Most Anticipated Reads of September 2019

Morning, bloggers!

Get ready, everyone. We readers and bloggers will feel the burn. I will tell you now that this post will kill your credit card, your budget, and your TBR pile. So I am not responsible for any and all damages the list inflicts onto you. I’ve been dreading this month because of the number of releases.

These publishers weren’t joking when they said September was a killer. I warn you that the post is long, so buckle in!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Have or Haven’t Read That I’d Like in My Library

Happy Tuesday, bloggers!

By 2 pm on Monday, I knew I was done with this week. It’s been that kind of start. But hopefully, it turns out better than it has. Do you feel me? Yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised. 😂

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The final August prompt is books I’ve read that I’d like in my personal library. Well, this topic may be a bit difficult for me since I buy almost all of my books. So I’m putting in a mix of books I do own but haven’t gotten around to reading and books I’ve read but don’t own.

I hope you all my picks!

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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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Summer Bucket List Book Tag

Morning, sweets!

Has anyone had a “blah” day? I feel it right now. And even though yesterday was my day off, I wasn’t feeling it. So a tag is here to save me.

I found this delectable tag on Kalina Reads. Kalina is adorable, and you all need to see what she creates on her blog! Summer is almost, almost over, but I knew I could slide in one more summer tag. So let’s get to it!

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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. 😂

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 | Cover Redesigns I Loved or Hated

Morning, dearies!

My life will soon turn hectic again. And while I enjoyed that month-long break of not going to hospital visits, I can’t complain all that much.

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 of August is cover redesigns you loved or hated. Now, I won’t pick just one. I want to highlight the new covers I love and hate.

I hope you love my choices. Have fun, everyone!

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Soul-Ripping Romance Tag

Morning, my darklings!

Gasp! I’m doing a romance tag. Really? Two years ago, I would have given you a hard no on that. But my reading habits have drastically evolved. And I am a better reader for it.

My evil and better twin, Jess, from Fiction No Chaser, tagged me. Damn you for making me do a hard tag. But I love you. You need to check out her post and blog. 😉 You’d think that five couples would easy to pick. They aren’t. It took me several days to finish this post. So good luck!

  • Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author – Nel at Reactionary Tales.
  • Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heartstrings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
  • Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas
  • (Note: Try not to spoil the story for your readers in case they would like to check out these romances on their own)

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