My First ARC August!

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Last year, before I started this blog, I saw some readers on bookstagram and Twitter participating in #ARCAugust. I thought it was pretty cool to have so many ARCs that you needed a whole month dedicated to reading them. Little did I know, a year later I’d be in that exact situation (I have Netgalley to thank for that)!

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Trope Tuesday #1: Insta-Love

Trope Tuesday #1- Insta - Love

Hello bookworms! Today I’m trying out a new meme that I was kindly introduced to through Twitter – Trope Tuesdays! Created by Lacy Literacy, the goal is to discuss one trope that you love, hate, or have any real thoughts on. Lately the one trope that I’ve been quite annoyed by is insta-love. So buckle up, and prepare for a ranty post my friends!

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#ARCstravaganza: Invictus

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Hey guys! Today I’m back with my second #ARCstravaganza post, a weekly meme hosted by YA and Wine. Every Monday you post about an ARC you received that you’re excited about, either in a blog post or bookstagram photo (although I think starting in August it will just be on bookstagram). Each month, one participant will win a physical copy of an upcoming YA novel!

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Movie Adaptations and my Fairly Deep Aversion to Them

Movie Adaptations and My Fairly Deep Aversion to Them

With the recent announcement of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie, and the controversy surrounding it, a discussion post idea that I had a looong time ago resurfaced. Despite being a veracious member of the 21st century fandom culture, I do not like movie adaptations of books. Or TV ones, for that matter. In fact, I spend a considerable amount of energy trying to avoid them (and the resulting hype) at all costs.

Let’s put it this way. If my favorite books of all-time, the Grisha trilogy and Six of Crows duology, were ever optioned for the big screen, I honestly would be upset. Mad, even. I know, all you guys are looking at me like I’m crazy, but I’m here today to explain why I really really don’t like movie adaptations. Feel free at the end to tell me all the reasons you love them, I’m sure I’m in the minority when it comes to this topic!

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Why Unhauling 30 Books Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

Why Unhauling 30 Books Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

Hi friends! It’s been a little bit! Unfortunately this past week something got into me and I just didn’t feel like blogging. I had a whole schedule planned, but exactly *none* of it came to fruition. I guess that happens sometimes though, and instead I was inspired by a recent decision I made to write this discussion post!

Before I dive in, I gotta give my friend Jordyn @ Jordz the Bibliophile a really big thanks, because without her I probably would’ve gotten rid of maybe 5 or 6 books and my “unhauling” would barely be anything to speak of. With her encouragement (and persistence on donating practically everything okay not everything), I was able to unload a total of 30 books from my shelves! And here’s why this is sort of a big deal for me:

My TBR (aka the mountain of books that I currently own but haven’t read) was at a whopping total of 153 prior to my unhauling. Now, it’s down to 123, and I haven’t seen it in the 120s in over a year! I know, most of you are now reading this and probably think I’m secretly a crazy old woman that hoards books like some people hoard newspapers or animatronic singing fish. But I assure you I’m just a girl that’s been collecting books for a VERY long time and has a tendency to buy them much faster than she reads them. So to finally dust off those shelves and get rid of the books that no longer interest me was a big change – one that I’m very glad to have made.

This post is gonna be in two parts –  why you should consider doing an unhauling, and how to do one. So here we go!

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