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GraphicsAThon Round 4 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I’m back with another GraphicsAThon post and this time, I’m going to be featuring my TBR. Of course, I’m going to try to hit all of the prompts and get a full blackout on the bingo board. With that being said, I’m going to talk about the books I plan on reading and hope that I end up being able to get a full blackout so let’s get into my picks. 🙂

New-To-You Author

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For this one, I decided to go with Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smith. I don’t know anything about this book but it seems like it’s going to be great. I’ve never read anything by L.L. McKinney but I’ve heard of her so I’m excited to get to this one. 🙂

2021 Release

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For a 2021 release, I decided to go with The Sprite and the Gardener which I don’t know anything about but it seems like it’s going to be so cute. I know it’s marketed towards kids too but it seems like an adorable and short read.

Continue A Series

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For this one, I went with Exorsisters Volume 2 by Ian Boothby. I really enjoy this series and I can’t wait to continue it. It seems like it’s going to be a lot of fun and I absolutely adore this story to boot.

A Different Format

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This one is actually a re-read for me, but I saw that this has an audiobook. I’ve never listened to a graphic novel via audiobook so I think it’ll be something new. Plus this one hits multiple prompts if I end up not reading as much as I plan for.

Five-Star Prediction

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For this one, I went with Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks and Stones is an easy pick for me as I loved the first book in this series. I have this one on hold at the library and I’m super excited to get to it, finally. It’s easily one of my favorite graphic novel series so I knew I had to include it.

If it doesn’t end up coming off hold in time, I’m going to use One Of Those Days by Yehuda Devir as I already have a hold on this one.

A Host Rec

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For a “Host Rec,” I decided to go with Eat, and Love Yourself by Sweeney Boo. This is a book that Ellyn has recommended a lot and I knew I wanted to read it eventually. Of course, this is the perfect opportunity to finally read it. Plus my library actually has this one. 🙂

Non-UK/US Author

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For this one, I decided to go with a KU manga. I honestly don’t know much about this one but I think someone recommended it for love in the night. Since then, I’ve been eager to pick it up and what better time than now?

Indigenous Author

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For this one, I decided to go with Surviving The City by Tasha Spillett which I honestly don’t know much about. I’m excited to get to it though as it’s going to be my first graphic novel by an Indigenous Author which is exciting. If I don’t get this one, I have a few other options, too.

Out Of Your Comfort Zone

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No surprise that I’d include another one of the BSC graphic novels. These are so much fun and I’m really excited to get more into the series as these books are some of my favorite childhood reads plus I rarely read middle-grade so it’s perfect.

Rainbow on the Cover

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The cover for this one is actually a special edition I saw on Goodreads that isn’t on Hoopla. However, I feel like this works perfectly as it has rainbow on the cover and features an f/f romance which is perfect for pride month.

An Adaptation

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Keeping with the BSC theme, I decided to read the next book in this series. I loved the Netflix series when it dropped last year so I thought this would be perfect. Plus these books are just so much fun to read and to see how the story is changed/adapted for a 21st century audience.

Backlist Title

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The final book on my TBR is our group book which is Check, Please Book 1 by Ngozi Ukazu. If you couldn’t tell by one of my previous TBR books, I ADORE this series and I’m happy to revisit it. Plus it would be nice to get a refresher before I dive into book 2.

Credit to Pure Imagination Blog

It’s a bit late, but I’m finally posting my Graphics-A-Thon TBR. I might squeeze in a few other reads, but I definitely want to get to all 12 of these. Honestly, I’m just ready to start reading so I’d like to know if you’ve read and enjoyed any of these books. Before you finish reading my post, please take the time to look over these attached links to help with Black Lives Matter.

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GraphicsAThon Round 4 Announcement + My Recs

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I don’t normally post on Tuesdays but I made an exception because it’s one of my favorite times of the year. If you couldn’t tell by the title of this post, it’s time to announce Round 4 of Graphics-A-Thon. This is a readathon that was created a few years ago and it’s become something that I’m very excited to be apart of and something I’m happy to say that I’ve helped with so let’s get into all the info you need to know. 🙂

What is Graphics-A-Thon?

  • A readathon where the point is to read anything feature graphics as the main form of storytelling including but not limited to: comics, graphic novels, manga and much more.

Who is hosting Graphics-A-Thon?

This round, there are 4 hosts with Ellyn and I being the mainstays from the last round while we’ve added two friends. 🙂

  • Ellyn (Allonsythornraxxbooks)
  • Me!
  • Bec (Bec and Books)
  • Ally (Ally Writes Things)

When is Round 4 of GraphicsAThon taking place?

  • Round 4 is taking place from 12:00 AM (Your time) on June 21st until 11:59 PM on June 27th.

Where else can you find us?

  • If you want to keep up-to-date or participate in polls for future rounds, you can follow us on Twitter at GraphicsAThon. 🙂 There’s also a Storygraph challenge you can follow.

