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. […]
Tag: Novel Thoughts
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! […]
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 […]
1. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. THAT COVER THO. It’s sooo gorgeous!! Love me some high fantasy! 2. Illuminae by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman. Um, JAY KRISTOFF. I would trade my firstborn for an ARC of anything new by Jay. 3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. The cover is lovely, and I enjoyed Throne of Glass. I know the world will be awesome! 4. Ensnared by A.G. Howard. I love […]
So, Monday I got a wild hair and went on a mass deleting spree. I had a lot of random, weird books on my TBR list and it was driving me crazy! I went from 1400 something books down to 720. Crazy, right? (I’m kicking myself now for not screenshot-ing!) There were SO many books were I was just like, “WTF is that? Was I drunk when I added this?” I think many of them were books I added when […]
What do all of these books have in common? I HAVE THEM. ALL OF THEM. Some of them I’ve had for months (*coughs*Murder Complex, over a year). Sadly, I’m playing crazy catch up on my Rewind and Fur & Fangs challenges (because I slacked in the beginning), so I don’t have time to get to any of these until January. Unless by some miracle I get ahead of my challenges (not likely). SIGH.