Review: Big Rock by Lauren Blakely

Posted 6 January, 2016 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Big Rock by Lauren Blakely

Review: Love, love, love, love, love. I feel like we might’ve found Drew Evans’ best friends? Cross-over episode, please? Spencer had that same brand of “I can get away with it” cockiness, plus all the actual cock talk. Like, a lot of it. I mean, let’s talk about the book’s name. Yes, there’s a rock involved, but that’s not where Spencer’s focus was. Reading the prologue, it was actually a little much. I mean, not the dirtiness itself. Fine by me! But the ego was a little much, and I was kind of going, “What did I just get myself […]

Review: First Touch by Laurelin Paige

Posted 29 December, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: First Touch by Laurelin Paige

Review: I’ve mentioned before that although I love romance as well as crime and suspense stories, I don’t usually mix them. That’s mostly because my main medium for romance is books, and my main medium for suspense is crime procedural dramas on TV. And reading sex scenes with a Criminal Minds murder scene going on in the background kind of feels like it would be a mood killer. Yes, Shemar Moore is the finest specimen the A&E network has ever seen, but I don’t even think that would be enough… (PS – Here are the Google Image search results for […]

The Weekly Write-Up: Romantic Getaways Galore

Posted 28 December, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 2 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: Romantic Getaways Galore

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off. Jump to: It’s My Life On the Blog Links I Lurve Book Bumblings It’s My Life Sooo, I haven’t posted much in awhile. A long while. Holidays, #amiright? But I have been having lots of fun. Also lots of stress and lots of busy and lots of work. It’s been crazy. I had to put some plans for my next planner for you all, and other paid products for my blog, on hold for a bit to catch […]

Wrap Up: December Write On Review-a-Thon

Posted 28 December, 2015 in Write On Review-a-Thon / 0 Comments
Wrap Up: December Write On Review-a-Thon

Bzzz, bzzz, bzzz! That’s a buzzer, by the way. Because this month’s Write On Review-a-Thon is now over! How’s your to-do list looking? I’m used to having a few reviews still on my list, but this month’s progress was basically nonexistent. I wrote one review, but it wasn’t even for a book on my list, haha. Just one where I finished the book and had SO MANY THOUGHTS that I didn’t want to wait, even though it’s not scheduled to release for like 2 months and I’m not publishing it yet. Anyway, at least I don’t feel too guilty about why […]

Signup: December Write On Review-a-Thon

Posted 20 December, 2015 in Write On Review-a-Thon / 1 Comment
Signup: December Write On Review-a-Thon

If there was ever time for a review-writing marathon, December is it! Clear out your to-be-reviewed list, empty your NetGalley shelves, and schedule your first reviews of the year so you can enjoy the holiday break a little longer. Because in 2016, it’s time to be uber organized. And if you want a fresh start, you need to do it now. This is your last chance to catch up and start 2016 with a clean slate. Are you in? Note: The dates for this one are flexible. I still have Friday on here, since that’s when I’m getting started and […]

The Weekly Write-Up: I’m Not a Businesswomen. I’m a Business, Woman!

Posted 15 December, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 0 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: I’m Not a Businesswomen. I’m a Business, Woman!

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off. In summary: Entrepreneur-ishhhh things and crazy ex-girlfriends. Jump to: It’s My Life On the Blog Links I Lurve Book Bumblings It’s My Life Yeah. I’m dropping some Jay-Z. But you know how last week, I had an awesome few days? It turned in to an awesome one week and counting. I turned in that epic freelance blogging piece, that also ended up being my highest paid post so far. But more importantly, I’m insanely proud of it and excited […]

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Book Blog Organized in 2016

Posted 12 December, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 9 Comments
5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Book Blog Organized in 2016

Raise your hand if getting organized is on your New Year’s resolutions list year after year after year. In 2016, let’s get it done. Never stay up the night before a book release, finishing the book to review. Never spend an entire Saturday afternoon cleaning out your crowded inbox. Never forget which day of a blog tour you’re signed up for. Never let your blog become more stressful than it is fun. Here are a few tips for staying organized and stress-free in 2016. How to keep your book blog organized and stress-free in 2016 Click To Tweet 1. Don’t […]

Review: Bedside Manners by Phoebe Fox

Posted 11 December, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Bedside Manners by Phoebe Fox

Review: This one was pretty meh on my first read, so when I didn’t write my review right away and had some space in my reading schedule, I decided to give it another chance in November hoping I would like it more. I didn’t like it more, but I didn’t like it less. It was so very meh. 🙁 It was cute and chicklitty, one of those “modern working woman” spins on “the shoemaker’s children go barefoot:” Brooke gives relationship advice for a living but can’t seem to get her own romantic shit together. Very Carrie Bradshaw (although she always […]

The Weekly Write-Up: Planning & Broadway

Posted 10 December, 2015 in Write On Review-a-Thon / 1 Comment
The Weekly Write-Up: Planning & Broadway

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off. Jump to: It’s My Life On the Blog Links I Lurve Book Bumblings It’s My Life I have had an awesome. fucking. few. days. In addition to completing my most epic freelance piece to date (can’t wait to see it go live!) and starting to finally see real growth after the relaunch of my professional blog, I launched my first paid product here, which I’ll talk about later. 🙂 Okay, I can’t wait. It’s the Read & Review […]

Organize Your Book Reviews in 2016

Posted 8 December, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 8 Comments
Organize Your Book Reviews in 2016

How many of you always put “get organized” on your list of New Year’s resolutions? And how many of you ditched your complicated planners, calendar systems, and apps months ago? Yeah, it happens to the best of us. By now, most book bloggers are stressed out, burned out, or just ready to get shit together. But let me tell you the story of a #TypeAAllTheWay book blogger. How It Started The first time I requested an ARC (maybe a month into this blog, so…July 2014?), I created a spreadsheet. It was a cute, simple little thing. Like the plain white t-shirt of organization, it was […]