When is the Best Time to Post ARC Reviews?

When is the Best Time to Post ARC Reviews?

When I started getting arcs as a wee blogger back in 2011, I was a mess. I had no idea what I was doing. I would read them as soon as I received them, and then review them pretty much immediately, too. I had basically no regard for pub dates whatsoever. As I grew and learned, though, my attitudes and behaviors changed. There was a long while where I was very good about getting the reviews in the week of […]

Posted December 14, 2015
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Stacking the Shelves #26

Stacking the Shelves #26

Oh man this week was absolutely insane, but in the best way possible.  I joined Bekka here after some careful consideration, and I can honestly say that it was the best decision I’ve made in awhile. Bekka and I work well together and we have so many great ideas for this blog. Thank you everyone for the warm welcome, I am excited to call this place, my new home. On the personal side, my mom underwent an MRI to see […]

Posted December 12, 2015
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The Hype Problem

The Hype Problem

So I never thought I’d be someone who places so much emphasis on hype. Before I became a book blogger, I would get excited about movies that were coming out. Not because I didn’t love reading (I’ve been a voracious reader since I was 4) but because I never really knew when a book was coming out because I wasn’t a part of the book world, marketing-wise. I’m trying to remember what the first book was that got me all […]

Posted December 11, 2015
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Playing With Format, Perspective, and Voice

Playing With Format, Perspective, and Voice

One of my favorite things ever is when authors take risks. This can mean a lot of things, from certain character traits, to voice, to plot twists, to genre bending. I mean, I love all of it, but today I want to talk about formats, voice, and perspective. This post started out as a draft about epistolary novels, but as I was going through my library, I realized I don’t have too many of those. These are some of my […]

Posted December 10, 2015
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Top Ten Tuesday: Fave New-to-Me Authors of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Fave New-to-Me Authors of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish This week’s theme: Favorite New-to-You Authors of 2015 This year was a strange reading year. As I’ve been going over my stats and looking at my books read for all the upcoming Best Of lists and surveys, I’ve noticed a few things. My most frequent Goodreads rating is 4-stars (though that could easily mean my most frequent rating is 3.5. Damn GR and their hatred of half star ratings.) […]

Posted December 8, 2015
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The Thing About Goodreads Ratings

The Thing About Goodreads Ratings

I don’t even know where to start with this because I have so much to say, so I’m going to hop right into it: authors, Goodreads isn’t about you. Of course, there are all these “cool” ways for authors to be involved on GR, ways for them to interact with their readers, and ways for them to promote their books. But at the end of the day, GR is a social media site catered to readers. It’s about readers. End […]

Posted December 7, 2015
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My Favorite “Dark” Contemporaries

My Favorite “Dark” Contemporaries

Hi everyone! So I know Bekka introduced me on December 2nd and she wasted no time in letting you all know that I love “dark” contemporaries, just like she does. Also have a lot of love for those under the radar books that I love and cannot understand why they don’t get more publicity. I’ll probably do a post on those under the radar books in the near future. But today is about those dark contemporaries that have dark subject […]

Posted December 6, 2015
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