I’m a Little Too Organized: How I Track My Read Books, ARCs, and TBR with, You Guessed it, Google Spreadsheets

Sometimes, I can be a little too organized.

SOMETIMES. Pretty much every aspect of my life is unorganized or messy, because I’m lazy and have no motivation to clean or organize.

Except!! With books!!!

Looking at my spreadsheets makes me a bit overwhelmed but also really proud that I’ve been able to create something like them. The most details I track have to be from my read books. I don’t really do anything much with my ARCs and TBR??

But I thought it would be fun to show you all how my 2018 reading spreadsheets look like and explain what I’m tracking. I might even do a tutorial on how I created mine, since there are some things I was confused about and had to Google??

(Also, I was inspired to make these spreadsheets after seeing Fadwa’s incredible post on how she manages to keep track of her reading and blogging so be sure to check her post out and give her a well-deserved follow!!)

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9 Questions All Readers Will Ask Themselves and Agonize Over At Least One Time in Their Life

Readers agonize over a lot of things.

And we’re often quite curious about multiple things, such as the ending of a book or if our favorite characters are doing okay or how emotionally ruined we’ll be when we read our favorite author’s latest book.

Today I wanted to talk about some questions that all readers will have that are tied to their agony in SOME shape or form—something light and fun since I feel like I haven’t done a post like this in forever! (Although… agony is not very light and fun?)

And obviously, if you’re a reader and you HAVEN’T questioned one or more things, you’re still a reader. You just have some wait time until you start to ask these questions (and then you know you’re in too deep to back out).

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YA Books with Queer Characters that You Should all be Scrambling to Read Right Now!! // My Pride Month Recs + TBR

IT’S PRIDE MONTH!!!!

I know that this month is full of people gatekeeping and policing what can be defined as “queer” or not, but I just want to do something to keep me and this month as happy as we can be.

So today, I’ll be recommending queer books and talking about my Pride Month TBR of all queer books. I’m super super excited to be reading these books; I’ve been planning my TBR for months and I get to finally read these beautiful queer books AAAAHHHH.

Also, I’ve tried to mention all the marginalized identities represented in all the books mentioned, but I might have forgotten some and/or didn’t know the specific identity!  And please ask me for any content/trigger warnings, because I am happy to provide them!

**THESE AREN’T IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER DON’T MAKE ME PICK FAVORITES.**

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May’s Moments of the Month: May // Big Reading Slump, No School, Bad Mental Health… but Pride and Vacation?

So! The month of me (May) was uhhhh not that great.

I mean, what could I expect? After April being my best month, I couldn’t expect May to be just as great, could I. I mean. That would be ridiculous. I would never expect something silly like that.

Okay so thankfully it wasn’t COMPLETELY bad: I got full scores on all my exams, ended the school year with hardly any homework and some fun with friends, and read some good books, despite being in a slump?

This is just me grabbing at positive things let’s be real.

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Discussing the #OwnVoices Label and the Negative Pressure it Puts on Both Authors and Reviewers (A Long Overdue Rant)

If you’ve been here for some time, you know I’m big on discussions (aka rants).

This is no different! An issue arises, whether in the book community or outside of it, I observe it for some time, and then decide to talk about it.

This time, I’m going to be talking about the pressure of the #ownvoices label, on both authors and reviewers. I think people have discussed the pressure of the label on authors (though not enough, which is why I’m here), but not really on reviewers? And it’s a pressure I’ve felt myself so I think it’s important to talk about.

I’ve got a lot to say and I’m pretty sure y’all don’t have enough of an attention span to read more than 2000 words of me ranting so I’m just going to end this horribly written, awkward intro and get on with it.

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