Down the TBR Hole #7 (61-70)

It’s the seventh instalment of the Down the TBR Hole tag, created by Lost in a Story. I’m definitely starting to notice how much more organised the bottom of my TBR looks right now, though I still have hundreds of novels to work through…. Whoops.

So, for this tag, I go on my Goodreads TBR shelf, organise it from ascending order, and work my way through the shelf in sets of ten novels. Then I decide whether to keep each novel on my TBR, or remove it.

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Mini Book Review: Settle the Score & Hustle Play – Tara Frejas

Title: Settle the Score & Hustle Play
Author: Tara Frejas
Publication Date: October 16th, 2016
Shelves: New Adult; Contemporary; Romance; College; Sports; Novella
Format: Kindle Edition (66 pages)
Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/3.5 stars

tfGoodreads Synopsis:


College senior Garnet Figueroa lives and breathes basketball. A reliable asset to her varsity team, she is equipped with the skills and smarts to get the De La Sierra Lady Hunters closer to this year’s championship title. But Garnet soon finds out that her good friend (and long-time crush), cheerdancer Charles Crisostomo, is being cheated on by his girl, and she lets her emotions get the best of her. 

Will she be able to come up with a game plan to save herself from heartbreak before the buzzer signals Game Over?


Running on pure adrenaline and working with game strategies is something a basketball player like Garnet Figueroa is trained for. On the court, she is unbeatable. Off the court… that’s a completely different story.

Because falling in love is trickier than a ball game, and Garnet finds herself fumbling over her feelings for Charles Crisostomo. The fact that her attention gets divided between him and rival school hard-court hottie Chris Barcelo doesn’t help.

Or does it? 

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Boring Blog Updates

I doubt anyone cares about this, but I wanted to just make a quick post about some little changes I’ve made, and am thinking about making, to this blog lately. So here it is!

  1. I’m no longer taking part in Top 5 Wednesday, mainly because I just keep forgetting to make posts for it. Every time Wednesday comes around I see people’s posts for the week and I’m like whoops… Tags/memes are a great way to make your blog more discoverable in my experience, but I’m tired of this particular tag, so I’ve stopped doing it (though I may pick it up again in the future.)
  2. Having said that, I am going to make more of an effort in the Standalone Sunday meme, because I like the idea of promoting standalone novels I’ve read and enjoyed. Probably not every Sunday, but I’m going to make a post every two/three weeks or so.
  3. I’m cutting back on book reviews ever so slightly. Sometimes I just want to read a novel and not have to think about writing a review for it, so some novels I read won’t get a full-length review on here, but I will still leave a comment on GR and Amazon for it.
  4. I’m thinking about changing my featured images? Idk I’m not 100% satisfied with this design so I’m going to play around with it.
  5. I’m also thinking about changing the way I rate novels. I need to do a bit more thinking on how I’m going to do this, but I don’t really like out-of-five star ratings anymore.
  6. I am open for review requests again!! It’s been around nine months since I was accepting requests so this is exciting for me. I vastly reduced my genre preferences  too, so it’s a lot less daunting than it used to be for me to be open for requests.

So those are some slight changes I’m making to this blog. I haven’t been on here much lately, and I wanted to freshen my blog up a bit and make some changes so that it inspires me to work harder and create more content.

Have you made any changes to your blog lately?


My Current Dilemma With Star Ratings

Hello! I’m attempting to write a post about something that’s been bothering me for a while now, and that’s rating books. I’ve stuck to the Goodreads rating system all this time because I’ve never really had a need to use any other system. But lately I’ve become unsatisfied with it, and I’m thinking of changing my way of rating novels… I’m just not sure how to do that.

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Book Review: Lingus – Mariana Zapata

Title: Lingus
Author: Mariana Zapata
Publication Date: February 8th, 2012
Shelves: New Adult; Contemporary; Romance
Format: Kindle Edition (275 pages)
Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 2/2.5 stars

lingusGoodreads Synopsis:

Most people would describe Katherine Berger as a responsible girl with a big heart, a loyal friend who takes care of those close to her, and the possessor of a wicked sense of humor. There was something about her that most people didn’t know. “My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn.”

When twenty-five-year-old Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her best friend, she’s both embarrassed and nervous. The last thing she ever expected was to meet someone who makes her laugh like no other. This is a story about acceptance and friendship, and a love born out of the most unexpected of places.


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Down the TBR Hole #6 (51-60)

Round six of the Down the TBR Hole tag, created by Lost in a Story. I’m about 1/11 of the way through my TBR now… I have a looong way to go. And I recently added a bunch of new novels on my TBR so I really have to work harder on cleaning it out.

For this tag, I go on my Goodreads TBR shelf, organise it from ascending order, and work my way through my shelf in sets of ten novels. Then I decide whether to keep them on my TBR, or remove them.

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Mini Book Review: The Melody of You and Me – M. Hollis

Title: The Melody of You and Me
Series: Lillac Town #1
Author: M. Hollis
Publication Date: September 29th, 2016
Shelves: New Adult; LGBT+; Contemporary; FF Romance; Novella
Format: Kindle Edition (144 pages)
Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3.5 stars


Goodreads Synopsis:

After dropping out of university and breaking up with her girlfriend of three years, Chris Morrison’s life is now a mind-numbing mess. She doubts that working at the small neighborhood bookstore is going to change that. The rest of her time is spent mostly playing guitar and ignoring the many messages her mother keeps sending her about going back to college. 

But one day, an adorable and charming new bookseller waltzes her way into Chris’s life. Josie Navarro is sweet, flirty, and she always has a new book in her hands. The two girls start a fast friendship that, for Chris, holds the promise of something more. But is she reading too much into this or is it possible that Josie feels the same way?” 

The Melody of You and Me is an LGBT+ novella about two girls, a bookstore and how music connects people in different ways.

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Down the TBR Hole #5 (41-50)

Round five of Down the TBR Hole, created by Lost in a Story. I feel like I’m being a little too generous with keeping books on my TBR, so I’ll try a little harder in future.

For this tag, I go on my Goodreads TBR shelf, organise it from ascending order, and work my way through it in sets of ten, deciding whether to keep or remove each novel from my TBR. Super easy and pretty necessary considering my TBR is at 542 books… Anyways…

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Paperless Post Review

Hello everyone!

This post will be a review of Paperless Post, a website where you can create online stationery and invitations. They kindly asked me if I would like to work with them as part of their Paperless Post campaign taking place during the month of October (of course I said yes!) so I wanted to write a post about my thoughts on their site and their online stationery.

This post was made in cooperation with Anagram Interactive. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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