Tag: Ignite the Stars

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 […]

My 10 Favorite New Authors of 2018 (& 2018 Debut Author Challenge Review!)

My 10 Favorite New Authors of 2018 (& 2018 Debut Author Challenge Review!)

Posted January 15, 2019 in Memes // 19 Comments

Last year, I participated in That Artsy Reader Girl’s 2018 Debut Authors Challenge.  This is a challenge Jana has been running for a few years now, though you probably know her better from Top Ten Tuesday!  The Debut Author Challenge is intended to encourage readers to reach out and support new and upcoming authors.  I’ve got to be honest, without this challenge, I most likely would have missed out of some of my favorite books of 2018. As a twist on today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I wanted to talk a little about my Top Ten New Authors from 2018 that […]

Fall Book Tag

Fall Book Tag

Posted October 1, 2018 in Tags // 4 Comments

A little more than a year ago, Kyera tagged me in The Fall Book Tag.  At the time, my blogging schedule was so so full, I never found a place to put it without double-posting, but I saved it, because this is a lovely tag and I really wanted to make sure I did it! I love autumn.  I live the whole year for Octobers.  I’m a New Englander – autumn means jack-o-lanterns and sunset-colored treetops and apple cinnamon pie.  Autumn has the best sights, smells, and weather where I live.  This tag was practically made for me. <3 The rules: Please link back to […]

September Wrap Up

September Wrap Up

Posted September 24, 2018 in Checking In // 19 Comments

Well! September breezed through again – largely, I think, because I was on vacation this month! Regular readers and those who follow along on my Twitter or Instagram will know that my husband and I went down to Orlando to the Disney Parks last week! It was hot and exhausting but SO much fun. I’ll talk a little more about that later and in coming weeks. All the things I’ve been reading Highlights: Vicious / ★★★★ 1/2 – This is my second V.E. Schwab book. Color me impressed! This was light on the world building, but amazing in character development. […]

Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

Posted August 29, 2018 in Reviews // 6 Comments

  I am going to do my darnedest to explain why I didn’t like this book, but a lot of other people will.  Perhaps you will love it!  Ignite the Stars is a space-based, science-fiction novel that will appeal to a lot of readers.  There were just some things that didn’t work for me.  That doesn’t make it bad.  It just made it … disappointing. There are some spoilers, y’all, so be wary.  Mostly character-related, but I wanted to warn you. To start off, I like the concept of following a young rebellion leader through the cosmos while she rescues the galaxy from […]