A Day of Books: NOVL Author Breakfast & Blogbound Con 2019

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If you saw some of my stories on Instagram, then you probably saw that I was at a few bookish events in New York City (none of which was BookExpo😂). The two events I went to was NOVL’s Author Breakfast with Brandy Colbert and the 2019 Blogbound Con! It was my first year going to either of these events, so I did not really know what was going to happen, but I saw so many people from bookstagram and bookish friends from Twitter!

So now, the recap of my fun and hectic bookish day:

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Review: Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Title: Ayesha At Last

Author: Uzma Jalaluddin

Release Date: June 4, 2019

Publisher: Berkley Books

Genre: Adult Fiction (Romance, Women’s Fiction)

Rating: 4/5🌟

Content Warnings: Islamophobia, controlling parents, death of a parent

*Note: I received an e-ARC of this title through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Seventeen Book Tag: Members Edition

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A few months (?) ago, I shared the first part of Laura and Romie’s Seventeen Book Tag, the song edition. Since it’s been *checks calendar* three months since I did that tag, I think I’m way overdue for doing the second part of the tag series! I can say that since February, not only have I read ~a little bit~ more, but I’ve also fell deeper into the K-pop hole (hey there Stray Kids👀).

So without further ado, the Seventeen Book Tag: Members Edition! 

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Review: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Title: Long Way Down

Author: Jason Reynolds

Pages: 306

Release Date: October 24, 2017

Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction

Rating: 5 🌟

Content Warnings: gun violence, death

[warnings courtesy of the Content Warning Database]

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Review: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Title: Descendant of the Crane

Author: Joan He

Pages: 416

Release Date: April 2, 2019

Publisher: Albert Whitman Company

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Rating: 5🌟

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Author Interview: Ashley Poston on THE PRINCESS & THE FANGIRL

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I’m thrilled to bring you an author interview today! As you may recall, I reviewed Ashley Poston’s most recent novel, The Princess & the Fangirl, a few weeks ago. Since I loved the book so much, I decided to venture out and ask Ashley if I could interview her for Lyrical Reads! I think I squealed when I saw that she had agreed! I hope you guys enjoy reading this interview!

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Ten Songs I Wish Were Books

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Today I come bearing a Top Ten Tuesday post that originated back in 2016!

…Nice job, Sara.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke & the Bookish, but the series moved over toThat Artsty Reader Girl as of January 2018!

I should probably warn you that a lot of these songs are going to be k-pop, but I will scatter some other genres in there, too, because I do like other kinds of music, I promise.

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Review: The Princess & the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Title: The Princess & the Fangirl

Author: Ashley Poston

Pages: 320

Release Date: April 2, 2019

Publisher: Quirk Books

Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary)

Rating: 4.5🌟

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SEVENTEEN Book Tag: Song Edition

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Since I don’t read much during the school year (unless you count historical and philosophical works that make my brain into mush), I thought posting a book tag would be a lot of fun! My friend, Laura (Green Tea & Paperbacks), and her friend, Romie, created three different tags for the kpop group, SEVENTEEN!

If you know a little bit about me, you know that I’ve recently become obsessed with kpop (particularly BTS, SEVENTEEN, GOT7, and NCT…so if you want to talk kpop, you know where to find me!!). It’s the perfect time for me to do the song edition of the SEVENTEEN book tag!

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