Shoutout Sunday // Reviews, TBRs & Opinions, Oh My! – April

Shoutout Sunday Explination

Shoutout Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Elise @ The Bookish Actress where she shoutouts a variety of different blog posts! It’s such a great way to showcase brilliant content that I felt like I had to join in! 

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Reviews and Book Rec’s

Cait @ Paperfury posted her review of a new Thriller release called Small Spaces and boy, did she sell me on it!

Elise @ The Bookish Actress shared her review of All Out, a historical anthology that focuses putting us gays back in our own stories of times past.

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books talked about How to Review a Book which is a great starting point for new reviewers, experienced reviewers looking to try something new or for those of us in reviewing ruts who can feel theirs going down the toilet!

Claire @ Sister Outrider posted 5 Books for White Women to Read About Race in order to educate White Women about race and their own privilege. I discovered Claire for the first time reading Nasty Women earlier this year, she’s a brilliant writer who tackles both racism and feminism and where the two often meet and overlap.
White people could always use a privilege check in my opinion so I look forward to checkout out at least most of these book recs!

Talor @ Sailor J posts hilarious videos on YouTube! I first saw her Thanksgiving Makeup Tutorial that threw shade at Thanksgiving and OMG IT’S SO GOOD GO WATCH IT NOW!
Since then I’ve been subscribed to her and she has a number of video series she’s been posted that are great!
But the reason why I’m posting about her is that she also posts drunk book reviews on her channel as well. Listen, I will watch a drunk person do anything from afar, especially when it’s a video on YouTube.
Her most recent Drunk Review was for the Chronicles of Narnia, though she has posted a review of Children of Blood and Bone more recently, only she wasn’t drunk, just drugged on painkillers.
Some of my other favourite series of hers are;
How To Be [insert star sign here]
How To Be [insert Hogwarts House here]
Any of her Makeup Tutorials 

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Bookish Blogging

Krystin @ Here’s The Fucking Twist posted a #ThrowbackThursday post where she posted an old review of a book she’d read a while ago and revisited a book that had been on her TBR for a while. I think it’s a great idea to show old reviews some love especially if they were pre-blog reviews! 

Elise @ The Bookish Actress posted about which books on her TBR she predicted she would give 5-star ratings to. I’ve seen posts like this travel the book blogging community and booktube recently and I think it’s a great idea! I’ll be giving it a go myself in the foreseeable future! 

Cait @ Paperfury chatted about YA Book Siblings and I really enjoyed it! I, for one, love a good sibling relationship in fiction, helps me forget the mess that is my relationships with my siblings HAHAHA.

Ashley @ The Infinite Library debated the Pros and Cons of Lending Books!
I’m always reluctant to lend out books as I have lost a few doing so in the past.
Now I keep it strictly to family I know I’ll probably never fight with ahah. Although I did lend Six of Crows and Looking for Alaska to my parents’ friend last year…I should probably harass him to get those back.
Currently, my copies of the Spinster Club trilogy are in my cousin’s possession and I plan on getting them back next visit!
I give out my kindle log in to my cousins as well, that way I can lend them books without actually lending them my books!
My mum also uses my log in for whenever she’s reading the next book on her TBR I curated that I already own on kindle. She’s currently reading The Foxhole Court and so far she’s really liking it!

Navessa @ The Alliterates shared loads of Bookish Subscription Boxes for the book fiend! So many sub boxes, so little money!

Emma @ Emma Reads Too Much and Destiny @ Howling Libraries both posted their Owned TBR’s in a bid to keep themselves more accountable and read their backlogs. They’ll be noting whenever they read a book as they go, and adding any new additions as well.
I think this is a brilliant idea and I will be posting my own version in the near future!

Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books posted her Tools to be an Organised Blogger and I think they’re all brilliant!
I especially recommend having your own blogging calendar! I just use Google Calendar and have my blogging stuff integrated with everything else.
It’s been super useful for keeping track of my posts and getting ahead instead of having to figure out what to post the day of! 

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Bookish Opinions

Sarah @ Written Word Worlds gave some tips on How to Refuel Creatively for those struggling to make content for whatever reason. It’s a great list of things to help get you out of a rut or give you inspiration, I highly recommend checking it out!

May @Forever and Everly talked about Privilege in the YA Community and I don’t think I’m alone in thinking she hit the nail on the head. I agreed with all of her points and I think it’s something that the community should really take into account!

Laura @ The Book Corps posted an Open Letter to Netgalley and Goodreads in reaction to their new guidelines making it more difficult for readers and reviewers to receive arcs and giveaways in the community. It really touches on the many downsides to both companies’ new guidelines. 

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Autism Awareness

Avery @ Red Rocket Panda posted Autism and Me and their experience with Autism and the battle of getting a diagnosis when you also face anxiety around the medical world. I thought it was such a brave piece and I highly recommend it to everyone!

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Film and Youtube

Elise @ The Bookish Actress posed her review of the film,  Star Wars: The Last Jedi and I loved it and the film!

Dr Mikhail Varshavski @ Doctor Mike on YouTube is a real-life doctor who uses his platform to spread a little education about health and medicine. I stumbled across his reaction videos to the first episodes to Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor the other day and I was glad I did!
I’ve been watching Grey’s Anatomy for years now and have always loved it! It was super interesting to see the first episode from a real doctors perspective!
When I saw that he had done the same thing for The Good Doctor and clicked right away! I’ve been meaning to watch it since it came out but I was a little unsure since the main character is autistic and I didn’t want to waste time on bad representation. He seemed to think, based on his knowledge as a doctor, that it wasn’t too far off other than making him appear to have almost superhero-like abilities. I hope to give it a watch soon but I might hang back a little longer until I see an opinion from someone who actually has experience living with autism.

Caz @ The Little Book Owl has been doing Veda on her YouTube channel for the month of April and I’ve been really enjoying it! I especially enjoyed her In My Pants Book Tag video with her boyfriend!

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What are some great posts you’ve come across lately?
I’m currently trying to decide how many times I should post a week and I’d love everyone’s thoughts!
I’m mostly undecided whether it should be 3 or 4 times or if I should just do it on a week by week basis of what I think I can accomplish…
Please let me know what you think!
How many times a week do you post?
Is there a thing as too many posts a week?


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10 thoughts on “Shoutout Sunday // Reviews, TBRs & Opinions, Oh My! – April

  1. Lovely variety of posts you’ve shared here. I love when bloggers give shout outs to other bloggers. I think WP has such a great and supportive community, so seeing posts like this really makes me happy. 🙂

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    1. Posts like this are usually what help me find new bloggers and really helpful posts so I want to share the love and do it once a fortnight ☺️

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    1. I am walking chaos but also just so happen to be a perfectionist at the same time so I’m always looking for easy ways to help me organise myself, so I really loved your post. You should be proud! It’s really good and I’m sure it’s helped far more than just little old me! ☺️


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