I read, I eat, I work, and then I read a lot more. Who needs sleep.
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I'm not really a fan of love triangles or characters with low self-esteem who get magically delicious makeovers, and this book had both (kind of... not really) and then some. However, the author managed to hook me in after the first few chapters of me thinking "Oh, God, I hope this gets better" since it started with a lot of telling not showing. In the context of all these tropes, the foundation of the story is actually the journey to self discovery the main character goes through. There's a nice mix of humor, sweet, hot as hell, and throat tightening moments throughout the story. After all the duds I've been reading, this book was a welcome change from the sea of underdeveloped characters and underdeveloped plots I've been doggy paddling through. I will be keeping an eye out for the next book from this author.
Thanks for the rec, Miss!
I like reading. I like chocolate. Combine both in a cheesy romantic comedy and I'm there.
I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I had read it after a certain "I weep for humanity" book, but it was a decent start to a series I've added to my tbr. The writing was a little over-the-top with the smexy cutting of smexy chocolate into sexy smexy chocolate curls, but if you just roll your eyes and keep reading, there's actually a cute, lighthearted romantic chick-lit story of an arrogant chocolatier and an American heiress.
Tink's a Disney whore! What the hell did I just read? If you like reading stories about despicable characters doing despicable things all rolled up in a mystery suspense then open wide and take a bite out of this triple decker fuckery sandwich. This book was inspired by the Natalie Holloway and Amanda Knox cases, which I didn't follow, and after reading this book, made me glad I didn't.
This was one messed up story about some messed characters, but it was absolutely riveting in the delving deep into the character of the main character(s), their friendships, and a murder trial. The writing of this mystery was very well done. The author was incredibly calculated in her portrayal and timely revealings of certain events that leave you coming to the correct conclusion a few times, but ultimately incorrect. Whether you like it or not when the truth is revealed, this is one of those books that will keep you thinking even if you were as disgusted about it as me.
Oh, I hate yet love when an author can make me feel like this 2 days after finishing the book. I still feel the need for brain bleach though. I need some lighthearted funnies too.
Links to various Booklikes tutorials around the site. Thanks to all the hardworking BL members and team who contributed. This is a work in progress. More links will be added as I find them.
*scratching my head*
I wasn't going to write a review at all, but I figured I was on a another-dud-book trend anyway, so I may as well leave some reviews for other books that had me questioning my sanity. The writing style was not my cuppa at all. The author tries way too hard to be lyrical, poetic, or... something, but all she did was make me scoff and roll my eyes therefore taking me out the "story" or forming any connection with the main character. I could not connect with her at all, so if the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghost Busters showed up to swipe her ass off a roof, I wouldn't have cared at all. In fact, I would have cheered him on. The relationship between the MC and her brother bordered on disturbing, but I don't know if that was me reading between lines I didn't want to cross or the ambiguity of the writing. I didn't understand why another character would be interested in the mess that was the MC. And the ending was... honestly, who cares?
The book made as much sense as this sign
It's time for Thursday Release and it's a feature many of you requested :-) Now when a given book doesn't fit any default status on your Shelf (Read, Planning to read, Currently reading) you can create your own exclusive book status.
How? You can create and organize your books with new statuses in several ways.
Go to your Shelf Page and create your new status with your name, e.g. Not finished. New status will be added and visible at once on your Shelf.
*yawn* I almost fell asleep just writing my review for this cliched, boring, unsatisfying book.
This book was that bad, in my opinion. This is my first book by this author, and I don't know if this is how she (he?) usually writes, but I'm not a fan at all. The sentence structure was short and choppy in quite a few parts throughout the book, there is more telling than showing, and not enough reasoning behind the actions of some of the characters. Those were just some of the issues I had with the writing and story-telling abilities from this author. Oh, and don't get me started on the heroine.
After reading the summary, I was prepared for a heroine with a strong character. What I was got was an annoying, irritating, crying, whiny, do-the-opposite-of-what-will-keep-you-safe idiot. And no matter how hot and bad ass the hero was, all I could think was "and you're in love with her?" *scratching my head in confusion* Soooo.... he didn't do it for me either. She's not the worst heroine I've read *cough~Kiera~cough* but she was grating on my nerves. I like to read books in one sitting, so I don't DNF a lot of books, but this was close to ending up on my short list of DNFs.
Since creating my account over a week ago, I had to take the day off yesterday from trying to figure out all this html stuff to personalize my account here, because it just wasn't working, and I was getting way too frustrated. But after another day of unsuccessfully personalizing my blog, I still can't get it. I swear on the precious dead tree versions of my favorite books that I have tried over and over again for a week now, going by the tutorials that so many members have so generously posted and shared, but it just won't work for me.
**reblog of Karlynp's original post. Please post any comments directed to her HERE
By now many of us has seen the screen cap of Dawid (CEO of Booklikes) responding on the STGRB site. It was a quick and friendly reply to answer a question posed in their article (see screen cap of full article here). So does this mean he supports them? Of course not, so I think we can all turn down the alarm bells for a moment.
The STGRB wants us to believe Booklikes is on their side, but I refuse to believe it based on one post over there. Especially when it addresses an email from Rick Carufel, a known troll himself.
**Thanks to Big Beardy for this tip.
If you don't want to annoy lots of people with big assed posts on their dash... Use the page break function. Makes things so much less huge.
**Thanks to Likest thou jelly within thy doughnut? for this post of tutorial links.
There are quite a few tutorials on how to change the layout of your BookLikes blog. I figured it's good to have them all in one post, and I'd like to thank all who put a lot of work into making them so others can enjoy BookLikes.
Let's start with the customization blogs posted by BookLikes:
*Reblog from Kaia - comments for Kaia should be posted on her blog via link
I hate telling this story. Just the thought of doing so, of exposing my past to even a handful of other people, makes me feel sick to my stomach. But with Goodreads' change in policy occurring and the word "bullying" being slung around so casually, I think it's time.
What I'm about to tell you might be hard to believe. Or maybe you'll believe it, and maybe it'll upset you. I won't lie; what I went through is likely to trigger some people. If you believe me. I'm always terrified people won't believe me. After all, I was gaslighted so hard, for years even I didn't know whether I believed me.
We have new things for your on BookLikes :) Let us present you two brand new features and one improvement that we’ve released today. We linked your Shelf with your Blog, let you search tags and easily remove books from your Shelf.
We received many requests to link books on your Shelf with reviews on your blog. Now when you click on a book that was reviewed by you you’ll see “Review” status in a book pop up that will transfer you or anyone who visits your Shelf to review on your Blog. To make it even easier and faster we added “Reviewed” status on your Shelf where all your reviewed books are shelved.