Author: Bekka

Recent Reads (5)

Recent Reads (5)

Milk and Honey was just fine. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it. I was expecting a lot more from it though. I thought it was going to be full of groundbreaking thought and beautiful writing. But instead it just fell flat in most places. I found myself almost cringing or rolling my eyes in some places. It felt very overwrought. And maybe it’s just me, but a single sentence in the middle of a page isn’t poetry. […]

Posted November 22, 2017
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books We’re Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday: Books We’re Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week we’re talking about books we are thankful for bekka’s picks 1. Tithe by Holly Black. This is one of the very first YA books I ever read, back in middle school. My friend was an avid reader and she’d lend me things from time to time, and this is one I became obsessed with. It’s one of the reasons I love fae so much, and one of […]

Posted November 21, 2017
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October-November Book Haul

October-November Book Haul

Hi everyone! It’s been a really long time since I’ve done a book haul or a life update. October and now the first half of November have been so crazy for me. Not necessarily busy, though there’s that too. But life has just been hard. Mike found out that the plant he works at will be closing this winter, so that was scary for a while; thankfully he found a new job pretty quickly, but it was still a downer […]

Posted November 18, 2017
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Giving Thanks Book Tag

Giving Thanks Book Tag

I found this tag while trying to think of a Thanksgiving-type post for today since I wasn’t a huge fan of the TTT topic. I obviously wasn’t tagged to do it, and the original BookTuber deleted their channel. Anyway, here is the Giving Thanks Book Tag! If you see this, I’m tagging you. 1. Name a book that made you thankful you live in your world and not the book’s world. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire […]

Posted November 14, 2017
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Bekka’s Five Star Predictions

Bekka’s Five Star Predictions

I’ve seen this around BookTube quite a bit, starting with Mercy’s Bookish Musings. I had been in a reading slump for the better part of October, so I decided not to take part right away. But now that I’m reading again and planning out all my end-of-the-year bookishness, I wanted to give this a go. The idea is to pick a handful of books you think you’ll rate five stars. This was harder than I thought, because giving out five […]

Posted November 10, 2017
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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who Make Great Leaders

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who Make Great Leaders

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week we’re discussing characters who make great leaders bekka’s picks 1. Starr from The Hate U Give. Starr will go down as a favorite character of mine. She is brave in the face of enormous injustices and threats of violence. She speaks up where others are afraid to do so. She fights for what she believes in. I just love her to absolute pieces and I want Angie […]

Posted November 7, 2017
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Tropes and Styles I Do Not Like

Tropes and Styles I Do Not Like

Before I started blogging, I didn’t really read with a critical eye. And to be honest, I didn’t read a whole lot either. I basically liked everything I picked up, when I bothered to read a book. But now I read a LOT. Maybe not as much as a lot of book-internet-types, but much more than the average person, and much more than pre-internet Bekka. Over the years I’ve been able to hone my critical eye – and I’ve been […]

Posted November 3, 2017
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