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Book Tag ~ The TBR Book Tag (2017)

 

This tag popped up on Rantings of a Reading Addict.
It asks/talks about tackling the old TBR pile and how do you keep track?

 

Who doesn’t have a TBR list a mile long?? Mine is so long I won’t ever get to all the books and it doesn’t include all the free downloads I have on my eReader that I pick up daily.

 

 

The TBR Book Tag Questions

 

How do you keep track of your TBR Pile?

 

Years ago long before I started blogging I use to use a word document to keep track of my reading. One of my word lists was Books I Will Never Read Again, another was Books I Want To Read, and last Books I Loved. Those names a pretty self explanatory. This was how I kept track. 

 

Now I just add all the books I find interesting, want to read, or just like to my Goodreads To-Read-Shelf. Once I read a book they then get put into different bookshelves like: 4-stars, favorite-shifter, favorite-contemporary, etc…

 

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

 

I’d say eBook, but I don’t care how I read it. This year I’ve been preferring paperbacks, but I’ll read whatever is available from my library (eBook or print) or if I all ready own it I’ll read it in the formate I have. 

 

 

A book that’s been on your TBR the longest.

 

Never Again (Wizards of Nevermore, #1) by Michele Bardsley has been on my TBR since June of 2012. It’s my first book I added when I set up my account in 2012. 

 

 

A book you’ve recently added to your TBR.

 

Well I’m adding at least once a week. “Thank’s to all the blogs I follow for keeping my TBR pile in the happy mountain zone.” I just added Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3) by Kerrelyn Sparks. Look at that cover.  

 

 

A book on your TBR you never plan on reading.

 

I Kissed a Dog (Werewolves of the West, #1) by Carol Van Atta was put on my TBR list back in Feb. 2013. I don’t know why I put it on their. It might have something to do with Chloe Carpenter our heroine who can communicate with animals. That sounded interesting. 

 

 

An unpublished book on your TBR you’re excited for.

 

This one can’t be limited to just one. Really!! Their are a few I’m excited for, so I’ll keep it down to three books: Spellbinder (Moonshadow, #2) by Thea Harrison coming July 18th, 2017, Wildfire (Hidden Legacy, #3) by Ilona Andrews coming July 25th, 2017, & Ride Wild (Raven Riders, #3) by Laura Kaye coming Oct. 31st, 2017 .

 

  

 

 

A book on your TBR everyone’s read but you.

 

Well I’m going with a series, not just a book, and that series is The Dresden Files. I’m slowly working my way through it. I finished with book 4, Summer Knight and need to pick up book 5, Death Masks.

 

 

A book on your TBR everyone recommends to you.

 

Again this is another series, well three series: The Dresden Files (which I’m reading now), Jane Yellowrock(which I’m also reading now), and the one I haven’t yet started would be Dark-Hunterverse by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

 

 

A book on your TBR you’re dying to read.

 

Oh Lordy!! This one can’t be limited either. Their are just to many on my TBR that are out now that I’m dying to read. I’ll keep it down to three books: Keystone (Crossbreed #1) by Dannika Dark, Wild & Sweet (Haven Brotherhood #2) by Rhenna Morgan, & Justice for Corrie (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, #3) by Susan Stoker.

 

  

 

 

How many books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

 

As of June 25th, 2017 I have 1,237 on my TBR shelf. 

 

 

 

Thanks for going through the TBR Book Tag with me! I’d love to see all your answers to the TBR Book Tag questions. Just put your answer in the comments or put up your own post and tag me (@angels_gp).

 

You’ve been tagged for the TBR Book Tag!

 

 

 

Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Book Tag ~ My Life In Books

 

This Book Tag I found on Rantings of a Reading Addict.

 

1. Find a book for each of your initials.

 

A

 

Angels’ Flight (Guild Hunter) by Nalini Singh

 

 

E

 

Ecstasy Claimed (The Guardians of the Realms) by Setta Jay

 

 

C

 

Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega) by Patricia Briggs

 

 

2. Count your age on your bookshelf. What book is it?

 

My bookshelf: I try to keep authors together and series in order, but other then that no true order to the shelf. So, lets see what book it will be…..

 

 

 

3. Pick a book set in your city/country.

 

 

4. Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.

 

I’ve been lots of place, but one that’s on my bucket list is Scotland & Greece. I found a book to one of my destinations, but I can’t think of a book that is set in Greece.

 

 

5. Pick a book that’s your favorite color.

 

 

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

 

My first romance/urban fantasy book. In my about page I talk about how I got started into reading and it was all thank’s to my aunt-in-law, who is an avid reader. She said you have to read this book and gave me her nook right their. I read this book in one day and have been hooked every since.

