Book Blog News {Comments, ARCs and moar!}

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Hi guys and welcome to book blog news! This is a feature I post every Sunday in which I tell what has happened in the book blogging world in the past week. It was inspired by Elizziebooks‘ “Booktube News”.
So grab a cup of coffee and let’s see which were some of the most interesting things going on.

Ashley over at Nose Graze started a discussion about “wanting” to love certain blogs, but having some things stopping her from doing so. Her post has gotten a lot of comments, so go over there and join the discussion.

 

Kelly from Effortlessly Reading wrote about a little annoying habit of hers, that I think a lot of us share. I’ll give you a hint: It has to do with beautiful covers and book buying problems…

 

Judith from Paper Riot shared her opinion about receiving ARCs and how a lot of bloggers envy other bloggers for receiving a lot of them. There’s a big conversation going on there too, so you should definitely take a look.

 

Shelly over at Readiculous Reads is starting a new feature on her blog called Confessions of a Library Worker. She is working at a library and shares with us what is going on “behind the scenes”. In her first post she explains what happens after someone requests a book from a library.

 

Sandra from Tea Between Books wrote her “Let me Talk” feature and this time it’s all about the comments. She explains on what kind of posts she likes to comment and how often she does that.

 

Last but not least, there is a “Romance is in the air” blog hop happening, hosted by I am a Reader not a Writer and Rachel Anderson. There are a lot of blogs participating (so you may have noticed already) and many giveaways going on!

 

That was all for this week! Hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if there are any other posts that got your attention this week! See you! 😀

HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins | Audiobook Review

Title: Hex Hall

Author: Rachel Hawkins

Book #: 1 in the “Hex Hall” series

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Publication: June 2012, by Tantor Media

Length: 7 Hours and 7 minutes

Author’s Website and Twitter

Rating: combinhe_images

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

“Let’s just say you may regret that second piece of cake.’
Oh my God. Regret cake? Whatever was about to happen must be truly evil.”

Review

This book was so much fun! That is just my general impression of it. It was really enjoyable and I was at no point bored or felt that it was uninteresting. I had a great time reading it listening to it.

The protagonist of this book is Sophie, a young girl who discovered she was a witch a few years ago and is now forced to go to a supernatural boarding school because of something she did. A supernatural boarding school! I mean, really! What could be more awesome than that? Sophie’s character was actually one of my favorite parts of the book. She was sassy, smart, sarcastic and caring. I just loved all her funny and sarcastic inner thoughts and reading (or listening) from her point of view was a pleasure!

The love interest is a guy named Archer. In the beginning I really liked him, because A) he was hot and B) he was also being sarcastic , which led to many witty dialogs between him and Sophie. At some point, though, I felt that this aspect of his character kind of faded and he was only left with his handsomeness, which, I’m sorry, but that’s not enough for me!

The storyline was quite good. As I said I wasn’t bored at any time, but it was also not really amazing. Things were going a little bit too slow; I feel like there could be a few more things going on. Also it was a bit predictable towards the end and I got kind of frustrated with Sophie for not figuring out what was going on earlier. On the other hand the ending did have a couple of plot twists, so I can forgive the minor predictability. As you would probably expect from a boarding school book, there was some teen angst going on, but it was at a level that I could handle and so it didn’t really bother me.

As for my thoughts about the audiobook version of the book, I have nothing negative to say about it. I really liked the voice of the narrator. I also didn’t drift off almost at all, which was really good, because this tends to happen to me with audiobooks. All in all, I don’t think I missed anything by listening to the audiobook version instead of actually reading the book.

Generally, I really, really liked this book. The best thing about it was that it was really funny! I’m glad I gave it a try, as this is the first witch-y book I’ve read and now I really want more!

First Line

Felicia Miller was crying in the bathroom.

Mini Review

A very enjoyable, funny book.
The protagonist was sarcastic and witty.
The storyline was in general pretty good.
A quick and easy read.

Recommend it for…

  • Fans of Witches
  • A fun read

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Friday Finds #11

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading. It is a way to show off what books you found over the course of the week and are adding to your TBR pile! It doesn’t have to be books you physically have, just one’s you found that you now want to read!

So this week I found:

   

Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thomson | Goodreads (I think this should be really funny, considering that I’m studying psychology!)

Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan | Goodreads (A mystery story that takes place in a bookstore? Hell yes!)

