Liebster Award

Again pulling from the vault/ hoard for today’s post, because I can and I want to. I was very flattered to be nominated by Keira @ Headphones and Hyperboles for the Liebster Award for a second time — or technically third: I combined two nominations and the accompanying questions in my first Liebster Award post — and I look forward to sharing my answers to Keira’s questions!

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[Bookending Spring] Autism Acceptance Character Tag (Original)

Hello and welcome back to Bookending Spring on the Nine Tale Vixen blog! If you’re new to Bookending Events, they’re quarterly (seasonal) events aiming to bring the book blogging community closer together; this spring, the optional theme is organization and cleaning. If you’re new to my blog — hi, I’m Isabelle and it’s nice to meet you! If you’re a returner — welcome back, friend!

It’s easy, in hindsight, to talk about all the ways my life would’ve been better if I’d encountered autistic protagonists early on — I wouldn’t have had so many misconceptions, which would have led to less internalized shame when I was finally diagnosed at seventeen, and in fact I might have recognized myself and found helpful resources much sooner.

But in any case, autistic protagonists do exist now. Although it’s still a bit of a search and definitely not yet widely accepted, there’s some great #ownvoices representation and I wanted to shout it out!

Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month with prompts inspired by stories by and about autistic people. (You don’t need to have read the books or to identify as autistic/neurodiverse.)

This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organized by Sam & Clo!
Today’s prompt, originally titled “Neurodiversity Acceptance Tag,” is hosted by yours truly — if you do this prompt, don’t forget to link back to this post!

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Wrapping Up the 2010s

I know, I know, there’s still a few days left before 2020. But I’ll be putting my blog on private for a redesign in the next few days, during which I doubt anything else noteworthy will happen.

It’s been so much fun digging into my various blogs, Writer’s Notebooks, journals, and scrapbooks from the past years. (There are plenty of photos for these years, but for privacy reasons I won’t be sharing them.)

So if you’ll pardon my self-indulgence, today I’d like to take a brief dive into the past decade of my life! Possibly this won’t be very interesting or amusing to anyone except me, which is totally fine. 

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2019 Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

No matter what you celebrate, if you celebrate anything, I hope you’re having a great holiday season! Whether that means spending it with family and/or taking time for yourself, diving into projects and/or having a relaxing break, going out to enjoy holiday cheer and/or curling up with a hot drink and a good book.

I did this tag last year, and I thought it would be interesting to see if my answers have changed at all. (The original tag, as well as the post banner, was created by Jenniely.)

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