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Why Is Fantasy So Enjoyable To Read?

Almost every book lover will read in various genres but there is usually always one genre that they love reading the most. For me, that genre is fantasy. When I first started getting into reading, I thought I would enjoy scif-fi the most because I absolutely love sci-fi movies. After reading…

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5 Bookish Things Everyone Loves

Let’s face it. When we love books, we don’t just love books. We also love everything that’s book-related. Whether it’s a book sleeve, a candle, or bookmarks, we get excited about it. Being the curious person I am, I went onto my Instagram to do a poll and asked everyone what…

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Book Review | Not Here To Be Liked by Michelle Quach

Genre(s): Contemporary, RomanceAge Level: Young AdultRelease Date: September 14, 2021Publisher: Harper Children’s 2.5 out of 5 stars Eliza Quan is the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her school paper. That is, until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides on a whim to run against her. Suddenly her vast qualifications mean squat…

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What Is Camp NaNoWriMo & How Do I Prep?

This one is for all the aspiring authors, already-authors, readers who dream to write a book one day, and those of you who are just curious about how some authors write their books in a short amount of time.  When is it? Every November (the entire month) What is it? Camp…

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6 Things I’ve Learned From Book Blogging

Can you believe it’s already September? Time has really flown by, each year feeling shorter than the last. I don’t know if the pandemic has anything to do with it but this year has really blurred together – the days, the weeks, and the months. We’re entering the autumn season and…

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Author Spotlight | Lori Nelson Spielman

When I was planning out blog posts for September, I thought to myself, “Hmm. What would readers like myself like to read?” One of the things I thought right away was that I’d love to get to know some of the authors of my favourite books more. For those of you…

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How To Start Your Own Blog

Thinking about starting your own blog can be a really exciting time! Having your own blog means you get to create a platform to share everything and anything you want. The possibilities are endless and once it’s posted, anyone in the world can have access to your blog posts.  You get…

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Monthly Wrap-Up | August 2021

August was a month of craziness – just like other months, but also unlike other months. What do I mean? This was my break month – teaching was finally finished and it’s summer break! I thought I would get a lot more reading done this month but I ended up doing…

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Book Review | You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao

Genre(s): ContemporaryAge Level: Young AdultRelease Date: November 2, 2021Publisher: Wednesday Books Trigger Warnings: Grief, loss of loved one, death, car accident 5 out of 5 stars Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city, spend a summer…

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6 Things Readers Hate To See In Books

As amazing as a book synopsis can be, the actual bulk of the book is so important. Beginnings are important in getting readers invested in the characters, middles must continue with momentum, have some good twists, and endings must be satisfying and realistic. I think it’s safe to say that writing…

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6 Reasons Physical Books Will Always Have My Heart

If you go up to any avid reader and ask them: “physical books or ebooks?”, they’ll probably have an opinion. I know some people that will only read physical books, and others who swear by their Kindle! Last month, I posted a blog post called I’ve Converted to eBooks! (Kinda). I’ve…

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Book Review | Mystic Invisible by Ryder Hunte Clancy

Genre(s): YA Fantasy, Mystery, FolkloreAge Level: Young AdultRelease Date: March 17, 2021Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing 3.5 out of 5 stars Fifteen-year-old Monte moves to the mystically jeopardized Highlands of Scotland and discovers that life as a Celtic wizard is anything but easy. Whisperings of abnormal enchantments and vicious cat siths grip…

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Monthly Wrap-Up | July 2021

I anticipated this past month to be one of the busiest and that it was. I taught two high school Summer School courses and for one of them, it was my first time ever teaching it. Luckily, I still managed to get through the month and even ended up reading one…

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11 Reader Problems | Book Tag

I am super excited to participate in my first book blog tag! The questions included are pretty specific so it actually took some thought to come up with my answers. Hopefully after reading through this, you’ll feel like you know me and my book habits a little bit more.  Here we…

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8 Ways To Read Books For Free

Book lovers are constantly faced with this dilemma: do I buy it or not? I’d say we often like to buy books to support authors and also add more books to our ever-growing collection but it can sometimes be hard if we’re trying to save up money. Throughout my time reading,…

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I’ve Converted To eBooks! (Kinda) | Pros & Cons

If someone made me choose between eBooks vs. physical books just a year ago, I’d say physical books for sure! Fortunately enough, a lot has changed since then.  I’ve always been someone that enjoys physical things – I use physical planners/calendars, to-do lists, journals, and you guessed it, physical books. I…

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6 Things Book Lovers Do At Bookstores

Before I started seriously reading books, I still always enjoyed going to bookstores. They have this charm to them that other stores don’t and usually carry journals and stationary (things I love)! The ironic part of it is that I’d go to bookstores all the time to look at everything but…

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5 Ingredients That Make Up A 5-Star Rating

A 5-star rating is the best rating a book can get. Everyone has their own way of rating books so a 5-star rating might mean slightly different things in different situations but generally, 5-star ratings mean the book was really good!  As a book reviewer, it’s important that I have a…

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Book Review | The Kingdom Of Back by Marie Lu

Genre(s): YA FantasyAge Level: Young AdultRelease Date: March 3, 2020Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons 4.5 out of 5 stars Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish: to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever…

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How To Be A Book Blogger If You Have No Time

Having a book blog takes a lot of time, organization, and dedication but it’s worth it because it’s so rewarding and fun too! Not only do you create a platform where you can express your own style and voice, it’s also a great way to connect with other readers/bloggers and have…

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Monthly Wrap-Up | June 2021

Like I mentioned last month, June was probably going to be a busy month, and it was! The school year is finally over and report cards are done but there will be no rest because I’m also teaching Summer School this year. Teaching high school kids is something I love doing…

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Reading A Genre Outside Of My Comfort Zone

Ever since I’ve started reading regularly, the main genre I’ve been reading is fantasy. Sometimes I’ll also branch out into contemporary, romance, romcom, maybe sci-fi, but these are just the genres I tend to lean more towards. It’s funny actually because I don’t really enjoy fantasy movies too much. Sci-fi is…

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