What are the prompts for Round 4?

For Round 4, we have both main prompts and bonus prompts. Of course, you don’t have to use these as they’re optional but if you like having prompts, then these are for you 😀

Main Prompts:

  • A New-To-You Author
  • A 2020 or 2021 Release
  • Written by an Indigenous or BIPOC Author
  • Five-Star Prediction
  • Age Group/Genre You Don’t Usually Read (Out Of Your Comfort Zone)

Bonus Prompts:

  • Read A Graphic in a Different Format
  • Rainbow On the Cover
  • An Adaptation
  • A Host Rec
  • A Non-US/UK Author
  • Backlist Title
  • Continue A Series

My Host Recommendations

For the next section, I’m going to be recommending 10 of my favorite graphics so I can use it for a prompt or if you just want some recs. 🙂

  • Exorsisters Volume 1 by Ian Boothby (Host Rec, Backlist Title)
  • Séance Tea Party by Reimena Yee (Host Rec, 2020 Release, Age Group You Don’t Usually Read and Rainbow On the Cover)
  • Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend by Catana Chetwynd (Host Rec, 2020 Release)
  • My Boyfriend Is a Bear by Pamela Ribon (Host Rec, Out Of Your Comfort Zone, Backlist Title)
  • Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu (Host Rec, BIPOC Author, Rainbow on the Cover [m/m romance], Backlist Title)
  • Kristy’s Great Idea by Raina Telgemeier (Host Rec, Out Of Your Comfort Zone, Adaptation, Backlist Title)
  • Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1: Riot on the Radio by Carly Usdin (Host Rec, Rainbow On the Cover [f/f romance], Backlist Title)
  • Bob’s Burgers Volume 1 by Various Authors (Host Rec, Adaptation, Rainbow on the Cover, Backlist Title)
  • Bingo Love by Tee Franklin (Host Rec, Rainbow on the Cover [f/f romance], BIPOC author, Backlist title)
  • Spell On Wheels by Kate Leth (Host Rec, Rainbow on the Cover [f/f romance], Backlist Title)

Bingo Board

That’s basically all the info you need to know if you’d like to participate. I’m SO excited to see everyone’s TBRs and see everyone hopefully have a successful readathon. With that being said, I’ll post my TBR soon and you can find me on Twitter & Goodreads until then. 🙂

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Graphics-A-Thon Round 2 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I teased this post earlier this week and it’s finally here. If you didn’t see my announcement post, I’m going to be co-hosting the Graphics-A-Thon with Ellyn and Destiny. This round, we decided to include some prompts along with a bingo board and we also have a Google Doc with recs. All of the info can be found on our Twitter.

If you need recs, you can check the Google Doc, my post, Ellyn or Destiny’s. With that being said, I don’t want to talk too much. This round starts on October 11th (12:00 AM, Your Time) and ends on October 19th (11:59 PM, Your Time.) With that being said, let’s get into my TBR picks for this round. 🙂

1. Read a graphic with BIPOC rep

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For this one, I knew I wanted to feature an #ownvoices graphic novel and I found Black Mage on Hoopla. This one is about Tom, the first Black wizard admitted into a historically white wizard school. I took a look at the cover and immediately loved the art style. Either way, it looks like it’s going to be a very timely and fun read so I’m excited to dive into it.

2. Read a graphic with disability and/or mental health rep

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The next graphic novel on my TBR is The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill. I read the first book in this series earlier this year and loved it. This series is just so wholesome and it makes my heart so happy. I’ve been excited to finally continue with it and I knew that Graphics-A-Thon was the perfect way to do that. I know this series features both disability rep and mental health rep so it’s a twofer.

3. Read a graphic with queer rep

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For queer rep, I had a few different options. Thankfully, it looks like my library is going to have My Brother’s Husband Volume 1 available. I’ve heard a lot of hype around this series and I’m excited to give it a try. This will also be my first try with a manga as I don’t think I’ve ever read one before. Either way, it seems like it’s going to be a fun series so I’m both excited and nervous to read this one. If it has too long of a hold, I’m going to use Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me.

4. Read a spooky graphic read

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For my spooky read, I’m going with Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories. This is another one I saw on Hoopla and knew it would be perfect for this prompt. I honestly don’t know much about this. All I’m saying is hopefully, it won’t be too scary so I can actually sleep at night after reading it. If not, then I guess I played myself lmao.

5. Read a graphic you predict will be 5 stars

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I’m sure this will come as no surprise. I love romance and this is a graphic novel about being in love with your best friend. I’ve seen some of these comics online and have really enjoyed them. Snug seems like it’s going to be such a cute and lovely read so it was an easy pick for this prompt. This is another one I found on Hoopla and knew I had to add it to my TBR.

As for the bonus prompts, I have books picked out for this as well since I want to finish a book a day for this read-a-thon. I’m really crossing my fingers I can do that lmao.