Bridget Jone’s Diary by Helen Fielding | Goodreads (I liked the movie and would like to give the book a try too!)

Maus by Art Spiegelman | Goodreads (A true story by a man whose father was a Jew in Poland during World War 2)

Have you read/liked any of these books?

Top 10 Books that Will Make you Cry

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 books that will make you cry. The problem is I have NEVER cried for a book. NEVER. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but here are some books that almost made me cry and might make you cry if you read them!

  

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green | Goodreads
Looking for Alaska by John Green | Goodreads (and probably every other John Green book…)
P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern | Goodreads

  

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling | Goodreads (bittersweet endings and all that…)
The Bronze Horseman trilogy by Paullina Simons | Goodreads (Amazing trilogy by the way!)
Allegiant by Veronica Roth | Goodreads (apparently everyone else cried with this one! Again. I don’t know what’s wrong with me!)

These are all the books that I could think of. All six of them. Oh well… be glad I found that many!

Which books have made you cry? 🙂

I’m back!

Hello guys!

I’m finally back with a new post! It’s been a while since I wrote my last blog post.. It’s not that I didn’t want to write, but I was really busy and didn’t have internet access for quite a long time.

Anyway, I don’t mean to bore you with the details. The point is I’m really excited to start writing posts again! I’ve really missed it!

As far as my reading life, I have to say that I didn’t finish one single book in the month of January. I really hate to say it, but I’m going through what they call a reading slump. I actually really like the book I’m reading now (Incarnate by Jodi Meadows), but for some reason I just cannot read. I hope I get over it soon, as there are so many books waiting for me to read them!

So, that was it actually! I’m really happy to be back and expect to see new posts from me soon! 😀

FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC by Virginia Andrews | Review

Title: Flowers in the Attic

Author: Virginia Andrews

Book #: 1 in the “Dollanganger” series

Genres: Young Adult, Horror, Mystery

Publication: September 2011, by Harper

Pages: 423

Author’s Website

Rating: combinhe_images

The haunting young adult gothic romance classic that launched Virginia Andrews’ incredible best-selling career.

Up in the attic, four secrets are hidden. Four blonde, beautiful, innocent little secrets, struggling to stay alive…

Chris, Cathy, Cory and Carrie have perfect lives – until a tragic accident changes everything. Now they must wait, hidden from view in their grandparents’ attic, as their mother tries to figure out what to do next. But as days turn into weeks and weeks into months, the siblings endure unspeakable horrors and face the terrifying realisation that they might not be let out of the attic after all.

Virginia Andrews is a publishing phenomenon, with over 100 million books in print. Still as terrifying now as it was when it first appeared, Flowers in the Attic is a gripping story of a family’s greed, betrayal and heartbreak.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

“There is no hate such as that born out of love betrayed- and my brain screamed out for revenge.”

Review

While reading this book I was constantly thinking: “This is different from what I expected”. When I finished it I thought: “This is turning into some kind of a soap opera”. That being said I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book!

By reading the synopsis of this book I was expecting to read a horrific story of children locked up in a small, dark attic, being constantly molested and/or abused, getting little or no food and just trying to escape. Well this was not exactly what this book was about. I mean, yeah, there were some of these things going on, but to a much smaller degree than what I had thought.

Maybe even because what I thought was going to happen never happened, I was constantly on edge reading this book. I kept thinking to myself “something terrible is going to happen now” or “something big will happen and change the whole thing”. But nothing really “big” happened. At least in my opinion. I have heard people saying that they were really shocked by the things that were happening in this book, so I guess it’s just a matter of perception. But I was in no way shocked. As a matter of fact I was kind of  laughing at the things that were happening, because after a point they started resembling more and more things that would happen in a soap opera!

So, as you’ve probably understood by now, I found the storyline a bit ridiculous, but also monotonous and slow-paced. There were a lot of things that were revealed in the end of the book. And by “the end” I literally mean “the end”. Like the last 20 pages or so. But also in the last 70 pages there were some major things happening and a kind of twist to the story.

Moving on to the characters, I found Cathy, the main character and narrator, quite ok. I had no problems with her and I found that she reacted in a normal way most of the times. I enjoyed her impulsiveness, but other than that it was a kind of “plain Jane” character. The one that bugged me a little was the oldest brother, Chris. He was the perfect optimist and those kind of characters often get on my nerves. Also he kept believing things would happen, even when all evidence clearly showed that they were never going to happen. Yes… he was pretty annoying!

