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Interview with Claire L. Smith, author of HELENA!

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Hai Beautiful! My Best Friend Is A Published Author! In today’s Storytime Wednesday I interrogate my friend Claire L. Smith about her novel! I’ve compiled a list of questions revolving around her novella Helena, dealing with publishers, as well as what it was like having people read her published work for the first time. I’m so curious about all of this and I’m sure you are too. So without further chatter, I’m going to introduce you to Claire then get […]

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Sorting through the chaos of my mind by setting goals for 2021!

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Hai Beautiful! Let’s Plan! I’ve made it no secret on here that I absolutely love to plan! I will plan anything out, from physically listing out my daily tasks down to the half-hour or even making sure I at least know a rough sequence of events for a holiday, I find comfort in having a plan. So when it comes to making goals, why do I always struggle? It truly took me so long to make this post (as you […]

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Helena by Claire L. Smith | Spoilery Book Review/Chat

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Hai Beautiful! Get ready for some spooks 🙈 If you have been on my seen any of my recent YouTube videos in the past few months, you’ll know that I have been hanging out to read this ever since it was announced!! Goodreads Summary On the outskirts of London, 1855, mortician and funeral director Helena Morrigan struggles with her limited finances and the heavy burdens of her past. Desperate to secure herself, she takes up residence in an aged house […]

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The First TBR of 2021 aka A Hopefully Better Year Than 2020 (in every way)!

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Hai Beautiful! It’s that time of year again! Starting off the year with a new Goodreads goal and a half-finished book from the year before is starting to become the norm for me now. But alas, I have anticipated this! But once again I have sabotaged my own well-thought-out plan, and have landed myself in another sticky situation. So you see… *cue flashback*  I wanted to set a one-book TBR that would allow for any unpredictability in my schedule over […]

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The LAST TBR Of The Chaos That Was 2020!!

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Hai Beautiful! Ending the year with a bang! I’m being ✨realistically optimistic✨ this month with my TBR. I’ve chosen five to six books that I really want to read before the year is over although two of them are novellas and another two, a collection of short pieces. A couple of weeks ago, I uploaded a video on this topic where I talk more in-depth about the books I chose and why they have been chosen for my last ever TBR of […]

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Memento by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman | Novella Spoiler Chat

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Hai Beautiful! I think we hyped it up too much… If you have read the Illuminae Files series (Illuminae, Gemina and Obsidio) in the past two or so years; a.k.a. since the release of Obsidio, you’d know about Memento, the companion novella that only a few readers were able to get their hands on. Finally, after begging and begging and begging and more begging from fans of the series, Jay and Amie were able to officially release the once exclusive novella as an […]

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What Happened During NaNoWriMo 2020?

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Hai Beautiful! I’m back to my usual blogging schedule! I last spoke about my writing in this post titled: Announcing my 2020 NaNoWriMo Project. It was actually the last writing post before I disappeared from blogging in hopes to make more time for writing. In theory that was a great idea and in reality, it helped me to reduce stress, but did I write more? In my NaNo Announcement post, I spoke about starting my second WIP (which I am still […]

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TrueLife By Jay Kristoff | Spoiler Book Review

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Hai Beautiful! Why did I choose this book to read during NaNoWriMo? TrueLife was everything I expected (and more) from the last book in a very action-packed, heart-shattering series! Goodreads Summary Best friends have become enemies. Lovers have become strangers. And deciding whose side you’re on could be the difference between life and death. For Eve and Lemon, discovering the truth about themselves–and each other–was too much for their friendship to take. But with the country on the brink of […]

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The Mermaid, The Witch & The Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall | Spoiler Free Book Review

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Hai Beautiful! My new favourite read of 2020!! If you are looking for a queer novel about scary pirates, a runaway princess, rebellion against the government, a powerful entity and beautiful mermaids; then this is the novel for you! Goodreads Summary A desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial daughter find a connection on the high seas in a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic. Aboard the pirate ship Dove, Flora the girl takes on the identity of Florian […]

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Announcing My 2020 NaNoWriMo Project!

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Hai Writers! Hopefully, this will be my year! Despite all the craziness of 2020, we all have things we’ve been looking forward to this year that will never fail us. One such reliable event is the National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. An event that runs online for the entire month of November with participants from all corners of the globe! For the fourth year in a row I will be attempting the challenge with _ other writers to write […]

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