Around the Book Blogosphere #12 — Spoilers, Re-Read Challenge, and the Future of Book Blogging

Around the Book Blogosphere #12 — Spoilers, Re-Read Challenge, and the Future of Book Blogging

“Around the Book Blogosphere” is a feature to share posts from other book blogs or other book-related websites that I have enjoyed reading.  Book blogging is all about sharing the love, right?

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I am having so much fun following Novel Sounds‘ Swiftober posts. I know I shared her post last week, but dang, they’re really good.

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Check out My Book Muse’s Post for an EPIC Giveaway.  Cast your vote in the Google Doc HERE!

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The ladies at Cristina’s Book Reviews write the best discussion posts.  This week they talk about skimming books.  Personally, there are times when reading I find myself skimming.  I’m still reading the content, I just may not be reading every word super carefully. I still know what is going on in the story. I usually skim when I’m bored.

What are your thoughts on skimming? Do you skim read?

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A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia GrayYou guys know how I love Belle of the Literati, right?  Well, she wrote a FANTASTIC review of one of my most anticipted YA reads, A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray.

I think you all need to check out her review.  She’s throwing around all of my favorite things like alternate dimensions, fate, and destiny.  HOLY CRAP! This book sounds so good!  It releases on November 4th!

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Pre-Order A Thousand Pieces of You
Add on Goodreads

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Have you ever left something behind in a library book for the next reader to see? Cristina’s Book Reviews wrote a quick post on this and I thought it was such a great idea.  I’ve seen instances where a publisher will do a “Traveling ARC” and each blogger will write something in the book.

I think this would be fun to do with a library book or even a book and pass it along to some of your book friends. It would be like a chain buddy read. 🙂

Check out Tricia’s Post!

What do you think? 

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Read an Excerpt & Review at A Love Affair With Books

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Read about it HERE.

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Nereyda from Mostly YA Book Obsessed wrote a very thoughtful post on The Future of Book BloggingShe made a lot of great points!

I’d like to know what you all think about the current state of the book blogging community and its longevity.

I can tell you that I will be blogging about books until it’s no longer becomes fun for me. I blog because I love books, plain and simple. I don’t make any money at it, though I wish I could because it would support my book buying habits.  😉

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If you can’t see the book trailer click here.

Mollie has done it again! She made a beautiful book trailer for Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (My Review)!!  I’ve waxed poetic before about how much I love Mollie from Tough Critic Book Reviews. She doesn’t post as much anymore, but I find her reviews to be refreshing and respectfully honest.  She also makes badass book trailers.  I’m not even a huge book trailer fan, I find some to be cheesy, but Mollie’s are so thoughtful and beautifully done.  My favorite one is still the one she did for The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay.

Subscribe to her channel on Youtube! Seriously!


 I’m sure most of your saw the concerning and creepy article penned by author Kathleen Hale last weekend. The blogging world was (and still is) very much abuzz with her confessions of stalking a reviewer who 1-starred her book.  For some, this has put a chilling effect author/reader interactions.

Into the Hall of Books wrote a very thoughtful post on why relationships between authors and readers should continue.
Check it out

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It’s no secret that I love Painted Faces and Killer Queen by L.H. Cosway.  This week, Under the Covers Book Blog interviewed my favorite drag queen and sexy man, Nicholas Turner.  Here is a little snippet:

What first attracted you to Freda? And what made you fall in love with her?

I saw her in a picture and thought, my, my, aren’t those a glorious set of breasts. When I met her in person I was instantly smitten with her smart mouth. I don’t recall the exact moment at which I knew I loved her, aside from when my good friend Phil slapped me across the face and told me so. Perhaps I loved her from the very beginning and didn’t even realize it.

Read the full interview here

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PLAYING IT SAFE by Barbie Bohrman

Check out Vilma’s Book Blog for an Exclusive Excerpt from Barbie Bohrman’s newest release, Playing it Safe!! I read Bohrman’s Promise Me and really liked it!

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 My Book Muse had a great post this week about spoilers.  She listed some books that have been ruined for her due to spoilers and now she won’t read them. I’m sad to see Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher on her list because that is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. I would have been major pissed to have that one spoiled.

Have you ever been spoiled?  Would you go back and read the book(s) that have been spoiled?

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Kelly from Belle of the Literati and Hannah from Soo Obsessed With are doing a fun re-read challenge.  I know you may think, “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That.” But give it a chance.  More Info on the Challenge is here.

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* Click on the links to check out some of the cover reveals you may have missed! *

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Reviews I enjoyed reading!

