Top Ten Tuesday | Last Five Books I’ve Abandoned

Happy Tuesday, bloggers!

We’re about halfway through May, and I have no sense of time anymore. Please tell me I’m not alone. So anyway, I usually don’t DNF series, but sometimes I step away from them for a long period.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. This week is about the top ten books I’ve abandoned. I’ve decided to pick the top five.

I hope you enjoy the post!

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End of the Year Book Tag | 2019

Hey everyone,

Time has come again! I am back to do the 2019 edition of this tag. I first did it last year, and I thought I’d do it annually. This year has been one hell of a ride personally. And I cannot believe we’re almost done. I’m trying to wrap my head around this, but I can’t.

So let’s get to the tag! Enjoy the read.

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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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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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Top Ten Tuesday | My Morally Gray Squad

Morning, everyone!

When I first started this post, I needed time to figure out what I wanted out of it. Freebies are always hard for me, somehow. They either excel beautifully or bomb. I hope for the former.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The new prompt is a character freebie. I had several ideas, but the morally gray squad stuck with me.

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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Song Request Book Tag

Morning, book lovers!

I’ve struggled with what post I’ll write up next. But then I saw the tag ping, and I knew Jess and Teagan from Fiction No Chaser saved me. You need to show them all the love and support they deserve. I love these two ladies, my dark hearted soulmates. 💜 Thank you, darlings!

I love when book tags combine another passion of mine. I rarely see it, so I jump at the chance to do this kind of post. It’s refreshing and gets me on my toes! So I hope you all love what’s in store. Let’s get to it.

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Beyond the Blurb | Breaking Up with a Book from Your Favourite Series

Morning, book fam!

Are you that surprised I’m going with the hard discussion topic? I’m not. Not in the slightest. Breaking up with a book is hard, painful, and often heartbreaking. It particularly hurts when the title is one of your most anticipated reads of the year. Sometimes though, you may have set your expectations high and now run into the situation where you aren’t sure if you should DNF that book or suffer.

And right now, I’m in that position. On the 13th, I first started reading King of Scars. I’ve been waiting for this book for a good year, even though, at the time, I didn’t read the Grisha Trilogy yet. And I want to scream at the book gods and demand why I’m not loving it as much as I want to. Yes, I expect this series to floor me just as Six of Crows has done. But I feel Leigh, even though she is my queen, and her books are a bit of a hit-or-miss with me. And I hate that. Hate it more than damaged books. So if you’re stuck, like me, what do you do? How do you move from the literary fork in the road? For my next discussion post, Beyond the Blurb, I’ve come up with these simple tips to live by:

 

If You’re Struggling So Much That You Can’t Focus, Put the Book Down and Move On

What’s the point in struggling? What’s the point in wasting more time on a book that doesn’t capture your attention and draw you in? You shouldn’t have to suffer just because you bought the book. You can simply DNF it.

 

If You Feel as if You’ve Invested Enough Time into the Series, Reconsider

Right now, this tip is where I go back and forth on. I’ve invested a lot of time and money in this series. I’ve purchased the merch, the special editions, and all the books. So why shouldn’t I put in the time for the next addition to this ever-growing world?

 

If You Believe You Can’t Get into the Story, Find Another One, Then Come Back

Perhaps the book isn’t the right fit for you at this time. Some books are meant to be read at the right moment. And others need to be read later on. If you hate DNFing a book, you can always come back to it when you’ve cleansed your palate.

 

If You Need a Pick-Me-Up, Read Your Favourite Genre to Get Back into the Swing of Things

Even though I love YA fantasy, which is one of my favourites, I’m digging the paranormal romance genre right now. And I feel like I need some zing in my dull reading life. Some genres are hard to get into, so always go back to the one that makes you feel happy.

 

If You Still Aren’t Sure, Ask a Reader/Blogger Friend

Friends are there for more than just talking about your favourite book boyfriend or the most hated character you want to see die. If you don’t know what you should do, ask your friends what their opinions are. Outside help is appreciated.

 

So what do you do when you contemplate breaking up with a book? What are your tips that can help readers when they’re stuck in this dreaded situation? What do you think I should do?