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Reviewing on Goodreads and on the Blog: is There Any Difference?

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Hello everyone! ♥

Welcome back to another discussion post 😀 today we’ll talking about reviewing books on different platforms and if there’s any difference between them. A few weeks ago I stumbled across a blogging tip post that talks about the difference between reviewing books on goodreads and on our blog and the blogger said that it should be different. It surprised me a little because I’m that kind of reviewer who practically copies-and-pastes my goodreads reviews to my blog 😁 Continue reading

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The Struggle of Writing a Coherent Positive Review

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Hello everyone! ♥

Remember my post about the struggle of writing a negative review last month? Apparently, a lot of you commented and said that most of the time writing a negative review is A LOT easier than writing a positive review of a book you really loved! I thought about it and OMG… that is so true! When it comes to books I love, all I want is just yell “THIS BOOK IS AMAZING YOU NEED TO READ IT” …but can we? Yes, we can, it’s our review, but it wouldn’t be helpful 😂

So today we’ll be talking about the struggle of writing a coherent positive review! I’ll also be quoting some of the comments from the previous post 😀 Continue reading

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The Secrets of Writing a Negative and Unpopular Review

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Hello everyone! ♥

A couple months ago I wrote a post about the joy and struggle of reviewing books in general. Today I’m back with another review-related post, only this time I’m going to focus on negative reviews.

I don’t know about you, but for me it’s bad enough to have to write a negative review. Let alone having to write a negative review among the sea of positive ones. I want to enjoy the books as much as everybody does and believe it or not, I don’t want to be that one person who bursts the bubble. Unfortunately, we feel what we feel and some things just had to be said 😛 I had a lot of conversations with fellow bookworms regarding negative reviews and most of us are afraid of it because the internet is a scary place where everyone gets offended all the time. Continue reading

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Review: GEMINA // It Can’t Get Any More Sci-Fi than This

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RATING : 4 Stars

Goodreads • Amazon • Book Depository • My Illuminae Review

In summary, Gemina = badass daddy’s little girl + cocky & compassionate drug dealer X mafia + computer geniuses + wormhole + alien parasites + evil outer space corporation + strangely helpful artificial intelligence + extremely confusing space theories + MASSIVE PLOT TWISTS! ♦♦♦

But… the problem with sequel is, I always start it with a certain (by certain I mean ridiculously high) expectation and it almost never live up to it. So, is Gemina better than Illuminae, you (didn’t) ask? Well, I’ll answer that thoroughly 😛 Continue reading

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Review: Crooked Kingdom // I’m a whirlwind of emotion!

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RATING : 5 Stars

NO SPOILERS.

In case you haven’t noticed, I AM OBSESSED with Six of Crows! It has easily become one of my ultimate favorite fantasy, so naturally I was super excited to read its sequel. I just finished reading Crooked Kingdom less than two hours ago and IT WAS GLORIOUS!! I have tendency to dislike, or at least be disappointed by sequel, but no, Crooked Kingdom was brilliant ♦♦♦ Continue reading

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It’s NOT COOL to Hate on Books You Haven’t Read!

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I’ve been on goodreads for 5 years and I never write reviews for books I haven’t read, let alone books that aren’t even published, so I really need to rant about this. If you’ve been following the bookish community, you might have noticed a couple of recent cases in which this happened. Let me refresh your memory 🙂

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Last month, a lot of people gave a 1-star rating for Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. This happened around a week before and after its publication date. At first I panicked! Continue reading

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The Joy and Struggle of Reviewing

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Hello there fellow bookworm, welcome to another discussion post! ♥

Book reviews are probably my best friend! I seek them out every time, I write one all the time. I think I can’t read books without automatically thinking up a review. I forgot the last time I read books without reviewing, honestly. And since we book bloggers are all reviewers as well, today I’m going to discuss the joy and struggle of reviewing! 😀 

As usual, I’m breaking down all my points into a list of pros and cons 😛 Continue reading