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2014 End of Year Book Survey

2014 End of Year Book Survey

It’s that time again! Time for the End of Year Book Survey, created by Jamie @ the Perpetual Page-Turner. Time to look back on a year’s worth of books! In case you’re interested, you can find my 2013 End of Year Book Survey here. 2014 Reading Stats Number of books you read: 128 (First: Evertrue; Last: My True Love Gave To Me) Number of re-reads: 3 (The DUFF, Shut Out, and Anna and the French Kiss) Genre you read the most from: Thanks to my lovely spreadsheet: Genre Number of Books Percentage of Total Contemporary 55 43% Fantasy 23 18% Science Fiction 22 17% Historical […]

Posted January 10, 2015 by Debby in Memes / 3 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 Now, I do have a vlog of this – but I recorded it at the beginning of June, so some of the things I say are a bit out of date.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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Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2014

Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2014

May 2014: in which BEAAAAAAAAAAA MAY. MAY. IT’S OVER. IT’S JUNE. I NEED TO HAND IN MY THESIS THIS MONTH. Paaaaaaaaaanic. But no, in all honesty, May was a pretty cool month because BEAAAA. For the rest I was so busy. So so busy. Work kicked it up a notch, and I had way more responsibilities all of a sudden. But I managed. With thesis stress, I barely had any free time tbh, and when I did, I was completely out of energy, to the point where all I could do was watch TV. I gave up on reading A Clash of Kings sadly… so […]

Posted June 4, 2014 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 7 Comments
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Top Ten Galleys I Hope To Pick Up at BEA 2014

Top Ten Galleys I Hope To Pick Up at BEA 2014

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. It’s almost here! I could have written this post about any aspect about BEA, but I think what’s on most of you readers’ minds is what books will be available there. I’ve been keeping an eye on signing schedules and galley drops, and these books are at the TOP of the list of books I hope to pick up. Of course, this is based off of what’s been announced that will be available there, so if I get to the convention center and pick up galley […]

Posted May 27, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 10 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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Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2014

Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2014

April 2014: The Overload of MEH ARCs Obviously, April on the blog was a slow month, as I took a three week hiatus! It was a good move though, gave me room to breathe and also recover from the kind of blogging slump I was in – and I did manage to make some progress on my thesis. That’s moving along now, and hopefully that means that I’ll be graduating in JUNE. I’m kind of terrified. On the reading front… not a good month for me. So many review copies that just seriously disappointed me. BUT I’m down to three review copies to read before […]

Posted May 1, 2014 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 10 Comments
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