Month: November 2015

Shadow in the Sea by Sheila Nielson

Shadow in the Sea by Sheila Nielson
Posted on November 30, 2015 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 4 Comments

Main points I LOVED this book. Oh my goodness it was so emotional. So you think it’s going to be your typical mermaid love story right? Girl falls in love with mermaid royalty happily ever after? Well, parts of it are, but there’s SO MUCH MORE. Oh my goodness. I love the old-fashioned feel of this book. The noblemen, the fancy clothes and fancy language, the propriety and impropriety…contrasting so nicely with the fantastical element of the merworld. There was all sorts of island-y superstition and sailor superstition. Rumors of dark magic and spells and […]

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Dear Hermione: BE MY BESTIE

Dear Hermione: BE MY BESTIE
Posted on November 27, 2015 in Event, letters to characters / 14 Comments

Welcome to my second post for my friend Jillie’s Blogger Positivity Campaign! This week we’re writing letters to fictional characters, authors, ships (OTPs, not like the Titanic), or books that have helped or inspired us. Dear Hermione, Do I even need to say I’m a huge fan? The Harry Potter series is life. But of course, you’re more than just a character. You’re a person. And not just an Emma Watson person either. A living, breathing person trapped within the pages of a book. I think we might be twins. We are very similar. Very bookish, smart, and […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!!! (+ what I’m thankful for)

Happy Thanksgiving!!! (+ what I’m thankful for)
Posted on November 26, 2015 in holiday / 0 Comments

Man, I love this holiday- I love FOOD. Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers and fellow bloggers. Let’s have a list of what I’m thankful for. Thank you, food. What would I do without you. I love eating. Way too much. Savory, salty, sweet, salty, salty, salty…..I LOVE IT ALL. (Mostly the salty stuff.) This is one of my favorite holidays because we can cook a huge feast of amazing food. We usually have turkey, of course, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, corn pudding, and my excellent Brussels sprouts recipe. For dessert […]

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Let’s Discuss: Character-driven books or plot-driven books?

Let’s Discuss: Character-driven books or plot-driven books?
Posted on November 22, 2015 in Discussion / 7 Comments

Hi guys! It’s been ages since I’ve done a discussion post and I’m falling woefully behind on my challenge but ah well. Life. Ya know. University. Stuff happens. Here’s one now! (get ready for a text-heavy post) What’s better? Characters or plot? Okay, I don’t have a SOLID opinion on this at the moment, so I’m gonna start off saying why both are important, and we’ll see if one comes out over the other by the end. So I made this fun chart with a few points on it. Let’s go through it, shall we? […]

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What YOU Can Do to Improve the Book Blogosphere

What YOU Can Do to Improve the Book Blogosphere
Posted on November 20, 2015 in Event / 14 Comments

Welcome to my first official post for Jillie’s Blogger Positivity Campaign! Here I’ll be giving a few ideas on how each blogger can improve the community. #1: COMMENT. This is definitely the most important. Conversation is what keeps the blogosphere going. Yes, talking and raving and flailing on social media are all well and good, but what are our social media for anyway? For a lot of us, it’s another way of advertising our blogs. Our blog is where the real action is happening, through reviews and discussion posts etc. I advise this: When reading a […]

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Edge of Something More by Andi Loveall

Edge of Something More by Andi Loveall
Posted on November 20, 2015 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I enjoyed this book. It really messed with my head, but like…in a cool way. It all just seemed very sudden. Pretty much everything that happened, except the whole India thing—that was from the beginning. It’s a pretty impulsive way of life. Devin really hasn’t got anything holding him down, anchoring him—until Cora. I’m sad to say that I wasn’t 100% on board with the relationship—it was clear that Cora wasn’t ready to throw herself into it. Devin probably did rush it a bit, and I wasn’t sure why. I didn’t feel like […]

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S.O.B. by J. C. Valentine

S.O.B. by J. C. Valentine
Posted on November 19, 2015 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was very good! It was a fast read. It was also surprisingly emotional, not the quick light book I expected. There is a lot of character growth in this book. More with Levi than with Vista, though, I’d say. The book is pretty clearly divided into halves—the first, where it’s two adults clearly trying to curb their passion for each other, and the second, where they have to deal with the reality of their situation. The first is racy and hot and playful. The second is serious and sad and realistic. […]

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Blogger Positivity Campaign Intro Post!

Blogger Positivity Campaign Intro Post!
Posted on November 18, 2015 in Event / 0 Comments

Hey everyone! I’m excited to be participating in my good buddy Jillie’s Blogger Positivity Campaign, which is designed to promote happiness and love in the blogosphere. The whole lot of us (26 other bloggers) will be posting every Friday for 4 weeks on various topics. Let’s get to the intro! Who/where are you? I’m Alicia, a college student from Texas, U.S. I love all things bookish, crafty, and musical. I’m always trying new things (and figuring out how to make money out of it). I’m a freelance editor and absolutely love grammar and words in general. […]

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All the Way to Heaven by Becky Doughty

All the Way to Heaven by Becky Doughty
Posted on November 9, 2015 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 3 Comments

Main points I really liked this one! I liked the writing especially. I laughed, I cried, and I could see everything so clearly. When there was music, I could hear it. I could see all the scenery being described. I could hear people’s voices when they spoke. It felt very realistic and authentic. It was a long book, but it was one big warm adventure. I loved all the descriptions of Italy. The scenery, the land, the food especially, and the hospitality and warmth of the people. The love in the culture. I have been […]

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