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The 2nd Annual Book Blogger Awards: Nominations

Thank you, Jenna @ Falling Letters, for nominating me in the young adult section! The Annual Book Blogger Awards gives recognition to book bloggers for all the work they do in the way that awards for other types of blogs do. Joce @ Write Through the Night hosts these awards. I haven’t heard of these… Continue reading The 2nd Annual Book Blogger Awards: Nominations

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I love that book’s spine: Spine designs to look for

Amazon Books and Target, be they online or brick-and-mortar, display their books with the front cover out, instead of the spine. They understand the importance of the front cover in convincing people to at least pick it up off the shelf. The front cover gives a big first impression of the book and must entice… Continue reading I love that book’s spine: Spine designs to look for

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Entrusting Sometimes Means Giving Away: Connecting the Thenadiers to the beginning of Les Mis

  We just finished reading Fantine: Book Four, a.k.a. “Entrusting Sometimes Means Giving Away,” last Thursday for the Les Mis Readalong. It was pretty short, which makes it easier for me to take the time to reflect on it as a whole. It has made me think about how it relates to what we read… Continue reading Entrusting Sometimes Means Giving Away: Connecting the Thenadiers to the beginning of Les Mis

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The Fault in Our Rainbow Bookshelves

When I go to the library to find a new novel to read, I expect the books to be alphabetical by author then by title. I don’t like this system only because it breaks up the order of a series: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire comes before Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Twilight… Continue reading The Fault in Our Rainbow Bookshelves

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Constructive Criticism Does Not Belong in a Book Review

I’ve read a few posts over the last month and a half that frequently state not to bash the book or author but to give constructive criticism in a book review. It is true that bashing is not okay, but if you want the opportunity to hate on a book, give your readers a warning… Continue reading Constructive Criticism Does Not Belong in a Book Review

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How do you review 2-in-1, 3-in-1 or Infinity-in-1 books?

“Get two for the price of one!” At least, that’s the implied message of books that contain two or more novels in one book. Most of the graphic novels and manga that I read have multiple episodes or chapters in one volume. I seldom have a problem with reviewing graphic novels with chapters because each… Continue reading How do you review 2-in-1, 3-in-1 or Infinity-in-1 books?

Fanfiction · Thoughts

Five Favorite Drarry Fanfics

One of the greatest challenges of reading fanfiction is finding the gems among all the poorly written stories and the stories that have been abandoned. Of course, there are some gems among the abandoned stories, but it’s frustrating that they aren’t ever going to be completed. My OTP is Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter. Since… Continue reading Five Favorite Drarry Fanfics