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Bee and Puppycat Vol. 1 Comic Review

So, what is Bee and Puppycat?

Bee and Puppycat is an online series created by Natasha Allegri. This series follows a young woman named Bee, who is unemployed. She finds a creature named Puppycat and the two take on temporary work in alternative dimensions and planets. This show has been subject to many delays–it was originally released in 2013, with its second season pushed back to 2019, then 2021, and finally, 2022. The quality of the animation, as well as the personalities of the two main characters make this series very enjoyable!

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๐ŸŽƒTrick-or…Read-a-thon! ๐ŸŽƒ

What are Read-a-thons, Anyway?

Read-a-thons are usually small events, generally with a set time-limit, where people read with a set goal in mind, usually in terms of page count or amount of books read. Read-a-thons often have fun prompts and themes!

Because I am in graduate school and work part-time, it is difficult for me to participate in read-a-thons. I am currently juggling about four large-scale projects in my classes, one of the projects is actually this blog!

But I wanted to spread the word about my friend’s second annual read-a-thon and show my support.

The talented artist, Cottonbook from Cottonbook Goods made the banner which is the features image for this read-a-thon!

Now, onto the prompts…!

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Review

This audiobook was a several-week journey, mainly due to juggling grad school and work. This audio book was twelve hours in length, but was worth the ride! I really looked forward to listening to this audiobook at my leisure.

Before I get into this book, I will be honest: it is the type of series people either love or dislike. There are quite a few tropes in this series. This book is about a special protagonist, a love triangle, and a royal rebellion. But I ended up really liking this book, due to the writing and narrator for the audiobook.

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Why I’m Going Mostly Digital

Years ago, when I was in high school, my mom wanted to get me a Kindle for Christmas. I turned down the offer, but ended up winning a Kindle at my retail job a few months later. I was hesitant to try eBooks due to preferring physical books. But I wanted to use this Kindle and give eBooks a try. Once I got into college and I discovered that digital text books were much more affordable, I ended up getting into eBooks. But the difference in cost isn’t the only reason why I love eBooks.

I’m now a graduate student, almost a decade later, and now prefer eBooks. I am now unhauling most of my books, keeping a few favorites, and am mainly getting digital copies. Here’s why!

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I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider Review

I saw one of the comics from this comic anthology on social media. This book is a love letter to literature and writing, with small and simple, yet detailed illustrations. It was a comfortable and short read, a good coffee book to have lying around. I borrowed a digital version from my library and feel that this is the type of book that is better to have with a physical copy, to look back at your leisure… and notice new details!

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My Fall TBR

My to be read (TBR) lists tend to be rather up in the air. Sometimes I may pick up one book one month and revisit it several months later. Rather than monthly TBR lists, I decided to make a seasonal list. I am in my last semester of graduate school and classes are rather heavy. I found myself reading a bit less than usual for leisure. However, I discovered audio books –and found that I was able to multitask with school and enjoy books in a different format…and read even more!

I discovered the apps Libby and Hoopla recently from my local libraries–both applications offer eBooks and audio books while supporting the locations. I highly recommend asking your local library about digital circulation.

Anyway, let’s get onto My Fall TBR!

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Discovering Audiobooks

I only discovered audiobooks in recent years on YouTube through advertisements of one of the audiobook services available through Amazon. I was curious about audiobooks, but considered myself a quick reader as I adapted to fast-paced courses on top of working. While in class, we quickly went through one book to another –sometimes several a week– and I needed to keep on top of assignments and readings. I was worried about the pacing of audiobooks and if I would be able to fit this different format with my schedule. But I was still curious. After reading academic articles and rhetoric for a few semesters, I wanted to be able to enjoy books at my leisure again–and become knowledgeable about a newer format.

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My Thoughts on the TikTok Ban: Cosplay Edition

Update 9/22/2020:

The ban might be retracted due to a possible new deal between Walmart, according to a recent NPR post. Although the deal is pending, I wanted to update this post with the latest news.

What is TikTok?

TikTok–is–or rather- -was an app which was gaining popularity in the cosplay community. Users took videos of themselves interacting with other cosplayers, or showed off their latest cosplays.

This app will be banned in the coming days, due to security concerns. And many cosplayers are not happy about this.

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