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ARC Book Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

ARC Book Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

This book is so meta and so cool. And for its 600 pages, it read immensely smoothly and quickly. There’s no book quite like this one, and I definitely enjoyed it. It’s my first but definitely not my last adventure with Scott Westerfeld. Now, Afterworlds is essentially two books in one. On the one hand, we have a contemporary story of an author getting ready to publish her first book. And on the other hand, we have the book that she’s written. As such, I feel it’s only right to have this review be in parts as well. There’s just so much to cover. Lizzie’s […]

Posted September 22, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Why is this a classic? Why is this one of the “great” American novels? Jesus, did this book make me want to throw my e-reader across the room. I don’t get it. So, a little bit of context: I read this for one of my book club’s classics months. I had heard from multiple people that it’s horrible, and that I would not enjoy it, but I was curious anyway. That mainly came from two reasons: (1) it’s such a highly regarded classic, and I felt kind of bad not having read it, and (2) it’s noted as having inspired (or at least a large […]

Posted September 14, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray

Book Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Diviners is one of those books that has been on my TBR list and my bookshelf for AGES, but I just never got around to. And, I mean, really, who can blame me – it’s almost 600 freaking pages. So this is when book club comes in to save the day! Book Club: The Way to Get Debby to Read Chunky Books™. Though I needed that extra push, I’m so glad I finally did it – finally read this wonderfully creepy book, which happens to be my first (and certainly not my last) encounter with Libba Bray. What immediately struck me upon reading The […]

Posted August 29, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Haul #11: The Belated BEA Haul

Book Haul #11: The Belated BEA Haul

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 Night and Fog by Anne Blankman (Thanks Gaby!) The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise (Thanks […]

Posted July 27, 2014 by Debby in Book Events, Book Hauls, Vlogs / 3 Comments
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Recap: New York + Book Expo America 2014, Part 2

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

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 and booktubers). But Gaby and I woke up at a decent hour and went down […]

Posted July 26, 2014 by Debby in Book Events, Travel / 10 Comments
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Recap: New York + Book Expo America 2014, Part 1

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

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 that from me. However, I’ll share some tips along the way and some reminders to […]

Posted July 24, 2014 by Debby in Book Events, Travel / 16 Comments
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Expectations for NYC/BEA 2014

Expectations for NYC/BEA 2014

So, umm, BEA is happening. We are now ONE WEEK AWAY PEOPLE. ALERT. ALERT. I’m pretty sure all fellow attendees are in full fledged panic mode, packing, getting ready to fly (or drive), and getting way too freaking excited about all the epic bookishness about to go down. I have reached levels of being UNABLE TO CAN, but at the same time, I’m trying to hold everything together. I’ve been fully packed since Sunday, although I’m not leaving till Saturday. I have a schedule. Prioritized. And I have a buttload of expectations, some slightly exaggerated, some not, but whatever, this is my blog, I do […]

Posted May 22, 2014 by Debby in Columns / 7 Comments
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Book Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Book Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

After the massive disappointment that If I Stay ended up being for me, I was promised, PROMISED I would like Where She Went better. Well. Just like your promises about If I Stay, this sequel wasn’t able to live up to the hype. I apologize in advance for this disjointed review. I’m not sure when I’ve ever felt more detached from the characters. I don’t know why it happened, but it did, and that keeps me from thinking this is a great story. Adam’s point-of-view was slightly more interesting than Mia’s – and indeed, his character had many more dimensions than she did – but […]

Posted March 19, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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