Category: Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday #5: Summer Picks 2018

Posted June 5, 2018 by Lily B in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 14 Comments

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What are your picks for Summer 2018?

I have never read Elin’s work before but my friends keep recommending her to me, after acquiring some of her backlist titles I cannot wait to give this author a shot. This book in particular just screams summer.

This sounds like a lot of fun, a historical fiction with two different time lines set during summer on a beach? yes please

Two sisters, a small town and a lost dog. Love anything with sisterly bond in it.

This looks wonderful, set in California and potential love story involved after a heartbreaking affair. I really need to give Anita Hughes a shot.

This actually looks oh so, so good and it takes place on a winery and it just makes me all kinds of excited!!

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Tell Me Something Tuesday #4: Comparisons

Posted May 22, 2018 by Lily B in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 6 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Heidi over at Rainy Day Ramblings   where we discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. If you would like to participate, grab the question and post it on your own website. Don’t forget to jump over to Rainy Day Ramblings and link your post in the comments!

Are you more inclined/ less inclined to read books that are compared to other popular books or authors?

Not sure, I think it depends on the book and my mood. I don’t like that the publishing world is using this kind of gimmick to trap us into buying the books. What happens if they compare to an author I did not particularly liked, so I did not buy the book, but could have really enjoyed the book? I feel that all authors have their own identity and individuality and hopefully no two authors will be the same, despite some similarities in their writing. Some will be better than their compared counterparts, some might be worse depending on the individual reading the book.

I do get it, okay? I understand why they do it. With the book industry saturated on the weekly basis with new releases they are trying to capture the attention of certain demographic similar to pointing a giant red finger yelling “Hey, you there! Did you enjoy Liane Moriarty? Well come check out this author with a similar style” I get it, but at the same time it feels a little lazy and a little bit like a trap simply because there at times that this kind of advertisement can really backfire. I have seen books that have this on their covers and it ends up targeting the wrong audience because the books will be nothing as promised. Plus, it raises the books expectation, so now it better be similar to the Hunger Games, or Harry Potter otherwise a book that could have gotten 5 stars given it a proper chance, now has 2 because it was nothing as advertised therefore lowered it’s chances.

Have I fallen for these kind of comparisons before? I have. Especially if I liked an author and wanted something similar to read based on her style I have picked up other books compared to other authors or style. I also have avoided books that I now will never know if I would have liked or not, simply because they got compared to books or authors that I did not even come close to enjoying.

Overall, I do wish as a reader that they put a lid on this new way of pushing books and just let them speak for themselves.

 

 

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Tell Me Something Tuesday #2: Spring Picks 2018

Posted March 6, 2018 by Lily B in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 7 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Heidi over at Rainy Day Ramblings   where we discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. If you would like to participate, grab the question and post it on your own website. Don’t forget to jump over to Rainy Day Ramblings and link your post in the comments!

Spring Picks for 2018

My Young Adult Picks

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett – I loved Alex, Approximately when I read it last year and just found out a few weeks ago that she has a new book coming out. Really looking forward to jumping into this one.  I love the way Bennett did romance in her last book and looking forward to seeing what she got for us next. The cover has a summer feeling to it.

Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong – It’s Armstrong and this book looks both chilling, nerve wrecking as well as emotional. Cannot wait to see what she has for us in store with this.

Sky in the Deep Adrienne Young – This said to have female vikings and that sounds original, plus I love books with vikings in it and need more of them in my life.

My Adult Picks

On a Cold Dark Sea by Elizabeth Blackwell – I have enjoyed Blackwell’s writing before and kind of want to try this author again. This one features titanic in it and secrets between three women.

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel – yes, yes, give me now. I am super excited for this one! I listened to book 1 on audio and really enjoyed it, now on book two I am already looking forward to third book.

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – I have been in a big romance slump but after reading the blurb for this one, I have to say this looks like something that can definitely help pull me out of that funk.

Dead As A Doornail by Tonya Kappes – Read Kappes for the first time last year and fell in love with this cozy mystery, looking forward to see where it goes next.

That is a light list, I am sure I am forgetting stuffs because I know that are other more awesome titles I am looking forward to this Spring. What are your picks?

 

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Tell Me Something Tuesday #1: Best Time to Read

Posted February 27, 2018 by Lily B in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 13 Comments

 

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Heidi over at Rainy Day Ramblings   where we discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. If you would like to participate, grab the question and post it on your own website. Don’t forget to jump over to Rainy Day Ramblings and link your post in the comments!

When is your favorite time to read?

In bed before bedtime to be completely honest that is probably the only time I have to read lately. I have a three year old son so my reading time had been cut down in the past few years and only subjected to bedtime reading. Which in itself can be a bad thing. Imagine starting a book you cannot seem to put down and then having to zombie your way through the day the next day from the lack of sleep. Luckily, I have a very understanding husband 😉

Audiobooks during exercise is a new thing for me. I use the library for this and have been trying to insert some audiobook reading while on my spin bike this year. It helps the time go fast on the bike and take my mind of some of the burning.

What about you guys. When is your favorite time to read?

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