Hello, everyone, and welcome to the blog!
This is my first time participating in #TheSundayPost and this is actually my THIRD post on our new blog.
(I am still figuring everything out, so any advice is appreciated!)
And honestly … The Sunday Post looks like so much fun!
I had to participate!
It’s hosted by Kimberly, The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and allows bloggers to check in with each other. It gives us the opportunity to share news, recap the past week, look at the week ahead, and showcase new bookish finds. How perfect is that?!
Introduction and Update
We are going to start with introductions below! For those new to Sara’s Reading Nook, this is a photo of me and my cat, Olivia. She’s purrfectly divine (and feline!)
This week, I started to blog again. And gosh, does it ever feel good! I used to blog years ago about university life and applying to professional degree programs, but now I am picking it up again and dedicating it to what we love most:
As you can see, my cat Olivia and I really love to read books. And we read nearly every single genre out in the literature world, with a slight preference for:
- graphic novels and manga
- YA and adult fiction
- cat books (show us a cat on the cover and we are probably in!)
What we’ve been up to recently …
We have been busy as can be! We host the Hello Seasons Readathons which are four weekend-long readathons that run throughout the year. And they are busy, busy! We have also hosted the Catathon Readathon and Hello 2022 Readathon so, look out for those. Definitely consider joining our readathons if you have not joined them before. They are a lot of fun to participate in, and all of our hosts and participants are so amazing. They make the readathons a blast to run!
We are currently reading two e-Galleys provided to us by NetGalley and are enjoying them (thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for providing e-Galleys in exchange for honest reviews!) Wildseed Witch by Marti Dumas is currently being read and we really need to catch up and complete this one as soon as possible. This book is a middle grade fantasy with witches – sounds amazing, doesn’t it?! I’m nearing the mid-way point and am enjoying it so far!
The second book I am reading is Radium Girls by Cy. This is a historical, nonfiction graphic novel set in the early 20th century that tells the story of women who died after fatal radium poisoning via their work as dial makers. It’s very intriguing, fascinating, and scary so far to learn more about this topic and it has encouraged me to be reflective and to ponder about occupational hazards, both current and throughout history! I am hoping to finish both books in the next couple of days.
Reading Sprints ….
We are going to host reading sprints this week! I am currently running a poll on my bookstagram page to find out the best time of the week for these, but it looks as though Saturday, July 9th is the likely winner. I run these fairly often on my channel just for fun and for those who are participating in our readathons! If you’d like to find out more, definitely check our booktube as we schedule them ideally 24+ hours in advance.
We have only just begun here on the blog!
Here are our two latest posts:
We are still navigating and looking for link-up suggestions for blogs, so please name any down below if you have some suggestions for places to find fun post ideas like The Sunday Post!
Tentative plans are as follows:
- Wildseed Witch by Marti Dumas book review
- Friday Reads (will post a video for this)
Also, please let me know if you would like voice recordings for blog posts in a podcast-ish format. I would like to make these blog posts as accessible as possible for readers. That being said, if you have any accessibility suggestions, please let us know below!
That wraps up today’s Sunday Post blog!
I’m looking forward to checking out others and their posts later today!
Excited to visit others in the book blogging community!
When did you start blogging?
What types of book blog posts are your favourite?
(to read OR create)