So you might be wondering why I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars since there were so many things I found problematic. The answer is that I didn’t mind those things. I still found the book absolutely amusing and couldn’t put it down. I think its biggest asset was the writing style. Everything was described in such a great way that made me believe that everything was really happening and kept me on edge all the time.

My dilemma now is, whether I will continue reading this series or not. There is a total of 5 books in this series, but to be honest I think they will only get worse and worse. I threw a look on the synopses (synopsises?) and they definitely get more and more like a soap opera (soap-opera-y?). So what is your opinion? Should I continue with this series?

First Line

Truly, when I was very young, way back in the ‘fifties, I believed all of life would be like one long and perfect summer day.

Mini Review

Completely different from what I expected.
I found the story a bit laughable.
Some characters were overdone.
I still LOVED the book.
That’s how weird I am at times…

Recommend it for…

  • people who don’t feel like they would enjoy a real classic, but might want to try something semi-classic
  • a light read that will still keep you on edge
  • fans of soap operas

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“Waiting on” And we Stay by Jenny Hubbard

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

 Title: And we Stay

Author: Jenny Hubbard

Book #: Standalone

Publication: January 28th 2014 by Delacorte Press

Pages: 240

Author’s Website

When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden Emily is shipped off to boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she encounters a ghostly presence who shares her name. The spirit of Emily Dickinson and two quirky girls offer helping hands, but it is up to Emily to heal her own damaged self.

This inventive story, told in verse and in prose, paints the aftermath of tragedy as a landscape where there is good behind the bad, hope inside the despair, and springtime under the snow.

Synopsis from goodreads.com

Why I can’t Wait

  • Seems like a nice contemporary with a hint of fantasy
  • It reminds me a bit of the movie “We Need to Talk About Kevin” which I loved.
  • Once again, I love the cover!

What are you waiting on this week?

Top 10 Blog Goals for 2014

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

For this week’s topic I will set some goals for my blog, since I’ve already written about my reading goals.

One

I would like to reach 200 followers. I now have around 60 which I am so grateful and so happy about, but it would be really cool if I had a few more, just to have a bigger feeling of accomplishment. I think 200 is quite a realistic number, so I really hope it happens!

Two

I would like to get better at writing reviews. I feel like sometimes it’s hard for me to express myself, especially since english is not my native language. I hope, though, that through practice I can get it to be a bit better.

Three

I would like to start writing some discussion posts. Something different from the usual reviews and memes. I just have to get some inspiration and ideas on what to write.

Four

I would like to receive some books for review. I have never gotten any arcs or anything. Of course I also haven’t asked for any so far, I don’t know how I expect to get them when I’m not asking :/ But I think I’m too shy and not yet well established in the book blogging community. I hope that by the end of next year I will get the courage to ask for some books and hopefully get a positive answer!

Five

I would like to meet some book bloggers. That would really be lots of fun, although I think it might be a bit hard since I’m living in Germany and most of these meetings happen in the USA or UK. But maybe I’ll get lucky!

Six

I would like to create a succesful original feature. I have started doing the book blog news for some weeks now, which is so much fun to write! So I hope that you guys will be interested in reading this in the following weeks, otherwise I hope to get some other brilliant idea that you guys will like.

Seven

I would like to have a blog layout that I will be absolutely happy with. Right now the biggest thing that’s bugging me is the header. I really don’t like it, but I haven’t gotten any ideas about how to make it better, so I hope to have fixed all of those problems till next year.

Eight

I would like to get better at figuring wordpress things out. I still don’t know how to do a lot of things and often spend so much time just trying to move a picture to where I want it or something. It’s really annoying and it takes up unnecessary time, so I hope to learn a few more things about that.

Nine

I would like to attend some literary events. This doesn’t have to do with blogging directly, but it’s still something I would like to do as a book blogger. Again I’m facing the problem of living in Germany, where not so many such things are talking place. At least not about books I am interested in. But I would mostly love to go to a signing of an author that I like!

Ten

Most of all I would like the blogging experience to keep being just as fun as it is now for me! The reason I’m saying this is because I get bored with things relatively easy and I really don’t want that to happen with blogging. I feel like I’ve earned so much through this experience – reading more, getting better at expressing my thoughts, communicating with book lovers around the world etc. So I really, really, really hope I will never get tired of it!

