THE REBEL ARMY blog tour: Interview with V.E. Schwab

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Today I’m bringing you a post I was teasing in my June wrap-up that I am so very excited about!! As part of the blog tour celebrating the release of THE REBEL ARMY, the third and final comic in The Steel Prince trilogy, I was able to interview V.E. Schwab about this last installment specifically as well as the series as a whole and it was so much fun. Continue reading

Judging MORE books by their covers

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I’m back on my bullshit again and am making a 2020 version of this post I did last year. Am I turning this into a tradition? Maybe. I had a blast doing this post last year and it turned out being one my favorites/funniest so why not make a habit of it? We’ll see if I remember to do it again next year. Continue reading

YOU’RE GETTING AN AGENT… NOW WHAT? – 2020 #DVpit blog hop

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Today’s I’m bringing you the second stop in the Spring 2020 #DVpit Blog Hop! #DVpit is a Twitter pitch event for marginalized authors and/or illustrators. The next event is scheduled for April 22-23. For more information, please visit dvpit.com. But for this very insightful post, agent Victoria Marini is going to be talking about author-agent relationships, so I will leave you with her words. Continue reading

Nahri isn’t in love with Ali, in this essay I will-

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This isn’t the kind of post I usually do, it’s a lot more chaotic and niche than my usual content. I try to make my posts appeal to as many people as possible, but this one might be the exception, because this one is more for me than anyone else. And for fans of the series, or just people who’ve read it in general, because the rest of you will have no clue as to what I’m talking about. Oops? Read the series, though!!!!

Here’s the thing, I finished the Empire of Gold a few days ago and I have a lot of feelings. It’s the last book in my favorite series of all time and the more I read it the more intense and passionate feelings I started having about Nahri’s romantic prospects. Continue reading

10 romance authors I want to try out in 2020

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So uh… you know how I am self-proclaimed romance trash? Well, I recently came to two realizations that aren’t very pleasant to me and make it harder to hold onto that title, which are as follow:

  1. Out of all my reading this year so far, romance makes up a whooping 8%, which is a grand total of two books. I’ve read two romance books in the past three months. And I hate it.
  2. I tend to circle back to the same authors and rarely if ever branch out.  Talia Hibbert, Alyssa Cole, Alisha Rai, Rebekah Weatherspoon, and a couple others. But that’s it. I mean they’re phenomenal, but I’d like to see what else is out there.

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15 Series I want to read in 2020 – starting, catching up & finishing

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Today I’m here to share with you a list that has been plaguing my thoughts and overwhelming my every waking moment because of its sheer size, and that’s the list of series I want to start/catch up on/finish before the end of 2020. Now, the list I’m sharing on this post today is considerably shorter than the one inside my brain (and hope it will alleviate some) because I wanted to keep this post reader friendly, so I gave myself some guidelines for these books to fit to make it into this list: Continue reading

My 2020 reading and blogging goals

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I am here today with a post that is supposed to go up a teeny tiny bit earlier in the year, but OH WELL! I was busy posting other things and I’m only now getting around to talking to you all about all the goals I have for my platforms and my reading this year. I do have more goals that are geared more towards my career and my personal life but I will spare you those since that’s not what you’re here for AND I do not feel comfortable with sharing most of them haha. Continue reading

My 2020 reading spreadsheet template

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A few days ago, I posted screenshots of my reading spreadsheet + stats charts on Twitter not thinking much of it and asking if by any chance people would want me to make a template available for public use. Lo and behold, the engagement was WILD! So many people loved the spreadsheet and showed interest in wanting to use it for themselves so who am I not to oblige? Which is exactly what I’m doing in this post! I have two types of templates linked below. Continue reading

Looking back at my 2019 anticipated releases

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This is a call-out post to myself!

So, twice a year, I make these huge lists of my most anticipated releases of the year like every other bookish content creator, right? But here’s the thing, it dawned on me that once I post those lists I kind of uh…forget about them? I mean, I remember most of the books as I’m excited about them and see a lot of people talking about them on Twitter but at the same time they take a backseat in my brain or the initial excitement dies down or, or… and I end up not reading most of them. Which is all good because I also want to give some love to backlist titles and reading for me is all about balance between the two. BUT! I thought that I should at least start going through them at the end of every year to see where I stand with books I was initially anticipating. Is it still the case? Did I read them? Do I still want to read the ones I didn’t get to? We shall find out!

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COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with Francesca Flores, author of Diamond City

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Hello friends and welcome to Color the Shelves!

I’m joined today by the first (of many) 2020 debut authors I’ll be chatting with all throughout the year, and I couldn’t be happier that’s by Francesca Flores is joining me to chat about her upcoming book DIAMOND CITY and all things gangs and assassins, especially because her book was one of my most anticipated releases. We also managed to squeeze music as well as some other fun books in there because of course, and I really had a lot of fun reading Francesca answers so I hope you will too!

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