Top Ten Tuesday: My Favourite Bookish Blogs

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. 

Hi everyone! I haven’t really participated in Top Ten Tuesday for a while now, but when I saw what this week’s topic was going to be I knew I had to jump on that because I’ll take any chance I can get to rave about my favourite blogs!

I do want to add that I read quite a lot of fantastic bookish blogs, so narrowing it down was incredibly hard. Maybe I’ll write another one of these posts someday, because there are just so many amazing bookish blogs out there. But okay, enough rambling, let’s get into it.

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Word Wonders  – We’re starting of in a very unoriginal way because I’m pretty sure that Fadwa’s blog is a LOT of people’s favorite! Her posts are always incredibly well-written, well thought out, original, and while I normally don’t tend to read reviews for books I haven’t read yet, I always love reading hers! Lees verder

Mini Reviews: a Comic, a Novella and Feminist Essays

The Backstagers, Vol. 1 (The Backstagers, Volume One)

The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh

All the world’s a stage . . . but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic literally!
When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he s taken in by the only ones who don t treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Not only does he gain great, lifetime friends, Jory is also introduced to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain. With the unpredictable twists and turns of the underground world, the Backstagers venture into the unknown, determined to put together the best play their high school has ever seen.
James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) teams up with artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) for an incredibly earnest story that explores what it means to find a place to fit in when you’re kinda an outcast.”

I recently got an eARC of The Backstagers through Netgalley, and I had such a fun time reading it! The artwork was very cute and colorful, the the cast was very diverse and fun (and I see a potential squad forming and I love it!!!), and has a wonderful and magical setup. I will definitely be picking up the other volumes!

The Melody of You and Me by M. HollisThe Melody of You and Me (Lillac Town, #1)

After dropping out of university and breaking up with her girlfriend of three years, Chris Morrison’s life is now a mind-numbing mess. She doubts that working at the small neighborhood bookstore is going to change that. The rest of her time is spent mostly playing guitar and ignoring the many messages her mother keeps sending her about going back to college.

But one day, an adorable and charming new bookseller waltzes her way into Chris’s life. Josie Navarro is sweet, flirty, and she always has a new book in her hands. The two girls start a fast friendship that, for Chris, holds the promise of something more. But is she reading too much into this or is it possible that Josie feels the same way?

I. Loved. This. So. Much. The Melody of You and Me is one of the cutest f/f romances I’ve ever read, plus it’s set in a bookstore, so what’s not to like? And even though the novella is only 100 pages, I felt very connected to the characters, and was incredibly invested in the romance.
Just in case I haven’t convinced you to read it yet, let me sum up some other reasons why you should read it: the MC is pansexual, there’s a Filipino lesbian love interest, and it’s sex positive. Oh, and it’s free on Amazon Kindle this weekend 😉

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real WorldHere We Are: Feminism for the Real World by Kelly Jensen

Let’s get the feminist party started!

Here We Are is a scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist. It’s packed with essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations from a diverse range of voices, including TV, film, and pop-culture celebrities and public figures such as ballet dancer Michaela DePrince and her sister Mia, politician Wendy Davis, as well as popular YA authors like Nova Ren Suma, Malinda Lo, Brandy Colbert, Courtney Summers, and many more. Altogether, the book features more than forty-four pieces, with an eight-page insert of full-color illustrations.

Here We Are is a response to lively discussions about the true meaning of feminism on social media and across popular culture and is an invitation to one of the most important, life-changing, and exciting parties around.

This was incredible. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World teaches people about feminism, while also talking about intersectionality, gender, sexuality and so much more. And besides consisting of a lot of essays by amazing people, it also includes book recommendations, comics and playlists (also, by amazing people). It’s diverse, thoughtful and I wish I could get every single person on earth to read this.

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TTT: 2016 Releases I Totally Meant To Read But Forgot About

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt was ‘Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)’and I had quite a bit of trouble with it. Finding 2016 releases that I planned to read but didn’t wasn’t a problem at all, because there were many. However, finding books in that list that I was still interested in was a lot harder. And sadly, some of these books are only on this list because I own a physical copy of them, and I feel like I have to read them.

