State of the Bookshelf Address: Physical Books [Vol. 1, 2019]

It’s official, y’all.

My TBR has gotten out of control.

Granted, my TBR has pretty much been out of control since I started this book blog. 😅 However, lately, it’s gotten way out of hand. I have so many physical books just languishing on my bookshelves, not to mention several e-books and e-ARCs on my iPad. That’s not even counting all of the audiobooks on my Scribd account that I’ve saved. I think it’s time to admit that I have a problem.

I’ve tried doing book bans before (“tried” being the operative word) but they didn’t really work – mostly because I didn’t really have a good grasp of what I had in my library, which didn’t exactly help make the ban real for me.

So I decided to start this series which I’m titling State of the Bookshelf Address! It comes in two parts: Physical Books (this one!) and e-Books. Here, I plan to chronicle all of the books on my various TBRs, with the end goal in mind of not purchasing another book until I finish off everything mentioned in this series.

Read on to find out what’s on my shelf!

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[Book Review] Keep Faith // a compelling look at the crossroads of queerness and faith

When Gabhi Martins, the editor of this anthology, reached out to me on Twitter about possibly receiving a copy of and reviewing Keep Faith, I was excited. I’d already heard about the book through the bookish Twitter grapevine. As a queer person and a devout Catholic, I keenly felt the lack of fiction that dealt with how to navigate either community while being a member of both. The authors of the various short stories in Keep Faith were able to represent that reality beautifully.

Read on to find out why I loved it so much!

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Purchase Links:
Gumroad

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[Book Review] The Disasters – M.K. England // found family and wacky space hijinks galore

It took me a while to finish this book – not because it was a struggle to read it, but because I was just so dang tied up at work. (I still am, tbh – am writing this review from a conference I’m running in Olongapo, lol.) However, I soldiered on, because I was absolutely determined to finish this gem of a book and scream to everyone just how much I loved it!

I’ve been pretty much saying this nonstop on Twitter and Instagram (click the links to see short but glowing reviews!), but The Disasters really is the YA sci-fi found family set in space that you NEED in your life.

Read on to find out why!

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Purchase Links:
Amazon
Book Depository
Scribd

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[Book Review] A House of Rage and Sorrow – Sangu Mandanna // one of the most painful sequels I’ve EVER read

Okay, so – my bad. I was totally supposed to have this review out last August 22. But I totally misread Shealea’s email (oof) and I also got swamped with so much work this week (what else is new). Hence, this late review.

As per usual, thank you very much to Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea (click the link to read her interview with Sangu Mandanna!) and Caffeine Book Tours for letting me be a part of the blog tour for this marvelous sequel! And if you haven’t read the first book, A Spark of White Fire, please do so! You can check out my review to see what I thought about it and to get to purchase links!

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Purchase Links:
Amazon
Book Depository

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