Tag: Novel Thoughts

Plagiarism and Instagram

Plagiarism and Instagram
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 25, 2015 | 17 Comments

So I’ve been branching out on Instagram more lately – visiting other accounts, perusing my favorite hashtags, creeping my suggestions for new posts and people. And I’ve noticed something. I stumbled on a picture in a new account. I got to looking at it, and thought, Wait. I just saw this picture this morning….on someone else’s account. Sure enough, the picture did not belong to that person. I was pissed. Which is stupid, because it wasn’t my picture. But still, that makes me […]

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Books I Hated With Gorgeous Covers

Books I Hated With Gorgeous Covers
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 18, 2015 | 13 Comments

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 […]

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

Don’t be Afraid to be Yourself in YOUR Reviews!
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 10, 2015 | 21 Comments

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. […]

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Do I Enjoy Books Less These Days?

Do I Enjoy Books Less These Days?
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 21, 2015 | 20 Comments

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! […]

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

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 […]

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Most Anticipated Releases of 2015

Most Anticipated Releases of 2015
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 7, 2015 | 10 Comments

             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 […]

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