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2022 In Review – Stats and Goals

"Just as summer was turning golden and easing into autumn, a stranger came to the village." First line in Over All the Earth by Alexandra Rowland It's time for me to look back on 2022 in greater detail and that means looking at and analyzing stats about my reading. Warning: There are going to be… Continue reading 2022 In Review – Stats and Goals

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Things I Enjoyed in 2022 That Weren’t Books

"Possibly because French made it sound fancy and respectable, the wake-up call for the prisoners was called reveille." First line in The Half Life of Valery K by Natasha Pulley 2022 isn't completely over yet, but I think it's time I start wrapping it up. I'm going to be talking about the stuff I enjoyed… Continue reading Things I Enjoyed in 2022 That Weren’t Books

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Matching Books to My Spotify Wrapped Stats

"Tonight the moonlight makes the floor of the Great Hall into a game board." First line in The Betrayals by Bridget Collins This is another one of those posts where I've come up with a reason to talk about books and music at the same time. As most people know, Spotify Wrapped dropped a couple… Continue reading Matching Books to My Spotify Wrapped Stats

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House of the Dragon Season One (Review)

"We should start back," Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them. "The wildlings are dead." First line in A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin As a fan of Game of Thrones, I obviously tuned in when HBO Max started airing their new prequel series that was going to… Continue reading House of the Dragon Season One (Review)

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5-Star Predictions Wrap-Up and New Predictions #3

"The day I went missing. That's where I'll start. Keep up." First line in Echo Cycle by Patrick Edwards I might have forgotten that I had read all my 5-star predictions but my wrap-up is here now! It's time to reveal whether I have gotten any better at predicting which books I'll give 5 stars… Continue reading 5-Star Predictions Wrap-Up and New Predictions #3

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Do I Like Books Recommended for My Zodiac Sign?

"It's easy to think that nobody could really arrange the world like clockwork."First line in The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley Hi, and welcome to my little experiment. As it is my birthday tomorrow (Sunday), I wanted to do something birthday-related which then became me investigating whether the books recommended for me based… Continue reading Do I Like Books Recommended for My Zodiac Sign?

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Our Experience Using StoryGraph as a Buddy Reading Tool || A Discussion by Line @ First Line Reader and Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner

A Book Owl's Corner

Happy Friday, everyone!

If you’ve been keeping up with our wrap-ups, you’ll already know that Line @ First Line Reader and I recently buddy read Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris together. However, what you probably didn’t know was that we used StoryGraph to do it!

(That’s right – this idiot has finally figured out how to make the switch to StoryGraph and import her Goodreads data 😁 It only took me what, a year?)

And of course, we wouldn’t be true book bloggers if we didn’t exploit this experience to write a lengthy discussion post. Especially now that we’ve put in the effort and figured out how StoryGraph works!

After several experiments that involved not just our fully fleshed-out Elantris buddy read, but also a trial-run with Hanya Yanagihara’s To Paradise and some final tweaks with Julia Golding’s Dragonfly, we feel fairly confident that we know enough to give you all the…

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2021 in Review – Stats and Goals

"Some people are born under a lucky star, while others have their misfortune telegraphed by the position of the planets."First line in Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia We might have reached the end of January 2022, but I'm still reviewing 2021, although, this is my last post about it (finally). We've made… Continue reading 2021 in Review – Stats and Goals

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Things I Enjoyed in 2021 That Weren’t Books

"The servants called them malenchki, little ghosts, because they were the smallest and the youngest, and because they haunted the Duke’s house like giggling phantoms, darting in and out of rooms, hiding in cupboards to eavesdrop, sneaking into the kitchen to steal the last of the summer peaches."First line in Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo Since we're not done with January yet, I'm still… Continue reading Things I Enjoyed in 2021 That Weren’t Books

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The Wheel of Time Season One (Review)

"This far below Emond's Field, halfway to the Waterwood, trees lined the banks of the Winespring Water."First line in The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan So I've watched the first season of The Wheel of Time on Amazon Prime, and I have thoughts. If you can't handle criticism, you probably shouldn't continue reading… Continue reading The Wheel of Time Season One (Review)