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. […]

5 Things I Like to See on an Author’s Website

5 Things I Like to See on an Author’s Website

1) Active social media profile links I’m not interested in links to social media sites they’re not active on. What’s the point? But if they freakin’ love Twitter and they’re on there all the time, then they better have a link to their Twitter profile! […]

How to Build an Author Website With the Novelist Plugin (Part 1: Setup)

How to Build an Author Website With the Novelist Plugin (Part 1: Setup)

The Novelist plugin helps authors build and manage their websites—specifically their collection of books. The plugin is ideal for people who aren’t super tech savvy and want to be able to update, maintain, and add books without worrying about formatting or screwing up layouts. Novelist […]

How Many Books Until You Give Up on an Author?

Sometimes a book just isn’t for you. But despite your dislike of the book, you feel you could try another book by the same author. But sometimes an author just isn’t for you. You and the author’s style just don’t get along, and that carries […]

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