 

 

7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

 

Possessed by a Dark Warrior… Bleu, our hero, plays some important parts throughout the series and he captured my heart from the moment he appeared for the first time. His story had been a long time coming and I was on pins and needles waiting for his novel, so it was heartbreaking that it didn’t live up to what I was anticipating. I had so many issues and almost DNF’d the novel. 

 

 

 

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?

 

Hmmm…. I don’t have one book in particular. My main accomplishment will be finishing series books. I have Chicagoland Vampires series (Midnight Marked & Blade Bound) to go. And also completed the Argeneau series, last book read in the series was #22.  

 

 

I’d like to see your answers, do your own post (and tag me so I’ll see it) or jot them in the comments!

 

 

 

Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Tell Me Something Tuesday: Cross Posting Reviews on Amazon

 

Tell Me Something Tuesday: Cross Posting Reviews on Amazon brought to you by Rainy Day Ramblings

 

This week we are talking about cross posting reviews on Amazon, well for me I do cross post to Amazon. I also cross post on several other platforms like Kobo, Barnes & Nobles, Goodreads, Riffle, BookBub, BookLikes and my blog Angel’s Guilty Pleasures.  

 

Now I don’t post my reviews to all those sites ASAP. I will take a day and go through my fold labeled Book Reviews I Need Post and post all those reviews to Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Novels, Riffle, and BookBub. Their are so may sites to share reviews on, taking a day to cross post them is the best option for me and less time consuming. 

 

For my reviews they will first feature on Goodreads. I love the Goodreads site. Really love it!! I site down write up my review and then post it to Goodreads at the same time. So, my review will show up their well before it’s featured on my blog or any other site. If you want to see my reviews FIRST then Goodreads is the best place to follow or friend me.

 

Follow/Friend on Goodreads

 

Next, I’ll schedule on my calendar the day that my review will feature on the blog, sometimes it ends up being a month later. Ya, I know it’s a long time, but I also feature fun Discussion Posts, Food Posts, Tours, and so on. I don’t like to have to much on one day. I want to be able to comment back and I’m a full time mother/home maker, so I’ve got other things to do besides just blog. Once the post is live on my blog I will cross post that day to BookLikes. BookLikes is another type of blogging platform. 

 

Follow on BookLikes

 

BookBub: I am just now working on cross post all my reviews to the site. I didn’t know until recently that you could post your review. I think it’s became a new feature or maybe it’s always been their, but now I’m working on putting up all my reviews to the site.

 

You can follow me on BookBub

 

Then we have all the retail sites and their are a lot of those. I only post to Amazon, B&N, and Kobo. Their is also GooglePlay, iBooks, and others. I’m not on those sites, so I don’t share their. 

 

I almost forgot. The LIBRARY. Yes, the library’s websites, at lest most, have a way of sharing your reviews on books, audios, movies, etc… I will sometimes share their, but not regularly. 

 

As you can see I try to get my reviews out their and share them almost everyplace I can. I like what I do. I LOVE supporting authors and as long as I love it, I will continue to support and share. 

 

Now how about you?
Do you cross post to Amazon? How about other sites?

 

 

Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Tips On Writing A Book Review

 

 

What is a book review? A book review is a form of literary criticism in which a book is analyzed based on content, style, and merit (wikipedia).  

 

Why write a book review? You might be wondering! Book review’s are important to readers and authors. They are a way to get the word out. Just like talking to your friends or family about a book you read, you are sharing YOUR opinions and thoughts to other readers just like you. 

 

For authors, a book review is a way for them to get the word out and it’s also advertisement and publicity for their work.

 

For the reader, a book review is a way to help us decide what to read next. I personally like to read review’s to see if the book will be a good fit for me. The cover and blurb might look and sound great, but something in the book may not click with me. The only way I might know this is if another reader who previously read it pointed out what they liked and didn’t in a review. So, a book review will tell me if I should or shouldn’t pick it up or add it to my every growing TBR pile. 

 

Do you need to be a blogger to review? No, you don’t have to be a blogger to review a book or share your thoughts. Just be a lover of books and share with your friends, family, book clubs, and acquaintances.

 

How long should a review be? As for the review, it doesn’t have to be long. It can be a sentence or two or as long as a paragraph or essay. It’s all up to YOU on how much you want to say.

 

Below I’m sharing a few tips on writing a good book review.

 

 

Tips on writing a book review:

 

Read the book. If you haven’t read it. How can you review it. You need to be reliable and to do that you need to read the book.

 

Take notes. Some bloggers have a review journal or a notebook. Me I use the Evernote app. I can sync it between my devices and have all my notes wherever I need them when it comes time to write my review.