So, let’s start discussing the first one, The Unexpected Everything, because the reason why I don’t want to read it is a bit petty, namely: the pre-order fiasco. And if you haven’t heard of it yet, let me fill you in on what happened.
At the start of 2016 there was this pre-order promo going on for Morgan Matson’s latest book where you had to go to the publishers website, show them proof that you pre-ordered the book, fill in your address, and then you’d get a surprise in the mail. I was over the moon, because I loved Morgan Matson, and this was the first pre-order thing I’ve ever seen that wasn’t US only. Fast forward to 2017, and I still haven’t gotten anything in the mail. No one has. And the publisher and Morgan Matson herself don’t respond to any questions. This left a bit of a bitter feeling to the book, and I’m not even sure if I want to read it anymore. I mean, there are so many other great contemporaries out there.

From the books on this list, I’m still the most excited about Of Fire and Stars, and the only reason why I haven’t gotten to it yet is because I’m still waiting for a paperback copy. I’m also kind of kicking myself for not having picked up Furthermore and Frost Like Night yet, because they were some of my most anticipated releases of 2016. Ah, you know what? Let me make a promise to you here that I will have read these within the coming 6 months. Please hold me accountable to that.

So, what are some of the books you meant to get to in 2016 but didn’t?

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Review: How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

How to Make a WishTitle: How to Make a Wish
Author: Ashley Herring Blake
Genres: YA, Contemporary
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All seventeen year-old Grace Glasser wants is her own life. A normal life in which she sleeps in the same bed for longer than three months and doesn’t have to scrounge for spare change to make sure the electric bill is paid. Emotionally trapped by her unreliable mother, Maggie, and the tiny cape on which she lives, she focuses on her best friend, her upcoming audition for a top music school in New York, and surviving Maggie’s latest boyfriend—who happens to be Grace’s own ex-boyfriend’s father.

Her attempts to lay low until she graduates are disrupted when she meets Eva, a girl with her own share of ghosts she’s trying to outrun. Grief-stricken and lonely, Eva pulls Grace into midnight adventures and feelings Grace never planned on. When Eva tells Grace she likes girls, both of their worlds open up. But, united by loss, Eva also shares a connection with Maggie. As Grace’s mother spirals downward, both girls must figure out how to love and how to move on.’

Review: Timekeeper by Tara Sim★★★★★/5 stars

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book through Netgalley, but this will in no way affect my review.

How to Make a Wish is about a girl named Grace. Grace is a pianist who wants to audition for a top-music school, but her unreliable mother Maggie, who is unable to stay in one place for more than a few months and drinks too much, makes life very difficult for her. It gets even more difficult when Maggie picks Grace up from summer camp, and tells her that they’ll be living with Maggie’s new boyfriend from now on. A boyfriend Grace had never heard of before, and who turns out to be her ex-boyfriend’s dad.

But then Eva appears. She has just moved to town because her mother died, and she soon becomes all Eva can think about.

How to Make a Wish is hauntingly beautiful. The way the author describes the relationship between Grace and her mother is very hard hitting, honest and real. And just like the relationship, the characters feel extremely real too. Every single character has such a distinct voice, and they felt very three-dimensional. Like they were real people, in a real town, dealing with real problems.

The romance between Grace and Eva was easily my favorite thing about the book. I loved them from the moment they first met, and I loved reading about their cute midnight adventures and late night talks. It made me unable to put the book down, which is why I stayed up until 2AM to finish it.

Besides all this, I also loved the bi representation in this book. It was spot-on (at least, to me) and it made me fall in love with the book even more. It also tackles some other topics that aren’t spoken about enough in YA books like female masturbation and the racism in the ballet-world, and I really appreciated that.

But, honestly? Nothing I write will do this book justice. I just really hope you will pick up this book for yourself so you can fall in love with it, like I did.

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday #4

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Diversity Spotlight Thurday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Aimal from Bookshelves and Paperbacks. Every week, you come up with one book fitting three different categories: a diverse book you’ve read and enjoyed, a diverse book on your TBR, and a diverse book that has not been released yet.

Diversity Spotlight Thursday #3

Some Kind of HappinessSome Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

THINGS FINLEY HART DOESN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT

• Her parents, who are having problems. (But they pretend like they’re not.)
• Being sent to her grandparents’ house for the summer.
• Never having met said grandparents.
• Her blue days—when life feels overwhelming, and it’s hard to keep her head up. (This happens a lot.)

