Top 10 Tuesday | 2019 Most Anticipated Releases

Top 10 Tuesday | 2019 Most Anticipated Releases

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 Most Anticipated Releases of 2019 –

Today truly is the day of 2019 anticipated releases posts and its been so fun to look through everyone else’s posts to see what releases they’re most excited about. As for me, I’ve been using Kaleena’s handy spreadsheet to keep track of all of the new releases I’ve been looking forward which means my list is already ready to go. Most surprising is that this year there is hardly any YA on this list, might it be that my YA days are slowly drawing to a close?! This year looks to definitely be the year of SFF.

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Book Review: River of Teeth | Feral Hippos and a Rag-Tag Bunch Come Together in this Diverse Alt-History Novella

Book Review: River of Teeth | Feral Hippos and a Rag-Tag Bunch Come Together in this Diverse Alt-History Novella

TITLE: River of Teeth
AUTHOR: Sarah Gailey
SERIES: American Hippo
RELEASED: May 2017; Tom Doherty Associates
GENRE: Fantasy/Alternate History
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: novella, fantasy western, human-animal relations, scoundrel mission
REPRESENTATION:
non-binary, people of colour, queer romance, pregnancy, gender fluidity
CONTENT NOTICES:
violence, gory deaths

amazon // book depository // goodreads

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Discussion| Negative Reviews

Discussion| Negative Reviews

Sadly I had to put my discussion feature on hiatus for a little bit as I work long hours at the weekends and am usually too tired to post on Sunday evenings (and too disorganized to schedule beforehand!), but it’s back this weekend with something that’s been on my mind a lot over the past month – negative reviews.

Of course, there will always be negative reviews of books no matter how good the book may be to you. Every reading experience is individual and every reader will take away something different, which is why reviews are so great! I love reading reviews by reviewers who have a different opinion or take on a book we both read or are planning to read to see what they think. There are times when these reviews can be really helpful, such as calling out problematic representation, but are there times when negative reviews can be unhelpful or even harmful?

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AAPI Heritage Month | Pasifika Recommendations

AAPI Heritage Month | Pasifika Recommendations

For those who haven’t yet heard or managed to miss any of my previous posts on the topic, May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! As part of my ongoing posts throughout the month, I will be recommending some books for AAPI Heritage Month starting with books by Pasifika authors!

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Let’s Discuss | Bookstagram

Let’s Discuss | Bookstagram

A month or so ago, I read a really interesting Bookstagram advice post by another blogger. In it, they spoke words encouraging more people to get involved with bookstagramming. It’s as easy as having something that can take pictures, books, and an Instagram account, they said. But is it really that simple?

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