Does This Book Suck (Or Am I Not The Target Audience)?

Let’s talk about critical thinking in books. Specifically, let’s talk about a question that I literally NEVER see anyone asking when they completely rag on a book that doesn’t meet their reader expectations: “Does this book suck, or am I just not the target audience?” We’ve all been there—slogging through a book that everyone seems […]

Love From Scratch by Amy Hutton

When I read the blurb for Love From Scratch, I instantly fell in love with the idea of this flashy, confident, golden retriever movie star hero and this ‘grumpy’, reserved, black cat heroine. And I’m so pleased that from the very opening line, I fell head over heels for Love From Scratch and loved every […]

Chainbreaker (Timekeeper #2) by Tara Sim

Chainbreaker is the second book in the Timekeeper trilogy by Tara Sim and as a second book, it does not suffer from middle book syndrome. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this book, and I found it highly entertaining and engaging the entire way through with no sagging parts or filler. This series is no […]

Stylistic Choices vs Bad Grammar in Literature

It frustrates me so much when I see reviews that criticise stylistic choices as “bad grammar.” This is especially true for non-American authors who use British or Australian English, only to be accused of making grammatical mistakes by American readers. This is not only a misunderstanding of grammar rules, but also a form of cultural […]

Embracing My Adult Romance Era

I think it’s time to fully embrace my adult romance era. MY READING BACKGROUND For most of my life, I have been drawn to YA books. I read age-appropriate books throughout my primary school experience, with the occasional adult book (non-romance). My reading was mixed, but it was primarily MG chapter books and child-friendly classic […]

Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Timekeeper by Tara Sim is an imaginative, original, alternate history steampunk set in London in the late 1800s, and it’s about time. Specifically, magical clocks that control time, and when they go out of whack, they affect the time around them as well. I can’t get over how much I loved this book. I was […]

How to Use Book Reviews

Are you someone who’s never really looked at book reviews before, and aren’t really sure how you can use them to help find new reading material? Let’s look at the perspective of those readers who find immense value in reading book reviews before diving into a new literary adventure. Harnessing the Power of Insights Imagine […]

The Book Blogger’s Dilemma: Should I Re-Read?

Today, let’s talk about a topic that holds a special place in every bookworm’s heart: re-reading books. Ah, the joy of revisiting familiar stories, reconnecting with beloved characters, and reliving those unforgettable moments! But here’s the twist: as a blogger, I find myself caught in a curious conundrum when it comes to re-reading. As a […]

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