BRN #27: Long Time Reader, First Time Clubber

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So I’ve been reading books since I was a kid, I loved them before I could even walk, basically I’m your run of the mill bookworm. But I’ve oddly enough never joined a book club before. I didn’t even do Battle of the Books in school despite always scoring high for most books/pages read in class. I guess it was simply never something that really appealed to me? The most I do or have ever done is deliver an avalanche of my emotions and thoughts about whatever I’m reading lately to a friend who is politely (or sometimes genuinely lol) entertained by it. But now that’s changed… *cue dramatic music* (haha I’m kidding). Continue reading

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Halloween Reads

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Happy Halloween!!! To celebrate I put together a list of books and TV shows that feature all sorts of spooky Halloween classics! Maybe you’ll find something that catches your eye! Regardless of what you have planned for today I hope you enjoy it. 👻
(I will say though that since I’m not a fan of horror movies or the like that none of these will be too terrifying haha)  Continue reading

Collector’s Editions! | Six of Crows & Red Rising

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Today I decided to share my latest acquirements: the collector’s editions for both Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows (fantasy) as well as Pierce Brown’s Red Rising (sci-fi). I don’t really have the money to splurge on multiple editions of books but I loved these stories so much and the editions looked so lovely that I had to go for it. Keep reading for more on the books, my reviews, and sneak peeks into the bonus content included in these editions!  Continue reading

BRN #26: If I Taught a Fantasy Class: Reading List

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The idea for this post actually came from Heather (The Sassy Book Geek) and I thought it was such a fun idea that I wanted to create my own class reading list. So, if I taught a class on Contemporary Fantasy/Sci-Fi literature these are the 10 books that would be on my syllabus:  Continue reading

BRN #25: Reading Indie Books

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Indie Books: hidden gems or not worth the time?

I’ve always been open to reading books from any publisher, from the Big Five to the self-pub. In fact when I first began this blog over three years ago and was first contacted by self-published authors to read/review their book I didn’t think about them being self-published at all (it was still a relatively new thing back then anyways so I wasn’t aware they’d be different from traditional books) I simply was bowled over that someone wanted my opinion and asked for it directly. Continue reading

BRN #24: Bookish Eating Habits

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They say reading feeds your brain (and soul) but I’ve been thinking about it lately and this really is a funnily accurate statement. Books are truly like food for the brain! Yes I mean that in the sense that you absorb information from them, you learn from them, you widen your world view via them, etc. But in an almost comical way they can also reflect our eating habits…sorta. 😜  Continue reading