You all know I love and read a lot of Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs). I can't say I know many readers who aren't attracted to ARCs, or interested in obtaining them. Over the past year or so, I've received more than ever, which honestly isn't saying much since I've only been around the book scene … Continue reading ARC Snobbery: A Discussion
As hard as it is to believe, June is almost over. This means that San Diego Comic Con is right around the corner, and will bring with it a huge pile of new books (probably). My TBR is already pretty ridiculous and I'm feeling pretty stressed about my summer reading list. It's going to take … Continue reading Mid-Year NetGalley TBR
It's been a little while since my last somewhat general life update, so I thought it was high time I check in! You may have noticed that I've been less present on the blog (I'm not going away I promise!). There are several reasons for that, and some of them are awesome! Some of them … Continue reading Life Update: Where Have I Been?!
Recently it seems like books inspired by Russian folk lore and fairy tales are getting a ton of attention. Spinning Silver, Winter of the Witch, and Vita Nostra are all fairly recent releases that delve into Russian tales. After reading each of them, I can confidently say that Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko … Continue reading Why VITA NOSTRA is my favorite Russian fairy tale
This month has been a bit of a rollercoaster! I don't feel like I read that much, even though I read 25 books. I had a lot of good & bad things come up this month so I'll touch on everything as we go! Backlist Books Here are all the books I read off of … Continue reading February Wrap-Up
If you are brand new to my blog, first of all, hello! Welcome to my (usually) happy little corner of the book world. Secondly, I don't tend to include star ratings in my book reviews, unless it's a 5. There are several reasons why I do this, and I wanted to talk a little bit … Continue reading Why I Don’t Use Stars in Reviews
Wow! What a month! So many photos taken, books painted, challenges completed, and of course, books read. I finished 28 books this month, which I have never done before in my life. I hope that bodes well for my ultimate goal of reading 200 books in 2019. I won't cover the 10 books I read … Continue reading January 2019 Reading Wrap-Up
Last weekend I participated in 24in48. If you are unfamiliar with it, it is a readathon where the goal is to read for a total of 24 hours over the course of 2 days. This was my 2nd or 3rd time participating, and I finally did it! I made it to 24 hours, and I … Continue reading 24in48 Wrap-Up!
To continue my series of Netgalley how-to guides, I want to talk more about Feeback practices, review tips, and how I determine which books I want to request. In case you missed it, you can find my first post here: Getting Started on Netgalley. So at this point, I'm assuming you have a Netgalley account, … Continue reading NetGalley Tips Part II
I am SO excited to finally post about Beat the Backlist Readathon! It's being hosted by Novel Knight and you can join at any time throughout 2019. The goal is to read books published in 2018 or before. I have plenty of those, so this is just the challenge I need this year! My goal … Continue reading Beat the Backlist Readathon