On Tuesday I posted my Top Ten Books on my Summer TBR.
On Wednesday I reviewed Unearthly by Cynthia Hand.
On Thursday I talked about why we’re so afraid of science, how that affects our books, and why I want more positive portrayals of science in fiction.
On Friday I reviewed Secret for a Song, a NA book that definitely stood out from the rest.
What Bloggers Need to Know about FTC Disclosure @ NoseGraze
I know there’s been SO much talk about FTC guidelines and I KNOW they’re annoying, but I thought Ashley did a fantastic job of putting it in simple terms & even if it’s been talked about a lot, things like this are always good to be reminded of from time to time.
The Key to My Heart: Awesome BFFs @ Snuggly Oranges
Debby talks about friendships in books & spotlights some of my favorites!(Abby and Caitlin from Parallel and Karou and Zuzana from Daughter of Smoke & Bone in particular)
Books Make Me Hungry @ Another Novel Read
Kelly at Another Novel Read discusses how books make her hungry & what food they make her crave.
Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated @ Respiring Thoughts
Sometimes, characters who “die” don’t STAY dead. It can be an annoying trend, and Renae wrote an excellent post on the subject.
Coulda/Woulda/Shoulda Book Bloggers @ Between the Lines
Trish at Between The Lines wrote a fun post about literary characters who might be book bloggers if they were around today!
Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always by Elissa Janene Hoole
The Trouble With Flirting by Claire LaZebnik
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
So I did not BUY any books this week(yay for actually following through on a book ban!) but I did receive some:
Mind Games(received from ARCcyling)
Pivot Point (won)
Wither (traded for)
A Blogging Idea:
I figure my Sunday Wrap-up posts are the best post to sound off on new ideas. I’ve been thinking of how I write my reviews lately, and while I’m pretty happy with them, I’ve been trying to think of a way that would encompass the overall “idea” of a review for a reader before they actually read. I know some people skim to avoid information, and while my final impression/cupcake rating works well for that, I wanted something at the top. So I had the idea of using a stoplight system:
I’m thinking of incorporating this system at the top of my reviews so readers/casual skimmers have an idea of what my review will contain. I figure green light will be for most 4 and 5 star books, yellow for 3 and some 2 stars(3 stars is a positive rating for me, but it still lost two stars along the way for SOMETHING, so I figure it fits in yellow nicely), and red would be for 1 star and some 2 stars.
I haven’t quite decided if I’m going to use this system or not, but I might try it out on some reviews in the next few days!