Friday, June 22, 2018

☀Daily Book Chat #27:☀ Community Reviews…Do they help you decide what books you want to read?

 Hello everyone! Welcome to my  ☀Daily Book Chat☀ where I do some SERIOUS discussions that fellow book fans will get a kick out of and relate their thoughts about the subject to other book fans!

Today's discussion question is Community Reviews...Do they help you decide what books you want to read?

Now, there are like over A MILLION book sites out there (Goodreads, Amazon) where readers go out and post their reviews about the latest books that they have just read and have the whole world read them for their reading pleasure.  So, imagine all of those book reviews spreading around the internet like a CELEBRITY'S POPULARITY and influencing the decisions that people make when trying to find a GOOD book to read!

So, the question here is... if you were searching for a book that you might be interested in and you want to see if the book is any good or not, do you rely on the opinions of the book community to help you search for that SPECIAL book you are looking for?

For me personally, YES, I do rely on the reviews from other book reviewers to decide which books I want to read.

I mean, think about it.  If you see a book that has mostly NEGATIVE reviews, then wouldn't you want to steer clear away from that book?  You probably would be wasting lots of PRECIOUS money on a book that is considered DAMAGED GOODS for the reader and you would be complaining to the high heavens about why you spend so much PRECIOUS money on a bad book.

On the other hand, if you see a book that has mostly POSITIVE reviews, then not only will your PRECIOUS money be well spent on a book that is WORTH buying, but you also have that nice, little book on your bookshelf for the whole world to see!

For me, if it wasn't for the fact that I've read other people's reviews about a certain book they've read, then I probably would have never checked out awesome books like Red Rising by Pierce Brown, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and so on and so forth (because I will be here for all eternity explaining about all the GOOD books I've read because of the book reviews from other reviewers).  I also think it's GREAT to consider how other people feel about a particular book and see if your opinions sync with that person's opinions (or not, it's great to think differently from other people too)!

So, what are your thoughts on all this?  Do you let the opinions of the book community decide on whether or not you should check out a particular book you are looking for? always everybody:


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #95: Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  Wild Blue Wonder
Author:  Carlie Sorosiak
Expected Publication Date:  June 26th, 2018

There are two monsters in this story. One of them is me.

Ask anyone in Winship, Maine, and they’ll tell you the summer camp Quinn’s family owns is a magical place. Paper wishes hang from the ceiling. Blueberries grow in the dead of winter. According to local legend, a sea monster even lurks off the coast. Mostly, there’s just a feeling that something extraordinary could happen there.

Like Quinn falling in love with her best friend, Dylan.

After the accident, the magic drained from Quinn’s life. Now Dylan is gone, the camp is a lonely place, and Quinn knows it’s her fault.

But the new boy in town, Alexander, doesn’t see her as the monster she believes herself to be. As Quinn lets herself open up again, she begins to understand the truth about love, loss, and monsters—real and imagined.

Oooh! This sounds like an interesting read!  I do wonder if Quinn will get through her troubles of being a monster.

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Monday, June 18, 2018

New Releases on the Horizon #46: June 17, 2018 - June 23, 2018

Hey everyone!  I just started this new thing on my blog called "New Releases on the Horizon!"  It's where I list all the new books being release throughout the year and I choose from 10 books that I have the most interest in checking out and I also will list the dates the books will be released and where you can find them if you are interested.

So, be on the lookout for some new books on the horizon!

Mister Tonight by Kendall Ryan   
Expected Publication: June 18th, 2018 by Kendall Ryan Books  
(Contemporary Romance)  

Dive Smack by Demetra Brodsky 

Not the Girls You're Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi   
Expected Publication:  June 19th, 2018 by Feiwel & Friends 
(Contemporary Romance) 

The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara 
Expected Publication:  June 19th, 2018 by Sky Pony Press   
(Historical Romance / LGBT) 

Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein   
Expected Publication:  June 19th, 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers  

Tattered (Lark Cove #1) by Devney Perry  
Expected publication: June 19th, 2018 by Devney Perry    
(Contemporary Romance) 

Vampire's Faith (Dark Protectors #8) by Rebecca Zanetti    
Expected publication:  June 19th, 2018 by Lyrical Press  
(Paranormal Romance) 

Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone #2) by Jill Shalvis    
Expected publication:  June 19th, 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks  
(Contemporary Romance) 

THAT MAN 6 (That Man #6) by Nelle L'Amour 
Expected publication:  June 21st, 2018 by Nichols Canyon Press   
(Contemporary Romance) 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Sunday Post Meme (140)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everyone! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!  I hope everyone is enjoying their Father's Day and I hope your dads or grandpas got some special gifts to celebrate this special occasion!  We managed to fix our dad some breakfast (basically just eggs and toast) and we managed to get him a DVD of "Thor Ragnarok" (my dad just about freaked out when he saw the DVD). We might go out and eat at Red Lobster or Texas Roadhouse later on tonight since my dad is a huge fan of both restaurants.  I'm glad that my dad enjoyed his gifts for this occasion!

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* I always love watching these British mystery shows and "Father Brown" has definitely been a mystery show that I've been watching so much lately!  I think I'm at Season 5 at this point, so I'm going to watch the rest of the series sometime this week!


* I just started watching this show and I'm loving it so far!  The premise about animals possibly taking over the world is very interesting to me and I can't wait to see what happens with these characters next!


* I'm just loving this show! I've been hearing so many good things about "My Hero Academia" and I finally got the chance to watch it and it's such an amazing show so far!  If you love watching shows with superheroes, this is the show for you!


How did you spend your father's day?


☆ Check out Read All the Things' post on A Brief List Of Oddities Discovered In My Email Account

★ Check out The Eater of Books' post on My Favorite Adult Romance Standalone Novels

Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2018.