FOLLOW ALONG: Kingdom Cold Blog Tour (ft. schedule)

FOLLOW ALONG: Kingdom Cold Blog Tour (ft. schedule)

As a diverse book blogger, nothing makes me happier than supporting diverse titles and being able to get these books into the hands of passionate readers – which is why I feel incredibly honored to be organizing a blog tour for Brittni Chenelle’s most recent novel, Kingdom Cold, where most of the characters are Black or Asian.

One other thing to be excited about is that this is the first ever creative blog tour hosted by Caffeine Book Tours. Because this will be a creative blog tour, you can definitely expect wonderfully unusual content from a bunch of creative, amazing bloggers!

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Quick Kindle Steals (Vol 2): Books you can buy for $2.99 or less (ft. YARC recommendations!)

Quick Kindle Steals (Vol 2): Books you can buy for $2.99 or less (ft. YARC recommendations!)

The essence of Quick Kindle Steals is pretty simple and straightforward: hunt down any number of discounted (preferably $2.99 or less) or free e-books (either permanently or time-limited prices) and share these finds on my blog. Hopefully, doing this will help introduce struggling readers, such as myself, to more titles that they can afford!

This isn’t a weekly feature, but I lurk around Amazon so frequently that I’ll definitely be doing more volumes of this! I also make Twitter threads about limited-time Kindle deals so be sure to follow me on Twitter and check out the #QuickKindleSteals hashtag. Also, please take note that you need to have the free Kindle app installed in your device before purchasing any of these books.

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Unveiling the cover for Secondhand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth (ft. an INT’L giveaway!)

Unveiling the cover for Secondhand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth (ft. an INT’L giveaway!)

Today marks an extremely special day about a book that’s personally close to my heart. If y’all have been following my blog before it rebranded into the golden brown, sunflower-filled space it is today, then the title Secondhand Origin Stories might strike a familiar chord to you. I’ve gushed and lovingly screamed about this wonderfully diverse literary gem on more than one occasion. In fact, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to organize a blog tour for this book, the #SHOSPH blog tour with a huge bunch of talented, passionate bloggers.

There are honestly so many aspects in Secondhand Origin Stories (written by the amazing Lee Blauersouth) that I absolutely love — its family-centered superhero plot, its remarkable bluntness in tackling social issues, its heartwarming portrayal of friendship and loyalty among a diverse group of superpowered teenagers, and the list stretches interminably. With that said, I am genuinely overjoyed to inform all of you that Lee Blauersouth’s self-published YA debut is celebrating its first year! Yep, today marks the first book birthday of Secondhand Origin Stories.

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Spotlight: Author Ja-Mel Vinson on his debut novel, Dreamer

Spotlight: Author Ja-Mel Vinson on his debut novel, Dreamer

Hello, Ja-Mel! Thank you very much for agreeing to have an interview with me! I am very, very excited to have you here today. As a debut author, I’m sure that a lot of people are curious about your work, your journey as a writer, and of course, you as a person outside of writing. Let’s kick this off with a few questions about yourself, yes?

What are three fast facts about yourself that most of your readers might not know yet?

I’m hard-of-hearing (mild-to-moderate in my left, and moderate-to-profound in my right) and didn’t get my first hearing aid till 6.

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SIGN UP: Creative blog tour for Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle

SIGN UP: Creative blog tour for Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle

Hi hey hello! I haven’t really been blogging in a while (and it sincerely feels like it’s been forever), but I am very, very excited to finally announce a little something today: the second blog tour from Caffeine Book Tourswith a bit of a twist. Does that sound intriguing? Well, keep on reading! (Or, you know, keep reading so we can all drool over the unbelievably gorgeous cover together.)

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YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in March!

YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in March!

A new month means the start of another monthly link-up for the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019. Yay!

If you’re currently participating in this fun reading challenge, then use this post to share all the Asian books you read for the month of March. I’m sure everyone, including me, is interested in which titles you picked up! Plus, read on to find fun challenge prompts and book recommendations (that just might help you with those prompts).

On the other hand, if this is your first time to hear about YARC 2019, then read on anyway and learn how you can join in on all the fun!

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How to charge into a book sale like a warrior (ft. NBS Cubao Book Blowout 2019)

How to charge into a book sale like a warrior (ft. NBS Cubao Book Blowout 2019)

With three major book sales happening simultaneously in February, this month really tested my discipline and self-control both as a reader and as a college student on a budget. And I’m sure a lot of Filipino readers in the Metro Manila area can relate to the struggle of resisting the temptation* to bleep it and run into these sales with our eyes hungry (for books!), our little reader hearts bursting with excitement, and our protesting wallets fully open.

Personally, I was overwhelmed by the grandeur and wonderful chaos of it all. As I type this blog post, my Twitter feed still features book haul photos from these sales and posts decorated with relevant hashtags, namely, #NBSsale (for the huge book blowout in National Bookstore’s Cubao Superbranch), #PBClearanceSale (for the Powerbooks clearance sale aka another NBS sale in disguise), and #BigBadWolfBooksPH (for the massive 24/7 book sale by Big Bad Wolf Books). Likewise, other Filipino book bloggers have shared their experiences. Kyra and Nikki @ Book Allure and Erica @ Living a Hundred Lives have both recounted their trips to the BBW sale. Meanwhile, Ella @ The Bookish Goddess attended all three (we stan a book sale queen!).

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