Finley’s only retreat is the Everwood, a forest kingdom that exists in the pages of her notebook. Until she discovers the endless woods behind her grandparents’ house and realizes the Everwood is real–and holds more mysteries than she’d ever imagined, including a family of pirates that she isn’t allowed to talk to, trees covered in ash, and a strange old wizard living in a house made of bones.

With the help of her cousins, Finley sets out on a mission to save the dying Everwood and uncover its secrets. But as the mysteries pile up and the frightening sadness inside her grows, Finley realizes that if she wants to save the Everwood, she’ll first have to save herself.

Reality and fantasy collide in this powerful, heartfelt novel about family, depression, and the power of imagination.

I’ve already gushed a lot about this book since I’ve read it, and I just can’t stop. Some Kind of Happiness tells such a beautiful story, and is such a honest and real portrayal of depression and anxiety. I loved this book so, so much and that’s exactly why I keep talking about it. So that you might pick it up, and fall in love with it yourself.

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Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara FarizanTell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

High-school junior Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is something of a relief. Her Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates; if word got out that she liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when a sophisticated, beautiful new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual. Struggling to sort out her growing feelings and Saskia’s confusing signals, Leila confides in her old friend, Lisa, and grows closer to her fellow drama tech-crew members, especially Tomas, whose comments about his own sexuality are frank, funny, wise, and sometimes painful. Gradually, Leila begins to see that almost all her classmates are more complicated than they first appear to be, and many are keeping fascinating secrets of their own.

I received this book from my lovely friend Femke for Christmas and I’m so excited to pick it up! Besides loving the cover, I’ve been wanting to pick up more cute f/f romances, and this book seems to be just that.

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A List of CagesA List of Cages by Robin Roe

When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian–the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.

Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He’s still kind hearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what’s really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives.

I’m extremely excited about A List of Cages by Robin Roe because it has a main character who has ADHD, and I’ve never read about that before. A few people really close to me have ADHD, so I’m very interested to see what it’s like for them. What’s going on inside their head. I really hope this book will give me just that.

Besides this, A List of Cages sounds like it’s going to be a beautiful but heart-wrenching story, and I can’t wait to pick it up.

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The Jingle Bell Tag

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IT’S CHRISTMAS! Christmas is my favorite time of year, I love the lights, the music, the food, the coziness, etc. I think I might love everything about it. You can imagine how happy I was when Holly @ Nut Free Nerd tagged me in The Jingle Bell tag, which is created by Richard @ The Humpo Show.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor encyclopedia of early earth“All I Want For Christmas Is You…” | What book do you want to see under the Christmas Tree?
As I mentioned in last week’s TTT, we don’t celebrate Christmas with presents. I did participate in 2 secret santa gift exchanges, but I think the postman might hate me because nothing has arrived 😦
However, if I celebrated Christmas with presents I’d love to get The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg! I’ve recently read The One Hundred Nights of Hero, the companion novel to this one, and I absolutely adored it, so I would love to pick this one up too! The cover also looks very winter-y to me, so it’d be a perfect Christmas present (:
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“Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time…” | What book that you have read this year have you enjoyed the most?
This is such a hard question! I have read so many amazing books in 2016 and I’m unable to
pick just 1, so I decided to copy Holly and pick 3 books instead (which was hard enough in itself): Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine, Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand, and The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon.

Elf | WhatAfbeeldingsresultaat voor arthur and the minimoys book book unleashes your inner child?
I’m going to cheat a little here again and pick 2 books, a Dutch one, because I grew up reading a lot of Dutch books from the library, and an ‘international’ one, so you guys might recognize it. The Dutch book I’m going with is Dolfje Weerwolfje by Paul van Loon. This is a whole series of books which is about a kid turning into a werewolf and I used to LOVE
them!
The international one is Arthur and the Minimoys by Luc Besson. This was the first book series I was actually obsessed with. I remember finishing the first book and going to the library the same day to pick up the other books in the series.

“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” | Which book has the most festive look
to it?
I only own 1 festive book, and that’s Let it Snow by Lauren Myracle, John Green, Maureen
Johnson. I loved reading it last year, and I vowed to read more festive books this year, but then #DiversityDecBingo came along and I kind of forgot all about it.

The Grinch | Your favourite villain…
Hmm… Even though I really love all the villains from Rick Riordan’s books, I have to go with Levana from The Lunar Chronicles. She’s just such a good villain, and I loved to hate her! Just talking about her makes me want to reread the books.

