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 Books That Really Intimidate Me

5 Books That Really Intimidate Me

June 17, 2017 Discussion 23

This post was inspired by the special books I have had on my bookshelf for five years or more. Why have I had them for so long without reading them you ask? Because they intimidate me. What makes a book intimidating? For me, it is usually due the hype, size, or content. Some books I just have a tendency to […]

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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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Review: Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Review: Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz

June 11, 2017 Review 5 ★★

When I read DEADLY LITTLE SECRET, I had a number of issues with it that stopped me from fully enjoying the book. Because everything had been set up in the first, I had higher hopes for the second book in the series, DEADLY LITTLE LIES. Unfortunately, the issues I found in the first book were just amplified. For a majority […]

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Acquiring ARCs 101

Acquiring ARCs 101

June 8, 2017 Tutorial 23

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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