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Welcome back to another entry into the #BroodyBFF Challenge. It’s a series of challenges being held for #BroodyBFFs (aka the Broody street team) in in honor of the swoon-worthy Brooding YA Hero getting his own book, Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me, out October 3rd.

This week’s written challenge theme is summer. Today, I will be sharing two books, one Young Adult & one New Adult, that put me in a summery mood.

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Attending your first Book Festival can be nerve racking. As someone who attended their first book festival since they were in a stroller this year and was pretty damn successful doing it, I want to give all of my book festival advice so you can be just as successful as I am.

Without further ado, welcome to Book Festival 101 in which I will be giving advice on everything Book Festival related from preparation to attendance.

Today, I’m going to be sharing my advice on how to prepare to be a successful Book Festival attendee, including all of my personal ‘musts’.

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I was tagged by Chelsea @ Romweasly in The Game of Thrones Book Tag!! Huge shoutout to Chelsea for tagging everyone who wanted to do it. Despite thinking the show is a fanservice, probably-going-to-end-in-incest disaster, I am elated to take part in the tag based off of it as it has some great questions & House tie-ins.

The Game of Thrones Book Tag was originally created by Biblio Nyan.

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School season is right around the corner, which means accepting the fact that you’re going to have to read less. However, there are a lot of tricks that I use to make sure that I can get in reading time all while being a Full-time College Student.

And, I know, you’re probably thinking “I’ve seen this on wikihow who needs another one of these posts?” Well, I’m glad you asked. As the person who read 834 books (some were short stories) in 2016, I feel truly qualified to give advice on How to Read More. And this was all while being in school, playing multiple sports, having numerous extra curricular activities, and doing volunteer work. I’ve mastered the art of multitasking. I know how to work around a hectic schedule to still get in copious amounts of reading time.

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Today, August 18th, is a very special day. It’s Percy Jackson’s birthday!!!

Percy Jackson & the Olympians is a series that is invaluable to me and has impacted many different aspects of my life. Without Percy Jackson, I would’ve never got involved in online fandom, met my closest friends, or have continued read as much as I do today. But, the reason why Percy Jackson is so near and dear to my heart is because of what it did for me when I was struggling with ADHD in Middle School.

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Anna-Marie McLemore is one of my favorite people. She’s a Queer Latina who writes enchanting Young Adult Magical Realism stories that feature POC & Queer characters.

I had the privilege of receiving an ARC of her upcoming novel, Wild Beauty, releasing in October. Today, I’m going to be sharing 5 reasons as why you need this book on your TBR. Plus, there’s an International Giveaway for an ARC of Wild Beauty!!!!!!

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Title: Alex, Approximately
Author: Jenn Bennett
Release Date: April 4th 2017
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Category: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Content Warning: Guns, Death, Past Stalking, PTSD

SynopsisPitched as a teen version of You’ve Got Mail, Alex, Approximately follows Bailey “Mink” Rydell, who is developing a crush on her online film geek friend “Alex”.

Soon after Alex invites Bailey to come out to a film festival in his hometown to see North by Northwest, Bailey moves to Coronado Cove to live with her father. Without telling Alex. Confrontation avoidant Bailey decides to find Alex using the hints she’s gotten from their online conversations.

Then, her father secures her a summer job at a local Museum where she clashes with a very attractive security guard named Porter Roth. As the summer goes on, Bailey has to choose between her online fantasy with Alex and the boy standing in front of her. Unless, Alex is a lot closer than it seems.

 

Alex, Approximately has the exact formula I look for in Romances. Online friendship leading to more? Check. Hate to Love in real life? Check. Mistaken Identities? Check. Misunderstandings? Check. California Central Coast setting? Check. Characters with a traumatic past? Check.

Despite that, Alex, Approximately ended up being a disappointment (albeit a relatively cute disappointment). In part because of the hype, which made me go into it expecting to fall in love, and in part because of how the online aspect of the story was handled.

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Welcome to another Discussion Post here on Lacy Literacy! Today we’re going to be talking about Books vs. their TV/Movie Adaptations.

Recently, I was inspired by Mia over at Pen & Parchment who talked about her personal aversion to film adaptations of books. Because I have a lot of opinions that aren’t as popular, I decided that I wanted to share them in the form of a discussion post because Books vs. TV/Movie Adaptation opinions can be dividing and I’d love to hear all of your thoughts on them.

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Welcome back to Trope Tuesdays, a meme created by yours truly.

With the recent changes to my blog, there are going to be some chances with how I personally do Trope Tuesdays. As you may have noticed from the title of today’s Trope Tuesday, I’m going to branching out from just talking about one trope in Trope Tuesdays. That doesn’t mean there won’t be Trope Tuesdays focusing only on one trope because there will be. I simply thought breaking it up would be more fun. You can learn more about the basic Trope Tuesday format here.

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