The Holiday | Name your favourite TWO couples…Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)
This might be a very unpopular opinion, but I don’t love romance in books. Sure, I like reading a cute contemporary from time to time, but I never get really invested in the romance. Maybe it’s incredibly pessimistic, but I always think ‘sure, they’ve survived 2
weeks as a couple in this book, but what about after that?’.
Maybe this is exactly why Winter and Jacin from The Lunar Chronicles are my all time favorite couple. They’ve known each other and been best friends since they were babies, fell in love, gone through so much together, etc. They’re one of the only couples I just know are going to last forever ❤

Gerelateerde afbeeldingWhat book would you like to give as a present to your followers?
I’m kind of going back to my answer for question 1 for this answer, because I’d love to give everyone a copy of The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg! It’s not the kind of book a lot of people would pick up on their own, but I’m convinced 99% of you would adore this book. Plus, just look at that cover! Wouldn’t something that looks like that make the perfect Christmas present?

So, that were my answers. I’m not going to tag anyone, because I think the time to do Christmas-sy tags might be over, but if you want to do this tag, please do!

I hope you guys will have a wonderful Christmas, filled with love. If you don’t celebrate it, I hope you’ll have an incredible day. Happy holidays ❤

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Review: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

Title: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No NormalMs. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

Author: G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona
Genres: Comics, Graphic Novel, Young Adult

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Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation!

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, Jersey!

It’s history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and beloved artist Adrian Alphona (RUNAWAYS)! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.

Review: Timekeeper by Tara Sim

★★★★/5 stars

I have to admit that I have never read a comic before, and I haven’t even seen any superhero movies. Okay, I might have seen one of the Batman movies once, but that’s about it. I just can’t see myself liking them, because there’s often not much of a story line, and a lot action that feels unnecessary. That being said, I actually rather liked Ms. Marvel.

I picked this one up because a lot of my friends raved about this one, and one of my favorite TV-show characters (Alex Dunphy from Modern Family) has a poster of the comic hanging on her wall. When I noticed this, I just knew I had to pick this one up.

Ms. Marvel follows Kamala Kahn, a Muslim teen with traditional parents living in Jersey City. She is bored with her life, longs for more freedom than her parents give her, and dreams to be as extraordinary as the Avenger she idolizes, Captain Marvel. After secretly attending a party, she develops superpowers, and soon figures out that this thing she thought would solve all her problems, only makes her life a lot more complicated.

What I liked:

  • Kamala was a very fun and relatable heroine.
  • There were a lot of fun side characters.
  • The artwork is gorgeous!
  • It definitely made me want to pick up more comics in the future.
  • Diversity!!

What I didn’t like:

  • Because I’m so used to reading normal books and getting lost in a story for hours, reading a comic in 20 minutes was very unsatisfying. I craved more. But I guess that’s the point of comics, right?
  • Even though I loved reading about a Muslim family, it felt very stereotypical.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one, and I hope I’ll be able to pick up the next one soon!

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WoW: The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz

Title: The The Gallery of Unfinished GirlsGallery of Unfinished Girls
Author: Lauren Karcz
Publication date: July 25th 2017
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Mercedes Moreno is an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasn’t been able to paint anything worthwhile since her award-winning piece Food Poisoning #1 last year.

Her lack of inspiration might be because her abuela is lying comatose in faraway Puerto Rico after suffering a stroke. Or the fact that Mercedes is in love with her best friend, Victoria, but is too afraid to admit her true feelings.

Despite Mercedes’s creative block, art starts to show up in unexpected ways. A piano appears on her front lawn one morning, and a mysterious new neighbor invites Mercedes to paint with her at the Red Mangrove Estate.

At the Estate, Mercedes can create in ways she never has before. She can share her deepest secrets and feel safe. But Mercedes can’t take anything out of the Estate, including her new-found clarity. As her life continues to crumble around her, the Estate offers more solace than she could hope for. But Mercedes can’t live both lives forever, and ultimately she must choose between this perfect world of art and truth and a much messier reality.

wowI think the synopsis says it all here. I adore books with F/F romances, but the fact that it also features art and family relationships makes it sound absolutely perfect! And it sounds a bit magical realism-ish? Sign. Me. Up.

I do have to be honest with you and say that I really don’t like the cover. I’m a big fan of those pastel cutesy contemporary covers, but the fact that it might have something to do with the art in the book makes it a lot better. However, if I didn’t know this book and saw it somewhere in a bookstore, I probably wouldn’t have picked it up. Thank God for Goodreads, right?

