The BTS ‘BE’ Book Tag (Original!) + song commentary

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Rules: Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post.Link to the original tag’s creator: Sabrina @ Notes From a Paper Plane Nomad (please credit if using these graphics!)Pick a book that fits each prompt.Tag your friends or leave it open-ended!Copy-paste these rules and list of prompts in your tag post (it should automatically pingback … Continue reading The BTS ‘BE’ Book Tag (Original!) + song commentary

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Would Make Great Song Titles (BTS edition!)

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Hello everyone! I always enjoy topics linking books and music, two of my great loves, and what better theme to use than one of my most recent great loves - the K-pop powerhouse BTS?! (Warning: slight gushing ahead:) Aside from being amazing entertainers who create meaningful music, their personalities, humour, chemistry and charisma are utterly … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Would Make Great Song Titles (BTS edition!)

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Love ‘Railhead’

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Buckle up your space train seatbelts folks, because today I'm going to talk about why I love the 'Railhead' books by Philip Reeve! Genre: Sci-fi The Great Network: the place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. Zen Starling is merely a petty thief, but when a mysterious stranger sends … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Love ‘Railhead’

#FanartFriday: BTS bookclub, ‘The School for Good and Evil’ and an IU/’Six of Crows’ mash-up!

Hello everyone! How've your weeks been? Today I'm sharing a few paintings/drawings I've made over the past few weeks - fandoms include BTS (surprise, surprise), 'The School for Good and Evil' series by Soman Chainani, 'Six of Crows' by Leigh Bardugo and the singer IU! Painting a TinyTan-inspired profile picture for my BTS 'Bookstannies' #bookstagram … Continue reading #FanartFriday: BTS bookclub, ‘The School for Good and Evil’ and an IU/’Six of Crows’ mash-up!

Mini-Review: ‘Rumaysa: A Fairytale’ by Radiya Hafiza

[H]er favourite book, 'One Thousand and One Nights'...had beautiful drawings of palaces and animals, women in hijabs and men in magnificent robes. It was a relief to step into someone else's life and escape her tower room, if even just for a moment. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Children's fantasy; fairytale retellingsPublication: 1 April 2021Pages: … Continue reading Mini-Review: ‘Rumaysa: A Fairytale’ by Radiya Hafiza

Review: ‘Firekeeper’s Daughter’ by Angeline Boulley (narr. Isabella Star LaBlanc)

Mom. She won't survive my death. One bullet will kill us both. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Historical fiction; mystery/thriller; contemporaryPublication: 16 March 2021Pages: 496 (hardback) Synopsis: As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby … Continue reading Review: ‘Firekeeper’s Daughter’ by Angeline Boulley (narr. Isabella Star LaBlanc)

Review: ‘An Unkindness of Ghosts’ by Rivers Solomon

[Aster] was standing on the edge of a new world and so ready to jump. How Lucifer felt upon leaving the Heavens. He didn't fall. He dove. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: Science-fiction; Afrofuturism; dystopian fictionPublication: 3 Oct 2017Pages: 351 (paperback) Synopsis: Odd-mannered, obsessive, withdrawn - botanist and healer Aster Gray has little to offer … Continue reading Review: ‘An Unkindness of Ghosts’ by Rivers Solomon

Mini-Review: ‘Fence, Vol. 1’ by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad (illus.)

This volume collects Issues #1-4 of 'Fence'. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: YA contemporary (sports); graphic novel/comicPublication: 2018Pages: 112 (paperback) Synopsis: Nicholas, the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion, is a scrappy fencing wunderkind, and dreams of getting the chance and the training to actually compete.  After getting accepted to the prodigious Kings Row … Continue reading Mini-Review: ‘Fence, Vol. 1’ by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad (illus.)

Review: ‘Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes’ by Evan J. Corbin (narr. Christopher Solon)

“I think forgiveness is sorta like love. If it were something you earned, like getting paid for chores, it wouldn’t make it special. So yes, I’ll forgive you, even though I know I don’t have to.” Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: Contemporary fiction; speculative fiction; LGBTQ+ fictionPublication: 2 Sep 2020 (audiobook published 5 Jan 2021)Pages: … Continue reading Review: ‘Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes’ by Evan J. Corbin (narr. Christopher Solon)

Fanart Friday: Yoongi’s birthday week!

How's your week been going? (How is it already Friday again?!?) So Tuesday 9th was Min Yoongi's birthday - aka SUGA of BTS, his rap king alter ego Agust D, his cute nickname 'lil meow meow', and I also recently found out he's called Tangerine Boy too (endless nicknames, endless) - and I luckily had … Continue reading Fanart Friday: Yoongi’s birthday week!

Review: ‘Darkdawn’ (‘The Nevernight Chronicle’, #3) by Jay Kristoff

[T]o live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die. And to burn in the memories of our friends is to never say goodbye. Rating: 3.85/5 paper planes Genre: High fantasyPublication: 5 Sep 2017Pages: 419 (hardback) Synopsis: The greatest games in Godsgrave’s history have ended with the most audacious murders in … Continue reading Review: ‘Darkdawn’ (‘The Nevernight Chronicle’, #3) by Jay Kristoff

Book Tour Stop: Review and Favourite Quotes from ‘I Think I Love You’ by Auriane Desombre!

I fell in love with the idea of love as I watched it written large across my television screen. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA LGBTQ+ contemporaryPublication: 2 March 2021Pages: 320 (paperback) Synopsis: A sweet and funny debut novel about falling for someone when you least expect it . . . and finding out that real … Continue reading Book Tour Stop: Review and Favourite Quotes from ‘I Think I Love You’ by Auriane Desombre!

Review: ‘No One is Talking About This’ by Patricia Lockwood

...the world pressing closer and closer, the spiderweb of human connection grown so thick it was almost a shimmering and solid silk, and the day still not opening to her. What did it mean that she was allowed to see this? Genre: Contemporary literary fictionPublication: 16 Feb 2021Pages: 224 (hardcover) Synopsis (from Goodreads): As this … Continue reading Review: ‘No One is Talking About This’ by Patricia Lockwood