Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday #2: Bookish Turnoffs

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Welcome back to another (and by another I mean my second) Top Ten Tuesday. TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s topic is things that will make me instantly NOT want to read a book.

I actually found this to be quite a hard topic. I’m willing to give a lot of things a chance if a lot of people are raving about it. There are times where I just don’t know if I like the “feel” of a book or the obvious things like it’s a genre I don’t like.

So this list is things that will make me not want to pick up a book as well as things that turn me off as I’m reading them! I couldn’t come up with ten, so here’s mine.

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[Review] The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern
Dates Read: April 2-21, 2017
Print Length: 401 pages
Format: eBook/audiobook
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
Publisher: Anchor
Genre: Adult, Fantasy

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Hello, friends. Welcome to a segment I like to call Boring: A Novel, Circus Edition!

Now this may seem a little harsh, but I feel like it is justified because I was lied to.

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”

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Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday #1: The Love Interest by Cale Deitrich

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Welcome to my first Waiting on Wednesday! This is a weekly meme started by Breaking the Spine, where we highlight books we’re looking forward to.

Now, there are a great number of books I’m looking forward to this spring, so I’ll plenty to do as the weeks go by. But this was the first book that came to mind…

This week I’m highlighting The Love Interest by Cale Deitrich.  Continue reading “Waiting On Wednesday #1: The Love Interest by Cale Deitrich”

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday #1: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

Top Ten Tuesday Logo-1Welcome to my first Top Ten Tuesday! This was one of the things I really loved when I was blogging originally, so I definitely had to bring this back. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where each week we discuss the top ten things in a certain topic. This week is things that will make me instantly want to read a book.

I actually had a hard time coming up with ten things, so this will be a Top Five Tuesday!

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[Review] Whatever.: or how junior year became totally f$@ked by S.J. Goslee


Whatever.: or how junior year became totally f$@ked by S.J. Goslee
Dates Read: April 11-14, 2017
Print Length: 272 pages
Format: eBook
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Genre: YA Contemporary, LGBT

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Last week, I picked up The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Though I was enjoying it, it was moving a little slowly for me, and I knew I just needed a short, quick, cute book to read to get my groove back. I’d recently stumbled across this novel and knew it would be perfect.

“Nonsense. You don’t decide to be gay without a boy, that’s just poor planning.”

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Back To Blogging Tag

back to blogging tagHi friends. I’d like to start by saying hi, I’m Cori. Welcome to my blog. (: I had started a blog back in 2016 and really enjoyed it but… alas, it sort of fizzled out for a number of reasons. Recently, however, I was inspired. I thought to myself, “Hey, why did I stop doing that?” I didn’t really have an answer.

So with a fresh start and a revamped blog, I welcome you to Bibliopathic Tendencies!

So I thought this would make a very appropriate first post. This tag is called the Back to Booktube tag because it originated on booktube by vincentvanstop. I thought I would modify it slightly for my purposes, basically just switching out making videos/booktube for blogging.

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How I Rate Books

I often see people commenting on their rating scale. A 5-star means I really loved it, a 4-star means I really liked it, etc. They will mention what the scale means but now how they come to that conclusion.

Some people say they rarely give out 5s because a book has to be perfect to get that. Or people talk about being critical when they read, considering all sorts of things like writing style, characters development, etc. I remember seeing a booktube video years ago where the booktuber (I honestly can’t remember who it was) said he doesn’t trust your reviews if you don’t give out a lot of 1s and 2s. If your Goodreads is full of 4s and 5s, he finds you untrustworthy.

I have to wonder why.

I read for fun, and as such, I only read books that I think I’ll like. I read a lot about books on Goodreads, I see what people who I think I have similar taste to think. So chances are, I at least like every book I read if I don’t love it. Not only that, if I’m not enjoying a book, I probably won’t finish it. I have finished books I wasn’t enjoying, but for the most part, I put them down and don’t even rate them, so I rarely give out a 1- or a 2-star rating.

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