Wish me luck!

Have you set any goals for the next year? 🙂

ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell | Review

Title: Animal Farm

Author: George Orwell

Book #: Standalone

Genres: Adult, Classic, Science Fiction

Publication: May 20013, by Plume

Pages: 112

Author’s Website

Rating: cjombine_images

Tired of their servitude to man, a group of farm animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” This 1945 satire addresses the socialist/ communist philosophy of Stalin in the Soviet Union.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Review

After trying for several times to write this review, I have decided that I will just write what comes to my mind right now and just keep it short, simple and sweet.

I was really taken by this book. There were moments when all I could do was stare at what was standing in letters right in front me and only think “What?… What the?… How?… How is this even possible?…” I have to say: “George Orwell, I take my hat off”. He managed to describe everything that is right and wrong in our society through describing an animal society. This book left me wondering how are we really different? Man and animal seems to be one and the same. Sorry if I’m becoming a bit philosophic here, but this book really provokes these kind of thoughts and questions.

It was also relatively easy to go through, as it was very small and also used a quite “easy” writing style. I have to say that I was really glad this book wasn’t longer, because even though I did appreciate all the thoughts and meanings of this book, it still was not exactly my kind of thing. I admit, I’m used to reading a lot of young adult and action packed books, so this one was very far away from my comfort zone. But I’m happy I gave it a try! It also feels nice somehow to read something completely different every once in a while.

First Line

Mr Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes.

Mini Review

I “appreciated” this book, but didn’t exactly “like” it.
George Orwell is definitely a genius with a great imagination.
I don’t regret reading this in any way!

Recommend it for…

  • Anyone who wants to read something thought-provoking
  • Fans of 1984 by George Orwell

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2013 in Review

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So this is Christmas
and what have you done
another year over
and a new one just begun

This damn song has been stuck in my head for days now, so I thought that maybe if I write a post about what “I have done” in 2013 it will help me move on from this song.

So here is what happened to my book life this past year:

Χωρίς τίτλοI read a total of 43 books!

Not so much compared to other book bloggers (how do you manage to read like 150 books in one year? I’m impressed by you people! If you are really humans…). Anyway. I’m still happy with what I achieved, considering it’s still a lot more than what an average person reads in a year.

I would make a list of all the books I read, but I’m just too lazy. You can find all of them on my “Books I Read in 2013” page!

My Average Rating was 3.85. I think I was a bit more generous in the beginning of the year than now. I saw how I rated some of the books I read before summer and I think I would rate them a bit lower if I read them now, but ok. Better so, than the other way around, right?

And now for some mini top lists! I would pick one for each category, but it’s just impossible.

Top 5 Books of the Year

  

 

Top 5 Characters of the Year

Adrian from the “Bloodlines” series by Richelle Mead

Mara from “The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer” by Michelle Hodkin

Pudge from “Looking for Alaska” by John Green

Jace from the “Mortal Instruments” series by Cassandra Clare

Annabeth from the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series by Rick Riordan

 

Top 5 Quotes of the Year

“When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Is it possible for home to be a person and not a place?
Stephenie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

“Takes a lot of tries before you hit perfection.” He paused to reconsider that. “Well, except for my parents. They got it on the first try.”
Richelle Mead, Bloodlines

“I don’t want to be a man,” said Jace. “I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can’t confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead.”
“Well,” said Luke, “you’re doing a fantastic job.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

“Can you see me? All of me? Probably not. No one ever really has.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

Top 5 Covers of the Year

  

 

Friday Finds #10

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading. It is a way to show off what books you found over the course of the week and are adding to your TBR pile! It doesn’t have to be books you physically have, just one’s you found that you now want to read!

So this week I found:

   

  • Stich by Samantha Durante | Goodreads
  • Rippler by Cidney Swanson | Goodreads
  • Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight | Goodreads
  • Gromek – die Moral des Totens by Michael Lutz | Goodreads (I actually won the goodreads giveaway for this one! Yay!)

   

 

Have you read/liked any of these books?

December in Review

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Hello guys! Well December is over and with it also 2013! So here are my bookish highlights of this month!

