The ARC Entitlement is Out of Hand

June 27, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
The ARC Entitlement is Out of Hand

I feel as though there’s always something to comment on in the book community these days. Most recently, it’s been bloggers and book cons. BookExpo, BookCon, and just last weekend, ALA. Between these three events I’ve heard about ARCs put up on eBay during the event (including a personalized one which was like.. really?), bloggers stealing ARCs, and general rudeness. Sorry, not sorry, but this is going […]

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It’s a ZODIAC Re-Read Extravaganza + Giveaway!

June 26, 2017 | Book Promo, Giveaway by Austine
It’s a ZODIAC Re-Read Extravaganza + Giveaway!

Okay, that might be a BIT of an exaggeration but the 4th book of the Zodiac series, Thirteen Rising, comes out in August so the lovely folks at Penguin Teen have put together an amazing 2 months of Zodiac awesomeness! If you’ve already read the previous three books in the Zodiac series, then now is the perfect time to start re-reading in anticipation of book #4! And […]

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Review – The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams

June 25, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams

Goodness this was a long book. It’s probably the first massive fantasy I’ve tackled in a long time and I’ve learned that my reading tastes have changed since the last time around. The Witchwood Crown continues the story of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, starting a couple decades later with characters new and old. I haven’t read the first series in this world but I never found […]

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Review – The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

June 20, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

I could fill a shelf with books that have the potential to be amazing but don’t quite live up to what they claim to offer. This was the case with The Gold-Son, featuring an intriguing cover and a synopsis that promises a tale unlike any I’ve read before. And, indeed, it was certainly original, taking the tale of Leprechauns and breathing new life into it. There’s […]

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Blogging Expectations and Why I Hate Them

June 17, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
Blogging Expectations and Why I Hate Them

I am a book blogger. Pssh, no, really? Would NEVER have guessed that. Well, with blogging comes certain… expectations. It didn’t used to. I started out in 2011 and the only books I reviewed were ones I owned or borrowed from the library. After the first year, I would receive review requests here and there for primarily indie titles, some traditionally published, but mostly I […]

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Review – A Stardance Summer by Emily March

June 15, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – A Stardance Summer by Emily March

Totally didn’t realize this was book 13 in a series. Having not read the previous twelve books, I didn’t feel too lost which bodes well for the book. The series follows the Callahan family as each of them finds love and this time around it’s Brick’s turn. A Stardance Summer includes a prologue that completely threw me for a loop. There’s a character mentioned named Mark Christopher and, having […]

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Mini Review – The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett

June 13, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett

This book first reminded me of a sci-fi/dystopian-esque book I read years ago, The Testament of Jessie Lamb, in that it deals with human survival but also in the way that it makes you really think. The story is more about Jamie, a survivor of a virus that wiped out most of humanity on Earth, and how she comes to terms with her past and her […]

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