Another eBook Haul!

I’m in a massive reading slump. It’s not that I don’t want to read, but it’s that I have way too much on my mind that I can’t concentrate or even relax enough to get into a book and enjoy it. Even so, I’m still buying eBooks because I can’t resist the good offers, and they’re slowly piling up on my Kindle app. So I thought since I can’t really read them right now, I’d make a post on all the books I bought recently!

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Do Authors on Social Media Police Reader Interpretation?

So, this is the second time I’m writing this post. I wrote the first one way back in November but I binned it because I just wasn’t happy with it (it got a little bitchy). So this is attempt number two! It’ll be a rambling mess but I’ll try my best to be coherent.

One of the last papers I wrote in undergrad focused on fandom in the modern age, in a time where connecting with others is almost instantaneous, whether it’s through a blog post or an email or a tweet. My focus was specifically on authors, and how they may use social media not only to communicate with their readers, but to also control ownership over their texts and their fictional characters. This paper was titled ‘The Liberation of the Twenty-First Century Reader as a Result of Social Media’ and it was pretentious as fuck. But the topic really interests me, and I want to see what you guys think on the subject.

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Unique Blogger Award

I haven’t done an award in a longgg time and also I’ve been struggling with posts for a while so perfect time to do a tag. I was tagged by ThatWildSoul for the Unique Blogger award – thank you!! ❤

Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them three questions.

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#T5W: Authors You Want to Read More of

Top 5 Wednesday was created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by ThoughtsOnTomes – details about this group can be found on Goodreads. This week’s topic is authors you want to read more of. I have many, but for whatever reason I just haven’t got around to reading more works from them. So, these are some authors I’m excited to read more of in the future!

Apologies for the late and short post, I just didn’t have access my laptop yesterday.

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Book Review: Iris After the Incident – Mina V. Esguerra

Title: Iris After The Incident
Author: Mina V. Esguerra
Publication Date: August 5th, 2016
Genre: New Adult; Contemporary; Romance
Format: Kindle Edition
Rating: ★★★★☆ 3.5/4 stars

IRISGoodreads Synopsis:

Which moment has defined your life so far?

Whether she likes it or not, Iris’s life has been divided into two: Before the Incident, and After the Incident. Something very private was made very public, and since then life has been about recovering from being shamed, discovering her true friends, and struggling to find a new normal.

Two years into this new life and she finally connects with a guy again. He lives in the apartment down the hall, he’s hot, and he doesn’t look at her that way. He doesn’t know what happened. But he also won’t give her his name, not right away—which has to mean he’s got something to hide too.

Iris wants to start over. Should she do that with the only person who will understand, or is this the same idiotic decision that got her in trouble in the first place?

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Books That Have Sat on my Shelf For Years

I’m writing this at 3am and job hunting is both mind-numbing and soul-destroying, so I’m making a random bookish post. Last week I finally got round to cleaning my book shelf and I think it looks really cute now, but so many times I came across a paperback I bought years ago and then completely forgot about, so this is a post calling myself out for abandoning books and wasting money. Nice one, Jess.

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Book Review: Relationship Status – K.A. Mitchell

Title: Relationship Status
Series: Ethan & Wyatt #3
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: April 17th, 2017
Genre: New Adult; Contemporary; M/M Romance
Format: eARC
Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3 stars

RSGoodreads Synopsis:

Physically, it’s easy for Ethan and Wyatt to be together—well, if “easy” means stolen moments when Ethan’s roommate is away, or sneaking away to a hidden nook in the library. Privacy is hard to come by in a dorm, but finding ways to connect is half the fun.

Emotionally, though, that’s a different story. Wyatt isn’t sure if a relationship is something he can make last—years of having to hide his emotions have left him with a shaky sense of self-confidence. And when it’s time to head home for the holidays, their steamy on-campus connection may not translate so well to the real world…

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