I did say in May I might not be around very much in June, and it’s true, I wasn’t. I’m going through some rough personal things I’d rather not splash all across the internet. Which also means no news. I failed again in my Project Silver Brumby attempt to read both Moon Filly that I missed last month and Silver Brumby Whirlwind that was due this month. All I can say is that Moon Filly is kinda boring and I keep mysteriously falling asleep while reading it.
I know Taneika is having a rough personal time too and that’s why she’s been so absent from the blog. Let’s hope July is a better month for both of us.
Monthly Wrap Up
Other Blog Posts You May Have Missed:
- [6 Jun] 5 Reasons Why I Won’t Join Your Book Clubs
- [15 Jun] Mid Year Check In Freak Out
- [22 Jun] What’s Wrong With Platonic Relationships?
- [30 Jun] June Wrap Up
Other Posts We Found Interesting
It Starts at Midnight makes a call to action for Shattering Stigmas Part II! This is a great opportunity to spread the word about mental illnesses. I signed up. Did you?
Metaphors and Moonlight discuss double standards in character’s emotions.
Bookloversblog discusses double standards between male and female characters in YA fiction.
Bookloversblog also discusses whether parents should censor their children’s reading.
Paperback Princess discusses gendering YA books.
Nellie & Co discusses love triangle tropes they’re sick of.
Metaphors and Moonlight discusses realism and injuries in fiction.
Of Wonderland shares the problems of being a book addict.
It Starts at Midnight warns us not to judge a book by its title.
Metaphors and Moonlight tells us why negative reviews can be a positive thing.
Of Wonderland discusses whether fantasy books can be standalones.
The Book Addicts Guide discusses issues with ARCs.
Feed Your Fiction Addiction wants to know if celibacy shaming is a thing.
Blog of a Bookaholic tells us how to survive a book buying ban.
Chasing Faerytales discusses the good and bad about multi-perspectives books.
One Way or an Author tells us why labeling genres is important.
Loony Literate shares the plot of 10 YA books if they changed genres.
A Running Commentary discusses if we should use maturity ratings.
Feed Your Fiction Addiction reveals the perils behind growing a bigger blog.
Of Wonderland tells authors why they need bloggers.
Drizzle and Hurricane Books offers ten tips for newbie bloggers.
Nellie & Co has some wise words about questioning your worth as a blogger.
Nellie & Co offers more wise words, this time about combating blogger burnout.
The Geeky Shopaholic offers some really good advice for blogging.
Between My Lines shares 7 things nobody tells you about blogging.
When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah (blog tour in July) (thanks Pan Macmillan Australia!)
Goldenhand by Garth Nix (thanks HarperCollins and Edelweiss!)
The Pain, my Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy and Me by Michael Gerard Bauer (thanks Scholastic Australia!)
The Other Side of Summer by Emily Gale (thanks Penguin Random House Australia!)
The Blood in the Beginning by Kim Falconer (thanks Harlequin MIRA)
Daughter of the Red Dawn by Alicia Michaels
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (audiobook)
Curio by Evangeline Denmark
Ruined by Amy Tintera (reviewed here)
Down With Love by Barbara Novak
Blood is the New Black by Valerie Stivers