Get to Know YA Book Tag

Morning, readers!

I haven’t been around lately since Mom has started her next round of treatments. So even though I’ve been blogging, I haven’t had any energy to do anything else other than quick and easy posts. So another tag post, it is.

Now, I found this tag on Berries and Books. I’ve followed Dora for the longest time, and she has some of the best content out there. Go check her out, will you?

Have fun reading!

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Beyond the Blurb | Bloggers, Embrace Hiatuses, Don’t Run from Them

Morning, sweets!

Last month, you may not have noticed that I took almost a week off of blogging. Even though August was the best month of my entire blogging career (hobby?), I needed to take some time for me. I needed to disconnect from my blog, my Internet life, and everything else that’s connected to them. And I felt liberated and guilt-free. And that reaction had gotten me thinking about hiatuses and their good effects for all bloggers.

But why are they good though? Why are they needed? And why do bloggers fear them? That’s why I want to dedicate an entire post on this topic.

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Taylor Swift Lover Book Tag

Morning, everyone!

I am so excited for the weekend. My friends and I went to an early viewing of IT: Chapter 2. I jumped, I laughed, and I enjoyed it, even if I wanted nothing more than to burn the clown.

Nish and Ngoc from Nish and Ngoc’s Book Nook created this tag, and I thought I’d give it try! I want to thank these two for tagging me!

I hope you like the post. Have a great weekend, readers!

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This or That Book Tag

Hey, everyone!

Since life is gearing up to get more stressful, I don’t want to add to anything else into the mix. So I thought a tag is a perfect way to prevent that problem. Nice and easy is what I’m looking for. I’m more of a “why choose?” reader, so I’ve kicked myself with this post. šŸ˜‚

I found this on Romance Book Binge. Don’t be stupid and not follow Adrianna.

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Guilty Reader Book Tag

Morning, sweets!

This past weekend has been the most hectic yet fulfilling two days. I finally attend FanExpo, which was so crowded and loud, and my very first HarperCollins Frenzy Presents. I haven’t had a weekend this busy in years.

Let’s be straight. Guilt is a tricky and messy emotion to deal with. I rarely like handling it, but I couldn’t pass up the tag though. I found this amusing tag on Pam Who Cried Books. I haven’t followed Pam for long. But I’m glad I did. So swing by her blog, won’t you?

Have fun reading, everyone!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Favourite Tropes

Happy Tuesday, bloggers!

For months, I’ve been waiting for this week. One, the gang is going to FanExpo again. Even though I’m thrilled about it, the bloody place is packed, and I always feel claustrophobic there. But two, I get to go to my first HCC Frenzy Presents! I wanted to attend the Spring one this year but couldn’t attend. So I am counting down the days for this weekend.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. We get to discuss our favourite tropes! I cannot count the number of tropes I hate. But these are the ones I hold a special flame for.

I hope you all enjoy the post!

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Beyond the Blurb | Why I Don’t Enjoy Exclusive Edition Books or Boxes Anymore

Morning, bloggers!

When I first started blogging, I loved exclusive edition boxes and books. But lately, more book subscription companies are lumping in too many boxes and book sets. And I am losing the appeal of them. I can’t be the only reader who hates them now, right? Right? Ahem.

So let me give you some history so you know what I’m talking about. In a matter of a month or so, book subscription companies have been fairly busy, have you noticed? Fairyloot currently offers exclusive editions of Girls of Storm and Shadow, Into the Crooked Place, and a Caraval book set. Additionally, it worked with Holly Black for its Queen of Nothing collector’s edition box with a new set of the Folk of Air books. And the company had to push back the release of the Caraval set because numerous followers complained about the number of exclusive editions and the timing of their release dates.

Illumicrate presents its own Folk of Air collector’s edition. Yes, new editions of the previous books with new covers. Shelflove Crate is also selling The Land of Faerie, a getaway box that will feature Holly’s work across multiple series. So not necessarily Folk of Air, but you get what I mean. And Owlcrate will also do another Folk of Air box to complete the series. And now, Barnes & Noble is re-releasing previous copies of the same series because breaking the bank, and showing how entitled Western readers are, is the newest book trend.

I don’t mind variety and choice. But I also know how difficult it is for some buyers who have no self-control whatsoever, who don’t know what to pick, or who can’t afford any collector’s box and feel horrible about it. What I want to discuss is how all of these boxes are in fact causing a negative effect on our community. As a reader, I wish collector’s editions were handled better. Here’s why:

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The Productivity Book Tag

Give it to me to do a tag about productivity when I am procrastinating with all the other posts I need to do. Yup, bravo. I’ve hit a new low. Someone give me a medal. šŸ˜‚

I found this fun tag on Bookishly Rebecca! I love the tags she picks. Rebecca’s such a sweetheart. Don’t miss out on any of her posts!

 

Rules

  • Answer the prompts.
  • Tag some friends.
  • Link back to this post, and be sure to mention the creator (Sam @ Fictionally Sam)
  • Have fun!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Book Characters Iā€™d Love to Be Besties With

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve been so exhausted lately. Who else feels the same way? I think I’m in need of a desperate need of a vacation. But I’m excited about this post. I knew I could put twenty or more character on my list. But I want to talk about my most recent favourites. Who’s ready?

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The second prompt is book characters you’d want to be besties with. Okay, I’ll just say that I’d want to be besties with most of the characters I read about.

Enjoy the read!

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Summer Goals Book Tag

Morning, everyone!

I have yet to do any Summer-themed posts on my blog. And I’m a little disappointed with myself. But I’ve spent more time inside than out, so I haven’t been that festive with the season. šŸ˜‚ And I’m also trying to wrap my mind around the fact that at the end of next month, Summer will be over.

I found this tag on Audrey Writes Abroad. Take a look at Audrey’s blog before you get to my post!

Enjoy!

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