Books I’ve read this month 

  1. 1984 by George Orwell (5 Golden Stars)
  2. The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger (4 Stars)
  3. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (4 Stars)
  4. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (1.5 Stars)
  5. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead (4.5 Stars)
  6. Heist Society by Ally Carter (3 Stars)
  7. Animal Farm by George Orwell (3.5 Stars)
  8. Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews (4 Stars)

Average Rating: 3.69

Book of the month

 I feel like I ready many good books this month, but I will pick 1984 by George Orwell as “book of the month”. The reason for that is that I think it’s a book that will “stick” with me. I think it’s something that I will definitely be reading again in the future. A book that can without doubt be called a masterpiece.

Quote of the month

“Takes a lot of tries before you hit perfection.” He paused to reconsider that. “Well, except for my parents. They got it on the first try.” 

This one is from Bloodlines by Richelle Mead said by Adrian Ivashkov. This book was full of comments like that and that’s one of the many reasons I loved it!

Character of the month

Again I will go with Adrian from Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. This is my newest fictional crush. Adrian is absolutely swoon-worthy in my opinion. He is funny, sarcastic and cynical, but also has his soft and sensitive side. I am absolutely in love with him! One of my favorite characters ever.

Cover of the month

This is going to be without a question Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. If you’ve read my review of this book you know I didn’t really enjoy this book and ended up giving it only 1.5 out of 5 stars. It was really disappointing, but the cover remains beautiful! One of the best covers I’ve ever seen!

“Waiting on” a Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

 Title: A Breath of Frost

Author: Alyxandra Harvey

Book #: 1 in the “Lovegrove Legacy”

Genres: Young adult, historical fiction, paranormal

Publication: January 7th 2014 by Walker Children

Pages: 496

Author’s Website and Twitter:

In 1814, three cousins-Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope-discover their unknown family lineage of witchcraft. Beyond the familiar manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, a dangerous, alluring new underworld visible only to those with power is now open to the cousins.
But unbeknownst to them, by claiming their power, the three cousins have inadvertently opened the gates to the Underworld.

Now the dead, ghouls, hellhounds-and the most terrifying of all: the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters-are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers.

And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders…because she keeps finding the bodies.

Can the cousins unravel the clues and mystery behind their heritage and power before their gifts are stripped away …or even worse, another witch is killed?

Synopsis from goodreads.com

Why I can’t Wait

  • The story reminds me a bit of my all-time favorite tv show “Charmed”
  • I haven’t read any witch-y books so far
  • I like that it takes place in the 19th century
  • I just like the storyline!

What are you waiting on this week?

Top 10 Books I Read in 2013

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to create a top 10 of the books you read this year!

   

1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin | Goodreads |

2. Pivot point by Kasie West | Review | Goodreads |

3. Looking for Alaska by John Green | Review | Goodreads |

4. Angelfall by Susan Ee | Review | Goodreads |

   

5. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan | Review | Goodreads | 4

6. Reboot by Amy Tintera | Goodreads |

7. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead | Review | Goodreads |

8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins | Goodreads |

 

9. 1984 by George Orwell | Review | Goodreads |

10. The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger | Review | Goodreads |

Let me know which were your favorite books of the year! 🙂

Book Blog News [Christmas, Comments, Speculations]

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Hi guys and welcome to book blog news! This is a feature I post every Sunday in which I tell what has happened in the book blogging world in the past week. So grab a cup of coffee and let’s see which were some of the most interesting things going on.

This week did not really have a lot of posts as many bloggers have been taking a break. There were some though, that were working on their blogs!

You may have noticed that there were a ton of Christmas posts this past week. There was however one that stood out to me and that was Cuddlebuggery‘s holiday wishes. Sort of an anti-Christmas post that made me laugh, even though I am a big Christmas holidays fan!

 

Effortlessly Reading talked about a topic that I think annoys everyone – big and small bloggers – and that is faking comments. Leaving the same comment in dozens of different blogs just to get attention to your own blog. There are also many responses to this post which shows it’s an issue many people have been dealing with.

Icey Books wrote a book about all the books see would love to have, or – as she phrased it – she would punch a crocodile for. A funny post that is worth reading!

 

Another conversation that caught my attention was that on Brianna’s Bookish Confessions about staying on wordpress or becoming self-hosted. A dilemma that I think many of us have.

 

There is one last Christmas-y post that is really fun and it was created by A Bookish HeartShe has a ton of little presents for everyone! Under every one of these presents hides a new amazing blog for us to find out! So go and explore all those awesome blogs you will discover!

As I said, there are not many things going on this week, but there certainly are some posts worth reading!