Book Tour: Coming Back by Jessi Zabarsky | Review

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Coming Back by Jessi Zabarsky. I have high hopes for this one based on the colour scheme and artstyle of the cover! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Jessi Zabarsky and Random House for providing me with an ARC for this review.

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2022 Goals: Priority Series

Last year I didn’t have any specific goals for the year and I didn’t really like that. Like last year I wanted to read more series – finish more series – but didn’t pick a number or even series I wanted to focus on. This year I decided to do it differently: I want to finish 15 series this year AND I’ve come up with some priority series (hence the very creative title of this post lol).

So let’s get into the nitty gritty – I’ve picked five series I want to start and five series I want to finish. This will give me 5 “mood” series binges. Like I mentioned in my 2022 Reading Goals post, I plan to check in after every quarter to see how I’m doing – and hopefully I’m further along than I am right now lol.

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Book Tour: Bound by Firelight (Wickery #2) by Dana Swift | Author Interview

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Bound by Firelight by Dana Swift, Book 2 in the Wickery series. This series sounds amazing and I can’t wait to pick it up! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Dana Swift for taking the time to answer my questions – you can find the interview at the end of the post.

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ARC Review: A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad’s an Alcoholic by Mariko Kikuchi

Title: A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad’s an Alcoholic
Author: Mariko Kikuchi
Publisher: Seven Seas
Release Date: November 9th, 2021
Page Length: 144
Genre: Manga | Nonfiction | Autobiography
Age Range: Adult
Rating: 3.5⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

A moving autobiographical manga about her father’s alcoholism that inspired a critically acclaimed live-action film.

Mariko Kikuchi tells the painful story of her father’s alcoholism and her own journey through guilt to understanding her father’s illness. She rejects the common belief that family members can and should be forgiven for anything they do, no matter how much harm they cause. This powerful, self-contained autobiographical manga began as a web series that went viral, and inspired a critically acclaimed 2019 film in Japan.

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First Line Fridays | 7 January 2022

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

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Odds & Ends: 10 Bookish Goals for 2022

Last year I had goals, but never wrote them down so I ended up forgetting them or just having vague ideas in mind. This year, I knew I had to make a post so I can check in quarterly to make sure I actually keep it up. I anticipate that these goals will be tweeked as we check in each time too lol. So let’s get into them!

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Book Tour: The Chosen One: A First-Generation Ivy League Odyssey by Echo Brown | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for The Chosen One: A First-Generation Ivy League Odyssey by Echo Brown. When I first found out about this book, I knew it was one I would want to read. And don’t get me started on how much I love that cover! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

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Book Tour: Honest June by Tina Wells | Mini Review

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Honest June by Tina Wells. I saw the illustrated cover and knew I had to read it! Then I read what it was about and I was even more intrigued! I’m always up for a bit of magic in my contemporary middle grades.

Thank you to Tina Wells and Random House Books for Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for this review.

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