Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Weekly Wrap-Up: 4/17 – 4/23/17

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Happy Sunday bookworms!

I know I have been fairly scarce this month, but traveling out of town for the past 3 weekends + the blog redesign has really put me behind on things around here.  I hope you all will keep being patient with me as I play a little catch up.  I promise I am going to knock your socks off in May 🙂

Let’s see what I had going on this week, shall we?

*Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, what I will be reading next, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.

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Features, Memes, Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: LGBTQ+ Reads

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Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!

T5W is a weekly meme is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes.  You can visit the Goodreads T5W group for more info.

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This week’s theme is…

April 19th: Favorite LGBTQ+ Reads
–Talk about your favorite books that feature LGBTQ+ characters or are by LGBTQ+ authors.

I decided for this topic, I would be featuring books with LGBTQ+ main characters, as opposed to secondary & supporting characters.  I will admit that books that feature LGBTQ+ main characters has been a big gap in my reading.  I have made a conscious effort to change this over the past year.

Here are a few books with LGBTQ+ main characters that I would recommend…

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Book Events, Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Book Event: 2017 Ohioana Book Festival + Book Haul

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On Saturday April 8th, I attended the 10th annual Ohioana Book Festival.  This event takes place in Columbus Ohio (about 1-1.5 hours north of where I live) every year, and focuses on featuring & promoting Ohio authors.

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Continue on to read about my experience, which books I hauled, and which author I had an “awkward encounter” with…

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Wrap Ups & Hauls

Weekly Wrap-Up: 4/10 – 4/16/17

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Happy Sunday bookworms!

Happy Easter to those who celebrate!  Also, Chag sameach to all who celebrate Passover!

  My family and I left on Thursday for a little holiday weekend getaway in northern Ohio at my parent’s home on Lake Erie.  We’ve been enjoying some good weather, good food, and lots of wonderful family time with my side of the family.  It is always nice to slow down and recharge.  Unfortunately it’s back to reality tomorrow.

I took a little unplanned hiatus this week from the blog, and for once I didn’t feel guilty about it at all.  I think all the stress of redesigning my blog burned me out a bit, so it was nice to take a little break.  Plus I never get much accomplished when prepping for a family vacation, so it was the perfect excuse to take a step back and not stress about getting posts up.

Despite my absence around the blogosphere, it has given me some time to work on some upcoming projects & posts.  Fear not, I’ll be around this week 🙂

 Let’s see what I had going on this past week…

*Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, what I will be reading next, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.

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Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Weekly Wrap-Up: 4/3 – 4/9/17

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Happy Sunday bookworms!

As some of you may remember, I have been considering redesigning my blog for a while now.  I am happy to report that I made a lot of progress with this over the weekend.  My biggest hurdle was creating a blog header.  After many long hours, I finally designed a new header that I absolutely love.  And guess what?  I am revealing it to you all today in my wrap-up…

Go on, you know you are dying to see what I’ve come up with…

*Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, what I will be reading next, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.

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