Do Audiobooks Count as Reading? – My Ity Opinion

This is a hot topic amongst bookbloggers and general readers alike. Is listening to an Audiobook as good as reading? Can you say you read a book if it was the audiobook version? I think that it’s interesting just how split I’ve seen the arguments about this over the years. I always had a pretty solid opinion before that no, listening to a book isn’t reading.

Then I became a bookblogger and found that I don’t really know what the hell I was thinking…

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Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison – A Review

If there is a series of books that I love the most out of all the series of books there could possibly be that I own or have read, it’s The Hollows series. Dead Witch Walking is book #1 of the series and it’s a wonderful start to a fantastic fantasy series that has just about everything you could imagine in it. This will be a lovely non spoiler review so let’s get into it.

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Ity Still Reading Books?

It’s been a while since I posted a review that I’m sure that some of you would wonder if I’m still even really in the bookblogger game. I’d like to say I am but at this point it feels like I’m just pretending. I haven’t sat down and really read in ages. I don’t know why to be honest. I don’t feel like I have a good excuse.

Life has certainly gotten away from me. October ended like shit, November wasn’t much better, then suddenly it was December and I hadn’t really consistently posted in, I don’t even know how long, which is really unfortunate.

I was in a blog tour but I missed it and that is just awful. I haven’t signed up for any other tours. I haven’t posted any reviews. What is happening? I made a list of post ideas for January, said that I was going to write some. Get posts scheduled and then I got a cold, one that I still haven’t gotten over, so that has happened.

Burn out isn’t really the cause of this. At least I don’t feel that it is, but who knows. I took on a lot. I was a part of the Envie Magazine but felt that I couldn’t continue with that so I left. I don’t think they’ll suffer at all, they are a talented group so I’m sure they won’t miss me. But with that gone, now I have nothing but my blog. Which I guess was kind of the point? But yeah.

So. I’m going to start with this, and hopefully get a review of one of favorite books up and go from there. I always appreciate the new followers! If there are any topics that you’d like me to post my opinion on I’d love for you to email me or comment below!

Holy Smokes it is December

I had only two posts last month, a disappointing month for sure. A lot of things happened at the end of October, then it was November. Then it was the middle of November. Now it’s December and I don’t have much to show for November at all.

So I decided that today I’ll do a post a little of my TBR list. Nothing fancy but a few books that I recently picked up that I want to read, when I have the time. Too many books, not enough time! Let’s dive in.

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The BBNYA Reveal!

I’m so excited for this! You all should be too!

Servillas Speaks

It has been ten days since we started teasing this project on Twitter (@BBNYA_official) and it has been really fun to see everyone so excited, but also confused and eager to know what is going on.

Well, the time has come to finally reveal what this shady business is about…

We are proud to introduce

The First Annual Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award!

in association with
The Folio Society & The Write Reads

BBNYA, the first annual Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Award, is a competition for indie authors (both self-published and published by small indie presses).
The contest will be judged by a large and diverse panel of book bloggers from all around the world. The panel will put the books through several rounds of judging based off a wide set of criteria. As each round goes by, we will have bookbloggers announce the…

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Envie Magazine – Blog of the Month

I’m so excited guys! What was The Writing Community Newsletter and flourished into Envie! A Magazine for the Literary Curious. I was lucky enough to be a reviewer for the newsletter before but now I’ve gotten what I would say is a little promotion to staff writer. It’s kind of insane how I’ve gotten this far after starting my blog only in March of this year.

But I wanted to talk a little bit about a couple of changes that are coming to Envie! especially the one big one that I’m co-running. Bibliophile Bay: Blog of the Month. It’s going to me amazing! You’ll see…

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Whispers in the Dark by Laurel Hightower – Blog Tour

I’m back in the blog tour game and I’m so happy that I came back with this book! It’s the perfect horror for this lovely Halloween season. I’ve raved about this author on twitter but I’m really excited for this post! There is even a giveaway at the end! Stick around, you may even win! -gasp-

In all seriousness, that you to R&R Book Tours and to Laurel Hightower for writing this epic awesomeness! Let’s get into it!

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Dear authors, I can dislike your book if I want to! – My Ity Opinion.

Recently I’ve seen a lot of fellow book bloggers facing an issue of authors ‘attacking’ them for giving low star/negative reviews on their books. It seems that these days it’s common practice to have an author try and force a review to change their review to make the book look better. So for today’s post I thought that I’d just give my opinion on this trend that seems to be on the rise and why I think it’s extremely unhealthy, for the blogger and the author.

Let’s dive in.

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Cover Reveal for Ten Tales of a Dark Tomorrow by Kevin A. Kuhn

I don’t do cover reveals but I’m really glad that I chose this one because this cover is pretty sweet! Ten Tales of a Dark Tomorrow is inspired by the Twilight Zone which you can totally get from the cover so let’s not make you hold off too long. Just click that lovely ‘more’ button to see it!

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My Top 5 Horror Books

Well for October I should have had way many more posts than what I’d done, which so far is this one. However, I thought a Top 5 was a good way to start because it’s Halloween and Horror is the perfect genre! There are so many to choose from so this was definitely a difficult list to narrow down to just five. I have many many books in this genre that I adore but this is my top 5 today. Maybe tomorrow that will change, who knows?

Let’s dive in to the five books that I picked for my top 5. I’m going to list number 5 first and work backwards so number 1 will be the last book you read about!

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