BURYING WATER by K.A. Tucker — 5 stars
Reviewed by Three Little Birds Book Blog

“There’s something about Kathleen Tucker. Something about her writing, and I don’t know how to accurately describe it. There’s just something about the way it makes me feel. Her writing is elegant without pretense;  simple yet complex. In this novel, she uses all facets of her talent to create a story that is remarkable and original.”

ROWDY (Marked Men #5) by Jay Crownover — 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Reviews by Tammy and Kim

“…Ultimately this book is about finding your home whether it is a place, a person, or multiple people. I adore this group of misfits who have made a whole functional family together. All of these characters have a  special place in my heart.”

MORTAL GODS  (Goddess War #2) by Kendare Black — 4 stars
Reviewed by Head Stuck in A Book

“An exciting and refreshing take on the Greek Mythology, this is one series that has me captivated and thirsty for more!”

Battle by K.J. Bell — 4 hearts
Reviewed by A Love Affair With Books

“Battle is a low drama, high impact beautiful story about what a person will do for love. KJ Bell does it again with delivering book boyfriends that make our toes curl!”

LEAD ME NOT by A. Meredith Walters — 4 stars
Reviewed by Lost in Literature

“Meredith Walters dealt with Addiction in such a real way, I could feel the withdrawal make was suffering through like I was right there with him experiencing it with him. I could feel his desperation when he needed the next pill. I could feel Aubrey’s heart break when she saw him transform into his alter ego right in front of her eyes.”

THERE YOU’LL FIND ME by Jenny B. Jones — 4 stars
Reviewed by Into the Hall of Books

There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones is so excellent. It has all of the emotions and feelings that you want in a book – there is funny, heartwarming, sad. There are real-life young adult issues and issues that are relevant to today.”

SWEET UNREST by Lisa Maxwell — 4.5 Snow Flakes
Reviewed by Winterhaven Books

“It’s been a long time since a story as captivated me in a way that I simply could not put the book down at any given point. It’s the kind of story that you can just relax and sink into and let the escape take you way.”

THE SIREN by Tiffany Reisz — 4.5 stars
Reviewed by LitSlave

“This book was CRAZY. I mean Søren is CRAZY and Nora is CRAZY! Lol! I had no clue what would come from page to page and I clung to that so freaking hard. I read so much and can usually always guess what’s ahead.”

STEALING PARKER by Miranda Kenneally — 5 Oranges
Reviewed by Snuggly Oranges

“Kenneally brought the chemistry that did have me swooning for them at first. But Kenneally writes realistic fiction and not escapism. When it comes down to it, student-teacher relationships are not exactly healthy. I was seriously impressed by how it was handled.”

NEANDERTHAL SEEKS HUMAN by Penny Reid — 4 stars
Reviewed by The Book Bosses

“In this story we have a bossy alpha male and a loveable, smart dork named Janie. Janie is not always the sharpest tool in the shed but she has endless amounts of trivial knowledge that she spouts off at all times and she cracked me up. I wasn’t always laughing out loud but I did read most of this book with a big, goofy grin on my face.”

MADE FOR YOU by Melissa Marr —4 stars
Reviewed by Lost in Literature

I thought this was the perfect book to read in the Fall, right before Halloween when scary, creepy books were on the brain. And let me tell you, this one definitely have me the chills.”

THEY ALL FALL DOWN by Roxanne St. Clair — 4 stars
Reviewed by Good Books and Good Wine

They All Fall Down is an eerie read chock full of suspense and big reveals. There are actual heart pounding moments as the story unfolds.”

BETA by Jasinda Wilder — 5 stars
Reviewed by Three Little Birds Book Blog

“Beta was everything that I wanted. Overflowing with action, sex, angst, drama, suspense, and terror, this story kept me on the precipice until the very last page.”

INFINITY + ONE by Amy Harmon — Top Shelf!!
Reviewed by The Book Hookup

“I don’t want to give away the excitement of this story because the adventure is something you should experience for yourself, but I will say that I had a very hard time putting this one down!  As always, Ms. Harmon’s writing is fantastic.”

ON THE EDGE by Allison van Diepen — 5 stars
Reviewed by Reading Lark

“In addition to being a big fan of Maddie, I loved the romance in this one. It’s swoon worthy and epic. I don’t want to ruin anything, but her love interest is sure to become your next Book Boyfriend.”

Share the link to some of your favorite posts in the comments!

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Natasha is a Book Junkie shared an Exclusive Excerpt from Love, In Spanish by Karina Halle.  All you Mateo lovers should definitely check out her post!!

Check out this AWESOME BOOK SALE of Charles Sheehan Miles’s Thompson Sisters series.  Krystle from K&M Book Haven has been telling me I need to read this series for a LONG TIME!

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