Five Things to Do After You’ve Just Finished a Good Book and You Don’t Think That You Will be Able to Read Another Like it Again

A few months ago, I wrote a list of things you can do while waiting for a book to come out (you can check it out here). Today, I am writing about what to after that book comes out and the blues that follows. Post-Book Blues is a real condition that affects many.  Common symptoms include, glossy eyes, hazy minds and fatigue. Here are some things to help you get through. Continue reading

Neglected Children, Sweet Potato Pie, and Other Book Turn Offs

I am not a picky reader, in fact, there are few things that will make me stop reading a book once I’ve started it. However, the craziest things will turn me off while reading a book to the point where I will have a harder time finishing it. The ones that annoy me the most involve small, seemingly insignificant incidents where characters take strange turns.

Below are a few incidents that I’ve encountered while reading that left me scratching my head, searching for answers and wishing I could call the authorities.

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Five Things to do While Waiting for a Book to Come Out

 It has happened once again. You have completely lost yourself in another book by one of your favorite authors. You have neglected to eat, sleep, talk to loved ones to lose yourself in an alternate universe. Like an addict who has just received a hit of their favorite vice, you are ready for more but you have to wait until the next book comes out. What can you do? Who can you run to? Have no fear, I have some suggestions to help you endure the waiting period.

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Book Tag: Reader Problems

Several weeks ago, one of my favorite book bloggers (Romance Novels for the Beach) completed the Reader problems tag. I couldn’t help but try it out myself.

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I read the one that I’ve been anticipating the most.

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

It depends on why I don’t care for the book. If I only have an issue with the storyline, I’ll read to the end. If I have issues with grammar and spelling I will stop reading the book by page ten. If the storyline is okay and the editing is poor I will probably finish the book. One series I’ve been reading has notoriously poor editing, but the storyline is very interesting.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

I have yet to encounter this problem. *Kanye Shrug*

4. The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?

As long as the content matches and the storyline flows well, I do not care about the covers in a series matching.

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On Romantic Clichés

There are few things that I enjoy more than reading a good book, and one of my favorite genres to read is Romance. For many, the Romance genre is simply a vast wasteland of bodice-rippers. But for a frequent reader of Romance novels such as myself it is so much more; It is a vast wasteland of clichés. Clichés, or often used storylines, aren’t necessarily bad things. I’ve actually picked books solely for the clichés the author used for the storyline. For this reason, I have decided to rank five of the most common clichés found in Romance novels from worst to best.

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