Part 2)!! ft. My Writing Wishlist, Me Being a Mayngel, and Also, a Lot of Mangoes (of Course)

Welcome to Part 2 of “WHAT IS WITH YOUR OBSESSION WITH MANGOES.”

Okay, so maybe it’s not exactly that, but it really seems like it since all of you just HAVE TO ASK about mangoes. (But it’s okay, it’s actually what I’ve brainwashed everyone to do so it’s understandable.)

After I posted PART 1 of the Q&A, I got even more questions?? So this post ended up being longer than expected, but whatever!! We all know you love reading me ramble excessively about myself. And mangoes.

I had a lot of fun answering the questions to all of these, and thank you again to everyone who sent in one question or three!! Hopefully I answered your question(s) satisfactorily.

(I probably didn’t.)

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