WHAT ARE YOU READING WEDNESDAYS #WAYRW 112

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature here on It’s A Reading Thing. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog in the comments section as well. You can grab the image above or create your own, just please make sure you link back to IART as the host for this meme.

How to participate:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

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  1. A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal
  2. “Even today, I can recall the feeling of something attempting to put thoughts in my mind or look into my consciousness. “
  3. This is set in a world where there is an outbreak of a rare virus that turns people into gloamings aka vampires. I’ll pass, thank you.

How about you? What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments ❤

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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Hispanic Heritage Month | #LatinxBookBingo and #LatinxAthon TBRs

Hi friends! It’s been a bit since my last post. I do apologize for that, work has been overwhelmingly busy. I’m not going to go into a life update though, I’ll do that in a video sometime this weekend. Right now, I’m excited to share my reading plans for Hispanic Heritage Month which will run from September 15th to October 15th. Usually I approach this challenge just by reading Latinx authors as much as possible. However, this year there are two Latinx readathons that are making their debut that I’m super excited to participate in. First I’ll share the information for both readathons and then I’ll share my TBR with you.

Latinx Book Bingo – This will run for the entirety of Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a bingo board based challenge that looks like so much fun. I can’t wait to see how many bingos I can manage to complete.

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LatinxAthon – The LatinxAthon is a week long reading challenge that will run from September 22nd to September 29th. There are five challenges.

1. VOICES Read a book featuring an Indigenous or Afro-Latinx MC or written by an Indigenous or Afro-Latinx author.

2. PRIDE Read a book featuring a queer Latinx MC or written by a queer Latinx author.

3. ROOTS Read a translated book or a book featuring more than one language (i.e. with a bilingual MC).

4. HERITAGE Read a book written by an author from a non-Spanish speaking Latin American country (or heritage).

5. LATINIDAD Read the group book, Itzá by Rios de la Luz.

Now let’s get into the books! I’m going to try my best to complete as many challenges as I can with my TBR that I had planned for Hispanic Heritage month. I’ll be sure to post some updates and let you know how my progress is going.

Click on the book title to go to the Goodreads page for each book to find out what it is about. I also created a shelf on my Goodreads page with the Latinx books I’d like to read that I will be selecting from if I manage to get through the following books.

Physical Books:

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The Land at the End of the World by Antonio Lobo Antunes

Wild Beauty by Anna Marie McLemore

The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Ebooks & Audiobooks:

Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Shadowshaper (Shadowshaper #1) by Daniel José Older

All That Followed by Gabriel Urza

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

That’s it! Those are my reading plans for Hispanic Heritage Month. If you have any recommendations to help me meet the challenges please let me know in the comments. Also, please let me know if you will be participating in any of the challenges I talked about here in this post.

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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WHAT ARE YOU READING WEDNESDAYS #WAYRW 111

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature here on It’s A Reading Thing. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog in the comments section as well. You can grab the image above or create your own, just please make sure you link back to IART as the host for this meme.

How to participate:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

 

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  1. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
  2. “Ray thought how good it would be to be able to ignore the politics of promotion, and simply focus on his job – a job he loved.”
  3. This book is set in the UK. I’d love to visit someday.

How about you? What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments ❤

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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N.E.W.T.S. | Week Two Update

Hey book nerds! I wanted to check in and let you know how my second week of the N.E.W.T.S. went. My work week was insanely busy but thanks again to audio-books I was able to stay on top of my reading goals. Here are the N.E.W.T.S. challenges I have completed and the ones I’m currently working on.

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Arithmacy:

  1. The Other Woman by Sandie Jones (ARC) – This one was a disappointment. My review will be going up soon.
  2. In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (Physical Book) – I really loved this one up until the end. My review will be going up soon.
  3. Giant Days Vol. 4 (Hoopla) – I love this graphic novel series so much. The art work is so colorful and the story line is entertaining.

Herbology:

  1. Giant Days Vol. 6 (Hoopla) – Again love love love this graphic novel series. 
  2. Giant Days Vol. 7 (Hoopla) – see above
  3. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur (eBook) – Although I connected with Kaur’s poems about introverts and depression, I found this collection very repetitive and boring. It just felt like a repeat of Milk and Honey which I was not a fan of to begin with either.

History of Magic:

  1. Short Stories from Hogwarts; of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling (eBook) – I enjoyed this glimpse back into the world of Hogwarts. It’s a collection of back stories into characters in the Harry Potter world. Some I enjoyed more than others, but overall it was a fun and quick read.

That’s where I ended this week as far as my N.E.W.T.S. go. I’m hoping I can keep up this momentum going into week three. Wish me luck!

Are you participating in the N.E.W.T.S.? Let me know down below in the comments section.

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!

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