The Sunday Post is a weekly post hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer. This is a chance to wrap up the week and share what has happened. Continue on to read about what I’ve read, blogged, watched, listened to, played, written and experienced in the last week. I share any current giveaways or recent interviews! You can also take a peek at what’s to come in the next week!
Novel Share Saturday is the newest in weekly segments on What A Nerd Girl Says. Saturdays are a day to take a break from talking about all the books I’ve read and focus on my other hobby – writing! In this segment, I’ll post excerpts and passages from past, present and future projects, I’ll share short stories and poems, I’ll give advice and answer any questions and so forth. I hope you enjoy!
This week I’m talking about some taboo subjects – plagiarism and ghostwriting. Because ghostwriting is getting a lot of attention due to some scandal in the romance genre, I wanted to talk about my opinion of it and what has gone down around us.
Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.
Today’s Waiting on Wednesday is a novel that I actually having, sitting, waiting for me, on my Kindle, that I haven’t time to read yet but I’m dying to find the time so I can finally read it already – Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera. I absolutely loved her first novel, The Education of Margot Sanchez and Lilliam is just the best! Today is also my birthday and I only felt it was appropriate to show some love for a fellow Latina badass author, like me (if I do say so myself…)
The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly challenge post previously hosted by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. You can follow along for each weekly post here. This week’s post is all about places in books you’d love to visit. I really love this post – for me, instead of talking about the fictional places I’d love to visit, I’m going to talk about real life places in some of my favorite books that I’d love to visit someday. I’m not a well traveled person so its an easy task to do!
I am so excited to be kicking off the official start of the Ontario Teen Book Fest! As so many of you know, this event means the world to me and has been a staple on What A Nerd Girl Says since my first year as its official blogger in 2013. This event is unlike any other – a place to come together where YA authors, writers, fans and readers create an inclusive community, a place where everyone belongs. I look forward to this event every year and I’m honored to host the blog tour every year.
I am even more honored to be kicking off this tour with a spotlight on Abdi Nazemian. I met him at the OTBF last year and can happily call him a friend. I’ve read both of his books – The Authentics, his 2017 YA debut, and Like a Love Story, which releases this June. He’s a fantastic writer and I’m so excited to have him back at the event!