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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Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2019

Morning, bloggers!

Halloween is done. And I cannot believe it’s November already. I can’t. So this post is giving me all the sad feels, if you know what I mean.

Who else is almost close to finishing their Goodreads Challenge? I am so stoked to have read forty-six books. I just need four more to complete my fifty-book goal!

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Most Anticipated Reads of October 2019

Morning, bloggers!

You’re glad a new month has arrived, yeah? I am. I think the last one killed my bank account and any savings I had left. Now October isn’t as bad as September with new releases, so at least we bloggers and readers can easily take a collective sigh and breather.

Thankfully, this month doesn’t have many titles I’m interested in. But I thought you might like these. Enjoy reading, everyone!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books on My Fall 2019 TBR

Happy Tuesday, bloggers!

Who is excited for this post?! Ah, I’ve been eagerly waiting for this post. Sure, our TBR piles and lists may be overwhelming, but we get splurge for another publishing season. And I don’t care what anyone says.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The last prompt is books on my Fall 2019 TBR.

Enjoy the read!

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Beyond the Blurb | Publishers, Not Just Readers, Should Advocate for Triggers Warnings

Morning, dearies!

I’ve talked about trigger warnings in my discussion series, Beyond the Blurb, before. And while numerous bloggers, readers, and reviewers champion them, sometimes they aren’t always clear in the publishing industry.

Book Twitter has been talking nonstop about Leigh Bardugo’s adult novel, Ninth House. From the sale of ARCs to copies being hoarded by bloggers, this book is in high demand. Anything Leigh creates, everyone wants. One concern that has popped up is the content in the book. Justine from I Should Read That brought up the lack of trigger warnings listed in the ARC (I warn you now that the Tweet below is graphic, so if you want to read the full thread, click on the photo below).

For months, Leigh has marketed Ninth House as an adult book with graphic content. You can also call it grimdark, which is a violent or realistic subgenre. A good example is Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Thorns or even George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones. However, I haven’t seen any warning of it being a grimdark title though. Yes, she informed her readers it’s not like her YA series. I’m fine with that. And my issue isn’t with her. My issue is with the publisher itself. I’ve discussed why bloggers should use trigger warnings, but publishers need to understand the delicate reasons why they need to start advocating for them. Here’s my take:

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Top Ten Tuesday | Most Anticipated Releases in the Last Half of 2019

Happy Tuesday, bloggers!

I truly believe 2019 is a stellar year for new releases. And while the first half of 2019 is over, I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that we’re half way through the year.

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’s topic is anticipated releases in the last half of the year. I have so many to count, but I want to show off some titles I’m eagerly waiting to read. I hope you find either new reads or your favourites.

Have fun!

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