The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

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Title: The Weight of the Stars

Author: K. Ancrum

Publisher: Imprint

Number of Pages: 384

Language: English

 

 

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Ryann Bird dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the wrong side of town. So Ryann becomes her circumstances and settles for acting out and skipping school to hang out with her delinquent friends.

One day she meets Alexandria: a furious loner who spurns Ryann’s offer of friendship. After a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm, the two misfits are brought together despite themselves—and Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria’s mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system.

Every night without fail, Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And its up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more . . .

In K. Ancrum’s signature poetic style, this slow-burn romance will have you savoring every page.

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Book Unhaul

Hi, friends! Today’s post is kind of part II of something I shared with you in October of last year: the reason I was unhauling my books. Truth is, there are plenty of reasons for someone to want to get rid of books (that may be shocking for some of us, bookworms) and lately, I’ve been feeling suffocated with my filled shelves. I wanna get more empty space, not only to fill it with books I truly love, but also for the sake of having empty space. It feels really refreshing, believe me!

Click here to know why i’m unhauling my books!

So I’m sharing with you all the books I don’t want anymore. Some of these are no longer on my shelves, because I’ve either given them away or sold them, but others are, and they’re on their way of leaving.

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Underworld by Melissa Jennings

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Title: Underworld

Author: Melissa Jennings

Publisher: KDP

Number of Pages: 122

Language: English

 

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In their second full-length poetry collection, Melissa Jennings illuminates what lies beneath the skin and the things that we carry with us in our daily lives. Underworld explores mental illness, identity, and the unspoken.

Content Warnings: anxiety, blood, death, depression, difficult parental relationships, dissociation, injury detail, panic attacks, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, trauma flashbacks, occasional strong language, occasional reference to misgendering and transphobia, occasional poem about misotheism.

Please see appendix for detailed page number content warnings.
Also, there is a list of organisations, charities, and helplines which provide mental health support. Please practice self-care while reading this collection.

I have received a physical copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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{blog tour} Graham’s Delicacies by Em Ali

Hi, friends! I haven’t done one of these in a while and I’m very, very happy to get back to it with this amazing book, Graham’s Delicacies, by Em Ali. I had heard wonders about the author’s previous work, Soft on Soft, which I haven’t had yet the opportunity of reading, but will definitely do, because Graham’s Delicacies was pure fluff in the format of a book! In this blog tour, I’ll share with you my thoughts on the book, as well as an aesthetic board AND an inspired-playlist 😍

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Title: Graham’s Delicacies

Author: Em Ali

Publisher: Blue Latte House

Number of Pages: 227

Language: English

 

 

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Goodreads

Six people and three love stories all in one bakery. 

Saccharine
Jen goes to work, agonizes over college, and looks forward to the stolen moments in the kitchen. There she can watch Emilie bake love into every morsel. Their delicate friendship takes a step towards a budding romance, but will Jen’s anxiety help them survive their first hurdle?

Delectable
James has never been kissed but he wants to be. Especially by his co-worker Sam, who he can’t talk to without turning into a little jerk. Sam is made of all the good stuff, but will James’ deepest insecurities allow him to kiss the boy?

Ravenous
Alex won’t let some foodie with a video camera bash their beloved bakery, even if it means to be petty. Except they’re nowhere ready for Yujin, the one who got away and is now romancing them. Will Alex’s pride let them see the gold heart the bashful king hides?

I received an e-arc from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

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The Stages of Accepting a Book (You Know You Won’t Enjoy)

Hi, bookworm friends! So, we’re here today, together in this place, to celebrate my birthday. It is true, my person today completes twenty years of existence. Or, as I’d rather say, twenty-teen, because I am having a hard time accepting I am, indeed, out of my teen years. For today, I’ve decided to prepare a post that is a little different than usual. So, what do bookworms usually get on their birthdays? (hint: they have pages, they tell a story, and they start with b and end with ooks). I’m very fortunate to have been offered some books throughout the past years, and some of them were books I was excitedly looking forward to, others were pleasant surprises, but others … I’d rather forget about them, really. But today’s post is all about them: how do we react when we’re offered a book we know we really won’t enjoy??

Disclaimer: Like I’ve stated, I’m very thankful for all the books I’ve ever been offered, whether they later became my favourites or not. However, I’ve been given a handful of books that definitely aren’t my style. I’ve used those situations to depict an exaggeration for this post. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful.

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February Wrap Up

What’s Going On?

After how long January seemed to take, February passed in a blur, especially because it’s smaller anyway already. I went back to college for the second semester and I’m actually going crazy (and crying) with the amount of money I had to spend for the next months. And I had a little trouble finding an optional subject that could fit my schedule but I’m now having a class at another faculty (me, a languages student, studying strategic business lol – it’s actually the subject I’m enjoying the most). I’ve been tired every day lately, though, so I can try and do everything for school and keep up with every responsability, but everything is going kind of normal. And I’m proud of myself for keeping up with reading!! haha

Also, it was this month I finally started my own bookish business, so if you’re interested in a Sensitivity Reader, please check out this page!! I have an exciting thing going on but will need as much money as I can get in the meantime.

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Applying The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck To My Own Life

Hi, friends! What have you been up to? I’ve recently read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson – after having read half of his website – aaand, like what happens with most of the self-help books I’ve read, I was afraid I wouldn’t remember much of it in the long-term. I thought it would be a nice idea to write down the main thoughts of the book and then try to apply it to my own life – and then, even better, I thought I’d share it with you! 😀

So, as someone who has read lots of Manson’s articles (in a long, inspiring Sunday afternoon), I found the book to be quite predictable in what it would contain. Even more, two or three of the topics he covered on the book are actually on his website. Nonetheless, it wasn’t a waste of my time, since I enjoyed it a lot.

The title gives this idea that in order to be happy, we shouldn’t care about anything at all. It couldn’t be more wrong, since that’s practically impossible.  We all care about something. It could be school, family, friends, job, pets … anything. But there’s always something. And it’s rather about choosing what to care about, not about not caring. And seeing your life from a totally different perspective. 

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