Let’s Talk: E-readers vs. Physical Books

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Hello again, readers! This post is going to be the start of my new “Let’s Talk” series in which I’ll be writing my opinions on certain topics pertaining to the book world in hopes of generating discussion and also getting readers to think about these topics in new ways. I have several ideas lined up already for future posts, but I thought I would start with this. E-readers vs. physical books. Oh, the controversy. I love it! *rubs hands together* Let’s get right into it…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Won’t Read. Ever

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You guys know the drill. T5W was created by Booktuber gingerreadslainey, and you can join the Goodreads group here. This week’s topic? Books You Won’t Read. Ever. Before I share my picks, I’d like to say that this is, of course, all my opinion, and it’s cool if you love any of the books I name off! I’m not judging you or trying to insult your reading taste – everyone likes different books. These just don’t interest me for various reasons that I’ll explain. Another note: These are in no particular order. Now, onward!

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Review: “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater

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I know, I know. I said I was going to review The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, but I just finished The Raven Boys last night, and I just really wanted to do a review of it right away. All the emotions are still fresh, and I’m excited to discuss this book!

Quick Synopsis: Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her. His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little. For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

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Site Updates

Hello, all! Happy Friday!

Yes, I realize I haven’t been around for a few weeks. This is because I’ve been trying to work out some site maintenance, and I’m still not completely finished, but the main thing is that I’ve changed from Veronica Reads to Pen & Pages (notice URL change). The biggest reason I chose that URL is because I’ve made the decision to turn this into not just a book blog, but a writing one as well! Yay! That means posting everything from writing tips to thoughts about certain writing topics (character development, world building, etc) to the process of writing in general. I love writing just as much as I love reading, and it only made sense for me to start making posts about both loves. Moving forward, I’ll be doing some more little changes here and there to the site, but nothing more drastic than the content and name change. I’m really excited to share all of my thoughts on books and writing with you guys, and I hope you are too!

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