It’s All in the De-Tales! (featuring the magic that is Strange the Dreamer)

You say: don’t judge a book by its cover, and I don’t!  (Not really anyways) I judge it on so much MORE than just its cover!

its all in the detailsThere is so much to consider when picking up a book based on how it looks: the cover yes, but also the spine details, the back cover, the pages (are they deckled?! are they sprayed?!), the title pages, the chapter headers, the naked spine, the naked hardcover, and I could go on and on because I just love all of the aspects and characteristics that go into making a book beautiful and unique.

Based on all of these factors, I thought it would be fun to start a blog meme, which I am so fondly calling, “It’s All in the De-Tales”.  This is not necessarily a book ‘review’, although you could say its a review based on physical properties and has nothing to do with what is on the inside!

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March Wrap Up & Haul!

img_9682THIS IS SO LATE AND IT’S EMBARRASSING!  But, I still wanted to post about the books that I read and acquired in March, so I just went for it… 14 days late.  But come on, who doesn’t love looking at a good stack of books no matter what time of the month it is?

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Caraval – Hype Buster or No?

img_9623I am totally that person who reads a super hyped book and then rates it 2 stars.  It happened with A Court of Thorns and Roses (bleh), it happened with Empress of A Thousand Skies (don’t even get me started), and The Grisha Trilogy (didn’t even finish that).  So, I was 100% prepared to not like Caraval after all the hype surrounding the book basically built it up to be the best thing since sliced bread.

And, I am happy to report that it passed my hype test!

*Cue confetti and rave horns*

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Bad Deer! (Let’s talk books I HAD to buy but still haven’t read…)

img_0067I know being an active member of the bookstagram community has basically turned me into a book buying monster.  Of course I judge books by their cover, how else am I going to pick it up out of the thousands of others at Barnes & Noble!?

My main one: preordering books, or making a big deal to rush out on release day to purchase a book, only to return home and not read it.

So, with that being said, I thought it would be fun (and embarrassing) to show off all the books I just HAD TO BUY, no ifs, ands, or buts, yet I still haven’t read them.

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It’s All in the De-Tales! (an introduction & a photo-shoot with berry branches)

I have been concocting this in my head for months now and finally decided it was time to put “the pen to paper” so to say.its all in the details

I know that one of my book buying habits is to pick up and purchase a book based purely on looks.  You say: don’t judge a book by its cover, and I don’t!  I judge it on so much more than that (although admittingly yes, I do still pick up books based on the way it looks so, I guess the saying is still relative here).

There is so much to consider when picking up a book based on how it looks: the cover yes, but also the spine details, the back cover, the pages (are they deckled?! are they sprayed?!), the title pages, the chapter headers, the naked spine, the naked hardcover, and I could go on and on because I just love all of the aspects and characteristics that go into making a book beautiful and unique.

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Top 5 Tuesday

I am so relieved that the Broke and the Bookish are putting out Top 10 Tuesday prompts again because LORD KNOWS I am not creative enough to come up with my own prompts!  For more information about this awesome list making meme (and I know you like lists because honestly, who doesn’t?) head HERE!

Today I am going to do a little bit of fantasizing about meeting some of my favorite authors!  I have met a couple so far, mostly at BookCon last year, but I have recently discovered how amazing it is to see authors on their book tours!  There is usually a bad ass Q&A session before the signing, and it is way more intimate than simply standing in line to meet an author at a convention.

Anyways, here are my top 5 authors that I am dying to meet and will definitely try to get to a signing in the future!

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February FairyLoot Unboxing!

Every month I say: this is my favorite FairyLoot yet!  And honestly, the February Emperors & Fugitives box was no exception.

I know this is super late, but since the March box was sold out anyway, I figured I had time to get this posted before anyone was able to purchase the April box!  As usual, I will provide the retail price for all of the items that were found in the box.  I think this helps for those who are considering grabbing a box, or possibly subscribing, but havent quite committed yet because the cost of international shipping is too much/overwhelming. This will be a quick post since I am sure everyone has already seen the contents of this box around Instagram, but I just wanted to throw in my two cents too!

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