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Books I Hated With Gorgeous Covers

Books I Hated With Gorgeous Covers

You all know what I’m talking about. You see a cover, and it’s SO beautiful you immediately fall in love with it, and you’d do ANYTHING to have the book in your hands right now so you can drool over it. Then you start to read it. And you get angry. WHY IS SUCH A TERRIBLE BOOK DRESSED IN SUCH A GORGEOUS COVER?! You’re devastated, and a little piece of your soul dies. Here are just a few of the covers I […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 18 February, 2015 | 13 Comments
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Don’t be Afraid to be Yourself in YOUR Reviews!

Don’t be Afraid to be Yourself in YOUR Reviews!

We’ve all seen those “how-to” posts on writing reviews. Do this, don’t do that, make sure you blah blah blah. I hate those posts. Why? Because there are no rules. There are no guidelines. Your blog is YOUR space, and yours alone. Not anyone else’s! No one should ever, ever tell you how to review (or how not to). I cringe every time I see posts like that. Here are a few lines of “advice” I’ve seen that really annoy me: Don’t be sarcastic. […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 10 February, 2015 | 21 Comments
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The Avenged Sevenfold Book Tag

The Avenged Sevenfold Book Tag

Okay, so remember last week when I did the Taylor Swift book tag (cringes), and joked that the concept was cool, but it’d be better if it was Avenged? Well, I started pondering their song names and realized it wouldn’t be all that hard to come up with. So, here it is…a book tag for people like me, who like their music a little stronger! Inspired by the Taylor Swift book tag, originally posted by The Book Life The songs: […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 4 February, 2015 | 8 Comments
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The (I Hate) Taylor Swift Book Tag

The (I Hate) Taylor Swift Book Tag

Okay, so it’s no secret that I can’t STAND Taylor Swift. (No, seriously, she makes me want to vomit. When her songs come on the radio, I want to drive my car off a bridge.) Which is why the devious Nova @ Out of Time tagged me to do this. *glares* I don’t ever do tag posts here on Novel Heartbeat, but the idea is kind of cool. It would just be better with Avenged Sevenfold songs instead of Taylor Swift […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 28 January, 2015 | 13 Comments
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Do I Enjoy Books Less These Days?

Do I Enjoy Books Less These Days?

I recently updated my Reviews by Year page to include a section for books I read before the year I started blogging (2011). I was surprised by how many there were (I didn’t think I read that much before I blogged!), but what I was most surprised by was the whopping amount of 5 star books I read back then. So, I started analyzing some rating stats from my reading years and what I came up with was very interesting! […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 21 January, 2015 | 20 Comments
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Novel Thoughts: I’m Picky About the Advance Copies I Choose

Novel Thoughts: I’m Picky About the Advance Copies I Choose

When I first started blogging, I had NO idea what an ARC was. (Ah, to be blissfully ignorant again.) After a few months, once I found out and got established, I discovered NetGalley. Then Edelweiss. SEDUCTRESSES. I (like most of you probably did) went on a massive downloading spree. FREE BOOKS! FREE UNRELEASED BOOKS! Alas, they were not “free.” They came with guilt, and pressure, and…*cringes* obligations. Eeeeeek. For a while there, I was drowning in them. And guess what? Once you’re […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 14 January, 2015 | 27 Comments
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