Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Pride and Prejudice (XVII)

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

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Reactions to One-Star Reviews of My Favorite Books

I’ve seen several accounts on YouTube post their reactions to one-star reviews on their favorite reads and I wanted to jump on the bandwagon.

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Pride and Prejudice (XVI)

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

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Book Review

Book Review: Pride

Pride
By Ibi Zoboi

My Edition:
Hardcover, 289 pages
2018, Balzer + Bray
ISBN: 9780062564047

Zuri Benitez loves her hood – the block parties, the corner stores, the way everyone knows and looks out for each other. When the rich Darcy family renovates an abandoned house across the street from her apartment and moves in, Zuri is immediately suspicious. She doesn’t need some rich family coming in and trying to change her neighborhood. But when her older sisters Janae starts hanging out with Ainsley Darcy, Zuri finds herself running into Ainsley’s younger brother, Darius. She doesn’t want to like or understand the polished, polite Darius, nor does she think he could ever understand her and her way of life. She might just find, though, that appearances aren’t always what they seem.

While YA romance is certainly not my genre of choice, no way was I passing up an own-voices, modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

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Book Review

Series Review: Heartstone & Dragonshadow

My friend Nicole gifted me these for Christmas – a Pride and Prejudice retelling spun into a fantasy series. These had the potential to be really good or really cheesy, but either way, I was interested to see how they were handled.

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Pride

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

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Book Review

Book Review: Mary B.

Mary B.
By Katherine J. Chen

Not My Edition:
Library Paperback, 436 pages
2018, Random House
ISBN: 9780525631811 (Large print)

Told from the perspective of the oft-overlooked Mary, this novel covers the events before, during and after Pride and Prejudice.

That’s a pretty simple blurb, but it covers the basics without giving away any of the unique details of the story. (Perhaps I should aim for one sentence descriptions in the future!)

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Classics for Kids and Teens

Since I’m focusing on reading books inspired by classic writer, Jane Austen, I figured I’d highlight some of the different types of classic literature available for youngsters and teens.

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Austen Month TBR/TBW

It’s February so that means in my world it’s Austen Month! If you’re new here, I focus on Jane Austen’s work and work inspired by her in February because…well, mostly because! My weak reasoning is that her books focus on romance and February has Valentine’s Day and also I love all things Austen. So, lots of love…February…that’s the connection. Mostly it’s just habit now.

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