(SPOILER-FREE ARC REVIEW) SCATTERED CONSTELLATIONS by Ankita Singh: It Hurts to Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve




Summary

Words tumble out, with no pause;
From the pen, my anelace,
That I hold so graciously,
(In awe of its majesty, its power)
In my hand.

They form thoughts, hopes and musings;
Reflect my soul, my entire being,
And spread across the page,
Like scattered constellations
Across the sky. 


#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: My "Fantasy" Road Trip Books


I don't go on road trips, but I do vacation a lot, and I hardly read on vacation. I'm busy doing other things besides reading, like swimming, partying, hanging with family and friends. But these are some books I would read if I had time to on vacation. It's somewhat of a fantasy list, not the genre, but the books I'd have intention of reading during vacation. 

For those who don't know what Top 5 Wednesday is, it's a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week. 


Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes our top 5 favorite fandom items. 

This week's topic: Roadtrip Books

July 25th: Roadtrip Books-- This time of year is vacation and roadtrip season for many. Discuss books that feature roadtrips. 

Books I've Read Because of Booktube/Blogging | TOP 5 TUESDAY # 3


Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming Topics in July – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

This week's topic: Top 5 books I read because of Booktube/Blogs


#BOOKBLOGGERHOP (July 20-26): My Biggest Blogging Moment




About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

This week's question submitted by Cathy @ What Cathy Read Next:

What's your proudest blogging milestone or achievement?

Roundtable Q&A: Do Negative Reviews Mean More Attention?



This discussion is in context with a video that I saw on YouTube in regards to negative reviews from smaller creators, based on the latest novel Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings.

However, this topic can be expanded in general for how negative reviews are portrayed by the public. There are some people in the blogosphere who seem to think that smaller creators who have opinions and reactions to popular things, that may be different than the normal response, are only doing it for attention. They feel those reviewers need to speak negatively in order to make a name for themselves. But the thing is, negative commentators don't need the attention they already have. Just because a review is negative, it’s a form of opinion. If we all had the same opinions, life would be pretty boring.


With that being said, here is our roundtable of book-lovers who have experienced similar experiences from sharing their honest opinions.

Participants:
Amber (
The Literary Phoenix)


Erica (Erica Robyn)


Taylor (Taylor Tracy)

 
Cee (Dora Reads) 


Chloe (Book Dragons)

Camilla (Reader Attic)

#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Books I've Removed from My TBR


For those who don't know what Top 5 Wednesday is, it's a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week. 


Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes our top 5 favorite fandom items. 

This week's topic: Books I've Removed from my TBR

I actually have a segment on my blog about removing books on my list, called Down the TBR Hole, created by Lia from Lost in a Story. Check out all my current entries here

But for this weekly prompt, I'll choose the most recent books I wanted to remove on my list. 

Books I Want to Reread | TOP 5 TUESDAY #2


Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming Topics in July – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

This week's topic:
Top 5 Books I Want to Reread!

Another Day, Another Meme! | STATE OF THE ARC #1


So I was scrolling through my Kindle feed and noticed that I have a lot of ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) from either authors I know, or NetGalley, and I want to cut down on the pile that is increasing. So I joined State of the ARC, created by Avalinah @ avalinahsbooks.

This post comes out every 30th of the month for updates. 



Rules of State of the ARC:


  • Mention that you’re linking up with State of the ARC @ AvalinahsBooks, which is a fun way to share our ARC progress, challenges, wins, woes and mishaps.
  • Include the link to this post, or the current State of the ARC post. You can use my State of the ARC image too.
  • Don’t forget to visit all the other people in the link-up and comment.
  • And most importantly – have fun!
For my first State of the ARC, I'll participate in ARC Bingo! I haven't played Bingo in years, so this will be fun as to how it'll work with my unread ARCs.


#BOOKBLOGGERHOP (July 13-19): A Clean Blog is a Happy Blog



About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

This week's question submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews:
Does a cluttered blog have you not returning? By cluttered I mean too many columns, small type, too many photos, difficult to follow, etc. 

#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Future Classics


I know I haven't blogged for awhile; I needed a few days rest after such a hectic 40-hour work week, but I'm back for more book fun today! 

For those who don't know what Top 5 Wednesday is, it's a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week. 


Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes our top 5 favorite fandom items. 

This week's topic: Future Classics

July 11th: Future Classics--What books do you think with stand the test of time?