#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Fave Urban Fantasies #BooktubeSFFAwards


This week's topic based on the 2018 Booktube SFF (Science Fiction/Fantasy) Awards Book Babble, hosted by Elizabeth from Books and Pieces. I'm not a booktuber, but I still like appreciating favorite urban fantasies of mine! I know these are books I talk about almost daily, and they're mostly romance-based, but they have some urban fantasy in them too. 

For those who don't know what Top 5 Wednesday is, it's a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week.

Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes the top 5 hidden gems in YA fantasy and contemporary, my favorite reading genres. 

Note: I'm an applicant for Amazon's Associates Program, so if these books sound interesting to you, use my links to check them out on Amazon for more info. 

February 28th: Favorite Urban Fantasy Books *Book Babble Crossover Topic* Urban Fantasy tends to feature a heavy romance element, so I figured it fit in this month. The technical urban fantasy definition is: a subgenre of fantasy in which the narrative has an urban setting. Works of urban fantasy are set primarily in the real world and contain aspects of fantasy, such as the discovery of earthbound mythological creatures, coexistence or conflict between humans and paranormal beings, and other changes to city life. A contemporary setting is not strictly necessary for a work of urban fantasy: works of the genre may also take place in futuristic and historical settings, real or imagined.

DOWN THE TBR #4: Misty Copeland, Sophie Jackson, Colleen Oakes & More!



Here's another installment of Down the TBR! Created by Lia from Lost in a Story, Down the TBR is as follows:


Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you're scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!
 The Rules:
  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The next 5 books:

#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: FAVORITE ROMANCE BOOKS


For those who don't know what Top 5 Wednesday is, it's a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week.


Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes the top 5 hidden gems in YA fantasy and contemporary, my favorite reading genres. 


Note: I'm an applicant for Amazon's Associates Program, so if these books sound interesting to you, use my links to check them out on Amazon for more info. 

Favorite Romance Novels -- Romance as a genre is very under-appreciated in lots of circles. So recommend your favorite romance books. These are books where romance is the main genre, not a secondary one.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #41: Books I'm No Longer Interested in Reading


Formerly hosted by Jamie, Jana and Lauren of BrokeandBookish.com, Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly book meme that presents top ten lists on Tuesdays that promotes favorite bookish themes. Since BrokeandBookish.com had officially shut down in January 2018, Jana from ThatArtsyReaderGirl has offered to continue the series on her blog. 

How it works:


I assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.
This week's topic:  Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading


#BOOKBLOGGERHOP (February 16-22): Copycat Characters


        

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. 

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

This week's question submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books:
Have you ever found yourself acting like a favorite character in a novel? If so, which one?


DOWN THE TBR #3: 'OUTLANDER', 'THRONE OF GLASS', 'OBSIDIAN' AND MORE!


Here's another installment of Down the TBR! Created by Lia from Lost in a Story, Down the TBR is as follows:

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you're scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!
 The Rules:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?


The next 5 books:


BLOG TOUR: 'THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER' BY JEN WANG | RICH IN VARIETY BOOK TOURS


Here's a new blog tour spot from Rich in Variety for Jen Wang's The Prince and the Dressmaker, a graphic novel coming February 13 via First Second Books. The story reminds me of The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, a film about the first transgender female being the earliest recipient for sex reassignment surgery. Read the summary and Valentine's Day cards below!


TOP TEN TUESDAY #40: Favorite Romantic Kisses in YA


Formerly hosted by Jamie, Jana and Lauren of BrokeandBookish.com, Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly book meme that presents top ten lists on Tuesdays that promotes favorite bookish themes. Since BrokeandBookish.com had officially shut down in January 2018, Jana from ThatArtsyReaderGirl has offered to continue the series on her blog. 

How it works:

I assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.
 This week's topic: Love Freebie (Romances, swoons, OTPs, kisses, sexy scenes, etc.)

This week, I'll share my favorite romantic kisses between characters. 😘


*SPOILERS* ARC REVIEW: 'ENIGMA' BY TONYA KUPER




Enigma is the second and final book from the Schrodinger's Consortium series. **Note: I received this ARC of Enigma from Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.**

I initially was supposed to read and review this back in July 2017, when the book came out. But I didn't have time to finish it, and I'm so disappointed that I didn't back then. I feel like I would have been fully invested in it then. However, I read it during this year's 24 in 48 Readathon and I felt more relaxed within my reading.

Like I'd said in my Spotlight post, this second book Enigma almost didn't happen; it was a long time coming. It initially was supposed to release in Fall 2016, but then got pushed back to July 2017. However, I'm so glad that it's finally out for more people to enjoy and hold on to. 

Summary

The highly anticipated sequel to Anomaly will be released the summer of 2017!

Worst. Road Trip. Ever.

Escaping with Reid Wentworth should have been fun, but how can I enjoy it when I just (accidentally) killed someone, my mom and brother are in danger, and the Consortium is trying to enslave humanity? (Yeah, they aren’t fooling around.) So feeling something for Reid Wentworth was not part of the plan. Trying to help unite the Resistance against the Consortium means I can’t be distracted by hot boys.

The Resistance secret hideout isn’t exactly the rebel base of my dreams. A traitor there wants me dead, but we have no idea who it is. And with both the Resistance and the Consortium trying to control me, the only one I can trust is Reid. If we’re going to have any chance of protecting my family, controlling my unstable powers, and surviving the clash between the Oculi factions, I’m going to have to catch this traitor. By using myself as bait.
 

#BOOKBLOGGERHOP (FEBRUARY 9-15): Authors I Have "Met"




About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. 

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

This week's question submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews
What authors have you met and where?

DOWN THE TBR #2: 'SEMPRE: REDEMPTION', 'ELEANOR & PARK', 'FINALE' & MORE!


Here's another installment of Down the TBR! Since I just wrote a new Top Ten Tuesday about the number of books that have been on my TBR since forever, it had reminded me of this little feature here. 

Created by Lia from Lost in a Story, Down the TBR is as follows:

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you're scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!
 The Rules:
  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
The next 5 books:


TOP TEN TUESDAY #39: BOOKS STILL ON MY TBR SINCE FOREVER


Formerly hosted by Jamie, Jana and Lauren of BrokeandBookish.com, Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly book meme that presents top ten lists on Tuesdays that promotes favorite bookish themes. Since BrokeandBookish.com had officially shut down in January 2018, Jana from ThatArtsyReaderGirl has offered to continue the series on her blog. 

How it works:

I assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.
This week's topic: Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read


NEW READATHONS, #24IN48, LONG BREAKS & MORE! | JANUARY 2018 WRAP-UP

In Real Life (IRL)

Nothing really happened this month, personally. I've taken a break from writing and doing social media management for one of the blogs I write for. I just needed a break to figure out what I want to do on the platform. While on my break from this one website, I've had more time to do other things, like write more on this blog! I wish I could turn what I do into a real job, with income and everything, and I've been researching similar job positions in my area. Nothing has been settled yet, so I'd appreciate some positive thoughts and prayers. 

I also changed my blog template! It looks the same, but I'm happier with the way it turned out. The color schemes, shades of purple, pink, white make it look more open and free to explore. I wrote a quick spotlight post about it HERE


#BOOKBLOGGERHOP (January 26-February 1): #TBT




About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. 

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

This week's question submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews:
Do you ever go back to older posts and change things?