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Splendid Spring Book Tag

It’s officially been spring for about a month and I’m not feeling it yet.

We’ve had snow up in the Pacific Northwest. SNOW. In APRIL.

Anyway, I am ready to wear shorts and go on little trips!

Toooo…the bookstore! And the bakery! Maybe Powell’s, if I feel so inclined!

Also, I am having a NIECE in July!! So I will be visiting her this summer!

I found this spring-themed tag on Ace Reader. The tag was originally created over on BookTube by Victoria Mann.

Everywhere you look flowers are blooming! Choose a book you love or think you will love with flowers on the cover.

I’m reading The Bone Orchard. It’s VERY intense (CWs for child sexual abuse and torture, among other things) and also fascinating.

The Bone Orchard by Sara A Mueller

The book attempts to portray DID as a trauma response with EMBODIED ALTERS. It’s really neat!

I also just love the cover. It’s creepy and beautiful in an engaging way.

Spring is the perfect time for a fun trip! Choose a book you’ve read or would like to read while travelling from one place to another.

I’m trying to find time to read We Do This ‘Til We Free Us.

We Do This 'Til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba

I could probably finish the book during a train ride.

Who doesn’t love a good Spring Fling? Choose a book you were obsessed with for a short period of time, but then you swiftly cast it aside.

I obsessed over American Royals for about a week.

American Royals by Katharine McGee

I really thought I would read the whole series.

Then I DNFed the first book at 86%.

I felt like the author was jerking the characters around for dRaMa.

I found it hard to be invested in their stories knowing Katherine McGee would upend their arcs for no reason.

I’m not getting into another The Silvered Serpents situation.

Everyone loves the smell of freshly mowed grass, but not at an ungodly hour! Choose a book that personifies as a middle-aged dad waking up at 7am on a Saturday to mow the lawn when he should be sleeping like the rest of us.

I did my best to read Why Buddhism is True.

Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright

I’ve decided philosophy is not for me.

All props to author Robert Wright and audiobook narrator Fred Sanders for their work. This is a me problem.

Listening to the audiobook felt like my two dads were trying to explain string theory to me at 7am on a Monday before I’d had coffee. It was challenging.

A surprise rain shower might spoil your outdoor fun, but don’t worry the sun will be back! Choose a book that made you really sad, but the sun still shines in the end.

Weather Girl‘s Ari Abrams has depression. Her biggest fear is that whatever partner she chooses will eventually leave when her diagnosis becomes too much for them.

Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

She and her partner Russ go through a lot together.

By the end, they’re able to turn their faces to the sun.

It’s that time of year when all the animals stretch their limbs and come out of hibernation. Choose a book that pulled you out of a reading slump.

I read Trainwreck so fast.

Trainwreck by Jude Doyle

Nonfiction usually takes me longer to get through.

I sped through this like my brain was on a ZIPLINE.

Students all over exhale a sigh of relief knowing they get a break from school. Choose a book whose friend group you’d like to spend Spring Break with.

I am NOT outdoorsy, but I would become so for them there Raven Boys.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

THEY JUST SEEM LIKE THEY HAVE FUN TOGETHER.

Spring is all about rebirth and blooming. Choose a book that made you grow as a person.

I feel like American Gods expanded my brain in terms of what is creatively possible.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I liked the way it grappled with faith and belief.

I think about this book ALL THE TIME.

It spawned a truly incredible TV show that I just love.

I WILL acquire the illustrated edition.

A picnic at the park is the perfect springtime activity! Choose a book with a character who you think would pack the best picnic basket.

TOUGH CALL.

I went with the Cobble Street Cousins.

In Aunt Lucy's Kitchen by Cynthia Rylant

Rosie, Tess, and Lucy would pack an exceptional picnic with homemade cookies, pastry, and lemonade.

I’d bet my life that Rosie would provide a comfy calico blanket for us to sit on.

These girls can do it all.

For many Spring is the first break from the bitterness of Winter! Choose a book that is the embodiment of sunshine.

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls is a fun, summery time.

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood

Just looking at the cover puts me in a summer mood.

It’s about FRIENDSHIP and SISTERHOOD and BI BOIS.

It’s also about how OUTING MINORS IS BAD. DON’T DO IT.

I had a sunny Easter and got into a spring-ish mood thanks to Our Flag Means Death, a VERY EXCELLENT show with an EXCELLENT soundtrack.

If you’d like to cry in a nice way, go listen to Cat Stevens’s “Miles From Nowhere.”

If you’ve watched OMFD, it’s gonna hit pretty hard.

Anyway, happy spring. I start editing my practicum project in earnest this week. Pray for me.

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