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5 Signs You Should Take a Reading Break

Hi, it’s Sabrina and as you may know, I have been experiencing a reading slump for the last few months.  I go through slumps every now and then, which I think is pretty normal, so I thought I could share with you today some of the signs that it’s time to stop forcing yourself to… Continue reading 5 Signs You Should Take a Reading Break

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My Library Surprised Me! Did It Work?

Hey, it’s Sabrina again!  I’ve been planning this post for quite some time now, but it has turned out vastly different to what I was hoping it would be.  A couple months ago, my library gave the option for its members to have boxes of books delivered to their home, since we weren’t allowed to… Continue reading My Library Surprised Me! Did It Work?

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Extremely Specific Tropes I Like and Dislike

Hello friends! I know I'm not the only blogger who has strong feelings about extremely specific tropes in books. In most cases, these are not 'big' tropes that influence the whole novel or the character arc - like the chosen one trope does, for example - rather, they are smaller instances or are just more… Continue reading Extremely Specific Tropes I Like and Dislike

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The Lowest Rated Books I’ve Read

Hi everyone!  Today I’m going to be chatting about the ten books I’ve read with the lowest average rating on Goodreads and how I felt about them.  I imagine their exact ranking probably changes as more people read and rate the books, but I’m putting this list in the order it was in when I… Continue reading The Lowest Rated Books I’ve Read

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Revisiting An Old Post: Do I Read What I Say I’m Going To?

Hi all!  It’s Sabrina and as some of you may know, I used to run a book blog on my own called Sabrina’s Stories.  I stopped blogging in early 2016 but to be honest, the end had been coming for a little while before that.  Anyway, today I thought I would revisit one of my… Continue reading Revisiting An Old Post: Do I Read What I Say I’m Going To?

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Seven Sunshine + Grumpy Character Pairings

Isn't it adorable to see a soft, sunshine character slowly coaxing a grumpy character out of their shell? I love this trope so much, and I know many of you do too, so I brought you seven novels that make excellent use of this trope. These titles are swoony and sweet, and I do hope… Continue reading Seven Sunshine + Grumpy Character Pairings

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Books With Artist Characters

Hi there!  It’s Sabrina and today I’m recommending you a bunch of books with artistic characters.  They’re mostly female and mostly main characters, but there’s a couple I couldn’t help slipping in there that don’t fit those qualifiers.  I’ve split the list into two - the first, and shortest, section is books where the art… Continue reading Books With Artist Characters

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Leaving Books Unrated

Hi, it's Sabrina 🙂  Recently, I had the strange experience of reading The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti Skomsvold, a book which touched me deeply in a way I wasn't expecting.  Though I found it difficult to put down, I did not necessarily enjoy reading it.  So, I was left with… Continue reading Leaving Books Unrated

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Specific Things I Want To Read Less Of

Hi there!  It’s Sabrina!  In my last post, I discussed a few things that I am now actively looking for in books, and I thought today would be a good time for me to talk about the opposite: things I want to read less of. These things are neither inherently good or bad (when part of… Continue reading Specific Things I Want To Read Less Of

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Specific Things I Want To Read More Of

Hey, it's Sabrina!  Recently, I've been trying to figure out what sort of books I really want to read, rather than just choosing books that I hear about which sound interesting.  Don't get me wrong - it's nice to pick up books from your favourite genres without knowing much else about them, but I want… Continue reading Specific Things I Want To Read More Of