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!
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!
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!
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!