end of the year book tag 2018!

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I can’t believe it’s December! The best month of the year! (I might be a tad biased because my birthday is in December but also I am essentially the spirit of Christmas all year round, so in December my TRUE FORM becomes visible.) And you know another great thing that starts happening in December? BOOK LISTS.

I saw Regan from Peruse Project do this book tag a little while ago and I thought, yes! I can do that too! I think it’s meant to be done in autumn rather than, say, at the beginning of December but WHATEVER THOR I DO WHAT I WANT. Let’s take a look at my reading plans for the end of the year and also start pining for some 2019 releases! This tag was originally created by Ariel Bissett.

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unboxing: book box club august 2018!

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Time for another unboxing! This is the August Book Box Club box, and the theme was Tech Tribes.*

Book Box Club sends you one new YA release each month along with 4 -6 bookish goodies that fit that month’s theme. Every box comes with an invitation to the online Book Box Club book group, which hosts a monthly chat with the author of the selected book.

Let’s get into it!

*I am never super comfy using the word tribe, because of the colonial and other negative connotations involved when not being used by Native American people about themselves. While I am a white person and can’t speak with any authority on the impact of the term, I want to listen when people of colour speak to that effect. Wikipedia has a quick overviewΒ and there’s a transcript of an NPR conversation about the term here. (This note all paraphrased as I understand it.)

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Unboxing: Book Box Club September 2017

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Back at YALC this summer, I met the lovely Libby and Kate, who run Book Box Club, a UK-based YA book subscription box, and signed up on the day.

Book Box Club sends you one new YA release each month along with 4 -6 bookish goodies that fit that month’s theme. Every box comes with an invitation to the online Book Box Club book group, which hosts a monthly chat with the author of the selected book.

The September box was their one year anniversary box and the theme was Outlaws – let’s get into it!

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Unboxing: FairyLoot August 2017!

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You know what’s a good day? Book box arrival day! My August FairyLootΒ arrived a couple of days before I was expecting it, which was a p great way to kick off the bank holiday weekend.

If you’re not familiar with FairyLoot, it’s a YA fantasy monthly book subscription box that comes with one new YA fantasy release and a selection of other bookish things, all fitting a monthly theme. August’s theme wasΒ Otherworlds (which, like, be still my tiny Narnia-loving heart). Let’s get into it!

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