So far, 2013 has disappointed me in so many ways. I’ve only read one debut so far that I truly connected with, and even among established authors, the only one that has so far blown me away was SCARLET by Marissa Meyer (and I did have a few reservations there).
Books! Books, fellow bloggers, you snarky cats. All the books! I’m sorry. Here, if you have a book, and I have a book, and I have a hand. There it is, that’s a hand, you see? You watching? And my hand reaches across the room, and I start to read your book. I…read…your…book! I READ IT ALL.
2013 so far has been a relatively meh year when it comes to reading for me. One, I’m not reading anywhere near as much as I expected to. The books I have been reading have not piqued my interest as much as I had hoped. The books coming later this year and in 2014? So far, not one has really made me raise my eyebrows and demand to read it now.
I don’t know about where you are, but here in Tennessee, the days are growing steadily warmer and more and more humid. As beautiful as I think the outdoors are, when it comes to heat, I’m a big wuss. Give me an air conditioner or an umbrella and iced coffee any day. Put a book [...]
Have you ever written a critical review and then felt guilty about it? Have you ever said something on Twitter and then realized an author saw you speak negatively about their book? Have you ever just felt plain bad about writing a review or speaking your opinion about something?
I know I’m not the only person to keep a ‘dropped’ reads shelf, and I rather think this shelf has more negative associations with it than it really should. What makes us ‘drop’ a book after all? Sure, sometimes it is for legitimately negative reasons, be it because the book has terrible writing, or because [...]
The purpose of this post is two-fold. Firstly, it’s a pseudo-explanation for my absence from the world recently, and secondly, it’s a discussion (with myself mostly) about the problems of blogging when you have less and less time on your hands.
In this day and age, blogging has become a strange land. Don’t worry. I’m going to tell you exactly how you should blog in a few easy steps to make sure you’re the best blogger you can possibly be.
When I was a teenager living in the poor, rural, forgotten lands of North Carolina, I had finished every book in the young adult section by the age of 13. That meant sucking it up and moving on to the great lands of the adult section and finding out exactly what genres I loved.