 

Think. Digest. Mull it over. You can write the review as soon as you finish the book, but taking that extra time to to think can help bring you a new perspective.

 

Focus on what you like, made you happy and didn’t like, made you un-happy. Things that touched you, shocked you, or made you stop and wonder/ponder. The review is your subject point of view. DO NOT post the synopsis/blurb. No one needs that. We can read it on the book page.

 

Relate. Connect. Refer. If the book reminds you of an author, a type of writing style, or brings up a memory, share it. This will add to your review.

 

Trust yourself. Everyone is going to have different perspectives and opinions. Don’t worry. We are all different and like different things. Remember the review is all about YOU, be honest, be bold. You are the reader, so the review is yours and doesn’t need to follow a tread.

 

Leave it for awhile. Come back and check to see if it’s OK. I write a review and then leave it for a few hours, too a day. Then I come back and look it over again. Sometimes I change it. Other times it’s what I wanted it to be.

 

Share. Post. Post to retail sites, Goodreads, BookLikes, your website, or anyplace you can leave a review.

 

 

 

 

 

 What do you think?
Do you have any suggestions or tips?
I’d love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

 

Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Book Tag ~ I Never

 

Thank’s to Under The Covers Book Blog for doing this tag. The creator of this tag is  LizziefayeLovesBooks.

 

More and more of these book tags are popping up on YouTube and around the blogosfere. I’m not comfortable enough to do a YouTube video, but I’m happy to share my thoughts in a post.

 

This looked like fun!! I hope that you’ll grab the tag and do one yourself. Then come back and share your link, or even tag me so I’ll see it!

 

Note: Pictures take you to Amazon & other links take you to my reviews.

 

The Questions:

 

– “I never read that!” Name a book that you’ve never read, that everyone else has.

 

Fifty Shades of Grey – I never got into the hype and hubbub of the whole Fifty Shades series.

 

 

 

– “I never read anything so awesome!” Name your favorite book.

 

Oh this is a tough one. I have several favorite books, but if I must choose one then Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews. In this one Kate is trying to adjust to having friends and people she cares about. Her relationship with Curren changes as well. For me this one is pivotal; because so much changes in Kate’s life.

 

 

– “I never thought I would get through it.” Name a book that you didn’t like, but powered through it anyway.

 

Heated Pursuit – Oh man!! So many loved this Heated Pursuit, but I just felt like I was read something completely different. When it was done. I was like: “Finally! It’s over!”

 

 

– “I will never finish that!” Name a book or a series that you don’t plan on finishing.

 

The Black Dagger Brotherhood. I loved the earlier books. I mean LOVED, but I’m not going to keep reading the series. I’ve read up to book 11, Lover At Last. Everyone raves and loves this series, but something just stoped working for me and I can’t get myself to pick up the next book.

 

 

– “I will never regret reading that.” Name a book you read solely on a recommendation that you ended up really liking.

 

Beauty and the Highland Beast – This is completely out of my preferred genre. I don’t ever pick up Historical Romance, except on a whim, but after read Herding Cats and Burning Soups review on this book I just had to give it a try. I was captivated from the first to last pages. Plus that cover. Spectacular

 

 

– “I would never do that!” Name a relatable book character who made choices you didn’t agree with, or did things you would never do.

 

Alexis Lopez from His Virgin Mate by Grace Goodwin. She gets an alien match yet she doesn’t ask many, if any questions. I would want to know about the alien planet, world, and get more information; before I accept. Information is power.

 

 

– “I never wanted to admit it.” Name a book that you were embarrassed to say you read or were embarrassed to carry around with you.

 

Sensual Phrase, Vol. 1 by Mayu Shinjo (Manga) – This was way back in High School.

 

 

– “I never read anything so heartwarming.” Name a book or a series that really touched your heart.

 

Bodyguard (Shifters Unbound, #2.5) by Jennifer Ashley – Loved this book; because of Ronan who is so caring! He adopted a bunch of cubs that have had traumatic experiences and are facing problems, like Cherie with her PTSD, Rebecca’s PMS, and the boys Olaf and Scott’s night terror dreams. He knows what to do to help each one out and to make a loving and caring home for them. SWEET! TOUCHING!

 

 

– “I never laughed so hard!” Name a book that made you laugh out loud.

 

Love The One You’re Witch – Anastasia, I enjoyed her dry sense of humor and attempts to get the vampires to laugh. I ended up laughing in many parts.

 

 

– “I never could have made it through childhood without it.” Name a favorite childhood book or book series.

 

Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones – I love the artwork that’s in this story. I still do and read it to my son. I own the originally published edition back from 1981. It’s lasted. 

 


 

 

WHAT ARE YOUR ANSWERS?
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Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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