#ArmchairBookExpo Day 5: Wrap-Up

June 4, 2017 | Other by Tia Jenkins
#ArmchairBookExpo Day 5: Wrap-Up

So it seems that ArmChair Book Expo is over already! This week was a little crazy for me so I wasn’t able to participate as much as I would have liked, but I did win something! On the first day, I posted on Instagram for the #thisisme prompt and was awarded a Reflections: Poems and Stories paperback! It saddens me that I wasn’t able to […]

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#ArmchairBookExpo Day 4: My Personal Giveaway!

June 3, 2017 | Other by Tia Jenkins
#ArmchairBookExpo Day 4: My Personal Giveaway!

Today we are supposed to run our own giveaway if we want to and I couldn’t have picked a better day for this! Today is Pride day in Sacramento and even though I am unable to go to the actual event due to schedule conflicts, I did want to participate in some way! So today on twitter, I am going to be hosting a giveaway […]

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#ArmchairBookExpo Day 2: What Do Readers Want

June 1, 2017 | Discussion by Tia Jenkins
#ArmchairBookExpo Day 2: What Do Readers Want

Today, one of our topics for Armchair BEA is What Do Readers Want and I figured I could talk about what I look for in books, how I rate them, and basically what speaks to me as a reader. I’m one of those horrible book lovers who buys books based on covers. I can seem to help it! Those pretty covers are just too tempting to […]

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Make It or Break It: The #ArmchairBookExpo Book Edition

June 1, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
Make It or Break It: The #ArmchairBookExpo Book Edition

You walk into the store and see a counter filled with new releases. Beautiful covers stare up at you from that table and you can’t resist picking one up. You buy it, take it home, and find out that despite that pretty cover, you really don’t like the book. Has this happened to you? One of today’s theme topics is all about what makes a […]

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June Beat the Backlist Review Link-Up

June 1, 2017 | Beat the Backlist by Austine
June Beat the Backlist Review Link-Up

It’s that time again for another BTB review link-up! Don’t forget you can always add your reviews from previous months to the other link-up posts, as well as check out all the awesome books read by your fellow readers so far this year! January February, March April May You don’t need to participate in the challenge to add your review to the link! June Beat the Backlist […]

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Book Community, Meet Social Media (An #ArmchairBookExpo Discussion)

May 31, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
Book Community, Meet Social Media (An #ArmchairBookExpo Discussion)

Social media is a struggle. Think about it. If you’re a reviewer, there is this expectation that you will have at least one social media page, more likely several, so that you can “compete.” Now I don’t mean that reviewing or reading or anything of the sort is a competition because it’s not. HOWEVER, stats matter, and those pages help to build yours up so despite […]

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#ArmchairBookExpo Day 1: Introducing Tia

May 31, 2017 | Other by Tia Jenkins
#ArmchairBookExpo Day 1: Introducing Tia

Armchair Book Expo is an online event that takes place for those of us who are unable to attend BEA in New York. There’s giveaways, twitter chats, blog hopping, and more! It seemed like a great way to get back into the flow of blogging (as I have been ridiculously absent lately :/ sorry) and to just have a little bit of fun with other […]

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