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Something I Haven’t Done in a While

Something I Haven’t Done in a While

  In the early days of my blogging career, I reviewed everything I read, and I basically finished every book I started. I wasn’t (and still am not) afraid to post a negative review if I didn’t like a book. I would tear into books without mercy and I would do it pretty frequently. I was new to the YA scene, so I was making my way through the staples, and some of those books were just not good. I […]

Posted February 23, 2017
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Books To Break Me Out Of My Comfort Zone

Books To Break Me Out Of My Comfort Zone

Okay, so it’s not exactly a secret how much I love my contemporaries, but last year I made a decision that I wanted to expand my horizons and not just stick to my comfort zones. So I requested review copies of some books that are out of my comfort zone and I am continuing to do that in 2017. But I would like for you all to vote in my poll about which one I should read first. Don’t just […]

Posted February 22, 2017
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When Physical Books Aren’t Doing It For Me

When Physical Books Aren’t Doing It For Me

Full disclosure: this topic was supposed to go up awhile ago, but then I actually started reading a physical book, so I trashed this topic. Only a couple days later, I realized physical books STILL weren’t doing it for me. So I fished this post out of the trash and kept writing this post. I absolutely love physical books. The smell of them, the feel of them, but every once and awhile I find myself preferring to read ebooks and […]

Posted February 20, 2017
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My February Uppercase Box

My February Uppercase Box

For a few months now I’ve been subscribed to the Uppercase subscription box. It’s a monthly YA box of bookish goodies plus one book. I absolutely love it and think it’s definitely worth the price. For one thing, the book is signed, and for another, it helps curb spending. I always wait to find out what the Uppercase book is going to be before I make any obvious new release purchases. I always include the book I get in my […]

Posted February 17, 2017
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TV, TV, Movies, and More TV

TV, TV, Movies, and More TV

I know this is typically a feature only Alexia does, but I’ve been getting a ton of screen time lately and I wanted to share with you guys what I’ve been viewing. A couple favorite shows are back, I managed to get to the movie theater last week, and Mike and I have spent a lot of time in front of the TV binge watching movies. Let’s get into it! tv You saw this coming. I’m obsessed with Black Sails; […]

Posted February 16, 2017
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Books I Want to Reread This Year

Books I Want to Reread This Year

I love rereading. I know a lot of people can’t stand to read the same story more than once, but I’m the total opposite. I love discovering new themes and ideas, hidden Easter eggs, foreshadowing I may not have noticed the first time around. If I know a book is excellent, I have that guarantee of not reading a dud. And sometimes I just love to rediscover the magic of that world or the kick to the gut of the […]

Posted January 16, 2017
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My Stupid Goodreads Challenge

My Stupid Goodreads Challenge

At the beginning of every year, I like to set a Goodreads challenge. Like most readers, I set the bar pretty high for myself, optimistically thinking this is the year I outdo every previous year. Except, it never is. (Well, 2013 was, but you know what I mean.) After many failed attempts at outdoing my best, I decided 2016 was the year of saying Fuck It (and boy was I right, but that’s another post for another blog.) I set […]

Posted December 8, 2016
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