It’s My Birthday and YOU Can Win!

JESS BDAY GIVEAWAY

I am kind of a HUGE fan of my birthday. Ever since I was a little girl, the day seemed to be filled with magic.  So, I wanted to celebrate with all of you!

I was able to get some AMAZING prizes (seriously, some of them I REALLY want for myself) from some amazing authors, bloggers, and vloggers.

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Top Ten Tuesday (38)

top ten tuesday

It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top Ten Books in X Genre

So this post started a long and winding conversation with Loren and I about genres and the subcategories within YA. I won’t bore you with the details, but let me just say trying to come up with parameters about what makes a book fit in x category is both a science and an art.

I decided to go off the beaten path and do a subgenre that I absolutely love. I’ve lovingly called it ‘tough issues’.  This is basically anything that is going to make you cry: death, mental illness, abuse, etc.  I know so many people are turned off by books like this, but I am drawn to them.  The more emotion and tears the better.

Loren decided to go with Supernatural (probably because she is joining the fandom and binge watching Supernatural over spring break!)

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Top Ten Tuesday (37)

top ten tuesday

It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

This was surprisingly hard, because I’ve read so many books in the last couple of years.  However, I was able to come up with ten (actually 15, but I cut it down) that have escaped my reading list thus far.

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