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    Some of My Favorite Book Boyfriends

    As a book lover, one of the main things I find is that with each book I develop a new fictional relationship with a certain character and I wish they were real. My husband is great, but there is just something about a boy from a book that is just a little better. Here are some of my recent book loves, but trust me, there are many more!  Wraith from Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco  OH THIS BOY IS YUMMY! He is sarcastic, evil, hilarious, and so dark. He is a mystery wrapped in a very handsome package that I can’t wait to unwrap in the next book.…

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    My Most Anticipated Book Releases of December

    There is going to be so many amazing books coming out this month and my wallet is going to be so angry with me!  The Cousins by Karen M. McManus  Summary:  Cousins Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah have never met their grandmother. She cut of their parents many years ago so when she invites them to her island for the summer, they are in a word surprised. Once they arrive, they’re faced with some family secrets they may never have wanted to uncover.  I loved One of Us is Lying and this author’s other book is on my TBR list so this is a definite buy for me. It sounds disturbing…

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    My 5 Top Reads of November

    Despite the holiday and my crazy life, I actually read 12 more books in November than October! I am so happy to be getting my reading groove back! I read 23 books in all this month and while they all were really great, four books and one series stood out to me as my favorites!  Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman  This book was not what I was expecting, but I ended up really enjoying the space ride that it took me on. I usually am not a fan of when a series changes main characters between the first installment and the sequel, but this book was a great…

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    A Book Lover’s Wishlist

    As a book lover, I know it is difficult for some people to buy for me. I mean the go to thing for people to buy me is books, but many people say that they always hesitate to do so. They wonder if: I would like that book? Have I read it already? Do I have it all ready? So they usually don’t bother. I agree with them. I buy myself the books I want and don’t really need for them to buy a book for me. However, here are some of the things I would love instead and I feel many other book lovers like me would like: Bookish…

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    What is a “Bookish Hangover” and How Do You Get Rid of It?

    Have you ever read a book that was so good that you are still dealing with your feelings about it for the next couple of days or weeks? This problem in the bookaholic business a bookish or a book hangover. In this post, I will share some books that have done this to me and try to give some tips I have used in the past to get over this terrible feeling. You just feel that the book was SO GOOD that you feel that any book you read after is not going to be as good and you go down this spiral of emptiness and heartbreak. I have also…

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    One Point of View or Multiple Points of View?

    Books are an amazing look into a wonderful new world told in the different perspective of another person. Whether or not the book is fictional, a perspective from one person makes a story completely different than if another person told it. The perspective of a character will make or break a book; therefore, I seem to enjoy multiple points of view in a book rather than one point of view. They Add More Background to a Character  If a book has multiple perspectives, it offers just a unique experience to the plot. A book isn’t like a movie so you can only rely on the main character’s internal dialogue and…

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    My Ideal Reading Setting

    Now that the weather is growing colder, THANK GOD, I’ve been thinking a lot about what my ideal reading situation would be. Where am I the most comfortable and less distracted? What is the weather like? Do I have a drink? So many factors go into making sure that I am focused on the book and comfortable enough to stay there for a length of time. There is one thing I thought about first and I CANNOT read outside. I’ve tried and it doesn’t work. It’s either way too cold, too hot, or there are bugs everywhere! I tried reading in the park one time and I unfortunately sat under…

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    My Most Anticipated Book Releases of November

    There is going to be so many amazing books coming out this month and my wallet is going to be so angry with me!  A Curse of Ash and Embers by Jo Spurrier  A housemaid is hired by a rude witch to clean up an evil witch’s mess. What could possibly go wrong!?!  This book sounds like a hilarious and magical thrill ride that I desperately want to be on! It has witches with attitude and magical creatures all demanding something be done. I cannot wait to read it!  Publication Date: November 3, 2020  The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige  Kappa Rho Nu may look like the average…

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    My Top 5 Reads of October

    I only read 11 books this month, but I’m okay with it. I mean I could have read more books, but it was my favorite month of the year so I had a lot of fun activities to do as well as read. I enjoyed all of the books I read in October, but these five were definitely books that I will always remember!  Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman  Oh this book was wonderful! I really enjoyed it so much more than I thought I was going to. The book was written through a collection of emails, instant messages, and classified documents so it was a little bit…

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    Bookish Merch

    One of the most amazing things that I have found through bookstagram is the bookish merch! OMG there is so much great stuff out there that I never even knew about and now I have to have it all. Not only am I spending all my money on all the books on bookstagram, but now some of my money is going to bookish merchandise. My husband is not happy, but who cares! Here are some of the amazing artists and shops I’ve bought some of my bookish merch from! PixiePagesBoutique on Etsy  Not only is this girl one of my besties, she also has the most amazing stickers and clothes…