April and May Wrap-Up

Wow, hello everyone! Long time no talk! I’m sorry my blog has been pretty dormant. The semester just ended, but I’m buried under a mountain of summer work. At least I have a few months to do it! Also, Happy Pride Month! For now, I’m here to talk about my month of April and May! I read a few books, and I did all the things…Let’s talk about it!

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Books on My Spring TBR

Hello everyone! As you can probably tell by my lack of blog posts, I’ve been incredibly busy and unmotivated lately. However, I finally snapped my six month long reading slump (HURRAY!!!). In honor of that, I’m going to talk about some of the books on my TBR for spring. (Side Note: As I’m writing this, it is currently snowing. So much for spring coming soon).

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January Wrap-Up

Hello everyone! January is finally over! It seemed like it lasted forever, and I’m excited for February to begin. I’m going to hit the ground running and be better at posting on time for my blogs, read more in my free time, and actually memorize my music for my school’s musical! I only read one book this month (I know… boooo). Let’s get into what happened last month and my plans this month!

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SST: Interview with Lianne Oelke (Author of Nice Try, Jane Sinner)

Hello everyone! Today, I am thrilled to have Lianne Oelke (author of Nice Try, Jane Sinner) on my blog as a part of Sunday Street Team! Nice Try, Jane Sinner was one of my most anticipated releases in 2018, and I’m so thrilled to be able to interview her. Without further ado, let’s get into the interview!

1. Have you always been a writer?

Nope! I grew up loving books, but I never thought I was smart or skilled enough to become an author. It turns out that effort is worth a lot more than innate talent when it comes to writing. One of the first things I wrote for myself was LOTR fanfic in the 8th grade. I started a handful of novels in university, but never followed through with them. JANE SINNER was different. Because the story is so personal (and hilarious, at least to myself), I found myself strangely motivated to see it through.

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When We Wonder by Fatima AlSuwaidi {Book Review}

I received this book from Fatima AlSuwaidi in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinions.

32990166When We Wonder is a journey through love and pain, hurt and healing. This collection of poetry and prose explore the different aspects of self-struggle and self-discovery, and all the things that make us wonder.

When I was emailed by Fatima asking if I would review When We Wonder, I was immediately interested. After reading other collections like The Princess Saves Herself in This OneLove, and YouMilk and Honey, and We Carry The Sky, I became interested in reading other poetry collections. Especially because Fatima AlSuwaidi is self-published and a diverse author! What I didn’t know is that When We Wonder would soon become one of my favorite poetry collections.

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YouTube’s New Policy and The Book Community (+List of Booktubers to Follow)

If you’ve seen some hubbub on Twitter, it may be because of Youtube’s new monetization policy. Monetization basically means that Youtubers can earn money from views. The policy before was that you only need 10,000 total views to be able to monetize. Their new policy is that channels must have 1,000+ subscribers and 4,000 hours of views in the past year. (Psst: Most of my information was taken from here if you would like to read more on it).

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Happy (Late) Second Blogiversary to Curlyhairbibliophile! (Thank Yous, Accomplishments,Goals for 2018, and Giveaway!)

Two years ago, I sat down at my kitchen table and opened up WordPress.com. My New Year’s Resolution was to start a blog and maybe keep it going. It has been two years, and I’m so happy to report Curlyhairbibliophile is still going strong! I’ve accomplished quite a bit this year so here’s a post commemorating that!

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My Top Six Favorite Reads of 2017

2017 is a wrap! What a year! While I didn’t read all the books I was hoping to, I did read 45 books. Among those 45, I read so many new favorites. All of them are pretty much contemporaries because 2017 contemporaries were AMAZING. Hopefully my 2018 reads include more fantasy/sci-fi!

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Santa Clause is Coming to Town!// Six Books on My Wishlist This Christmas

The Holiday Season is around the corner! I’m finally off school for the break, and I can’t wait for life to slow down. I’m a Christian so my family celebrates Christmas. In today’s post, I’m going to talk about six books I want this Christmas!

1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

One day after a Chemistry test I was watching Ariel Bissett while I was waiting for the rest of the class to finish. I had actually never heard of this book before until this video, and now I know I need this book. It sounds like such a cute book, and I’m really hoping I receive it for Christmas!

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Where Have I Been?//September, October, and November Wrap-Up!

Hello everyone! It’s been such a long time since I posted; hopefully you haven’t forgotten about me! I’ve been incredibly busy these past few months, so I decided to wrap everything up in one massive blog post!

Books I Read in The Months of September, October, and November

To be honest with you, I haven’t been reading much these past few months. A reading slump caught me off guard, and my work load and social life have greatly increased this year.

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SST: “Why I Created Brooding YA Hero” Guest Post by Carrie Ann DiRisio

Hello everyone! I’m so thrilled today to be apart of the Sunday Street Team blog tour from Brooding YA Hero! Today, author Carrie Ann DiRisio will be guest posting telling us why she created Brooding YA Hero. I hope you enjoy the post as much as I did!

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Learning to Love the Unlikeable Character// Guest Post by Grace from Inlustris Reads

Hello everyone! On my blog, I wanted to invite some people to guest post to get some new voices on Curlyhairbibliophile! Today, Grace from Inlustris Reads is going to be sharing a post about learning to love the unlikeable character. Enjoy!

Hello, beautiful people! It feels so weird knowing that this is reaching a whole new audience, but here goes! Hi, I’m Grace and I write over at Inlustris Reads, I like weird art and cats and fantasy novels.  Recently I’ve been thinking about unlikeable characters and how it can seem, as a collective YA community, that we expect so much from our characters in the books we read. Why is that?

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