Favorite Posts 014

Favorite Posts 014

I love these. I think this is my only original weekly series that I started – not including my Diverse or Nah posts that are hella sporadic and I don’t even know if they count.

I’m debating on what I could do to start an original weekly series, but I have no idea what I would choose! Maybe it doesn’t need to be an original one, you know? Maybe I can just hop on some more weekly meme trains, but honestly I’d love to create something that I started so I could have something to be proud of. You know, just normal stuff like that.

  • Book Review: Red, White & Royal Blue – Brittany @ Brittany the Book Guru

    ” But the excess of sexual content did definitely have an effect on my reading experience, so even though there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it being in the book, it did impact how I rated the book overall. “

  • The Traitor’s Kiss: Book Review – Joanna @ The Geekish Brunette

    “It’s different and one that I have never read before. The MC, Sage, works for a matchmaker and when she first met her it honestly reminded me of Mulan. Of course, this book doesn’t have her pretending to be a boy but she does do some spying and is pretty much a tomboy.”

  • Mini Book Reviews (Nimona, Artificial Condition, Atmosphaera Incognita, The Black God’s Drums) – Nicole @ Book-Wyrm Knits

    “It’s set in the past, but it’s a past where a major incident disrupted the storm pattern in New Orleans. It’s a really enjoyable novella, and is very well written.”

  • Book Review: House of Salt and Sorrows – Kitty @ Kitty Marie’s Reading Corner

    What drew me to House of Salt and Sorrows immediately is the gothic atmosphere. Even the book’s summary seems promising of an atmosphere rich in baroque or victorian-style imagery of massive manors and grand halls and sumptuous aesthetic, blended with spooky-yet-sophisticated horror and an air of mystery.

  • If I Can’t Suspend Disbelief? Houston, We Have a Problem. Here There Are Monsters – An ARC Review – Susan @ Novel Lives

    “In order for a suspenseful thriller to work, especially one that bends in to fantasy, it must accomplish certain plot features. First, it must create reader buy-in to the center of magic. It must also allow the reader to suspend belief.”
  • How I Keep Blogging Organized – Jess @ Fiction No Chaser

    “These are my favorite – can’t live without – tools for blogging and staying organized. All of them are free except one!”

  • My Regrets as a Book Blogger – Cierra @ Cierra’s Cynosure

    “Some of these are more lighthearted and trivial than others, but coming to recognize and accept these mistakes was a hard thing to do regardless. So if it helps anyone out there feel less alone or heard, I’m happy in advanced. Shall we?”

  • A Thought on Illness Representation in Books – Emer @ A Little Haze Book Blog

    “My experience with illness and pain is what inspired the name of my book blog; a little haze refers to the fog and haze that it constantly feels my life is shrouded in due to the effects of medication and pain. I chose that name because it is a way for me to take some agency over my illness as sadly, my illness dictates every other facet of my life.”

  • 6 Ways to Use Pinterest to Drive Traffic to your Book Blog – Yvonne @ The Coycaterpillar Reads

    “Everytime you write a blog post make sure you post it to your blog board. If you name it appropriately it will massively help with SEO. Write a summary, an appropriate title and make sure it backlinks to said post on your blog.”

  • #Augvocacy2019 (Extended): #OwnVoices Books & Cross Cultural-Immersion – Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea (written by Riza)

    Suddenly there’s these endless stories that seem unique but familiar at the same time. I remember being excited to picture rich new worlds, meet new characters – not the cookie-cutter plots and personalities that have too often plagued and filled my head because of the materials I’ve consumed in the past.”

  • Drama Llama Patrol: They’re Special Edition Boxes. Not Life Saving Machines. – Melanie @ TBR and Beyond

    “People went flipping bonkers – instead of just being disappointed or saying they were upset – they went into full out nasty, vicious mode at Fairyloot on Instagram.  It got real ugly, real fast and yet again the YA community was living up to that toxic reputation.”

  • Paid WordPress versus Self Hosted: What I wish the guides told me – Kal @ Reader Voracious

    “If I wanted to pay that much I could have gone with managed WordPress. This paid wordpress versus self-hosted guide aims to assist bloggers considering moving from free wordpress to having their own domain.
  • 12 ownvoice MG releases to look out in 2019 – Dany @ Ambivert Words

    ” I’ve told this once and I’ll tell it again. MiddleGrade genre itself is underrated .”

  • Let’s Talk Bookish – DNF’ing Books – Evelyn @ Evelyn Reads

    “I feel like most people would say it is not bad, but won’t DNF books themselves. I was like that for a very long time. Until one day I was reading (unpopular opinion) The Two Towers, and I was so bored and told my mom, and she asked me ‘so why don’t you start another one?’. And that’s when I actually started DNF’ing books!”

  • Would You Rather Book Edition – Siobhan @ Novelties

    “As much as I like movies, I think TV shows are superior. We get to explore and break down scenes that may not make it in a movie.”

  • 2019 AtoZ Reading Challenge (Update) – Lili @ Lili’s Blissful Pages

    “I joined this Reading challenge too late but I’m doing my best to finish it before the year ends.”

Okay I wish I had this kind of energy right now, but oh well. Thanks Rae for dancing for me!

23 thoughts on “Favorite Posts 014

  1. I love you because you mention a book you are looking forward to. I warn you NOT to read my review because I don’t want to spoil your cinnamon roll. You read it and then you post in your favorites. I love spunky people. I love them because I think they are the only type of people capable dealing my ability to just good intention my way into foot sandwiches at will.

    You keep asking me why I’m nice to you. Well her you go. Exhibit 1,050.

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    1. LOLOL Susan seriously you give me good vibes every single day with your comments. And hey, I think sometimes honest negative reviews are way better than gushing good reviews if I’m on the fence about reading something anyway. I’ve been on the fence for that one because I can’t do horror, and like I was saying, knowing what you didn’t like about it gives me a heads up and a warning of what to or not to expect 🙂 ❤

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      1. Oh. Well then you’ll love the review that just went out. -_-. I’m going to hell for it. I really am.

        Tomorrow will cleanse my soul. I’m just going to keep saying that again and again and again until I believe it or fall asleep, whichever comes first.

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