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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What Is Happening?!

It’s just about that time but since I totally missed doing a wrap up for last month and I’ve only done three posts for September I decided to do this ‘wrap-up’ business a little earlier than normal. I think it’s fair to say that this hasn’t been the most productive of months for me in terms of my blog. In fact it’s been the worst month by blog numbers than all the other months before it. So why is that? I know that I’ve talked about why I haven’t been around much but I think that it goes a little deeper than that.

So today I’m going to ramble a little bit about how I’m feeling and where to go from here?

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I Read to My Kids, So Should You! – My Ity Opinion

I have always had a love of reading, I don’t know where they came from but I knew after I had my first child that I would want to read to them. Reading is such an important part of learning for a child but I never really saw it as that. It was always just a way to have a bonding moment with them. To share something that they would enjoy.

Today’s post is about why I chose to read to my kids, why it seems that the schools have to practically beg parents to read to their kids and why I think you should just…do it. So let’s dive in!

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Why You Should Start a Book Blog – Guest Post by Jordan-Read With Wine

It’s Jordan’s last week for her feature! What a great topic for her guest post! I’m so excited for you to read it that I’m going to make part of it the intro to the post. Thank you again to all those that have participated in these features. This will be my last one for a while but hopefully I have others willing to take this on so more can have their time to shine! So here is the start of Jordan’s post…


Are you avid reader or book worm?

Do you find yourself giving a detailed recount of the book you are reading to friends or family, only to be met with a blank expression?

Do you stalk the web looking for fans of your latest book obsession?

Do you like to keep a record of the books you read, but need to include more notes because you just read so, many, books?

Then you, my friend, need to start a book blog.

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