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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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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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