The 5 Most Disappointing Books I’ve Read So Far This Year (Happy National Book Lover Day)

It’s National Book Lover Day so naturally, it’s time for me to rant about disappointing books!

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve been truly salty for a blog post, and that’s an issue. One day all my bitterness is going to explode from me and I’ll become a husk of dry despondency.

So today, I decided to talk about the 5 most disappointing books I’ve read in 2019 so far!! I forgot it was National Book Lover Day when I wrote this, but honestly I think it’s very fitting that I’d be salty about books on a day meant to celebrate loving books.

(Actually, though, the real reason behind me writing this post is that I tried to write two other blog posts and completely lost motivation for both of them, so I decided to go back to something that will never fail me: Ranting and being salty!! And it’s going to be FUN.)

Before I get on with it, I just wanted to say the biggest, most heartfelt THANK YOU, because I recently reached 2,000 followers on my blog, and… I don’t know how to describe how much that means to me. There are a lot of reasons why this particular milestone is so jaw-dropping to me, but in general, it just means the world to me that you guys support me and the work that I do. I love and appreciate you all endlessly!!!

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Discussing Blogger Appreciation and the Lack of It: Analyzing Answers, Stats, and Graphs From a Survey I Made!

Hi and welcome back to May rants: blogger appreciation edition!

I’m SUPER excited for this post, because it’s something I’m passionate about, and I spent a lot of time gathering information in order to write it. It’s also something I think isn’t talked enough about often, but has been discussed more recently!

I’m hoping that this discussion will be somewhat thought-provoking. I made a survey that I invited book bloggers, readers, and authors to take. I’ll be taking data from the survey itself and hopefully it’ll help people see how I and many others believe bloggers are underappreciated and DESERVE more appreciation!

Before I get started though, I want to first say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. I’m blown away by how many responses I got (a total of 143!). It really helped me make this post, and I had fun seeing the stats, like the nerd I am.

I really hope you guys find this post interesting, and I’m warning you in advance that it will be LONG!! As in, 3,000 words long!!!

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Ranting About and Boosting All of My Favorite Book Bloggers: Part 1!

One of my favorite things to do is to boost other bloggers.

And I’ve been wanting to do this kind of thing for a while now, and I’ve seen so many amazing blog tags floating around where you promote other bloggers, but I’ve decided to wait until now (my birthday month, because I’m sappy like that) to give shoutouts to my favorite bloggers!

Getting sweet messages from people telling me they love my blog just means the world to me, and I love making others feel the same way as well. Plus, a lot of these bloggers I’ve become close friends with, and I love boosting and supporting them in anyway I can!

So without further ado, since this is going to be one of two long posts in this mini-series, here are some of my favorite book bloggers!

Disclaimer: 1) If you’re not mentioned here, I obviously still love you and you are amazing and you definitely aren’t a “bad blogger” or anything of the sort!! and 2) all the bloggers mentioned are in randomized order—as in I literally put names in an online randomizer—so there is no favoritism whatsoever (and there IS a part 2!) <33

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Celebrating Kingdom of Ash’s Release by Sarcastically Responding to All the SJMess Stans that Attacked Me Last Week!

Today, the last book of my FAVORITE series by my FAVORITE author released!

It’s called Kingdom of Ash from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Mess Maas, and I am so excited that it’s finally out and I can FINALLY read it!! I’ve just been anticipating it for so long, and I’ve been screaming about it with all the WONDERFUL people in the fandom…

(In case you couldn’t tell, that was complete sarcasm, emphasis on the “wonderful people in the fandom”.)

Hi! Last week I was attacked by SJM stans on Instagram, and today, I’m sarcastically answering all the hate comments and making fun of how absolutely ridiculous they sound!! Because I have nothing better to do with my life and I’m also a Scorpio and Slytherin and my soul will not be at rest until I do this!!!

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Do Book Ratings Have Anything to Do with Critical Reading??: My Thoughts on Why I’ve Been Rating Books Highly Lately

I’ve been questioning everything about me being a “critical reader”.

For example, the other day* I said “cortical reader” instead of “critical reader” and I was thoroughly shocked. How could something like that possibly happen.

Okay but all jokes aside (apparently cortical has something to do with the brain??), I’ve really been having a small existential crisis over high book ratings and critical reading, until like two months ago when I figured it all out.

So today I’m here to discuss something that’s been plaguing me for quite a long time now: high book ratings, its connection to critical reading, and what it means for me!

And this post is going to be kind of weird because I couldn’t figure out how to organize it right but HOPEFULLY YOU GUYS GET IT??? Because this is something I’ve been wanting to talk about for a long time and I don’t think I’ll ever get my thoughts organized it but. I’m pretty proud of how this turned out.

*I’m lying, I wrote this draft in June but could never write it properly so it wasn’t actually the “other day” but BEAR WITH ME PLEASE I need some jokes.

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