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How Often Do I Buy Books?

Well, if I had the choice, and I'm sure 99.9% of book people would agree, I would buy books just about everyday of my life and find a way to make room, haha. I love reading (obvious), and when you love something, you don't mind spending money to enjoy it. Thanks to the wonderful blessing… Continue reading How Often Do I Buy Books?

Book Lovers · Family · Middle Grade

Review: The King of Average by Gary Schwartz

Summary: The adventures of a boy named James, who has had to endure the pain and frustration of feeling lonely and unwanted his entire life, and his band of vivacious and entertaining friends who travel across a mystical land trying to help James discover his true purpose and worth. Genre: Middle Grade Page Length: 228… Continue reading Review: The King of Average by Gary Schwartz

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Review: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata (translated by Jocelyne Allen)

This is the first Japanese manga I've read, and I'm happy to say it was such an enjoyable experience that it makes me want to read more of it. On to my thoughts: Summary: An autographical manga about Nagata's own experiences and struggles with sexuality, depression, an eating disorder, anxiety, and family expectations. Page Length:… Continue reading Review: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata (translated by Jocelyne Allen)

Editing · life · reviews · Writing

An Honest, Unapologetic Job Review

This is vastly different from my usual reviews and book-related stuff, though I wanted to speak out about this. Below is an in-depth experience about my time as a freelance writer and editor working for someone who, at first, was decent, though quickly turned disrespectful and unprofessional when I finally stood up for myself. There's… Continue reading An Honest, Unapologetic Job Review

adventure · Book Lovers · Book Suggestions · Mysteries · Thrillers

Books To Check Out: An Excerpt From ‘Pigeon-Blood Red’ by Ed Duncan

Pigeon-Blood Red is a fast-paced and suspenseful crime thriller by Ed Duncan. A little about the book: For underworld enforcer Richard "Rico" Sanders, it seemed like an ordinary job. Retrieve his gangster boss's priceless pigeon-blood red ruby necklace and teach the double-dealing cheat who stole it a lesson. A job like a hundred before it.… Continue reading Books To Check Out: An Excerpt From ‘Pigeon-Blood Red’ by Ed Duncan

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Comics And Graphic Novels · Family

Review: Making Scents by Arthur Yorinks, Art by Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline

Summary: a 50s inspired comic following a boy named Mickey who is adopted into a brood of bloodhounds and two human parents. Tragedy strikes, and Mickey's world is turned upside down, though eventually he is able to prove the greatness of his sniffs (I mean gifts), to his not so animal loving aunt and uncle.… Continue reading Review: Making Scents by Arthur Yorinks, Art by Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline

adventure · Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Middle Grade · Mysteries

Book Review: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk #1) by Iain Reading

Summary: A strong-willed, funny, and adventurous teenager named Kitty embarks on a journey through the endless skies and, in the first book of the series, has to put together the missing pieces of an ancient mystery involving a mysterious Gold Rush. Page Length: 262 Published: 2012 Pros: Goodreads hit it on the head with their… Continue reading Book Review: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk #1) by Iain Reading

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · History · Middle Grade

Book Review: Lunch-Box Dream by Tony Abbott

Summary: A middle grade novel following the POV's of a white family and a black family in the age of segregation and Jim Crow laws. Page Length: 192 pages Published: 2011 Pros: quick read (one of the things I love about middle grade) contains scenes that are really heartfelt and capture the reality of segregation… Continue reading Book Review: Lunch-Box Dream by Tony Abbott

Book Bloggers · Book Lovers · Writing

4 Ways To Potentially Make Money As A Book Blogger

Let's be honest, book blogging is hardly a job that one can quit their day job for and financially depend on for full-time. And perhaps that's not what a majority of us are looking for out of blogging anyway. Maybe we just enjoy talking about things on the internet. But, it would be a plus… Continue reading 4 Ways To Potentially Make Money As A Book Blogger

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Middle Grade · romance · Tween

Book Review: Love on the Lifts (Follow Your Heart) by Jill Santopolo

Summary: A make-your-own adventure love story set among the beauty of a luxurious ski trip. Page length: (depends on what choices you make but in total 208) Published: 2015 Pros: it's cute it's quick Cons: there's not much depth to the romance sometimes the romances are a little too perfect there's always a happy ending… Continue reading Book Review: Love on the Lifts (Follow Your Heart) by Jill Santopolo