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SelfLoveathon Announcement

Good evening everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. Let’s just get straight into this.

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SelfLoveathon TBR | Round 1

Good morning everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful morning and enjoyed your weekend. I know that I haven’t really been around and I’m sorry. I did post a video on my YouTube, which I will have in this post if you want to watch.

So, completely out there, but I was looking at careers I should pursue as an INFJ and I feel like some of them fit, but others are ones I would like to avoid.

So, I’m curious, what’s your Meyers-Briggs and are you in a career (or working toward one) that is suggested based on it?

Now, onto the real talk of this post.

Check out the announcement here. It’s not too late to join.

Internet Famous

High school senior and internet sensation Madison Nakama seems to have it all: a happy family, good grades, and a massive online following for her pop-culture blog. But when her mother suddenly abandons the family, Madi finds herself struggling to keep up with all of her commitments.

Fandom to the rescue! As her online fans band together to help, an online/offline flirtation sparks with Laurent, a French exchange student. Their internet romance—played out in the comments section of her MadLibs blog—attracts the attention of an internet troll who threatens the separation of Madi’s real and online personas. With her carefully constructed life unraveling, Madi must uncover the hacker’s identity before he can do any more damage, or risk losing the people she loves the most… Laurent included.


Everything Leads to You

A love letter to the craft and romance of film and fate in front of—and behind—the camera from the award-winning author of Hold Still.

A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.

Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.


Ramona Blue

Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever.

Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she’s fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever.

The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he’s talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. But as Ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke. Either way, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.


Adorkable

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal–even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life–and he’s completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:

Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?


Thanks so much for joining me and I’ll definitely see you all soon.

Don’t stress over anything you don’t have control over. I know easier said than done…

SelfLoveathon Announcement | Round 1

Good morning everyone! I hope you slept well (or worked well if you’re like me) and are as excited about this post as I am!

I’m here today to tell you about…

What is SelfLoveathon?

So, I was thinking (way back in November) about how I wanted to read more books that contain characters like me. So I kept thinking on this and an idea sprouted.

How often do we think about how we can’t find books that pertain to who we are, how we identify, or struggles we are going through?

More often than we should most of the time.

That being said, I decided that since January is the start of the new year and the start of people trying to become better versions of themselves, how about we do a readathton that is based on loving yourself the way you are.

Find books that contain characters that have the same identities, struggles, or are like you in any way. You have anxiety? Find a book with a character who has anxiety. You are asexual, find books that have asexual characters.

Find these characters that you can identify with and read about them.

PROMOTE THESE BOOKS! After you read them, review them and talk about them. Review on Amazon, your Blog or YouTube channel, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, Facebook, Twitter, freaking take out an ad in the newspaper if you have to. Just review the dang books. Mention what about them you connected with so other readers who may be looking for these books can find them!

Okay, we know what it is, so when is it?

SelfLoveathon will be held from January 20th to January 26th. It will start at midnight on January 20th and end at 11:59pm on January 26th. That’s only a week and I know that we can all do it.

Are there any challenges?

The only reading challenge is to read the books and share them. That’s it.

You specified reading challenges. Are there any other challenges?

Yup! I decided that since we are not doing reading challenges, that we shall do a photo challenge! The photo is down below. Make sure to screenshot it! If you can’t figure out how to screenshot it and crop it, DM me on Instagram (link here) and I’ll send it to you directly.

How will we stay connected?

Use the hashtag #SelfLoveathon on Instagram, Twitter, and anywhere else. Feel free to tag me in anything you are posting about it or send it to me directly. Sometimes I get really busy and I don’t have the chance to keep up with everything. I won’t really be running sprints, but if I do they will be on my Instagram in my stories.

I think that’s really all I have to share about it currently. Make sure you all are joining in and reading the books with characters just like you! Find the books with character you can connect with and maybe even learn more about yourself with.

I will try to make a Google Doc with some GoodReads lists or recommendation lists of different things that people may be looking for. So let me know what different character aspects you’ll be looking for! I know I’ll be hunting down as many pansexual characters as I possibly can. And even some dealing with infertility maybe.

Just remember, you are beautiful and such a wonderful human being, even if you can’t see it and other people are trying to tell you different. You deserve love, but to get there you must first love yourself.

Take this year to focus on loving yourself. Be the best you that you can possibly be and love that person whether you’re 100% all of the time or not. Love. Yourself.

Thanks so much for joining me. Make sure to follow me in Instagram, share this post on your social media, and join into the fun! I’ll see you all in the next one!