Update: Autism Acceptance Month, Aro Ace April and Camp NaNoWriMo

It’s April 2nd today, which means:

  • We survived April Fools (or did we?)
  • It’s Autism Acceptance Month
  • It’s Aro Ace Month
  • It’s time for Camp NaNoWriMo

Reading wise, Becca’s Book Realm is hosting the #AutisticPrideMonth:

Description: bingo slots include:

  • ownvoices rep
  • scifi or fantasy
  • romance
  • indie or self-published
  • queer author or rep
  • by an autistic author, but without autisitc rep
  • short story or novella
  • contemporary
  • author of color

For Aro Ace Month, At Home in the Clouds and Faerie on the Shelf are hosting #AroAceApril:

Description:

Bingo board slots include:

  • a contemporary, historical and/or romance featuring an a-spec character
  • a book from a new-to-you author
  • a rec from a friend
  • a book you’re prediciting to five-star
  • an a-spec novella/short story
  • a re-read of a book you loved
  • a book from your TBR
  • an LGBT+ own voices book
  • a scifi or fantasy ft. an a-spec character

Photo challenge slots include:

  • An a-spec book on your TBR
  • An a-spec book you may 5-star
  • An a-spec book from a new-to-you author
  • An a-spec fantasy/scifi
  • An a-spec contemporary or historical
  • An a-spec book you’re likely to re-read
  • An a-spec rec from a friend
  • Your favorite a-spec book
  • Aro Ace April Wrap-Up pile

So what about me? What will I be doing this April?

I will be reading two or more books, since I am busy with University still.

I am currently reading A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir, which is the 3rd book in the Ember Quartet.

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I’m also reading The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace.

The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #3)

I will also (try to) read Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver this month.

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I am also taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo this month with my ownvoices YA Fantasy WIP titled Smoke Among the Shadows.

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(I made this mock cover using Krita and Pixabay)

Here’s a quick summary:

When 16-year-old Gwyneth accidentally sets her local Sanctum on fire, the High-Priest sends her to the Haven: a place full of people with abilities reserved for the gods.
Here, Gwyn learns not only the stories of her fellow residents, but also discovers the possible existence of a place where they could live freely. Now she faces a choice: join the shadow shaper Valerian on his quest to escape the Haven and find this utopia while learning how to control her fire, eat a pomegranate seed to receive full control over her fire from the gods while offering her soul in return, or continue to live without any control whatsoever.
This choice becomes more imminent when Gwyn learns of her mother’s disappearance, and the High-Priest charges her with murder and demands the execution of not only her, but all of the Haven’s residents. Now, Gwyn’s choice may very well mean the difference between life and death.

What about you? Will you be taking part in any of these?

Rachel

Graceful Goddess

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