Tag: To Kill a Kingdom

The Art of Writing a Negative Review

The Art of Writing a Negative Review

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 […]

Posted May 24, 2019 in Memes // 11 Comments //
My 10 Favorite New Authors of 2018 (& 2018 Debut Author Challenge Review!)

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

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 […]

Posted January 15, 2019 in Memes // 19 Comments //
So Long to Apple Cider & Autumn Leaves: The October Wrap Up

So Long to Apple Cider & Autumn Leaves: The October Wrap Up

October is my favorite month of the year.  Between the spooky Halloween aesthetics, nutmeg and clove in the air, and beautiful leaves… it’s the most gorgeous month of the year in New England.  Add in the fact that it’s no longer 90-degrees with 100% humidity and that my birthday is in October, this is just generally a good month.  And while I’m sad to see it go, I’m excited to see what November will bring. Without further ado, I present: October. Remember last month when I only hauled two books?  Yeah, that was adorable.  The beginning of October typical means a […]

Posted October 29, 2018 in Checking In // 4 Comments //
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Cristo

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Cristo

I’ve been waffling back and forth about To Kill a Kingdom ever before I read it.  The reviews out there are really mixed.  There are a few reviewers whose views usually align pretty closely with mine, but even among those there are some starkly different views.  So when I went into To Kill a Kingdom, I didn’t know what to expect. The long and short of it is simply this:  depending on what you want from this book, your enjoyment of it will vary.  From a fantasy and a retelling, I’m usually looking for solid worldbuilding, and from a any book I […]

Posted October 24, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Off The Grid Readathon 1.0 – How It Went

Off The Grid Readathon 1.0 – How It Went

Bonjour my loves! I wanted to check in with you about the readathon I did this weekend!  I mentioned it in passing in last week’s Weekly Tea Time for the Soul, but in short: Shanah (Bionic Book Worm) and Justine (I Should Read That) announced they’d be co-hosting a weekend readathon in October, January, April, and July.  The goal?  Stay off social media and read.  I was a huge fan of this idea, especially because I’ve been struggling with my new bookstagram.  One day last week, I spent an accumulative three hours on Instagram trying to post, promote, and insert myself […]

Posted October 14, 2018 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 5 Comments //
March Wrap Up

March Wrap Up

My loves, I am exhausted.  February and March are always difficult months for me, with many thanks to the glorious New England weather.  I can only do so much with grey skies and snowstorms, you know?  This month’s wrap up is going to be brief – mostly just to say hi and let you know what’s been going on in my library these days and see how you all are doing! My haul was pretty low key this month, which is fine!  I didn’t go out and buy any of these except Children of Blood and Bone – all pre-orders, ARCs […]

Posted March 26, 2018 in Checking In // 4 Comments //