2020 Bookish Jazz Awards Semi-Finalists!

I’m pleased to announce the semi-finalists for 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!

The Semi-Finalists

201 young adult and adult novels have made it to the semi-finals for the 2020 Jazzies! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to cast your votes, and congratulations to all of these books & the authors! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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2021 Ultimate Book Blogger / Reader Spreadsheet Template

We all know that I live by my lists as a very Type A personality. I made the first version of my Book Blogger and Reader Spreadsheet Template in July of 2018. Since then, I have updated and improved the template each year and made it available to anyone who wants it for free. (If you want to leave me a tip to support my work, please check out my ko-fi!)

As a note: this template began as a book blogging-centric tool but over the last three years I have made it available it has evolved. This spreadsheet can be used by anyone who reads – you don’t need to be a blogger! If you aren’t a book blogger, simply delete or hide the sheets that do not suit your needs.

You can access the spreadsheet template here!

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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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