Whoops!

Hello, my lovelies!

Sincere apologies for my absence last week. I was on a trip to NYC the week before and then had the BookTubeAThon going on all this past week so I got a liiiiiiiittle behind on my reviews. Oops. Thankfully, because of the BookTubeAThon I’ve been reading non-stop so I have no shortage of books to talk about! If you’re interested in watching any of my videos for that you can find them here (though I warn you, I don’t have a good camera yet) but in the meantime I will be hard at work catching up so I’ll do my best to get those out twice a week, as per usual.

Now on to a different order of business! If you haven’t noticed already, this blog is basically entirely reviews. I love writing reviews! But I also want to start making some different kinds of posts too, so here I am asking an opinion. What kinds of fun posts do you guys like to read? If you’re also a book blogger, what do you most enjoy writing about? Any specific tags that are cool to do? I’m open to basically anything, so hit me with everything you’ve got!

That is all for today, my wonderful reading friends! ร€ la prochaine! *blows a kiss*

Xoxo, Brittney

EpicReads Decathlon

HELLO BOOKWORMS!

So I’m not sure how many of you know this but EpicReads (a fantastic website by HarperCollins alllllllllll about YA) recently started a reading decathlon for 10 books (or sort-of books) in 10 days. There are three levels: Reading For Gold (10 books), Reading for Silver (5 books & 5 graphic novels/comics/short stories/novellas), and Reading For Bronze (10 graphic novels/comics/short stories/novellas). Teeeechnically they started on August 11… but! the goal is to encourage reading so the rules specifically state we can start at any time.

Which is what I’m doing.

I’m a weeeeee bit late posting this, I know, but I started my challenge on Monday. Two days in and, thanks to furniture shopping and schedule making and class choosing and university prepping, zero books done! So I’m definitely behind but don’t worry guys, I totally got this! I will most likely review them as I go but if that doesn’t work out i promise I’ll post them the second I’m done.

Here are the 10 books I’m reading (Reading For Gold, ooooobviously):

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In the meantime, click here to see the decathlon details. Join me–we’ll be starting late together! I’d love to hear which level you guys pick and what you’ll be reading, or even what you’re reading in general so let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

On that note, I’m off to read. Exquisite Captive, here I come!

XOXO, Brittney

I’M BAAAAACK

HELLO AGAIN, BIBLIOPHILES!

It’s been far too long, dear friends. Like, forever long. My bad.

Here’s the deal: nine months ago (cool your jets, guys; this ain’t a pregnancy tale) I packed my bags, dropped a couple hundred on books I didn’t actually want to buy, bid a tearful farewell to my cat and moved into a new apartment in a new city with three complete strangers to work myself to the point of near-death. You called it, folks–I went to university. University, I’ve discovered, is very overwhelming and in my being overwhelmed it would seem I neglected both this precious blog and–please don’t hate me!–my precious books.

*drops into armadillo position and waits for the angry mob to pass*

I think I read a staggering total of, like, eight books during those eight months I was at school. For such an avid, obsessive reader like myself, that hurts. It physically hurts.

Anyway, the point of this post was not to lament my lack of reading but give a long-overdue hello–hi!–an apology for my absence–I’m sorry!–and a bit of a heads up for what’s to come. So here you go:

  1. I originally intended to use this blog purely for reviews but I recently decided that in future I’ll be posting a variety of book-related things to offer the ultimate online portrayal of what being a bookworm is all about.
  2. I’ve been throwing around the idea of making some videos as well as doing these text posts. I’m more of a writing kind of gal but I’ve had a few people make the suggestion so I may try it out. Not sure if I’ll post them here too or straight to YouTube under the same blog name though so details to follow.
  3. This one’s a bit of a warning: I am soon going to attempt making this site a little more organized. Now, the key word in that sentence is ‘attempt.’ I am so completely out of my element when it comes to technology that I would not be surprised in the slightest if I screwed up in the process. So apologies in advance if things get a little wonky…

Well, I think that’s pretty much it for today. I promise I’ll try to be better with the posting from now on–I’m home for the summer now so I’ll have more time to devote to all this fun stuff and I’ll do my darndest to keep up during the school year. In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you guys! What are you reading? Do you have any ideas for future posts? Is there anything particularly spectacular you think I should be reading? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading!