Play It Cool, Guys Vol. 2 by Kokone Nata {Manga Review}

Play It Cool, Guys Vol. 2 by Kokone Nata (Play It Cool Guys / Cool Doji Danshi #2) Publisher: Yen Press Release Date: June 29, 2021 Pages: 196 Available through Bookshop Translator: Amanda Haley / Lettering: Lys Blakeslee Summary: They’re so goofy, they’re cool. Warm-up’s over. Easy mode may be off now, but nothing’s impossible … Continue reading Play It Cool, Guys Vol. 2 by Kokone Nata {Manga Review}

The Ghosts Of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero Review

The Ghosts Of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero Publisher: Peachtree Teen Release Date: May 10, 2022 Pages: 452 Available through Bookshop & The Book Depository Cover artist: Isabel Ibañez Summary: Magic will burn you up. Sent to stay with her aunt in Prague and witness the humble life of an artist, Ilana Lopez—a biracial Jewish girl—finds … Continue reading The Ghosts Of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero Review

Squire by Nadia Shammas & Sara Alfageeh Review {Graphic Novel}

Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas Publisher: Quill Tree Books (HarperTeen) Release Date: March 8, 2022 Pages: 336 Available through Bookshop Summary: Aiza has always dreamt of becoming a Knight. It's the highest military honor in the once-great Bayt-Sajji Empire, and as a member of the subjugated Ornu people, Knighthood is her only path … Continue reading Squire by Nadia Shammas & Sara Alfageeh Review {Graphic Novel}

Blog Essay: ‘Heartstopper’ by Alice Oseman // Examining Artwork and impact of Visual Storytelling

Heartstopper (2018) by Alice Oseman tells the story of Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player who meet at their all-boys grammar school. Where a friendship soon turns into something more. As a NYT & USA Bestseller, alongside accolades of YALSA Selections, an ABA Pick, among reading countless words … Continue reading Blog Essay: ‘Heartstopper’ by Alice Oseman // Examining Artwork and impact of Visual Storytelling

Are Book Bloggers Relevant in the Era Of Booktok? {Blog Discussion}

What began as a simple question in response to this New York Times article from 2021 discussing how Booktok has quickly risen to prominence in publishing distinguishing itself for impacting not only buzz for new (and backlist) books, but showcasing it with literal sales, it made me wonder: Is my blog even relevant anymore? 24hryabookblog … Continue reading Are Book Bloggers Relevant in the Era Of Booktok? {Blog Discussion}

A cozy month of Reading, Book Buying & Productivity | Reading Diary pt. 1

This first month of 2022 was surprisingly productive for me which was a kind of a shock because recently these past couple months have felt a bit repetitive for me with quarantining, blogging, and thinking more about my mental health. However its also been a deeply emotional month with accepting the recent loss of my … Continue reading A cozy month of Reading, Book Buying & Productivity | Reading Diary pt. 1

Where’s All The Book-to-Video Game Adaptations? {Book Blog Discussion}

It's no surprise that I'm eager to see book adaptations break the mold when it comes to the medium in which they are told (you can read my discussion on Animation, here). So when I read adult SFF author Alix E. Harrow's Tweet wondering why more books aren't being adapted into video games, there was … Continue reading Where’s All The Book-to-Video Game Adaptations? {Book Blog Discussion}

Book Blogger Resources: Creating Graphics For Posts and Organizing Your Reading

In 2021 a goal of mine is to bring bookish posts that helps other book bloggers and creators by sharing lists of various resources to alleviate the stress when your unsure of how to create your next graphic, organize your reading, making posts, etc. Book Bloggers put in numerous hours into crafting content and I'd … Continue reading Book Blogger Resources: Creating Graphics For Posts and Organizing Your Reading