have dog, will travel
Diversity, Essays, Illness, Loved-it, Memoirs, NetGalley, Non-fiction

[Nonfiction] Guide Dogs – Just The Freedom To Move, Or Also To Live And Love? Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto

Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs – not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person’s life. You will not simply finish this book and…

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the feed
Dystopian, Edelweiss, Fiction, Scifi, Society

[Dystopia Review] Being Plugged In VS Back To Basic Society The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

The Feed is a solid, well-written, but pretty traditional dystopian novel. Definitely recommended for dystopia fans! I expected something more ground-breaking from it, and maybe more powerful or adventure driven, but it’s more of a slice-of-life. However, I enjoyed this book, and I’ll try to give you my reasons why. Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★☆☆ 3 stars…

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all systems red
Diversity, Fiction, Humor, Loved-it, Rising star, Scifi, Well known books

[Scifi+humour review] Ridiculously Introverted Murderbot vs Humanity – 1:0 All Systems Red by Martha Wells

I had heard all sorts of wonderful things about All Systems Red before I picked it up (I have a lot of Goodreads friends who know their stuff when it comes to sci-fi! Yes, I’m looking at you, Caro M.) Now I trust their recommendations even more, because this book is easily my best February read. 5 Reasons To Read…

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bookstagram props
#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion

Bookstagram Myth: Props Are Expensive? Pamela @ Reverie Society Educates! #NewBloggers 101, Post number 6: How To Bookstagram Cheaper

Welcome to Post 8 of the #NewBloggers 101 post series! This time, we’ll be talking about an all-important topic – Bookstagram, namely – Bookstagram props. And we have Pamela @ Reverie Society here to write about it today! Before I let her tell you all about it though, if you want to read any of the older posts in the…

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no sad songs
Fiction, Humor, Illness, Loved-it, YA

[YA review] An Incredibly Funny, Yet Touching YA About Responsibility No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli

No Sad Songs is about a teen, shouldering way more than he’s supposed to. Gabe’s grandfather struggles with Alzheimer’s, and while seeing his grandfather lose his own self right there in front of him, that’s hardly the biggest of Gabe’s problems. Despite the tough situation he is in, Gabe displays incredible strength – and humor – in the sense of…

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the sea beast takes a lover
Fiction, NetGalley, Short stories, Weird

[Story collection review] Yet Another Slightly Odd Collection of Short Stories The Sea Beast Takes a Lover by Michael Andreasen

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★☆☆ 3 stars The Sea Beast Takes a Lover is a collection of slightly odd short stories which all share a similar vibe, however, not one I can just pinpoint like that. They are easy to read, quite imaginative and all of them pretty shattering by the end. I am not a…

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#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion

What Are Linkups All About? Nicole @ FYFA To The Rescue! #NewBloggers 101, Post number 6: What You Have To Know Before Linking Up

Welcome to Part 7 of #NewBloggers 101, and this time we will be talking about that thing we are all curious about… Linkups. And we have an incredibly experienced blogger today to help us get our footing – welcome Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction! So one more thing before I relinquish the stage today – if you want to…

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State of the ARC

State of the ARC #7 February Flies By Quickly

Here we are at the end of February, and even though it’s such a short month, I somehow find myself having finished so many books already? Not that I’m complaining, but… What gives?? And how do I do it again? So for those of you wondering how many ARCs I read this month.. Yes, I am also surprised!!! I mean… I READ TEN.…

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#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion

So you want to move from Blogger to (free) WordPress? #NewBloggers 101, Post number 6, we have Lauren on board guest-posting!

Welcome to Post 6 of the #NewBloggers 101 post series! This time, we will be talking about the scary affairs of moving your blog from blogger to WordPress. If you want to see the other posts in this series, expand this list: This time, we have someone we all know from our Discord chat – our amazing mod Lauren @…

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Dark, Diversity, Edelweiss, Fiction, Illness, Loved-it, Magical realism, Other-cultures, Rising star, Women's

Mythological + #OwnVoices + Mental Health = Fascinating Novel!! Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

I cannot believe Freshwater is a debut novel. Akwaeke Emezi is a rising star, an incredible writer, and I hope to see many more masterpieces by her. Will I be re-reading this one? Oh, yeah – definitely. And you know what it means when I say I would reread a book. Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★ 5 stars…

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Book hauls, Sunday post

Yes, I Did Haul Books This Time, But Also… Valentine’s And Patriotism Week Sunday post #47

This week was a clump of holidays for me! Between last week’s boyfriend’s birthday, this week we didn’t just have my mom’s birthday which falls on the Valentine’s, but of course the Valentine’s Day itself, and then… on the 16th, a really big celebration for my country – 100 years of restored independence!! No, that doesn’t mean 100 years of…

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social media and networking
#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion

What Tools Can Help Me Be An Organized Blogger? Social Media And Networking #NewBloggers 101 Part 5.3: How To Efficiently Share Reviews On Social Media And To Publicists

Welcome back to the Organized Blogger series! This is the last part about efficiency and planning, and after this we will have some amazing posts about moving your blog, linkups and Bookstagram. The previous parts were about Blogging Calendars and Scheduling posts. If you want to read more posts from the #NewBloggers 101 post series, expand this list: So first of all, keep…

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snow flower and the secret fan
Buddy read, Fiction, Historical, Loved-it, Other-cultures, Well known books, Women's

Read About Women’s Struggles And Relationships In Traditional China Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

I LOVED Snow Flower and the Secret Fan! It was sad, yet fulfilling, true and honest, yet fictional. A truly moving story about the hardships of being a woman in nineteenth-century China. Yes, foot binding too. We’ll get there. By the way, this is going to be a buddy read review, so get ready to read a lot of questions and answers!…

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