Posts By: Bec

5 Superior Standalones

5 Superior Standalones

June 23, 2017 Discussion, Recommendations 24

Eighty percent of the books on my shelves may be part of a series, but I still love a good standalone every now and then. Standalones are great stories that wrap up nicely, they never (well, usually never) leave you hanging. You might be desperate for more of those characters, but the plot is all tied up. Here are 5 […]

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Why I DNFed The Disgrace of Kitty Grey

Why I DNFed The Disgrace of Kitty Grey

June 20, 2017 Review 10 DNF

Three years ago I wrote a post about how I struggle to DNF books. Since that post I’ve DNFed maybe 3 books out of 250. As you can see, DNFing is still a struggle for me, but when it came to THE DISGRACE OF KITTY GREY it was an easy decision I made at 28%. It had already been sitting […]

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5 Male MCs I Enjoyed Reading About

5 Male MCs I Enjoyed Reading About

June 14, 2017 Discussion, Recommendations 28

Being female, I’ve had an uncanny experience of reading mostly books with female characters. Who ever thought I’d relate to females more than males, being a girl. It’s so crazy! (please detect heavy sarcasm) As much as I prefer female leads overall, as part of the whole relating to their issues a lot more, I still enjoy the occasional male […]

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Acquiring ARCs 101

Acquiring ARCs 101

June 8, 2017 Tutorial 24

Please note the first part of this post is not serious in any way. Actually useful tips are at the bottom :) It’s a truth universally acknowledged that ARCs are needed to become a Big Blogger. Every successful bookworm sleeps on a pile of the hottest ARCs, sent especially to them from publishers. Little under-bloggers scrabble at their feet for […]

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5 Bookish Pet Peeves

5 Bookish Pet Peeves

June 5, 2017 Discussion 48

I like to think that overall, I’m a pretty tolerant reader. I push through a lot of books that many others DNF for various reasons (sometimes I kick myself for it). But there are still things that frustrate me when it comes to novels, both physically and story wise. Sappy romance that takes over the plot This is one of […]

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Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

June 2, 2017 Review 8 ★★★½

I don’t think I’ve ever felt this conflicted when trying to review a book. Even as I’m writing this, I’m not sure what I’m going to rate it. There are just so many thoughts about it floating around my head. So this review has turned into more of a discussion style, which I haven’t written in so long. As a side note before […]

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May 2017 Wrap Up

May 2017 Wrap Up

May 30, 2017 Meme 12

Not much time for a full wrap up this month because things are hectic! Yet again I find myself wishing for an 8 day week to get more stuff done. Even just having a time turner would be useful but alas we must struggle instead. We did have another month of regular posting though! That’s exciting. If I can get […]

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