Tag: The Great Gatsby

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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The Sunshine Blogger Award #2

The Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Posted January 14, 2019 in Blogging Awards // 0 Comments

Last July, I was nominated by Amanda @ Literary Weaponry for the Sunshine Blogger Award! For those of you who haven’t visited Amanda’s blog yet – please do!  She’s a lovely lady and one of my favorites. 🙂  The Sunshine Blogger Award is all about being creative, positive, and… well… sunshiny! 🙂  This is the second time I’ve received this award, so thank you to Amanda and everyone else who thinks my blog is a happy place. 🙂 The Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog Answer the questions Nominate 11 5 blogs (because I’m a […]

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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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Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, This Is My December Wrap Up!

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, This Is My December Wrap Up!

Posted December 31, 2018 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Happy December, loves. This is it.  This is the end of the year, and fresh with good memories and bad ones – joy and regret.  This is the final push to reach our reading and writing and blogging goals.  I’ll be doing a proper 2018 wrap up tomorrow, but suffice it to say that things went well this year, at least as far as reading goes! I hope everyone has had a marvelous holiday season!  For myself, I am exhausted and excited for the year to be swinging to an end.  The holidays are always delightful, but tiring, don’t you […]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posted December 20, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments

The first time I read The Great Gatsby, I was a junior in high school.  I despised it with all of my heart and soul, and gave it a one-star rating.  Then, I wrote a comprehensive three page essay of the importance of eye color in this work.  High school is exhilarating.  I never ever intended to read it again.  Then the 2013 film dropped, with Leonardo diCaprio and Tobey Maguire and I loved it.  So I’ve been rethinking high-school me’s opinions on things and I decided to give this book another shot. I am going to do my best throughout this review […]

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