Words and Phrases I Use Devotedly as a Book Blogger

Words and Phrases I Use Devotedly

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It’s been a while since I’ve written a post that isn’t a book review or a tag. I’ve been having a reviewing slump lately. Which is as terrifying and as frustrating as it sounds. But I’ve been thinking about how annoying my tweeting/blogging/Goodreads-ing habits are. Especially when it comes to my overuse of GIFs and certain words and phrases that I’ve realized are extremely irritating. Continue reading

Discussion: Is it Okay to DNF ARCs?

Discussion- Is it Okay to DNF ARCs-

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Here’s a question I’ve been asking myself ever since I first started blogging -and reading ARCs, is it okay to DNF them? You’ve been asked to submit an honest review, isn’t marking an ARC as did-not-finish a part of giving your honest and truthful opinion on said ARC?

(D.N.F. has literally become a verb to me now. DNF this and DNF that, there’s a present continuous form, too. DNFing; look at that! 😂 In my head, it’s become dee-en-ef, which literally has no connection to ‘did-not-finish’ whatsoever. lol. So bear with me!)

I’d be lying if I said that I treat at ARC exactly the way I treat a published book I got from the bookstore. When I find that I’m losing interest in an ARC, I push myself to read more, to try harder, because I feel like I owe it to the publisher/author. But the second I feel like I’m losing interest in a published book I got, I’d toss it across the room (it’s a metaphor, lol) and probably not feel that guilty about abandoning it.

I found myself DNFing a couple of ARCs in June. Out of the 12 ARCs I read, I DNFd 4. That’s 1/3. That’s a pretty scary ratio, isn’t it?

So what about you? How often do you DNF ARCs? Do you feel guilty about it when you do? Do you treat ARCs the same way you do a published book? Let me know!

High School Is Officially Over! // My Bookish Summer Plans

My Bookish Summer Plans

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Hey guys!!

I finished my official exams yesterday, and got to spend the rest of the day with my best friend. It’s a day we’ve been talking and dreaming about for literally 9 months. So with that being said, high school is officially over; and it feels incredible and surreal and scary all at once. But I’ve got a long summer ahead, so there’s that. I’ve got everything planned, and I’m so excited to just start spending my days reading and watching series without a care in the world,  if only for a couple of months before uni starts and shit gets real.  Continue reading

My Approved NetGalley Requests (TBR)

My Approved NetGalley TBR (1)

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Hey guys!
So over the weekend, I went really insane and requested about 10 titles from NetGalley. I’m usually used to rejections; I live in Lebanon and it’s really hard to find a publisher that approves reviewers living outside the US, Canada, Australia, or Europe. But I hit the request button anyway. I was a little pissed off, because of the out-of-region thingie, and I definitely did not expect my phone to go into berserk-mode on Monday and show me this:

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