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Recs for a Comic/Graphic Novel Noob

Hi everyone!  Recently I took to Twitter and asked for recs of great graphic novels and comics, as well as sites with great graphic novel/comic news and info. I also attended Worldcon last month, and one of the panels I went to was called Discovering New Comics, and authors James Bacon and Patrick Hester shared a ton of recs. I got  ...

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Hi, My Name Is Andrea, And I’m a Spoilerphobe

I HATE SPOILERS. This is something, of course, that you know if you know me pretty well. I will go out of my way to avoid spoilers at all costs. I even created a feature here on my blog that is all about going into a book completely blind (it’s called Blind Reads, and that reminds me, I need to do more of those!) because of how much I  ...

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Book Deja Vu: Gaunt

Hi everyone! Today’s discussion post is partially inspired by the Instagram hashtag #CommonYALine, started by Brianna from Brianna’s Bookish Confessions. With that hashtag, Brianna and others have been pointing out the all-too-common “I let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding” line in YA books. But this post  ...

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Readathon Prep: 7 Steps to Ensure a (Somewhat) Successful Readathon

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is just around the corner (April 25th! Go here for more info and to sign up!), and I’m finding myself preparing for it. Because one does not just DO Readathon. Oh no, there is prep involved. Admittedly, this Readathon is going to be a bit different for me, since I have a newborn in the house (along with a  ...

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Back in the Saddle: Returning to Blogging After a Slump

Hi everyone!  How have you been?  I’ve been busy, tired, bored, sick, elated, and so much more, all in the past few months, and most of these feelings have been because I’m currently 6 months pregnant with my 2nd kiddo.  But pregnancy wasn’t the only reason my blog has been lacking lately.  I also  ...

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Reading Order: Strict Schedule or On A Whim?

When writing fiction, and especially when participating in NaNoWriMo (If you write, I highly suggest checking that site out!), there’s this idea of Plotters Vs. Pantsers.  Basically it’s the idea of how you approach a new manuscript: Do you outline your plot and have a lot of your novel planned out beforehand (Plotter), or do  ...

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I Like Big Books and I Cannot—Wait, I’m Lying

Well, I’m not completely lying.  I like big books just fine, it’s just that I’m intimidated by them.  I’m such a slow reader that often I find myself putting a book off forever just because it’s so huge and because I feel like I’ll get really behind in my review schedule if I spend too much time on  ...

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Under the Dome: Final Notes

I read Under the Dome by Stephen King as a part of the Under the Dome Readalong (#DomeAlong), hosted by Natalie at Coffee and a Book Chick.  Go here for more info! So since I participated in this readalong, and because Under the Dome is such a huge book, I wrote a few posts as I was reading it.  I was quite a bit behind, but I  ...

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Under the Dome: 2/3 Notes

I am reading Under the Dome by Stephen King as a part of the Under the Dome Readalong (#Domealong), hosted by Natalie at Coffee and a Book Chick.  Go here for more info! So since I’m participating in this readalong, and because Under the Dome is such a huge book, I thought I’d write a few posts as I read.  I’m not  ...

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