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March Uppercase Box

March 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 March 24, 2017
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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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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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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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Thrillers, Twists, and Spoilers

Thrillers, Twists, and Spoilers

  If you know anything about me, you know that one thing I really, truly hate in the book fandom world is spoilers. Like I really hate them. I go out of my way to avoid them – I have filters on twitter, I don’t read reviews, I don’t even watch movie trailers to be honest. Ask my best friend and he’ll tell you I don’t even like to speculate about what’s coming up next in a series. I adamantly […]

Posted October 12, 2016
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BEA ARCs I STILL Need to Read

BEA ARCs I STILL Need to Read

Sooo BEA was how many months ago? Too many. And I have very many books from Chicago left unread. Books I got up early for, stood in line for hours for, risked life and limb to acquire early. I mean, I made spreadsheets and set alarms and wrote lists and RAN from line to line to grab some of these titles but the slump has been so epic that almost none of them have been read yet. I am ashamed. […]

Posted September 23, 2016
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What Makes Me Buy a Book

What Makes Me Buy a Book

A few weeks ago on Twitter, author Paula Stokes asked the question: what makes you buy a book? Like I do with everything else, I decided to make this as complicated as I possibly could. Needless to say, 140 characters just wasn’t enough, so now I’m here. Writing a blog post. In the past, I would just buy whatever books I wanted. I bought a LOT, bought on a whim, pre-ordered in bulk. Sometimes I didn’t make the best book-buying […]

Posted September 19, 2016
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