Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From

Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From

July 29, 2014 Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays 3

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. I love this topic guys, because I instantly knew how I wanted to present it. You know how sometimes when you get a creative idea, you get all giddy and stuff? THAT’S ME. Anyway, I’m focusing just on my physical copies for this topic – but to be honest, I mostly read physical copies anyway. If I do read an ebook and love it, I usually go out and buy a… Read more »

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Book Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

Book Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

July 28, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

So if you know me, you’ll probably have heard at one point or another that I’m seriously obsessed with the webseries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube. For those who are unfamiliar (where have you been??!?!) the webseries is a modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, which takes place in the form of vlogs in which Lizzie Bennet tells the audience about her daily life and her familial and romantic drama. The adaptation was actually an immersive transmedia experience, using multiple platforms including Twitter accounts for the characters, Instagram… Read more »

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Book Haul #11: The Belated BEA Haul

Book Haul #11: The Belated BEA Haul

July 27, 2014 Book Events, Book Hauls 3

Heeeeyy guys. So this week I’m officially closing the book on all things BEA (don’t forget to read part 1 and part 2 for all my New York and BEA adventures!), which means my long awaited book haul is here. Now, I do have a vlog of this – but I recorded it at the beginning of June, so some of the things I say are a bit out of date. BUT WHATEVER. WATCH AND ENJOY. Pre-BEA Books Thursday Haul Friday Haul Saturday Haul Swag Haul Gifted The Prisoner of… Read more »

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Recap: New York + Book Expo America 2014, Part 2

Recap: New York + Book Expo America 2014, Part 2

July 26, 2014 Book Events, Travel 6

I hope you all enjoyed part 1 of my adventures in New York earlier this week! But let’s face it: now we’re getting to the main event – the conference itself and all the events and bookishness surrounding that. I hope I can do my adventures justice. Day 5: Wednesday, May 28th Officially, Wednesday was not a BEA day, as I elected to skip the Book Blogger Conference (probably a good thing too, considering the drama at one of the panels, which ended up ripping a divide between book bloggers… Read more »

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ARC Book Review: Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

ARC Book Review: Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

July 25, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★

First off, I need to be upfront with you guys and say that I’ve met Dahlia, and we’ve talked quite a bit, and she personally gave me a review copy of her book at BEA. Sooo, that might affect my opinion in some small way, but as always, I’m striving to be as honest as possible in my review. But let it also be known that Dahlia is wicked awesome, and even if you don’t pick up her book, you should definitely follow her on Twitter. Now. With that out… Read more »

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Recap: New York + Book Expo America 2014, Part 1

Recap: New York + Book Expo America 2014, Part 1

July 24, 2014 Book Events, Travel 13

Though it was already quite a while ago, this year in May, I went to Book Expo America 2014 in New York. I knowww, I fail at only getting to the recap now, but hey, just be glad I’m doing it. Okay? Today I’ll be recapping the stuff that happened before the conference actually began, as the orange took over New York. Now, let’s get this straight: I lived in the US for ten years, so if you’re hoping for quirky observations about how …unique America is, you won’t get… Read more »

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ARC Book Review: Extraction by Stephanie Diaz

ARC Book Review: Extraction by Stephanie Diaz

July 23, 2014 Reviews 14

You know, I’m one of those people who has a love-hate affair with the dystopian genre. I love the possibilities, and the nostalgia about all the good series there have been in the past. So even when I’m disappointed, I keep coming back and giving it more chances. However, the more I read, the harder and harder it is to impress me. And sadly, Extraction failed to impress me on any front. Let’s break down the premise of Extraction and look at its influences. Extraction takes place in a world… Read more »

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Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me on a Deserted Island

Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me on a Deserted Island

July 22, 2014 Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays 16

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Okay, so I have a love-hate relationship with this topic. First I thought, “Huh?” Then I had some IDEAS and was like, “LOL”. Then I got stuck and I was whining. But whatever. So here’s the deal. If I got stuck on a deserted island, first things first – I would establish freaking dominance of that island. Queen Debby rules the world island! So we’re clear on that point. BUT, to… Read more »

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