Mid-Year Reading Wrap Up (2022)

Mid-Year Reading Wrap Up (2022)

The year is officially halfway over, so I thought it was time to look back at all the books I've read so far since the start of 2022. Several of these books I read multiple times during the course of the year, so the actual number of books is higher if you take that into consideration, but I didn't count how many times I re-read books, and some of them I only re-read certain sections, like returning to the romance only portion of some books and skipping the plot. It depends on the book and what I was in the mood for at the time. I also did not include any books that I read in previous years in this list, only the new ones.…

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My Least Favorite Romance Tropes

My Least Favorite Romance Tropes

There are a lot of different romance tropes, and not all of them vibe with me. While the post on my favorite tropes was more focused on the book overall, this one is going to have some more specifics. As these things are the quickest way to turn me off from a book or make me want to DNF it.…

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My Favorite Romance Tropes to Read

My Favorite Romance Tropes to Read

I used to be a fantasy-only reader, though I did enjoy it when there was a romance subplot. But within the last few years, I've been getting more into reading romance novels. The majority of which I read on my Kindle, so it's always funny seeing whatever book my Kindle wants to advertise to me when it's not fully on. Most of the time they don't immediately draw me in, but sometimes they do. I have found a few books through there. So, I thought it would be a fun idea to share which Romance Tropes I love seeing in books.…

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Tandem Reading Guide of The Awakening by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

Tandem Reading Guide of The Awakening by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

The next tandem reading guide I'm doing is between The Awakening and The Awakening as Told by the Boys by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti. Both of these are the first books in the Zodiac Academy series. These books were published two years apart from each other, and you don't really need to read the retelling to understand the story. Most of the elements brought up in The Awakening as Told by the Boys are mentioned later, but it does give some context for where the guys' thought process was at the time when they were bullying Tori and Darcy Vega.…

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Give Me a Topic, Get a Recommendation

Give Me a Topic, Get a Recommendation

I have been seeing this come up on my FYP for TikTok for the last week or so. Mainly from Barnes & Noble employees. One of them goes up to their co-workers with slips of paper, and whatever is on that slip the employee has to recommend a book. So, I thought I would do the same thing. Only instead of asking co-workers, I asked those on my Discord server. I might make this a series, so leave your "tropes" or "topics" in the comments and they might get featured in the next one of these.…

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Looking Back on March 2022

Looking Back on March 2022

My string of bad luck continued into March. Besides not finding a new job, literally, every application of mine was rejected or came back with "we're going with other applicants at this time", my computer decided that I was no longer allowed to play video games after I finished Hollow Knight. I have professionally worked for a decade with computers, you would think I would be able to fix this issue rather easily. But nope... I did next to everything I could think of. …

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Looking Back on February 2022

Looking Back on February 2022

I'm really sick of major life events. I swear something major has happened every month for the last year if not more. This month started with losing my job. The first job I've ever been fired from and I can't believe the explanation I was given. I have my own conspiracy on what happened, but ultimately it doesn't matter. I don't have a job anymore. I gave them almost a decade of my life, and now that chapter is over. I'm trying to look on the bright side, which is really hard because I'm not an optimist. …

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My Thoughts on Zodiac Academy Series by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

My Thoughts on Zodiac Academy Series by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

I finally got around to reading the Zodiac Academy series by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti. I tried my hardest to avoid all spoilers in regard to this series. So far only 7 of the 8 books in total have been released with the last coming later this year. They are available right now on Kindle Unlimited. While only seven of the books have been released, the first book was re-released but from the POV of the guys since the first book solely is told from the girls' POV. Every book after that is a mixture of their perspectives with each POV told in the first POV.…

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