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TTT: Books I’d Love To Get For Christmas

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

So, this week’s TTT topic is ‘Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree’. I feel incredibly weird about this, because in my family we never celebrate Christmas with presents. We go to church, have dinner on both Christmas days (fun fact: in The Netherlands we have 2 days of Christmas) and that’s about it. Of course this is fun too, and I love spending time with my family, but I do get a bit jealous when I see those big stacks of books people get for Christmas. I’m only human, after all.

However, I am doing a secret santa with 2 friends this year, so I will be getting a few books! Yay!

Anyway, let’s move to the books that I’d love to magically appear under our Christmas tree!

Even though I could probably have filled this one with a lot of 2017 releases, because I seriously can’t wait for a lot of them to come out and I wouldn’t mind getting a copy already, I decided against it. Last week’s TTT was all about that, and I don’t want to get repetitive, so this one is filled with books I’ve been wanting for a while.

The Song of Achilles is one that has been recommended to me loads of times, but I’ve never really been temped to pick it up. I took ancient-Greek in high school, and we had to translate the story of the Trojan war and it. was. hell. Did you know that Homer writes very bloody death scenes? Anyway, I finally put this one on my Christmas list this year and I’m hoping I’ll love it!

The reason why I want The Encyclopedia of Early Earth and Ms. Marvel vol. 2 is basically the same thing: I read the first one (or in the Ecyclopedia’s case, the 2nd one) in these series this month and I loved them, so I desperately want to pick up these ones!

As for the other ones, they’re books that I’ve seen talked about a lot on Twitter and AHH they sounded so good! ❤ I desperately want to read them in 2017.

So tell me, what are some books that are on your Christmas wishlist?

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The Struggles of Being an International Booklover Part 1

First of all, I want to warn you guys about how whiny this blogpost probably is going to be. There are a lot of amazing things about the bookish community, and I’m extremely grateful to be apart of it, but this isn’t going to be a blogpost about that. That’ll be for another time.

I have never been unhappy about not living in the USA until I joined the bookish community. Being an international booklover comes with a lot of struggles, and I thought it might be fun to discuss those today, since I know a lot of you can probably relate.

Also, while I was writing everything down I noticed how incredibly long this post was getting, so I decided to split it up in a few parts!

Shipping
This first one might be the most obvious one: the shipping. And I’m talking about the sending things somewhere shipping, and not the ‘wanting certain characters to end up together’-thing, because that doesn’t suck. That’s amazing.
Anyway, because most bookish companies are based in the US you have to pay huge amounts of money to have the stuff shipped to you. For example: I heard about the bookoutlet black friday sale, got super excited, and tried to order a bunch of books. The books were $30, which was a great deal for about 10 books. The shipping was $90.

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The same thing happens with a lot of bookish shops. I once tried to order bookish candles from Etsy, and the shipping was $50. That’s just a tad too much for me.

Bookish Events
Most amazing bookish events like BEA, BookCon, Yallfest, etc. are in the UK and USA. Am I able to buy plane tickets to go to these countries just for the events? No. Will I ever be able to go to a bookish event? Probably not. Am I just going to live through other people’s vlogs and tweets about being at these events? Definitely.

Print ARCs
You know when you watch those booktube videos where these popular booktubers get loads of free books? Or when you scroll through a bookhaul from a popular book blogger, they have some of those upcoming releases you’ve been dying to read, for free?
When you live in America or the UK ARCs are something you can work towards. I see it kind of as a reward for putting so much time into your blog. “You’ve written over a hundred blogposts now, and you have built up a small following. Here, you deserve a free book.” This, of course, is pretty great. But when you’re an international bookblogger, you have no chance of getting print ARCs.
And while I’m in no way blogging for the ‘free books’, it would still be great to at least be able to get them.

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Digital ARCs
This one very much relates to the previous one, because when I read some posts about ARCs and realized that there was no way of me getting my hands on print ARCs, I steered towards websites like Netgalley and Edelweiss. You’d think that sending an eARC to an international problem wouldn’t be a problem, right? Well, WRONG. My requests on both Netgalley and Edelweiss often get denied solely because I don’t live in the UK or USA. And I still don’t really get this.

So, this is all for today! Tell me, are you an international booklover who struggles with the same things? Are there any other things you struggle with? Let me know!

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