ARCs are fickle things. They’re promotional materials, and yet they are highly coveted by people who love to promote books. They’re cool! You get to read a book early. You’re helping the author and the publisher promote it. It’s amazing when a publisher allows you to read a book early. It’s awesome that they think you will help promote the book by sharing your thoughts. But, along with all this comes a lot of other things. Like, what are ARCs really used for? Who should get them? How are they distributed? I’ve had some thoughts on ARCs and some other discussions around them, so I thought I’d talk about it a bit!
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I am so thrilled to be apart of the Gravemaidens blog tour and I’m also on Kelly’s street team! Gravemaidens is all about sisters, the sacrifices willing to be made for family, how beauty can be a curse, and secrets lurking in the kingdom. It’s a fantastic book and I loved being able to talk with Kelly about it and more!
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Alright, so this is really, really cool. I get to highlight and give away a copy of Dare to Be You: Inspirational Advice for Girls on Finding Your Voice, Leading Fearlessly, and Making a Difference! Because the publisher reached out to me about it! They sent me an early finished copy for a giveaway! I’m still freaking out! The person who reached out said that they thought the book would fit well with my blog, which is honestly such a compliment. I’m so, so glad that I’m able to talk about girls and the things girls can do and everything girls are capable of. And this book is about all of those things.
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I’ve been thinking about the books I read and the things I like to see. That got me thinking about the certain aspects that I’ve found are few and far between, but I would like to see more of. I thought it would be cool to talk about! I feel like there’s always room for more in publishing (expect for problematic stuff of course). People think it’s full/filling up, but I like to like that it can expand to any rate. Sure, changes might need to be made, but I think books have the capacity to hold whatever the world needs them to.
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I might not play sports, but I’m a huge fan of YA sports books. Especially when they feature girls being absolutely amazing athletes. Michigan Vs The Boys covers all those bases and more. The publisher was kind enough to send me an ARC (still kind of freaking out) and after reading it, I’m even more pumped to have the author herself on my blog for an interview!
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I wrote a post about Supernatural awhile ago. I thought I had talked about all my thoughts and feelings regarding the show, but with the show ending, new feelings have come up. I’ve found that I want to talk about a lot more haha. A lot of them are going to be negative. I also might throw some random spoilers in there, so just a warning! Also, these are just my personal thoughts and feelings. Continue reading “Supernatural: Some (Mostly Negative) Thoughts”
I’m lucky enough to have the author of House Of Salt And Sorrows on my blog! This book is dark and stormy and romantic and creepy. I loved reading it and I’m honored to have the fabulous author, Erin A. Craig here for an interview!
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I’ve grown to love angry female characters. I never hated them, but I don’t think I ran into them a lot or appreciated/noticed them as much as I do now. And now I love them and will pick up a book specifically for the angry female characters.
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I didn’t use to like angry female characters. They usually tend to be “unlikable”, and they always got on my nerves. I wanted to focus more on the plot, than on the emotional development. I couldn’t connect to the emotional piece as much as I can now. Since then, I’ve grown to love them and have started to seek out books where the girls are the angriest. Continue reading “Why I Love Angry Female Characters”
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a listy type of post and I wanted to finally do another one. Since it’s Pride, I did want to do something queer. So, I thought it would be fun to recommend some of my favorite queer books!
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