Weekly Novel Rewind (20)

Posted December 16, 2017 by Madalyn / 2 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap-up post. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Updates Hello, everyone! Wow, have I been busy since the last time I posted a weekly rewind (sorry for no rewind last week, by the way!). First off, I went to San Francisco to visit the lovely Emily!!! I had THE BEST TIME. It was my first time in San Francisco, and I fell in love with that city. Plus, Emily is one of my fave people and I’m so glad I got to spend more time with her! We did lots of fun things, drank lots of fantastic coffee, talked about all the books, and […]

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Favorite New-to-Me Authors of 2017 | December Monthly Recommendations

Posted December 15, 2017 by Madalyn / 4 Comments

Monthly Recommendations is a Goodreads group created and hosted by Kayla Rayne @ Kayla Rayneand Trina @ Between Chapters. I used to do these videos when I was on BookTube, and I really miss them, so I’ve decided to try to do them on the blog every month. December’s topic is your favorite new-to-you authors of 2017– basically, your favorite authors you read for the first time in 2017. I had the hardest time narrowing down this list, as I’ve discovered tons of authors this year whose work I’ve fallen in love with. Here are my top eight picks, though! madalyn’s list   Riley Redgate | Books read this year: Noteworthy; Seven Ways We Lie // As anyone who reads the blog regularly will […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde

Posted December 13, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated upcoming releases. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. madalyn’s waiting on… why i’m waiting I loved Jen Wilde’s debut, Queens of Geek, and I need more of her adorable contemporaries in my life. Plus, this one also features a bisexual main character dealing with coming out in the public sphere. Like, bi drummer girl? Heck yes! This cover is killer, too. I can’t wait. What book are you waiting on this week? Are you also anticipating The Brightsiders?

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Novel Ink Reader Survey!

Posted December 9, 2017 by Madalyn / 2 Comments

Hey guys! I just wanted to make a quick post to let you all know that I created a survey to get some feedback on the blog and the kinds of content you want to see here. Going into 2018, I’d love to get your input on the things we’re doing well and the things that could use improvement. I would so appreciate if you took a few minutes to fill it out! Here is a direct link, in case the embedded survey in this post isn’t showing up. Loading… Thanks in advance for taking the time to share your opinions! Feel free to leave any questions or comments below. 🙂

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ARC Review: Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

Posted December 8, 2017 by Madalyn / 0 Comments
ARC Review: Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

Content warnings: suicide, depression, religious family This book was such an unexpected delight. I can already sense that Nice Try, Jane Sinner is a book readers will either completely love or completely hate. It follows our main character, Jane Sinner, who has been kicked out of her high school due to some mysterious event. She decides to finish her high school education at the local community college, and while there, she joins a reality show called House of Orange. This book documents the ridiculous antics that go along with the reality show, but it also shows Jane’s growth as a person during the course of her time on HOO. I’ll start by talking about the thing that, to me, stands […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Posted December 6, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated upcoming book releases. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. madalyn’s waiting on… why i’m waiting Ummmm, hello, NEW BECKY ALBERTALLI. New Becky Albertalli THAT FOLLOWS ONE OF MY FAVE CHARACTERS FROM SIMON. Plus, as a fat, bi woman, I already know that I’m going to see some much-needed representation of my own experiences in Leah’s story. Sign me up, y’all. Are you as excited for Leah as I am? What book are you waiting on this week?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Settings I Want to Visit

Posted December 5, 2017 by Madalyn / 13 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “top ten bookish settings we’d love to visit.” I had lots of fun coming up with these! madalyn’s top ten Red London (Shades of Magic series) // If I had to choose one fictional setting to live in, it would totally be Red London. A city ruled by kind, benevolent rulers where magic flourishes and impacts daily life? Sign me up. London Institue (Infernal Devices Trilogy) // Ha, are we noticing a theme here with the Londons? I would love to visit any Institute in the Shadowhunter world, but I think the London Institute is my favorite of the ones I’ve read about. Plus, […]

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Weekly Novel Rewind (19)

Posted December 2, 2017 by Madalyn / 4 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap-up post. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Updates Hey, y’all! Sorry for the lack of a weekly rewind last week; I was traveling all week and didn’t bring my laptop with me. Which brings me to the first life update: I went to London for a week! I had so much fun. I got to do a few things I’d never done before in all my time in London, like exploring the British Museum, seeing a theatre production on the West End (I attended two, actually!), and visiting Ben Franklin’s London house. I also got to visit my old favorite places (Hatchards, Foyles, […]

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Monthly Novel Rewind: November 2017 | Hello, Holiday Season!

Posted December 1, 2017 by Madalyn / 6 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a wrap-up post, where we discuss what we read and what we’ve been up to during the past month, as well as what’s ahead in the coming month. Bee is taking a break from blogging for a while, so it’ll be just me running things here for now (including in this rewind)! new on the blog our most anticipated december release I’m ALWAYS hype for more Kasie West! She’s one of my auto-buy contemporary authors. venturing around the blogosphere Check out these posts from other creators we loved this month! <3 Tasha @ Cats & Paperbacks gives details, challenges, and recommendations for the #SapphicAThon, a readathon happening in December that focuses on reading f/f […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Madalyn’s Winter TBR

Posted November 28, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

op Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “top ten books on your winter TBR.” As with my previous seasonal TBR posts, I’ll be separating the books I want to read into categories. Without further ado, let’s get into some of the books I plan to read this winter! madalyn’s winter tbr ARCs    Upcoming Releases Backlist Books   Have you read any of the books on my list? Do you plan to read any of them this winter, too?

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