November 2018 Wrap-Up

Another month gone, one more to go!

November was a bit of a manic month for me, but also really awesome. I read more books this month than I had in a while (a whole five!), and I returned to my blog after an extended hiatus. Without further ado, here is my wrap up!

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5 Books I Put Down that I’m Definitely (Hopefully) Going to Pick Up Again

How does one define DNF?

I always thought of it as a book I put down that I have no interest in picking up again. But recently, I’ve noticed people who DNF books with the full intention of picking them up at a later time.

Though that second one isn’t how I usually describe a DNFed book, that is the case with the books in this post. I know some people physically can’t stop reading a book to come back to it later, that they must finish it once it’s been opened. I, on the other hand, find it a little too easy to set something aside. So easy, in fact, that I let myself get distracted with new and shiny books even when I’m really enjoying what I’m currently reading. 

The following books are ones that I’m really liking so far (and have read a hundred or more pages of) but haven’t picked up in a while because, as I said, new and shiny. Ugh, it truly is a curse. I fully intend to finish reading these books at some point! Just… not… right this second. 

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My 2018 Thanksgiving TBR

Hello and welcome to my tentative return and Thanksgiving TBR!

Since school has been such a whirlwind this year, I’ve sadly only been averaging 1-2 books a month (bye-bye Goodreads goal). But that’s okay! As much as I love reading, sometimes my physics homework does have to come first.

However, since I have this next week off for Thanksgiving, and some extra time for a blog post, I thought I’d share some books I plan to read this week. Whether or not I actually get to them is the fun part of this mystery. 

(Click on the titles to check out their Goodreads pages!)

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Ship It by Britta Lundin | A Very Angry Book Review

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Title: Ship It

Author: Britta Lundin

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Publisher: Freeform Books

Published: May 1, 2018

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1 star

Claire is a sixteen-year-old fangirl obsessed with the show Demon Heart. FOREST is an actor on Demon Heart who dreams of bigger roles. When the two meet at a local Comic-Con panel, it’s a dream come true for Claire. Until the Q&A, that is, when Forest laughs off Claire’s assertion that his character is gay. Claire is devastated. After all, every last word of her super-popular fanfic revolves around the romance between Forest’s character and his male frenemy. She can’t believe her hero turned out to be a closed-minded jerk. Forest is mostly confused that anyone would think his character is gay. Because he’s not. Definitely not.
Unfortunately for Demon Heart, when the video of the disastrous Q&A goes viral, the producers have a PR nightmare on their hands. In order to help bolster their image within the LGBTQ+ community-as well as with their fans-they hire Claire to join the cast for the rest of their publicity tour. What ensues is a series of colorful Comic-Con clashes between the fans and the show that lead Forest to question his assumptions about sexuality and help Claire come out of her shell. But how far will Claire go to make her ship canon? To what lengths will Forest go to stop her and protect his career? And will Claire ever get the guts to make a move on Tess, the very cute, extremely cool fanartist she keeps running into? Ship It is a funny, tender, and honest look at all the feels that come with being a fan. (source)

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7 Tips & Tricks to Unhauling Your Bookshelf

There comes a time when book lovers must face an unspeakable truth.

There simply isn’t enough space on their bookshelf for every book that want to own. Which, of course, leads to the dreaded solution of getting rid of some of them.

It can be a daunting task. Choosing what unread books to finally give up on, which recent reads aren’t worth the room. I myself recently unhauled about 30 books from my library. Hopefully some of these tips will help you next time you decided to do a little spring cleaning.

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Why Don’t People Take YA Seriously? | Book Discussion

If you’re a YA fan and occasionally venture out into the world, you’ve probably been told that YA books aren’t real books.

I know that I have. From teachers, fellow students, even friends and adults. I mention how much I love reading but when I start rattling off some names and mention they’re YA sci-fi’s, contemporaries, or fantasies, people are quick to quirk a judgemental brow. Because of course, any books centering around teenagers can’t have any quality… right?

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COVER REVEAL: Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

Good day, bibliophiles! I see a cover reveal in your future…

I’m so excited to be bringing you the cover reveal of one of my favorite authors’ upcoming release.

I’ve loved Katie McGarry ever since I read Nowhere But Here two years ago. Ever since then, my obsession with her storytelling has only grown and every time I hear she has a new release, I squeal!

And I also happened to squeal the moment I saw this cover. If you’re a Katie McGarry fan like me, I know you will, too. I’ve included more info on McGarry and her books underneath the reveal, as well as the blurb for her upcoming one.

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3 Underhyped Sci-Fi’s You Need in Your Life

Long time, no see, bibliophiles! How goes it?

Today, I’m here to deliver to you, some YA sci-fi’s I love that I haven’t seen a whole lot of people reading or talking about. I haven’t screamed about any underrated faves in a while, so I figured this post was long overdue.

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Love, Simon Exceeded All Expectations | Movie Review

This review includes NO SPOILERS for Love, Simon or Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

One must allows guard their heart when watching a book-to-movie adaptation. As any bookworm knows, books turned movies don’t always go as well as we hope.

However, I can say with absolute certainty, that Love, Simon, will not disappoint.

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