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The Bookish Brunette has lots of opinions… about books and things

THINKING TOO HARD : Review Books vs. What I Want to Read

My first ever Thinking Too Hard post! High-five! So the other day, I decided to check out my Goodreads reading challenge. My goal is to read 150 books this year, I’m at 21 so far. According to their site, I’m 6 books ahead, which is nothing short of a miracle. Anyways. I wanted to lookContinue Reading

Riffle Books and Ten New Alternatives to Goodreads

Riffle Books and Ten New Alternatives to Goodreads

  With Goodreads recent purchase by Amazon, it’s got lots of readers wondering what changes will be implicated… In my opinion, it’s not even a question of IF Amazon will be making changes to how Goodreads is run – but WHEN these changes will take effect? So in regards to this, I’ve been looking intoContinue Reading

Thinking Too Hard: Panties Twisted- Bloggers, Authors & Bullies (Part 2)

Thinking Too Hard: Panties Twisted- Bloggers, Authors & Bullies (Part 2)

  You know what I’m soooo TIRED of???? Besides bloggers acting like we’re still in high school that is… Authors and “bloggers” on their high horse about bloggers being BULLIES. Are you FREAKING JOKING ME???? Perhaps no one has noticed that EVERY TIME something goes down between an author and a blogger, it’s because anContinue Reading

Thinking too Hard: Panties Twisted- Bloggers (Part 1)

Thinking too Hard: Panties Twisted- Bloggers (Part 1)

Alright, I just can’t not say anything ANYMORE. Book bloggers have gone FREAKING INSANE since the Story Siren went all grabby grabby plagiarist on everyone. And I GET it. Everyone is all up in arms, ready to throw the gauntlet over NOTHING. STOP IT. Just freaking STOP IT. The other day, I get an emailContinue Reading

BB Thinking Too Hard About: Author Review Request Emails

BB Thinking Too Hard About: Author Review Request Emails

YES… Another review request etiquette discussion post!!! *sigh* How many will I be forced to post before I’m taken SERIOUSLY?! I mean REALLY! Bad Author: Dear Reviewer, < — You have already been DELETED author. ** Title of Book** (because I’m a nice person even though you CLEARLY didn’t take the time out to peruseContinue Reading

5 Professions That Will Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

5 Professions That Will Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

At our dinner table, we talk about things like zombie viruses and whether or not vampires like pizza. The other day, we were discussing the zombie apocalypse, and my kids were talking smack about my skill (or lack thereof) at our zombie shooting gallery. I was, they assured me, going to be toast. But IContinue Reading

BB Thinking Too Hard About: My Gag Reflex

This is the SECOND post I’ve written on this whole Story Siren/plagiarism situation… The first contained too many inappropriate words to actually be taken seriously. And at THIS point- I’m as serious as a freaking heart attack. You see, I may have promised my husband that I wouldn’t get “involved” in this ridiculous debacle ofContinue Reading

BB Thinking Too Hard about Review Requests

The following email is an example of a review request that is 95% GUARANTEED to be denied by this Brunette… Do NOT send me this: *actual review request inquiry from author. Author is in bold black* Hello, ← Hi, I’m ASHLEY. My NAME is all over my BLOG. You know… the one you’d like me toContinue Reading

BB Thinking Too Hard about Twilight

BB Thinking Too Hard about Twilight

I feel like I should clarify something to everyone: I DID NOT HATE TWILIGHT. You can clearly see on my Goodreads shelves that every book in the Twilight series is rated a solid 5 stars! Hell if I’d have been REVIEWING books when they were released and I read them- who’s to say they wouldn’tContinue Reading

BB Thinking Too Hard about Book Covers

For those of you that are NOT yet aware… I am INDEED a cover whore… I know right? *shocked gasps of disbelief pass throughout the blogosphere* Now… We’ve ALL seen gorgeous covers (see below) I’m a fan of covers with people on them I suppose… But I also love covers like this: Just a randomContinue Reading

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