5 Ways to Support Typhoon Relief in the Philippines | #BooksForPHRelief

This isn’t the post I originally planned for today, but it didn’t feel right to carry on with my posting schedule like it was any normal Sunday. 2020 has been difficult for nearly everyone, and it feels like we’ve all become accustomed to the absolute chaos that is the news cycle. There’s so much happening all the time and sadly a lot of important topics slip through the cracks.

The Philippines have been ravaged by four typhoons in a matter of weeks, including the world’s most powerful storm of the year. The regions in the north are seeing the worst floods in the last 45 years, leaving villages underwater, people stranded on rooftops, whole cities without running water or electricity. Villages already decimated by storms earlier this month were hit again. And all of this is happening during a pandemic.

So many people in the book blogging community live in the Philippines, and it’s been heartbreaking to see them working tirelessly to raise awareness and ask for help. Please take a few minutes to read about how you can help and raise awareness.

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2020 Bookish Jazz Awards Nominees: Vote now for your favorite books!

Welcome to the second annual Bookish Jazz Awards! πŸŽ‰ Designed to actually give readers their voice to determine the “best” reads of the year, the goal of these awards is to recognize all of the amazing stories we got to read this year!

πŸ† Related: Read more about the history of the awards & why they were created!

I am so excited to reveal the nominations to you all! And now YOU get to vote for YOUR favorites – which ones will make it to the semi-final round? It is up to you!

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October Adventure Log: a month in review

Did October come and go like a fever dream for anyone else? I am so disappointed because I feel like I didn’t get to experience Spooky Season to its fullest potential.

The weather is finally beginning to cool a bit here in Southern California though, and the last week of October finally felt like Fall. It’s a shame that palm trees don’t change leaves, though!

But with a new month, it’s time to wrap-up everything October! My post format has changed a bit this month, so read on to hear all about what I read and hauled, and much more!

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7 Perfect Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

I don’t know about you, but my family always struggles with what to get their not-so-little bookworm for the holidays. They never seem to know which books to buy me, or worse… I wind up with multiples of the same book. I thought I’d put together a list of perfect gift ideas for book lovers that goes beyond the book light, bookmarks, and candles which typically make up these kinds of lists (no shade).

2020 has flown by and while it feels rather early to think towards the holiday season, the pandemic and USPS delays have created a perfect storm. It’s more important than ever to shop early to ensure adequate stock and shipping time!

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The Bookish Jazz Awards: nominate your favorite YA & Adult books of the year!

Welcome to the second annual Bookish Jazz Awards! πŸŽ‰ Established in 2019 as the Bookish Reader’s Choice Awards, the awards are designed to give readers their voice to determine the “best” reads of the year unlike the Goodreads awards. It’s our time as readers to celebrate all the amazing books published this year – both YA and Adult – across all genres!

Nominate your favorite 2020 books for the Bookish Jazz Awards

The 2020 Bookish Jazz Award Season is now open and accepting YOUR nominations for the best books of the year! Nominations across genres for both YA and adult books will be accepted until November 10, 2020…. so what are you waiting for?

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