Goodbye 2019: The End of Year Book Survey, ft. My Best & Worst Books and Yearly Stats!!

FINALLY, I can write this post.

I’m gonna be honest, I’ve been waiting all year for this post, because it’s one of my favorites to write, despite all the hours of work it takes me.

Today, as always, I’m linking up with the End of Year Book Survey created by The Perpetual Page Turner. There are lots of questions on this wonderful survey that I won’t be answering, but I truly love how comprehensive it is! I’ll also be talking about my reading stats, garnered by my wondrous google spreadsheet and presented in the form of pie charts!!

Also: Hi! I’m currently in NYC right now, having the time of my life!! (Perhaps we’ll see a post about it?) I just wanted to say that this post took me HOURS to make, hence why I’m posting it so much later than I wanted to. Who knows if I’ll disappear again, but I hope you all have a good day!!

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Goodbye 2019: My Favorite Moments of the Year and the Decade!

It’s that time of year…

That time of year when I reflect on everything that happened and realized this year was a lot worse than I thought!!

In an effort to be more positive (because as you can see, I’m not very good at that), I’ve decided this year to take out the “least favorite” moments, because I’d rather not dwell on all of those. And I’m a little afraid there would be more of those than favorite moments.

Also, 2019’s special because it’s the end of a decade, so I decided to throw in some overall favorite moments of the decade as well! I was practically 2 years old at the start of the decade (I’m exaggerating!!!), so they’re all a bit more recent, but still important enough to me.

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11 Ownvoices YA Latinx Book Recommendations to Celebrate and Read Beyond Latinx Heritage Month!

It’s the last day of Latinx Heritage Month!

I wanted to make sure I’m boosting Latinx stories and voices as much as I can, so of course I’m posting a list of my personal Latinx book recommendations! and even though this post is a bit later than I would have liked, it’s a great reminder that you should be reading these books (and other POC books) beyond their “designated” month!!

I could do a lot better with reading Latinx books, since most of the POC books are Asian (since I’m… Asian…), but there are still quite a few I’ve enjoyed. I also wanted to make sure to list ownvoices novels, though I’ve read some non-OV ones that handled rep just fine, according to Latinx reviewers! (It’s not YA but if you haven’t read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, please do it NOW.)

(And yes I tried to choose mostly lesser popular novels with the purpose of hyping! them!! up!!!)

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A Recommendation List of 10 of My Favorite Webcomics (a Pretty Gay Selection)

Webcomics aahhh!!!

I’ve been wanting to do this post FOREVER now, that I’ve finally just decided to go ahead and do it!!

A while back in a post, I mentioned possibly making a webcomic recommendations list, and there were a surprising amount of people interested in it. So I thought, “Why not!”, drafted this post… and never published it. I was waiting for a time when I could read more webcomics to add to this list but that never happened.

I’ve actually only read a small amount of webcomics (about 20 total, so I’m recommending basically just half of the ones I’ve read lmao), but it’s a lot compared to your regular average YA reader. And I’ve been asked for recommendations before, so honestly just why not make a whole post and share some of my favorites!

Disclaimer: Some of these are fairly popular webcomics, so it might not be very helpful to the more seasoned webcomic reader, but this post is aimed at those who are new(er) to them, since that seems to be the majority of the people who asked for this post!!

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The Pancake Book Tag that Makes Me Hungry (Yes Hello I’m Back)

Hello, I’m back!!!

Sorry for disappearing on you guys for a week!! Be prepared for this to happen more often as I drown in schoolwork. My teachers love to shove a bunch of work at me all at once, and then I have breaks in between all the huge workloads (which is how I’m now able to write this blog post!).

I’m still not quite sure how I’m going to balance blogging with everything, because I’ve clearly been struggling, but it’s fine I’ll just die!!! I’m not confident in my ability to come back if I take a longer hiatus, so I’m gonna keep trying to stay on top of everything, but c’est difficile et je suis désolée!

I thought for my first post “back” (I sound dramatic because I AM), I’d do something fun and easy that I’ve been meaning to do a while: The Pancake Book Tag! I think I’ve been tagged a few times for this one, but I was also first tagged by the creator, Becky @ Blogs of a Bookaholic. Be sure to check out Becky and her blog, because she’s an absolute angel!!

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