Judging A Book By The Cover: The Good Surprises

We’ve all heard it said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. For the most part, I try to live by that. With that said, on some level I still do judge books by their covers. These are some books that I’ve been pleasantly surprised by.

Wool by Hugh Howey

This cover kind of screams Self Published. It’s really simple and looks like there wasn’t a lot of work put into it. Thankfully I looked past that and gave the book a chance. It ended up being really good and I enjoyed all the parts of the first serial.

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Book Review: “This Star Won’t Go Out”

“This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl “ by Esther Earl, Lori Earl, and Wayne Earl

Genre: Young Adult Non-Fiction, Memoir

GoodreadsSource: Library

Summary from Goodreads:

A collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Photographs and essays by family and friends will help to tell Esther’s story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her. Continue reading

This Week (101)

Are you a book blogger? I’d love to interview you for my Behind the Blog feature.

Are you a self published author? I’m doing an open call for YA and MG self published authors to pitch their books to me for another feature I’m doing.

Acquired Books*

The Naming by Alison Croggon, The Quillan Games by D.J. MacHale, Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper, and The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume 1 by Diana Wynne Jones [bought]

Stickman Odyssey by Christopher Ford [library]

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Book Blogging Pet Peeves: Comment Section

Book (Blogging) Pet Peeves is a feature where I do a mini-rant about book blogging things that annoy me. Feel free to join in!

I love comments. What blogger doesn’t? I’ve been trying to be better at returning comments for bloggers who have left comments on my blog. Lately I’ve been running into problems on some of those blogs though. There’s no easy way to leave a comment!

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