Tag: The Astonishing Color of After

Seven Debuts that Were Absolutely Awesome

Seven Debuts that Were Absolutely Awesome

Posted September 8, 2021 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

Debut novels can be tricky.  There’s a lot of pressure, because half the time we reviewers go into these books thinking, “It’s a debut.  It’s not going to be that amazing, because it’s a debut.”  This stereotype pops up because the frequency of the truth of it – sloppy writing and subplots that go nowhere are common offenders. But that’s not always the case.  Many debuts are passable, containing only forgivable annoyances.  Every once in a while, I stumble across one with a je ne sais quoi that hooks me.  This could happen for any number of reasons, and these “awesome debuts” […]

The Finally Fall Tag

The Finally Fall Tag

Posted September 21, 2020 in Bookish Things, Tags // 0 Comments

Good morning my beautiful monsters! ? I have been holding on to this book tag for almost a whole year, ever since Heather @ The Frozen Library tagged me last fall.  I waited to make the tag a little more aesthetically appropriate (I pre-write my posts so far ahead that I was booked into December when she tagged me ?) but now we’re in beautiful September again and !!! I love fall ?.  So excited to be here, y’all. I did a little digging and was able to track this tag back to being attributed to booktuber Alina Milena.  It looks like […]

What I Have Learned So Far on Bookstagram; Pt. 3: Tags

What I Have Learned So Far on Bookstagram; Pt. 3: Tags

Posted June 26, 2020 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

Good morning everyone and happy Friday! Today is part three of my “What I’ve Learned on Bookstagram” series.  As I’ve noted in the previous two posts, I am by no means an Instagram expert.  There are beautiful feeds out there with tens of thousands of followers and I bow to them.  But I do think I’ve found myself in a comfortable groove, and I wanted to share some tips and tricks that I have found helpful. Today, I want to talk about tagging.  This is different from hashtagging, which is also important and I’ll talk about next week. There are a few […]

10 Great Books That Have Fallen Off The Radar (Or So It Seems?)

10 Great Books That Have Fallen Off The Radar (Or So It Seems?)

Posted April 27, 2020 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

Every once in a while, I like to dig through my archives of reviews and see the books people have stopped talking about.  Sometimes I feel like bookish hype rules the day, but to be honest, I really like reading books after the hype has died down.  There’s a lot less pressure to deliver a certain kind of review, and you’re left to enjoy the novel in a suspended state – no rush to meet deadlines, no pressure from the community. Unfortunately, because the publishing world is a business, the world keeps moving and the clock keeps ticking and things get […]

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 […]