Revisiting The Kiss of Deception

Revisiting The Kiss of Deception

Last spring, I read The Kiss of Deception and while it wasn’t perfect, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in reading it. It’s getting to be the time to read the sequel, The Heart of Betrayal and I knew from talking to my friends about book one that I needed to revisit the first installment of the series before I moved on. There were big things I missed the first time around, and on top of that, I have a pretty […]

Posted April 17, 2015
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ARC Envy

ARC Envy

It seems that Book Twitter saw a little bit of drama yesterday. While I wasn’t there for the initial conflict, I did see some of the ripples it caused. And honestly? It’s the same thing every time this comes up. I’ve always wanted to address it, but the timing was just always off. But now I have the time and the space and I’d really like to hash out my thoughts about ARC envy and jealousy and all that it […]

Posted April 16, 2015
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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, combining two of our favorite things – books and lists! Today we’re talking about quotes. Specifically we’re supposed to be sharing inspiring quotes from books, but that’s not going to work for me. I’m not a fan of quotes anyway, but I’m especially not into inspirational anything. So I thought I’d share instead my favorite Black Sails quotes, because if you know me, you know I’m obsessed […]

Posted April 14, 2015
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My Review-Writing Process

My Review-Writing Process

I’ve seen a few posts where bloggers detail their reviewing process. To be honest, I don’t have a set list that I refer to when writing reviews. I generally wing it, but there are a few steps I fall back to for pretty much every book I read. I used to be much more detail oriented, marking off several quotes to save for the review, taking extensive notes on everything from syntax to character arc. Sometimes I still do that […]

Posted April 13, 2015
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Stacking the Shelves #1

Stacking the Shelves #1

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Since the first week of the month was dedicated to getting this new blog off the ground, I have two weeks worth of books to share with you today. Though, there are only a few titles here so I guess it was best to combine them into one post. Books Purchased I Am Her Revenge by Meredith Moore The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma SIGNED! For Review Fans of the […]

Posted April 11, 2015
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4AM Banana Bread

4AM Banana Bread

I love baking. I do it pretty often (though not as often as when I lived at home and my mom paid for all the expensive ingredients I wanted to experiment with.) As often as I’m in the kitchen, though, there are some basics that I’ve never even tried before – let’s face it: there are some recipes you don’t want to mess with because your mom just got it right. Why fix what isn’t broken? But I had a […]

Posted April 9, 2015
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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters to Check Up On

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters to Check Up On

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish list meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, combining two of my favorite things – lists and books! This week we’re discussing characters we’d like to check in with. This happens a lot: you get attached to characters before – in your opinion – their stories are really over. Sometimes a series drops them without any real notice, sometimes the book ends before you really get your closure, or you just know they’re […]

Posted April 7, 2015
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