Mini-Reviews, Volume 2

As you may know, I dedicated last month to ARCs and managed to finish off the ones I received through #ReviewPit. Many of these were indie and self-published titles, so I’m bending my unofficial policy of only posting blog reviews for books I have very strong opinions on, in the hopes that more readers will get the chance to read and enjoy them.

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A (Very) Brief History of BookwyrmBites

I’ve been blogging for about four and a half months now, and when I started out I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. From scrambling to finish last-minute posts, to pouting over ARCs I was denied, to cackling over my own jokes in Goodreads updates, it’s been a wild ride and I’ve learned so much.

This post is part of Bookending Spring 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! Today’s prompt, “Blog’s Life,” is hosted by Clo @ Book Dragons.

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(Bloggers in the Attic) Teatime: Book Rating Systems

Bloggers in the Attic is back for round two!

This month we’re bringing you different takes on book-rating systems: whether they’re important and why/why not, how we do them, how well we think they work, things that should be improved, et cetera.

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These Are A Few of My Favorite Reads: Spring Edition

Ah, spring. The season of allergies, blossoms and baby animals, temperate outdoor adventures, bright colors, and general optimism. (Or maybe it’s just me?)

In any case, when I went through my shelves to try to find books for this post, I got the distinct impression that I lean toward autumn and summer reads — or maybe they just predominate in the publishing world, I’m not sure. Filling out this list was a bit of a struggle, so please do comment some titles or link your own recommendation post!

This post is part of Bookending Spring 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! Today’s prompt, “Books that remind me of spring,” is hosted by Theresa @ The Calico Books.

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Ode to Libraries

When in doubt, go to the library could have been the motto for my teenage years. My school and local libraries gave me a place to hang out during lunch and after school, a seemingly endless supply of new reading material, and even an extra resource for difficult homework assignments or hobbies I was teaching myself.

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[Blog Tour] REVIEW: Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton

Summary: She has no idea who or where she is. Or why she’s dead. The only clue to her identity hangs around her neck: a single rusted key. This is how she and the others receive their names—from whatever belongings they had when they fell out of their graves. Under is a place of dirt and secrets, and Key is determined to discover the truth of her past in order to escape it.

She needs help, but who can she trust? Ribbon seems content in Under, uninterested in finding answers. Doll’s silence hints at deep sorrow, which could be why she doesn’t utter a word. There’s Smoke, the boy with a fierceness that rivals even the living. And Journal, who stays apart from everyone else. Key’s instincts tell her there is something remarkable about each of them, even if she can’t remember why.

Then the murders start; bodies that are burnt to a crisp. After being burned, the dead stay dead. Key is running out of time to discover who she was—and what secret someone is willing to kill to keep hidden—before she becomes the next victim…

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Prescheduling, Blog Organization & Mood Blogging

Hello and welcome to Bookending Spring on the BookwyrmBites blog! There are so many awesome prompts for the month and I won’t be able to get to them all; I really had to pick and choose the ones that I felt like I had the most to contribute to. But make sure to hop over to the announcement post and make sure you’re giving the organizers and all the hosts lots of love for their hard work!

I strongly believe that every month can be a fresh start — because life’s too short to always be waiting for New Year to make a change — as well as an opportunity to check in with your routines and processes to see if everything’s working out and whether it could be improved. So today, let’s pop the hood and see if any of the circuits need to be rerouted or replaced. There are circuits in cars, right? I don’t drive, I wouldn’t know.

(Oh and ICYMI, I am not the author of the previous post on this blog … but I did write a post that went up yesterday on another blog, if you can find it! 🔍)

This post is part of Bookending Spring 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! Today’s (yesterday’s) prompt, “Pre-scheduling and organizing your blog ft. mood blogging,” is hosted by Jayati @ It’s Just a Coffee Addicted Bibliophile.

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