Writer W-Friday?!: Author Interview with C.G. Drews (aka PaperFury) on The Boy Who Steals Houses

Cait is a blogging icon--not only is she one of the first bloggers I've ever discovered, but she gives back so much to the community, that I'm absolutely honored to be chatting with her on my blog today! We're talking all about her sophomore novel, The Boy Who Steals Houses, which centers found family, love, … Continue reading Writer W-Friday?!: Author Interview with C.G. Drews (aka PaperFury) on The Boy Who Steals Houses

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Writing ARC Requests + Why It’s a Dying Art

I think you all probably know that I have had shockingly little success with writing ARC requests, despite me being lucky enough to receive a lot of ARCs in general. If you haven't read my transparency post about stats (find it here!), I talk a little bit about requesting physical ARCs and my success rate. Which … Continue reading Writing ARC Requests + Why It’s a Dying Art

It’s Been More Than a Year–So What’s Changed?: A Transparency Post feat. Stats & (Too Much?) Honesty

When I asked about whether people wanted to see this post, I definitely didn't understand just how much personal information it would involve. I spent a while thinking about whether I wanted to share a lot of very real, very solid numbers, because there are a lot of ways people could react. (Also, I contemplated … Continue reading It’s Been More Than a Year–So What’s Changed?: A Transparency Post feat. Stats & (Too Much?) Honesty

Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community

As much as the whole book community is a really wonderful place full of really amazing bookworms, it's not perfect. There's a lot of disparity between groups of people, which obviously reflect real life prejudices within society, even if they're unconscious ones. Whether it's against international bookworms or non-white bookworms, this is something that needs … Continue reading Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community

Puddin’ by Julie Murphy (DRC): Don’t Break the Rules, Change ’em.

4.5 stars This year, Millie is going to chase after her secret dream of broadcast journalism and also finally kiss her crush, instead of going to fat camp this summer. At the same time, Callie is the queen bee of the school, but with other girls, she's more frenemy than friend. And when circumstances (which … Continue reading Puddin’ by Julie Murphy (DRC): Don’t Break the Rules, Change ’em.

Where to Start in Writing a Book Review: Blogging Advice

I've been hard-core blogging for around nine months now, and I'm finally mustering the courage to throw some advice out to the vast Internet in case anyone needs it. Although I'm not the most experienced blogger out there (I'm est. 2017, not 2011, haha), I'm quite prolific in writing reviews and blog posts and I've … Continue reading Where to Start in Writing a Book Review: Blogging Advice

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (DRC): Vikings, Rivalry, and Half-Plots

3 stars Eelyn was raised to be a warrior. Her clan, the Aska, have an ancient rivalry with the Riki clan and Eelyn's life consists of fighting and surviving. Yet, one day she sees her dead brother fighting with the enemy against her clan. Faced with her brother's betrayal, Eelyn must survive a winter in … Continue reading Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (DRC): Vikings, Rivalry, and Half-Plots

Chelsea Sedoti at the 2017 Debut Authors Bash (+Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop of the 2017 Debut Authors Bash! If you haven't heard about this event, it's a super fun blog tour-like event where debut authors are paired with a blogger (hi, that's me!) to spread their general awesomeness (and trust me, Chelsea is 115% awesome). This year, the bash runs throughout December & … Continue reading Chelsea Sedoti at the 2017 Debut Authors Bash (+Giveaway!)