6. Read a graphic that has or will have an adaptation

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Ok, this one might be cheating a little bit. However, no other books on my TBR are or will be adapted. Wires and Nerves Volume 1 is part of the Lunar Chronicles series and that’s being adapted. It’s toeing the line but I’m a co-host so I say it’s fine. Lmao either way, this is a double-dip as I’m reading this for Scream-A-Thon, too. It seems like it’s going to be a fun journey back into the series Ellyn and I love so much.

7. Read a graphic with pink on the cover

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I’m not sure why I chose this book to read but it seems like it’s going to be equal parts weird and fun. As far as I know, this is a romance between a girl and her bear boyfriend. It also features pink on the cover so it fit perfectly lmao. I’m just happy to find a place for it in this read-a-thon so I’m excited to read it.

8. Read a graphic that’s a genre or story you wouldn’t usually reach for

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For the last prompt, I’m going with Superman Smashes The Klan. If you couldn’t tell by my TBR, I usually don’t reach for superhero comics or graphic novels. This one is going to be a huge departure from my TBR and what I usually pick up. I also think I’ve only read Wonder Woman comics as far as superheroes go. Either way, this one seems like it has potential to be a new favorite.

With all of the prompts out of the way, let’s get into my last book. I have a few options for this one so I’m going to feature them below. If you have feelings about any of them, feel free to let me know which one is the best of the bunch. 🙂

  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell
  • Witchlight by Jessi Zabarsky
  • Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill
  • The Witches: The Graphic Novel by Pénélope Bagieu and Roald Dahl

Anyways, that’s my TBR for this round of the Graphics-A-Thon. I’m super excited to be co-hosting and even more excited start reading. If you’re participating, I’d love to know what you’re reading. I also plan on posting some updates to my Twitter and trying to get bingo on our bingo board. Before you finish reading my post, please take the time to look over these attached links to help with Black Lives Matter.

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Graphics-A-Thon Round 2: I’m a host! & My Recs

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Did you miss me? Maybe, maybe not but I’m back with a special announcement. This year, I’m co-hosting the Graphics-A-Thon with Ellyn and Destiny. The two already have posts up but since I was on hiatus, mine’s coming a little bit late. Better late then never, I suppose. 😛

Let’s get into the details of the read-a-thon if you haven’t seen Ellyn or Destiny’s posts (which I’m sure you have! Lol) and then we’ll talk about my recs.

FAQs about Graphics-A-Thon

  • What is the Graphics-A-Thon?
    -This is a read-a-thon focused on reading stories told entirely through images. Some examples include graphic novels, comics, manga among others.
  • When is the Graphics-A-Thon?
    -Graphics-A-Thon is taking place this year from October 11th, 2020 (12:00AM your time) to October 19th, 2020 (11:59PM your time).
  • Who is hosting Graphics-A-Thon?
    Ellyn
    Destiny
    -Me
Credit to Pure Imagination Blog

Before getting started with the recs, I wanted to talk about two other things which are that we have 8 prompts: 5 main prompts and 3 bonus prompts. You don’t have to participate in these as they’re only optional but rather, a guide to help you figure out your TBR.

  • Read a book with BIPOC rep
  • Read a book with a book with disability and/or mental health rep
  • Read a book with queer rep
  • Read a spooky book
  • Read a book you predict will be 5 stars

As for the bonus prompts, there is

  • Read a book that has or will have an adaptation
  • Read a book with pink on the cover
  • Read a a genre or story you wouldn’t usually reach for

The second thing is that we have a Twitter if you want to talk to us on there. We’ll also be posting a bingo board along with a Google doc of our personal recs so let’s get into my recs.

Credit to Pure Imagination Blog

Ellyn made some fun graphics of our top nine recs so let’s get to the recs part of this post!

👻 Heavy Vinyl Volume 1 (queer rep, BIPOC rep + book with pink on the cover)
👻 Nimona (queer rep + a book that has or will have an adaptation)
👻 Bingo Love (queer rep, BIPOC rep and a book with pink on the cover)
👻 Princess Princess Ever After (queer rep + BIPOC rep)
👻 Bob’s Burgers: Medium Rare (Has an adaptation)
👻 Spell on Wheels (queer rep, spooky, BIPOC rep + pink on the cover)
👻 The Tea Dragon Society (queer rep, pink on the cover, BIPOC rep + mental health rep)
👻 Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey (queer rep + mental health rep)
👻Moonstruck, Vol. 1: Magic to Brew (queer rep, spooky, pink on the cover, BIPOC rep + mental health rep)

Alright friends! This is my official announcement about me being a co-host for the Graphics-A-Thon. In addition, you can also see my recs if you want to use any of them for your TBR. Either way, I’m excited to be participating and I can’t wait to post my TBR when it comes time for that.  Before you finish reading my post, please take the time to look over these attached links to help with Black Lives Matter.

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