Fantasy has always been a favorite genre of mine. From Percy Jackson to Children of Blood and Bone, I read it all. Maybe you want some good YA (and MG) fantasy, maybe you just want to compare our tastes, but here are my top 10 Favorite Fantasies (in no particular order) . . .Living, Loving, and Reading on February 1, 2021
Can I just start by saying holy crap, it’s been a year, because holy crap, it’s been a year.
First of all, thank you guys SO MUCH! For all your comments, tags, discussions and compliments. And friendships I guess (I’m kidding!). This post is going to be just a huge messy pile of thank you’s and emotions and all that stuff, so let’s get into it.
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- Encouraged me to read more diverse and #OwnVoices books, which has helped me learn a lot about other cultures & backgrounds.
- Helped me find books in which I can see myself in (THE BEST FEELING EVER). I absolutely love reading about South Asian characters in my favorite books.
- Allowed me to become friends with so many awesome people. Discussing (read; screaming) about my favorite books with you all is the best thing ever (You guys are amazing).
- Supported my writing, whether it be regular ol’ blog posts, book reviews, or my actual stories. This blog was good practice for finding my own writing voice and style.
- Given me a basic artistic sense. Because creating headers, logos, graphics is kinda hard. And I’m not that great at it yet, but I’ve definitely improved since my days of hot pink backgrounds and hard to read calligraphy-esque fonts.
- Educated me on topics and issues that I didn’t know a lot about before, like intersectional feminism, the importance of diversity and representation, mental illness, sexual assault/harassment and more.
- A 2021 Wrap-Up: Reading, Blogging, Stats & Reflections
- Discussion: What Do You Think About Banned Book Lists?
- ARC Review: City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn + Moodboard
- Review: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong + Playlist
- An Interview with Mariko Turk, Author of ‘The Other Side of Perfect’
- Review: Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
This is going to be really long, but please know that if you’re reading this post right now, I’m immensely grateful.
Lia, thank you for being my first follower and continuing to support me today. Phoenix, I love having long chats in the comments with you over books and TV shows, thank you for being one of my first friends in the blogosphere. Rachel, your introductions are freaking iconic, and your posts are always so entertaining and creative (your Six of Crows related ones hold a special place in my heart). Cherelle, your comments are seriously the sweetest to read, and your blog is flawless. Anoushka, you are the most supportive person, and your posts are hilarious. Amanda, you are a huge inspiration, I adore your reviews and diverse book recommendations. Kaya, talking books with you is so fun, and I really enjoy your book hauls and lists.
Ahaana, you were always there to answer my questions and I love reading your stunning blog. Emily, I absolutely love your writing style and your discussion posts are always so thought-provoking. April, your posts are absolutely hilarious, thank you for commenting and being the nicest person ever. Maya, you are so sweet to me and your blog aesthetic is stunning, thanks for being my friend! Rania, screaming about The Aurora Cycle with you is the best, and I hope to interact with you more often again! Trisha, I also haven’t talked to you in a while but buddy reading and discussing ARCs with you was so fun. Nikitha, your blog design is so cool and unique and I love reading your posts. Madeline, your book recommendations are always fantastic, and I love how consistently you post. Jan, I hope your hiatus has been relaxing, and I adored your Trends in YA discussion post, I thought it was so interesting.
Riddhi, your dedication to blogging is mindblowing and I applaud how you support so many blogs (including mine! Your interview really helped me!). Abby, I’m so glad you’re back, and your book recommendations are always so good! Sarah, your reviews are always so detailed and thoughtful, and your comments are so sweet, I hope you’re doing well! Ashmita, everything about your blog is amazing, from your graphics to your book reviews, thanks for supporting mine! Georgia, your dedication to your blog is so admirable and your posting is so consistent, please teach me your ways. Ariel, I love your creative posts (and also the fact that you read Perfect on Paper after I recommended it to you means a ton haha). Maria, your posts are so creative and your discussions are always written really well.
Joy, I love your blog and your bookmark and notebook designs are so pretty! Aanya, you are so accomplished (publishing a book at 13!! HOW?). Susana, I haven’t seen you in a while, but you were always so kind to me, thank you. Maddie, thank you so much for your awesome book recommendations (I probably wouldn’t have found The Girls I’ve Been without you, and now it’s one of my favorites). Kayla, I hope you’ve been doing good, and talking about An Ember in the Ashes and Renegades with you meant a lot to me! Lotus, thank you so much for your sweet comments, your posts are so good! Nehal, your blog is so funny and relatable, thanks for supporting me! Caro, I just started following you a while ago, and you’re so nice and have an incredible blog, thank you!
It’s been a year, so I think it’s about time that I get some feedback. You can find the form here.