April 05, 2020

Tooting Your Trumpet #10


Some people toot their own trumpet. I mean to toot yours. On the first Sunday of every month, I'm sharing your posts, your sites, anything interesting I stumble upon during my internet vagrancies. This month on TYT...
  • DO BOOKS HAVE AN EXPIRATION DATE? (a discussion post on Veronika, Ruzaika and Sabrina's blog Wordy and Whimsical)
  • WEIGHT-LOSS SCARE (a post on Simone's blog The Wheelchair Teen)
  • SPRING BOOK BLAST (a campaign on Amber's blog Du Livre)
  • PAY IT FORWARD GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY (a charity giveaway on Karen's blog For What It's Worth)
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    March 31, 2020

    Tell Me Something Tuesday: Are You an Impulsive Book Buyer?

    Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings, where the blog's owner Heidi discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.
    Here is what is on deck this week:

    ARE YOU AN IMPULSIVE BOOK BUYER?

    I'm sure that anyone who knows me a little bit can tell that I'm not 😂. I have a small budget (not only for books, really) and I can't afford buying novels that I'm not reasonably sure I will like...if I can avoid it. I read samples, I read reviews - I research each and every one I'm interested in...to death. Of course, it doesn't always work, but at least I minimise the risks. Sometimes this causes me to collide with unwanted spoilers, but hey, better safe than sorry...I need all the info that I can get before I commit to a book - even a Read Now one on NetGalley!

    March 25, 2020

    Taste the Books: Review Morsels #17 The Seanan McGuire Edition


    Intro


    Hello beauties!

    Welcome again to my own brand of mini reviews! I never thought I'd do minis, until I recapped a few of my long reviews in some digest post in 2014, and then guest-posted some shorties for a blogging event in 2015. And Karen from For What It's Worth started praising my short recs/recaps 😊. Just to be clear,  I'm NOT taking a break from writing long reviews - no such luck LOL. But while I'm making up my mind about a new book I've read, or in case I want to draw attention to some old ones I've already reviewed, I might as well give you the short version 😉. Just be warned - this feature will be VERY random!

    Note: all the mini blurbs (in italics) are of my own creation.

    This time, since I bought no less than four Seanan McGuire books in my latest haul, I decided to dedicate a whole Review Morsels installment to her, with three of those books. So, here goes...