Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop (September 15 – 30)

It’s Banned Books Week! It’s that time of the year again when we celebrate the freedom to read.

What’s Banned Books Week, you ask?

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. — www.ala.org

This Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop is hosted by BookHounds and runs from September 15 to 30.

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Cover Reveal: The Rebels of Gold by Elise Kova

Yup, here I am again with all things Elise Kova! Today I’m participating in the cover reveal for The Rebels of Gold, the third and final book in the Loom Saga!

I mentioned in a previous post that I am forever fascinated by this author’s work even though I haven’t gotten around to reading my copies of her books. They just look so pretty and have intriguing blurbs and I’ve read so many good reviews. And I know I have to start reading them already! Gah.

Anyway, please check out The Rebels of Gold and marvel at its gorgeous cover! Seriously, Elise Kova’s books have pretty awesome covers.

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Girls Weekend Getaway: Bantayan Island, Cebu

I flew out to Cebu the other weekend to hang out with my girlfriends for our “not always annual but we try” annual girls weekend getaway. We went to Bantayan Island, which has one of the most gorgeous beaches in the country (and the world!).

The weekend was a blast, as usual. You know how it is when you meet up with your long time friends, right? Anytime you get together it’s pretty much all laughs and crazy antics. And we were all due for some much-needed girl time and beach fix, so it was a great vacay from our usual lives.

Anyway, now I shall ramble and share some photos, yeah? Fair warning: this post turned out suuuper long. ;)

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My latest minimalist design blog crushes

I love blogs and websites that have clean and simple themes. LOVE them and I often visit some of my favorites not just to check out their latest posts but also admire their pretty pretty blogs. I also try to emulate them by playing around with my blog design hundreds of times a month. Seriously, I am never satisfied with how my blog looks.

Anyway, I posted a list of my ‘favorite minimalist blog design’ several few years ago and I think it’s time for another one! So, here you go! Yayyy.

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My favorite mostly-free stock photography sources

I always try to use my own photos on my blog, but I’m not great at taking awesome pictures, so sometimes I refer to my favorite sources of stock photography when I need a gorgeous image for a blog post.

I recently discovered a new source and was feeling so happy about it that it inspired me to write a post about my go-to stock photo sites!  So, yeah, this here’s it! Check out my favorite sources of mostly-free photos. Yayyy. ;)

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Blog Tour: Blood Magic by Danielle Rose

Hi, guys. Yup, I’m back again for another promo post about Blood Magic by author Danielle Rose!

I still haven’t finished the first book. Because I’m a terrible, terrible reader and blogger. This fantasy series is really quite interesting, I swear. I mean, it has vampires and witches! I’m just in such a tiring and terrible reading rut right now. I just have no mood to read anything and I hate it. I mean, I’ve been trying to read three awesome books, including Blood Rose, for a while now and I’m still nowhere near finishing any of them. I hate this rut.

Anyway, enough about that. Read more about Blood Magic below!

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