Confessions of a Crazy Blogger: Books I Lied About

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Yikes! Recently, I was asked a question by someone who I’m friends with on Goodreads. She said something along the lines of “Do you rate everything five stars?” Now, this is a completely valid question. I do rate a TON of books five stars. All the time. But the real problem is, I don’t always mean it.

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of people writing posts explaining what their ratings mean to them. I’d definitely like to do one of those soon, but they got me thinking: what does a five star book constitute from me? I didn’t find it too hard a question. Basically, in order for a book to hit five stars, it has to hit two milestones-

  1. The actual writing of the book has to be amazing. By this, I mean the writing style, plot, characters, relationships, world-building, etc. etc.
  2. I have to really fall in love with it. When I finish a really good book, I usually get chills. If I don’t get that feeling from the book, I haven’t really fallen in love with it.

If the book only hits one of these marks, it’s usually four stars, or if it’s really close but not quite good enough, it’ll get 4 and a half.

However, I’ve just become so used to saying that I love all the books I read, that I’ve rated a lot of them five stars. And I do mean a lot. Even if they don’t really deserve it. And those are the books I’m here to talk about today! I want to change my Goodreads rating and hopefully explain myself a bit. Continue reading

Shall we admire these amazing beautiful covers?

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original meme hosted by the lovely people over at the Broke and the Bookish.

Hey guys, it’s Amy! I’ve just recently taken a look at some of the TTT topics for the next couple of months, and a bunch of them look absolutely amazing, so you can expect to see at least a few popping up for a while! This week’s topic is…

Seven Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately

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These books may not be on the best-selling list, but I love them anyway!

Hiya there, how you doing? It’s Top Ten Tuesday again, and the topic is books we’ve enjoyed that have less than 2,000 ratings on Goodreads. Now, I did something somewhat similar last week with my Top Ten Tuesday, talking about two authors who don’t get enough attention considering how good their books are, so those books deserve a mention as well, but since we’re talking about single books this time, I can definitely find some! (The Silver Bowl by Diane Stanley and Mama Cried by Talia Haven are the books mentioned last week.) These will be in order from least amount of ratings to the most!

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Seven Books I Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads

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These lesser known authors wrote books that will blow your mind!

Hey guys! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie, so I decided to one from the past- July 16, 2013, to be specific! I’m only doing two this time, so you know what that means- I’m going to talk. A lot!

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Two Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

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These are, for sure, my top 5 books published this year!

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

In order from most loved on down (considering the fact that I’ve really not read that many books published this year), I present to you…

Top Five Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

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I need to read these books RIGHT NOW!

Top Ten Tuesday

Hello again! It’s Tuesday again, and you know what that means- it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year

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For the first time in forever… A Top Ten Tuesday!

Hey guys! I don’t usually do Top Ten Tuesdays anymore, but I saw Jocelyn @ 52 Letters in the Alphabet do one that looked really fun, so I decided to check out the topics! It looks to me like I’ll probably be doing them for the majority of June and the very beginning of July. Right, let’s get started!

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.

The topic for this week is Ten Reasons I Love X. Now, I really loved Jocelyn’s idea of contemporary romances (really, you should check out her posts!) but I did, FINALLY, decide on a topic. 🙂

Ten Five Reasons I Love Sorting My Bookshelves

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