Pride Flag Book Tag (2023)

How is it already the end of June?! For this last day of Pride month, I wanted to do something to celebrate before the month is over. I found this tag created by Common Spence on Youtube a couple years ago and thought it would be fun to re-visit it to update my answers. You can find my first attempt at this tag here. I’ll be picking books that I think embody the meanings of each of the colors in the Pride flag. You can find out more about a book by clicking on its cover, which will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.

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Blog Tour Spotlight – Savage Crowns

Hello, everyone! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Savage Crowns by Matt Wallace. I’m excited to spotlight this recent fantasy release and the entire series. It sounds absolutely epic, and the story is now complete. So, if it sounds like something you’d be into, you can binge the entire thing! I know that is what I’ll be doing. šŸ™‚ I’ve included purchase links and a link to the Goodreads page of each book in an effort to make it simple for you all to add them to your TBR. Be on the lookout because I will have reviews up (hopefully) soon.

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Book Haul – May 2023

I think it is safe to say I have a serious problem. lol. May’s book haul was my biggest ever. I bought quite a few books while in Boston, so many I almost had to buy more luggage to carry them back home. I also received some special editions I’ve been waiting on for a while, and I may have splurged on another B&N trip. Book Outlet had another sale, which added even more to this pile, and several publishers reached out to me about physical ARCs that I couldn’t pass up. I’m going to be quiet now and just get to the books because this post is already going to be long enough…

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Monthly TBR – June 2023

Hello, everyone! Happy Pride month! My TBR, and my reading in general, is usually super gay anyway, but this month will be EXTRA SUPER GAY. šŸ˜šŸŒˆ It is so gay, in fact, that it cannot be contained in one post. lol. I’m being super ambitious this month and choosing 15 books to read. You’ll find the first 10 down below, and the last five will be revealed in next week’s Top 5 Tuesday post. So, stay tuned.

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Monthly TBR – May 2023

Hello, everyone! April is almost behind us, which means it is time to look forward to what I hope to read in May. I’ve decided to prioritize eight books this month and just stick with a regular TBR. Typically, I participate in the May the Force Read with You Readathon in May, but I’m honestly feeling a bit burnt out on readathons after Tropeical Readathon in March and Magical Readathon in April. Hopefully, I’ll also get some mood reading done in addition to the eight books I’m prioritizing. We’ll see, though, because I’m headed out for vacation in a couple of days. So, I’m not sure how much reading I’ll be getting done over the next couple of weeks. Here are the eight books I’ve chosen for this month:

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Book Haul – April 2023

I was really hoping to slow down on getting new books this month. I was actually doing pretty good until I became obsessed with The Raven Boys and ordered the entire series and an associated trilogy. Then things really went off the rails with two B&N visits within the last week in addition to ordering several special editions online. I was so close to making it until the end of the month. I went over 20 DAYS without going into a bookshop. Unfortunately, it only seems to have made the rebound even worse. lol. I did check fewer things out from the library, though, and only bought a few ebooks/audiobooks that were on sale or could be purchased with credits. ARCs weren’t totally out of control either, but I did get a few more than last month. All in all, I’m happy with what I’ve got. I just wish I’d managed a little more self control, which is the story of my life when it comes to books. šŸ™‚

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Book Haul – March 2023

This month was absolutely bonkers for book acquisitions. My Book Outlet order arrived, and it was so heavy I could barely lift the box. lol. Gotta love those great sales. I also went a bit wild on Pango, but I also sold a couple things on there… So, it evens out right? (No. It really doesn’t, especially since I bought way more than I sold.) All of my library holds arrived at the same time, as usual. On the bright side, I’ve already read and returned all the library books in this post. Yay me! šŸ™‚ So, the books aren’t getting added to my ever-expanding TBR. Luckily, this was a pretty quiet ARC month, as well. My self control in that regard is still holding pretty steady. Fingers crossed that continues because the last thing I need right now is to add a new stack of ARCs to the mix.

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Monthly TBR – April 2023 (Magical Readathon)

I am SO excited. This month I get to participate in another of my favorite readathons, Magical Readathon. I’ve spent a lot of time developing my character for this readathon, and I’m looking forward to attending another term at Orilium with him. For more information on my character, Padwin, you can visit my character introduction post. In short, he is attending the academy to learn how to be a Dream Walker and originally hails from a underground kingdom filled with libraries. He doesn’t really like open spaces and prefers books to people while also longing to understand them (kind of like me. lol). He must successfully pass seven classes to complete this term. Each of them is associated with a particular prompt. Here are the books I’ve chosen:

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Book Haul – February 2023

For such a short month, I sure did haul a lot of great books. I was hoping I’d spend less in February, but I actually ended up spending even more than in January, $176.91 not including book boxes. I got tons of great stuff, though. I think at least part of my increased shopping this month was due to feeling like crap for half of the month thanks to COVID. Once I was better, I wanted to celebrate and couldn’t think of a better way than new books. lol. I didn’t use the library quite as much in February, but I’m more than making up for it in March already. I’ve had what seems like a billion holds come in all at once, which is both stressful and exciting. It is also important to note that I unhauled 20 books in February, as well. So, I made a little space on my shelves for all the newbies. šŸ™‚

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Monthly TBR – March 2023 (Trope-ical Readathon)

I can’t believe it is already time for another round of Trope-ical Readathon. It seems like August was just yesterday. I’ve decided to switch things up this time and join a different team, Team Science Fiction. I’ve always been on Team Fantasy in the past, but I liked the prompts better for Team Sci Fi this time. For the last Trope-ical Readathon, I didn’t set a specific TBR. Instead, I filled in the challenges as I went along throughout the month rather than picking specific books for the prompts the way I usually have in the past. This worked really well for me last time since it was the first time I’ve finished all the challenges. So, I’m going to proceed the same way again.The general and team prompts are in the graphics below, and more information about this readathon can be found at Jen Jen Reviews. If you are interested in participating, you have until March 5 to sign up!

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