Three Months of Blogging!!!

Greetings from the coffee shop with pricey beverages and the slowest WiFi connection I’ve ever encountered (@/St. Marc Cafe – whoops)! So here I am, typing up a blog post when I should be working on my ES 1 plates (I’ve never hated drawing so much in my entire life.) and studying for my exam this Saturday night. Now, before you berate me for using my blog as a means of academic procrastination, please cut me some slack because…

THAT BOOKSHELF BITCH IS NOW OFFICIALLY THREE MONTHS OLD!

I should really stop treating this like a gigantic deal, but I honestly can’t help it, though? As someone with plenty of commitment issues (*laughs awkwardly*), it continues to baffle me that I haven’t given up on this humble venture yet. Seriously, though, three months? That’s like a quarter of a year! Sounds like a pretty damn long time to me.

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The Miranda Sings Award

Okay, in a post I published some time ago, I expressed my sentiments about blog tags and awards. While I still stand by them, I’ve been wanting to give this a go, and today seemed like the perfect opportunity.

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Wrap-Up || February 2016

Hello there, everyone! Before anything else, I want to take a moment to disregard proper capitalization and punctuation and to let you all know that LAST FEBRUARY 28th, THAT BOOKSHELF BITCH REACHED 400 BLOG FOLLOWERS OH EM OH MY SOMEONE PLEASE HOLD ME IN THEIR ARMS WHILE I SOB OUT OF SHEER UNADULTERATED HAPPINESS AND GRATITUDE AND DISBELIEF I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO EVEN. *calms down* Okay. Currently, I have 429 unbelievably fantastic people following me! That is insane. I genuinely did not think I’d ever reach such a milestone. Much less in just under three months of blogging. I am so eternally grateful for everyone’s support! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Anyway.

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Mini Reviews || Batch 5

Hi! This is my fifth batch of mini reviews. I honestly did not expect that I’d be doing these frequently as I prefer writing reviews that are more comprehensive and in depth. But I’m doing what I can.

This batch is sort of different from the rest. I’ll be reviewing the following books:

  • Gyre by Jessica Gunn
  • Angelborn by L. Penelope
  • Sapient Salvation: The Selection by Jayne Faith
  • Every Beat by Samantha Rey

Now, what makes this batch different? The answer: what makes these books different from what I’ve read so far. Okay, hold on, that sounded pretty vague.

What I mean is I’ve decided to add another element in my mini reviews. Specifically, from this point onward, I’ll be dedicating a portion of my review to discuss what makes the book different or what makes it stand out. This is to make up for the book review’s lack of detail. I’m hoping that doing this will not only produce better quality reviews but also push me to be more observant and more susceptible to noticing specifics when reading novels. All right, here we go!



Title: Angelborn
Author: L. Penelope
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Copy: Digital
Rating:

* More about the book.
* More about the author.
* Purchase via Amazon.

Official synopsis:

Maia

It’s hard to be normal when you see the dead everywhere. So I gave up. I just focus on staying out of their way. But the guy haunting my roommate is different. He’s impossible to ignore, and now other people can see him too.

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Review || Gifted Thief


Title: Gifted Thief
Author: Helen Harper
Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Copy: Digital
Rating:

* More about the book.
* More about the author.
* Purchase via Amazon or The Book Depository.

Official synopsis:

Orphan. Runaway. Thief. Since the moment I was ripped from my mother’s womb, I’ve been an outcast amongst my own kind. The Sidhe might possess magical Gifts, unbelievable wealth and unfathomable power but I don’t want a thing to do with them. I ran away from their lands in the Highlands of Scotland when I was eleven years old and I’ve never looked back. I don’t need a Clan. I’ve got my own family of highly skilled thieves who mean more to me than any Sidhe ever could. Unfortunately for me, the playboy heir to the Moncrieffe Clan has something I desperately need. To get it back, I’m going to have to plunge myself back into that world, no matter what the consequences may be. I suppose it’s just as well I have sense of humour. I think I’m going to need it.

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Mini Reviews || Batch 4

The books for Batch 4 are as follows:

  • I’ll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable
  • The Billionaire’s Deal by Crystal Kaswell
  • Resist by Missy Johnson


Title: I’ll See You in Paris
Author: Michelle Gable
Genre: Historical Fiction
Copy: Digital
Rating:

* More about the book.
* More about the author.
* Purchase via Amazon or The Book Depository.

Official synopsis:

After losing her fiancé in the Vietnam War, nineteen-year-old Laurel Haley takes a job in England, hoping the distance will mend her shattered heart. Laurel expects the pain might lessen but does not foresee the beguiling man she meets or that they’ll go to Paris, where the city’s magic will take over and alter everything Laurel believes about love.

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