The Liebster Award (5)

Happy Saturday!

I’ve been meaning to catch up with all my blogging. And I think an award post is a great first step. I feel honoured to be a part of this community. And I want to thank Lexie from Reading by Starlight for nominating me. So please show her some love!

 

The Rules

  • Answer the 11 questions you’ve been asked
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions
  • Let them know you’ve nominated them

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Beyond the Blurb | Why Can’t Female Villains Get Better Backstories?

Morning all,

Back in 2018, I talked about female leads deserving equal respect as their male counterparts. I loved that conversation. I opened up about an issue I witnessed while travelling through the blogosphere and Goodreads. And I saw how many female readers see the same problem. Now, I want to talk about female villains.

I love them. They give readers a new antagonist who can offer a refreshing storyline. But I often find many them with badly thought out backstories. So if our leading ladies get them, why can’t our villains receive them as well? For my next discussion, I want to talk about that question.

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The Wanderlust Tag

Morning friends and fam,

I always get thrilled when I see book bloggers growing and expanding their sites. I am happy to find out that Lexie has created her first tag! And she happened to tag me in it. I want to thank her for doing so. Sending my love back to you, deary. So let’s get to it.

The Rules

  • Mention the creator of the tag and link back to original post [Alexandra @ Reading by Starlight]
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you
  • Answer the 10 questions below using any genre
  • Tag 5+ friend

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Top Ten Tuesday | Characters I’d Like to Switch Places with

Morning, everyone!

A new month, a new start. I’ve been waiting for the latter for awhile now. I can see Spring on the way, even though it snowed yesterday. So who else is excited for the new month?

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The first prompt is characters I’d love to switch places with. Sara from A Gingerly Review, who submitted this topic, has stumped me. And I didn’t know how to start my post. Most of the characters I’ve read have suffered, and I’m not sure if I’m down for suffering with them, if you understand what I mean.

But I can’t skip out on March’s first topic. So here are my top picks! I hope you love my choices.

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Most Anticipated March Reads

Morning, book lovers!

Honestly, I don’t believe this winter will end any time soon. So I need some positive vibes to keep me from the gloom and doom of the next few weeks. Do you feel the same?

Anyways, I want to try something new on my blog. I’ve seen a lot of similar posts. But I’ve never dabbled with this one though. So here is my first official “most anticipated reads” post.

Now, I’ve included only the upcoming titles that have either snagged a spot on my TBR list or captivated my attention. This list isn’t complete, and I don’t want to bore you with an entire one. What’s the point? So hopefully, you find some new additions to your TBR list. I sure have!

I hope you all enjoy.

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Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2019

Hey book fam,

Phew! Another month has passed, and I can let out a well-deserved sigh of relief. February was rather slow and hard for me personally. We finally got the results of my Mom’s cancer. And she’s in the early stages, which I can’t believe.

I wanted to take some time away from my blog. But you all were the reason why I stayed. You kept me smiling and laughing. You kept the shadows away. And I cannot thank you enough for all of your support.

Even though blogging is stressful, it has given me purpose and drive to strive forward, even when I feel I can’t get off the ground. So although February was arduous, I found an escape through this community and some great books. Now, let’s get to the wrap-up, yes?

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Beyond the Blurb | Are Selling, Trading, and Hoarding of ARCs the Next Necessary Evil?

Morning, everyone!

Let’s say this next discussion topic, in my Beyond the Blurb series, branches off from my previous post about the blogosphere fighting over ARCs. They are a controversial topic and a problem that many bloggers, readers, and reviewers deal with.

More and more, I see international bloggers struggle to request them. Even though I am Canadian, and there are several Canadian-based publishers in the country, I may very well be overlooked by American-based ones. Either North American laws prevent them from acknowledging me, or they don’t see the point. And don’t get me started on American giveaways and pre-order contests. However, at least I have some options nationally. But many international bloggers do not.

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Review | The Dragon’s Wing by Tate James

The Dragon’s Wing by Tate James

Published by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: November 1, 2017

Genre: Reverse Harem, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Page Count: 382

Rating: 4.5/5

Source: Purchase

Goodreads | Amazon CAN | Amazon US | Book Depository


I should have known my quest for vengeance would eventually be my downfall. I should have been more careful, more paranoid–but I’m glad I wasn’t. Who knew that getting caught for my crimes would lead to so much happiness?

But joy can be fleeting…

It turns out, this battle is only just beginning. With ultimate power on the line, my faceless enemies will stop at nothing to capture me, dead or alive. I need to master my abilities, fast, or this could be the end for someone I care far too deeply about.

I’m Kit Davenport and this is going to be a bumpy flight.


“Because she may be our Kit, but she was my Vixen. And no one fucks with what’s mine.”

This reverse harem series knows how to hook you in, trap you, then entice you beyond words. And I am one of its victims. So let the book world know this one fact: I am trash for Kit Davenport novels. And I do not see my addiction getting any better. So please send help.

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Top Ten Tuesday | Bookish Places I’d Love to Visit

Morning, lovelies!

What’s with all the hard prompts?! 😂 Either I struggle with which books to pick, or I have too many. Am I the only blogger who deals with this? I hope not.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. For this month’s final topic, we get to squeal about bookish places we’d love to travel to. Unlike other prompts, Georgia from Just Read Them submitted the next one.

So let’s take a trip, shall we?

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