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    SPOTLIGHT; marginsbox ft. interview with the founders

    We interrupt our regular schedule to bring you this post. Have you heard about marginsbox yet? Yes? No? Maybe? I don’t know? Can you repeat the questions? Now that I have gotten the theme song of Malcolm In The Middle stuck in your head, I’ll get to my point. This is a new subscription box that I, personally, am very excited about. Described as “a bookish subscription box featuring Black, Indigenous, and person of color (BIPOC) young adult authors alongside handcrafted items from BIPOC creators curated to coincide with book themes”, this box is right up my alley in highlighting marginalised voices and creators. The founders, cara davis and Adrianne…

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    SPOTLIGHT; 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge

    We interrupt our regular schedule to bring you this post. A second reading challenge this year? Who even am I? But then again, this challenge is another year long challenge with targets I could possibly reach, so, here I am. Signing up for another thing. Hoping I do not buckle under the weight of my own expectations.* *I have also very loosely signed up for Olivia @ Olivia’s Catastrophe’s readathon, and I might not stick to her dates because I’m busy those weeks, but I’m going to try and read books in those prompts over the course of the year. Again, I ask, who am I? WHAT AM I DOING?…

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    SPOTLIGHT; #YARC2019

    We interrupt our regular schedule to bring you this post. I usually keep myself from taking part in reading challenges. I can never keep up, I go into reading slumps, things just spiral out of control and I find myself disheartened and stressed and anxious for failing at them. But this one. THIS ONE. You guys, it speaks to my soul. A challenge, for reading Asian-inspired novels? By Asian authors? It’s like a challenge specifically created for me. On top of that, there are levels of targets to hit, so obviously I’ve signed up for the lowest. If I read more than that, great! If not, well, that’s okay too.…

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    SPOTLIGHT; #Project14Lists

    We interrupt our regular schedule to bring you this post. Well, technically, my regular schedule for the month was just going to be a wrap-up post for the year. Which I’ll still be doing at the very end of the year. But also a few days ago I finally had a chance to sit and read Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch‘s blogging anniversary post and found out about #Project14Lists. The fact that I had not heard about it before confused me, at first, before I remembered I’ve been very inactive on social media. And as much as I love to try to stay on top of things, I fall behind.…

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    SPOTLIGHT; time to educate yourselves

    We interrupt our regular schedule to bring you this post. This is not my usual type of SPOTLIGHT posts. Not even close. But I am tired, you guys. I am so tired. How many times do we – readers of colour – have to remind other readers that you can educate yourselves? How many times do we have to inform you about things you feel entitled to knowing by, what? Reading a book by an author of colour? How many times do we have to point out that authors of colour aren’t there to educate you, but to tell stories? Sometimes those stories include a little bit of the things…

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    SPOTLIGHT; #CroneBookClub

    We interrupt our regular schedule to bring you this post. That is right! The #CroneBloggers have an on-going book club! If you follow Jenn @ A Page Of Jenniely (and guys, you really should, she’s amazing), you might have seen her blog post about this. But to recap: Every 6 weeks, the book that we are reading for a month together will be announced Each book will be announced 2 weeks before we plan to start reading. While we read, the discord chat will be very active. At the end of the month, we will be holding a Twitter chat WITH THE AUTHOR where you can ask them questions and…

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    SPOTLIGHT; #DesiRepDiscussions

    We interrupt our regular schedule to bring you this post. I spoke about it on Wednesday, but a little bit more in-depth today! #DesiRepDiscussions can be found on Pragati @ The InkedIn Book Blog and Aditi @ A Thousand Words A Million Books‘ blogs. It is a series of guest posts by desi book bloggers about representation – or the lack there of – of desis in mass Western media. They put it best: The purpose of this discussion event is to make others aware of the lush, beautiful desi culture and to tell them more about us. The movement in the online book community towards more diverse and #ownvoices…

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    SPOTLIGHT; #cronebloggers

    We interrupt our regular schedule to bring you this post. I’m going to be honest, I meant to write this post a while ago, but I’ve been out of town, and then the daughter was ill, so I’m only getting around it it now. For full information, check out Jenn @ a page of Jenniely‘s page on #CroneBloggers here. In brief, #CroneBloggers are a group of book bloggers that are older than the target audience for the Young Adult novels we read. Yes, anybody can read anything they want, etcetra etcetra, but being surrounded by young teenagers was – shall we say – making us feel our ages? So Jenn…

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    SPOTLIGHT; hashtag bookstagram challenges

    We interrupt our regular schedule to bring you this post. I recently got back into bookstagram. I have been trying to keep to a schedule (Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday posts, which are a lot less than other bookstagram accounts) but things have been going a bit haywire since I came across the challenges people post. Challenges when it comes to bookstagram are not so much competitions. They are more goals for the month. I was confused the first time I came across the term before I realised that it was much like the memes over on tumblr. Last month, a couple of the bookstagram accounts I follow were hosting a…

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    SPOTLIGHT; food for thought & the Young Adult genre

    We interrupt our regular schedule to bring you this post. A friend recently linked me to this article, and I’ve had it open on my phone for a while. Just to go back to and read because the first time I read it, I realised something – I agree with most of these points. I mean, I love YA books. I pretty much only read YA books. Almost all the reviews on this blog are of YA books. But when I look at the audience reading these books, we are (almost) all in our twenties or older. Or in our late teens. We read these books for escapism, for the…