Tag: Carve the Mark

The Art of Writing a Negative Review

The Art of Writing a Negative Review

Posted May 24, 2019 in Memes // 11 Comments

I have no qualms about writing a negative review.  Even for an ARC. I think this is something a lot of bloggers struggle with.  In the blogging community, your image is everything.  You don’t want to be perceived as a Debbie Downer about books all the time, because who wants to read such negativity day after day.  Trust me, if people want to be bummed out, they can just pop over to the news. Nonetheless, I believe it’s important to have a variety of book quality on your blog.  Frankly speaking, it adds to your credibility.  Nobody, nobody likes every book […]

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2018: My Year In Books

2018: My Year In Books

Posted January 1, 2019 in Bookish Things // 9 Comments

Annual round up time!  I like this time of year because it’s like this amazing gallery of all the different worlds I’ve visited and the people I’ve meant.  Okay, so granted, all these people and places are fictional, but books are still the sort of thing that make me happy, so taking a brief revisit is always fun. As I predicted last year, 2018 was so much better than 2017 in regards to my personal life, travel, reading, everything!  I’m so grateful for this upturn, and I’m sure 2019 will bring whole new slew of joy and surprises.  I started my […]

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Turkey Coma: My November Wrap Up

Turkey Coma: My November Wrap Up

Posted November 26, 2018 in Checking In // 9 Comments

Here in New England, fall danced a little in October, teasing us with early smells of woodsmoke and pumpkin pie – then BAM!  We went straight into wintery cold.  As I’m typing this wrap up, it is a horrifying 0F outside, which is dastardly cold in my personal opinion.  Really, I will never be happy with the extremely in my neck of the woods. But some positives wit cold weather come holidays, time spent with friends and family, and of course, the ideal climate to curl up with a good book and a mug of cocoa. I went absolutely book […]

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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Posted November 21, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

About 10% of the way into Carve the Mark, I started fishing through friend reviews on Goodreads.  I was bored.  I wanted to know if other people were bored, too.  It seemed like – overwhelmingly – they were!  I also learned that there was a lot of controversy surround this book, so I think it’s only fair to point out a little bit of it. The publisher sponsored many reviews.  This means that they paid prominent bloggers, vloggers, and Goodreads accounts to read the book.  This is totally different than simply providing an ARC – there’s so much more pressure to give a […]

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