Discovering Author Seanan McGuire (and her wonderful books!)

It started with a book recommendation. A simple list of recommended reads by a fellow book blogger (sorry I can’t give you a shout-out, but I can’t remember where I saw the list). While several of them sounded interesting, Every Heart a Doorway  by Seanan McGuire leapt out at me. I had never heard of Seanan McGuire, so decided to pick up a copy and give it a shot. Every Heart a Doorway is book …

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8 Quirky Christmas Reads for Adults

Looking for something a little different to read over the holidays, but still want a touch of Christmas? I know that I sometimes get tired of the same old, same old stories during the holidays and want to spice things up a bit! I mean, how many times can you read How The Grinch Stole Christmas before turning into a Grinch yourself? I love that old green gobin, but still! Well, here are 8 Christmas …

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Guest Post: How to Enjoy eBooks without Causing Harm to Your Eyes by Anitya Brown

Hi everyone! Today I’m featuring a guest post from Anitya Brown. Anitya did an awesome post about reading more effectively over on Bookworm Brandee’s blog and today she’s going to talk about how to enjoy ebooks without hurting your eyes. Enjoy! How to Enjoy eBooks without Causing Harm to Your Eyes One of the major arguments against reading ebooks is that you need to read them on an electronic screen, and staring at a screen …

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I’m NOT Embarrassed to be a Book Blogger

Seems like the book blogging world has been hit with yet another scandal. While I usually miss the drama because I’m not as plugged in as I should be, a Facebook post from Herding Cats & Burning Soup piqued my interest enough to go blog hopping. Yep. Another scandal. What makes this one a little different is that a well known blogger wrote a post saying that now she’s embarrassed to be a book blogger. That …

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Bloggers Ed – First Impressions

Because I like to learn new things, I decided to work on improving my blog and blogging skills. I joined a few Facebook groups and added some “blogging pros” to my Feedly account. One thing led to another and suddenly I’m following several marketing blogs and have signed up for a bunch of newsletters. I have a tendency to go overboard sometimes…. *shrugs* After trying a few free blogging ecourses, I soon discovered that most …

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What do you do when a book you’re reading is just….meh?

What do you do when a book is just… meh? You don’t hate it, but you don’t love it either. But, and this is a big but, there’s just something about it that keeps you reading.  Whether you want to find out if it lives up to its promise or you’ve become invested in the characters or for some other reason, you’re just not ready to put it on the DNF pile just yet. How …

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Jealous much? Why yes, yes I am

After a rough start at the beginning of my blogging journey, the green-eyed monster and I came to an agreement of sorts. I acknowledged that I would never be a so-called “big” blogger with a Book Fairy sending me boxes full of ARCs each month, and he acknowledged that I was no fun so agreed to leave me alone. He lied. Most of the time, he leaves me be. Then I’ll log onto one of …

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2015 Book Blog Discussion Challenge

One of my goals this year is to write more discussion posts. When I saw that Carmel at Rabid Reads had recently joined the Book Blogger Discussion Challenge, I thought that would be the perfect motivation to keep me on track! Hosted by Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon at It Starts at Midnight, I’m excited to get started! Some Details: The 2015 Book Blog Discussion Challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2015. Sign-ups …

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Bloglovin’ is driving me mad!

While checking my Bloglovin’ feed a few days ago, I noticed that one of my favorite blogs wasn’t showing up. Since I know that she usually posts several times a day, I went to her blog directly to see if anything was wrong. Everything seemed fine on her end, but for some reason her posts weren’t showing up in my feed. Weird, but figured it was some kind of glitch that would sort itself out. …

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Old Posts: To polish or not to polish?

The last time my computer crashed, it crashed hard. I lost everything, including all the pictures that I had uploaded to my reviews. Because I had saved the bookcover pictures I used in my reviews to my hard drive, when my PC crashed, all the pictures disappeared. Now I use photobucket to play it safe, but I’m left with lots of old reviews with no pictures. One of my goals this year is to replace …

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Turn Offs & Turn Ons – What do you look for before following a new blog?

Recently I found a link-up of new to me blogs, so I checked them out to see if I wanted to follow any. Since there were over 90 blogs, I had to make quick decisions on whether or not to add them to my Bloglovin’ feed. I found myself a little harsh with my quicksnap judgements, but better I don’t follow now than have to unfollow later. No new posts within the past few months? …

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Can I please have some cheese & crackers with my whine: The FTC Disclaimer Edition

*disclaimer- all sarcasm and whining are my own   Background There seems to be lots of discussion lately about the FTC disclaimers we use. I first read about it over at Sophisticated Dorkiness. Her post was really well written and she made several valid points. Several days later, posts at There Were Books Involved… and On Starships & Dragonwings popped up in my feed, both of which were also very well done with valid points. Nothing against …

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