Underrated Books

Underrated books – we all have a list of books we love that we think don’t get enough attention. I sort of love this because sometimes books get so much hype that they don’t live up to people’s expectations or might be ignored by someone because everyone and their brother and their cat is telling them they have to read this damn book. But at the same time, I want to talk about some of the books I love that are less well known.

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Providence Bookventures

My friend Melissa is visiting from Maryland (see us in the window above?) and none of our vacations together would be complete without some serious book shopping! I didn’t feel like venturing into Boston and there aren’t any other great used bookstores in the area (or even indie stores) so I decided we should take a trip to Providence, RI. We’re so glad we did, as it’s lovely and we found a couple great shops and places to eat!

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Under Construction!

Hi bibliofriends,

Just a quick note. You may have noticed most of my images are unavailable. That’s because Photobucket has decided, without notice, to change their user agreement to no longer allow free members (ie: me) to post their images to third party sites (ie: every other website). They’d like me to bend over and pay them $399 for one year of hosting that will allow my links to be restored and used here.

So, fuck that.

Ahem.

Until I get this figured out, things are going to look shitty around here. No matter what I decide to do, I’ll need to replace all my photo links (they are legion). Please bear with me while everything is so messy.

I’ll still post reviews and discussions/tags, maybe just without pictures. I won’t be doing my judging posts for a bit though.

Thanks for understanding!

Also if you’re suffering the same fate, let me know; misery loves company!

Mid-Year Progress (and Freak Out tag)

Hey frands. June is (rapidly, holy shit, omg) coming to an end and so it’s time for a little mid-year checkup on my reading progress!

-shuffles through various documents and websites that I use to track my reading progress- Ahem. So, ok. First off, my goal was to read roughly 110 books this year and I set my actually Goodreads goal at 112. Prior to writing this post, I’ve read 58 books and I am apparently 5 books ahead of schedule. Fantastic!

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“I Wish I Had Time To Read”

If you’re an avid (or voracious, even) reader like myself, you might have heard the phrase, “I wish I had time to read,” or “I wish I could read as much as you do.”

Perhaps, like myself, you want to slap people with a book when they say this to you, and shake them, and yell, “You can!” No? Well, er…

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Cover Art Matters…At Least To Me

This post might come off as (incredibly) whiny to some of you, but if you can’t tell from my weekly Judging posts, I appreciate the cover art and overall design of my books. That’s not to say every book in my library must be pretty. In fact, I love used books and oftentimes when casually browsing, I’m not looking for specifics when it comes to cover art. However, there are several books that I collect multiple copies of, solely for their art and design and other times I see a pretty series or cover design and I want that one!

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