ARcs are Overrated Because…

They throw me off my flow More often than not, here’s what happens: Awesome new ARC gets put up on NetGalley. I’m so excited and I want to read it NOW! I hit “request”. I’M READY FOR YOU! I SHALL READ YOU TONIGHT! …crickets… No […]

BookExpo America Followup – It’s not all doom and gloom

BookExpo America Followup – It’s not all doom and gloom

The biggest problem with the recent BookExpo America news was lack of information. We were told that blogger attendance would be limited and BloggerCon was no longer happening, but key pieces of information were missing: How many bloggers would be allowed? What’s the criteria to […]

It Would Seem BookExpo America is No Longer a Place for Book Bloggers

It Would Seem BookExpo America is No Longer a Place for Book Bloggers

Be sure to read the followup post for updated information! A few days ago, Publishers Weekly did a piece on a new direction for BookExpo America. In that article was this juicy snippet: According to McDonald, the focus will be on drawing more book buyers, […]

Twenty-Freakin-Seventeen (the contemporary books edition)

You already saw my most highly anticipated books of 2017 but I FOUND SOME MORE! And I couldn’t resist sharing because I’m just so excited! The last batch was mainly fantasy/sci-fi and this new batch is all contemporary deliciousness! Alex, Approximately Classic movie buff Bailey […]

Do You Need to Like the Characters in a Book to Enjoy it?

I’ve seen some people say that “characters don’t need to be likeable”, and while I totally respect anyone who feels that way, it’s just not for me. I need to like the person I’m reading about. I need to be able to respect them or […]

Why I Don’t Read Novellas

I’ve noticed more and more authors releasing novellas in the young adult market. They squeeze these mini books in between books in a series (or as prequels/epilogues). Some people love these novellas because it gives them something exciting to read while waiting for the next […]

My Most Highly Anticipated Books of 2017

My Most Highly Anticipated Books of 2017

#1: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston My single most highly anticipated book of 2017! The Valiant is about a female gladiator, which basically says it all. I’m a huge gladiator fan, as made evident by the fact that I’ve watched all of Spartacus about 5 […]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – The Good and the Bad

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – The Good and the Bad

On July 21st and 22nd, I had the pleasure of seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London. Overall, I enjoyed it IMMENSELY. There was something really spectacular and special about seeing Harry Potter in play form. For me, it wasn’t totally perfect though. […]

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