Yellow bubble letters styled after the golden balloon arch. Letters spell out “YALLWEST” below it says “2023” The background is a top down view of a graphically drawn beach waterline.
All, Events, Other Bookishness

RECAP: Yallwest 2023

On April 29 (do you really want to know where I was April 29th?) we made our way to Santa Monica for Yallwest! We have been going to Yallwest for many years at this point, and it is always such a fun festival. This year it was chilly and we were cold most of the… Continue reading RECAP: Yallwest 2023


BOOK HAUL: Tree’s 2022 Spring Book Haul

I don't love doing haul posts because they are a lot of work hehe, but I do like sharing about the books I have bought and especially the ones that publishers have sent me. Also, unlike prior posts, I didn't take my own photos, I just put in the cover images. This year I am… Continue reading BOOK HAUL: Tree’s 2022 Spring Book Haul

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We are so happy to have YallWest back in person for the first time in two (three??) years!! Below is a cute lil book tag we put together in honor of all the bookish things we've been missing! The Prompts Book Festival: A book festival you would like to visit! Bree: I used to always… Continue reading BOOK TAG: The YALLWEST Book Tag [ORIGINAL]

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BOOK REVIEW: Sorcery of Thorns

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson Publication date: June 4th, 2019 I was super excited when I managed to nab an ARC of Sorcery of Thorns at Yallwest this year (I mean, it was a little insane). Having heard good things about Enchantment of Ravens, I was all set up to be wowed, but also… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Sorcery of Thorns

All, Events, Miscellaneous


On May 4th, 2019 we attended our fourth Yallwest. If you don't know, Yallwest is a book festival in Santa Monica, California which features author panels, signings, giveaways, and general bookishness with a focus in Young Adult and Middle Grade books. It is one of our favorite events of the year because it's basically a… Continue reading RECAP: YALLWEST 2019

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GUIDE TO: Yallwest

2019 Dates: May 3 - 4, 2019 Location: Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California Link to Site: YALLWEST What is Yallwest? Yallwest is a book festival located in Santa Monica High School. Publishers and authors from all over come together for various author signings, panels, and general bookish events. It is an event geared toward… Continue reading GUIDE TO: Yallwest

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BOOK REVIEW: The Me I Meant To Be

The Me I Meant to Be by Sophie Jordan Publication Date: January 1, 2019 (Shout out to the HMH Teen booth at Yallwest for the ARC) I went into this thinking I would not like it. I mean it features one of my least favorite tropes: best friends having feeling for/dating the same guy.  Yet… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Me I Meant To Be