Currently Reading & Booktok and Bookstagram Updates

Hi everyone! I have about 5 weeks of school left before I graduate from my nursing school! It’s very exciting and nerve wracking to be so close to the end and being on my own practicing as a nurse!

I haven’t been reading as much because I’m now in clinical at the hospital and working on online assignments, but I did finish Desperate Measures by Katee Robert which was a total tiktok made me buy book.

Currently Reading

Learn My Lesson by Katee Robert

So, I actually had started this book before I had read Desperate Measures since the books are companion books and aren’t necessarily needed to be read in order (but it is recommended).

I think I might like this book better at the moment but I’m only at the halfway point right now.

Learn My Lesson (Wicked Villains Book 2) by [Katee Robert]

Once upon a time, I was a prince.

A single night with Megaera and I’m willing to do anything to save her from Hades, the man holding her captive, victim to his every whim.

A bargain with the devil himself seems a small price to pay in order for Megaera to go free… Until I learn that she’s exactly where she wants to be.

She’s Queen to Hades’s King.

And I’m the fool that walked right into their trap.

The same fool who desires them both as much as I hate them. I can’t resist Megaera’s touch—or stop from being drawn to Hades’s dark desires. By the time I realize just how deep a game he’s playing, it may be too late…

Lore by Alexandra Bracken

I’m really excited to read this book because I’m always looking for a Greek mythology book. Recently I had posted a video on tiktok where people could vote for one of my next books to read and this one had won by a landslide.

I had recently read by The Immortal Game and is was pretty good but wasn’t quite what I was expecting or hoping.

I have pretty high hopes for this book because overall people seem to really enjoy it!

Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.

Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder by a rival line, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory. For years she’s pushed away any thought of revenge against the man–now a god–responsible for their deaths.

Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek out her help: Castor, a childhood friend of Lore believed long dead, and a gravely wounded Athena, among the last of the original gods.

The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and, at last, a way for Lore to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore’s decision to bind her fate to Athena’s and rejoin the hunt will come at a deadly cost–and still may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.

J.E. Cluney

So, I actually got this book by mistake because the author had sent out the eARCs for this book, and I think that I was accidently added to the list because I had read a book by her for a book series but didn’t realize it was a mistake until I had already downloaded it. So far, I’m about a quarter of the way through the book and enjoy it.

Claimed by her Alpha: A wolf shifter paranormal romance (Alpha Wolves Book 1) by [J.E.  Cluney]

“You are mine, kitten. Best you remember that.”

With the death of my father, I find the Alpha title thrust upon me before I’m ready. And now, with a rival Alpha sniffing around, I need to choose a mate. In order to find a suitable female, I call upon a treaty my father prepared for an alliance with other Packs. In doing so, the true mate call awakens within me.
Except the woman who has sparked this fire within is much too human.
But as soon as I saw her, my wolf wanted to claim her.
With my alpha title under threat, claiming my mate becomes top priority.
Which means revealing the truth about what lurks in the shadows of mankind to this innocent female.
Will she stay? Or will I become one of the pained rejected wolves?

Booktok

After about a half of a year on being on booktok, I have 867 followers which is absolutely crazy because I’m willing to put money on it, but I feel like it took a lot longer for me to reach that many followers on bookstgram.

I still have no idea about the algorithm of Tiktok which is kind of frustrating because I have no idea really on how to grow my account, and my engagement varies.

I post a variety of content from currently reading posts, bookstagram tours, unboxings, cover reveals, book to screen adaptions, book tags, and a bunch of other things.

In a nut shell, my booktok is a mix of my blog and bookstagram but in video form.

Some of my favorite videos so far:

Click here for booktok tips!

Bookstagram

Bookstagram is by far my largest social media platform with a little over 2300 followers!

Right now it’s a lot a work because I’m in 12 engagement groups (one of which I run it you’d like to join), and I’m also in a group chat where we like, comment, and save each others post.

I don’t know if it was ever truly been fun because in the beginning I was trying to find my style of book photos while trying to grow my account and work with blog and bookstagram tour and publishers.

Right now, I’m just tired of seeing the same questions of the day like “what are you currently reading”, “what was your last bookmail”, “what are you doing this weekend”, and stuff like that.

I just feel like a broken record and so tired of answering them because I’m literally saying the same thing over and over and feel so ugh about it.

I understand how difficult it is to come up with a different QOTD that isn’t used all the time, but dang. I can only answer the same question so many times.

I’m also starting to get tired of engagement groups in general because overall I feel like people are tagging the groups and expecting people to like their photos when they don’t do it themselves like the rules of the group states, and I just feel like people don’t respect on another when it comes to these groups.

Other bookstagram posts I have include:

Happy reading until next time,

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    • I know it’s a lot 😅. I need to leave some groups because they aren’t being regulated properly, and I can’t decide if I like booktok better than bookstagram. Right now it’s still pretty laid back, but at the same time my booktok isn’t one of my main book accounts either. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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