Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’ve Read that I’d Like in my personal Library

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

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Crown of Coral and Pearl | Spoiler-Free Book Review

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Crown of Coral and Pearl #1 | 432 Pages | Aug 27, 2019

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Crown of Coral and Pearl at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Basically a mermaid
  • Dude: Why do I always like the mean one more?
  • Steaminess: No huts are on fire
  • Brutality: Don’t upset the prince

Pairs Well With

The Pearl Diver

  • 1½ oz. gold rum
  • ½ oz. demerara rum
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • ½ oz. orange juice
  • 1 dash of cinnamon or vanilla
  • 1 dash bitters
  • ½ cup crushed ice

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July Book Haul

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I successfully only purchased 2 books this month! Both were pre-orders, so I will add them to the August Haul. After my book outlet haul last month and making a spreadsheet of how much I have actually spent on books this year… I am taking a mini break on purchases. I’m only pre-ordering books that have a really fun incentive or that are on an incredible sale.

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What I Learned in a Year of Book Blogging

book tag (10).pngSo I know tons of people have done posts like this, but I ALWAYS read them. I think we all have lovely insight and you never know when you will learn something new! These are my lessons learned, but I want to thank all of you for your help. Especially @Kal for templates and answering all of my silly questions, @Dev for helping me to understand that Instagram is actually insane, @Loretta for offering her professional design eye and explaining self-hosted and widgets, and primarily Teagan for still talking books even when the pressure of blogging AND having a life got to be too much.

So here are some things I learned in a year (actually 1 1/2, this post is late…oops):

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Hunting Prince Dracula | Spoiler-Free Book Review

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Stalking Jack the Ripper #2 | 435 Pages | Pub. 2017

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Hunting Prince Dracula at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★1/2
  • Heroine: She keeps it 100
  • Dude: Mr Perfect
  • Steaminess: That’s what alcoves are for
  • Brutality: Impaled

Pairs Well With

Dracula’s Kiss

  • 1 ounce black cherry vodka
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • 5 ounces cola
  • Garnish: maraschino cherries

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