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I hope you are all having a fantastic start to this new year!

Blogging Resolutions of 2014

1.) Reach out to more fellow bloggers and make new friends to talk about books with.

2.) Come up with more unique and creative posts, especially discussions.

3.) Be more thankful for the lovely people who always stop by on the blog, on Twitter, etc.

4.) Keep having fun with blogging, and to remember that it is my passion not my job.

Blogging Goal of 2014

Write and post at least 100 reviews and 30 discussions.

It’s a new year, so it’s time for new experiences and to make new friends. What are you going to do with this new year? Any goals? Let me know!


I hope all of you are having a wonderful day and celebrating with your friends and family no matter the occasion. 

Want to tell me how your day is? What did you give/get for Christmas? Let me know!


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Hello!

I am checking in today to see how do you like your endings? It could be an ending to a series, or a standalone, or really anything else. 

Do you prefer them tragic? Sometimes, you just want to see these characters go down in flames. Not always in a bad way, but you figure they have struggled so much, what is an unhappy ending really going to matter in the end? Sometimes, you also know this is the more realistic route than having everything coming together flawlessly.

Do you prefer them with happily ever afters? You are the type who thinks that these characters have come so far they deserve to have at least a happy ending after all of their challenges. It also makes you feel better to finish a book and know that the characters got everything they wanted. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a little happiness for yourself and the characters.

Do you prefer them ambiguous? Often times, you don’t mind not knowing everything that happened, detail for detail. It’s enough just to leave the rest up to your own imagination. 

Do you like your endings like any of the ones above, or do you like something different? Why or why not? Be sure to let me know what you think!


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Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book bloggers share their weekly book haul.

All of these ebook deals are making my wallet cry, but I just can’t pass up on them. Just click on the book’s cover to be directed to Goodreads.

 

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How are you guys doing today?

I am going to be on a short hiatus for the next couple of days while I am away on vacation. I should be back up and running next week.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. 

In the meantime, care to give me some suggestions of topics you want to discuss? Or posts you want to see on In Italics? Want to tell me about your week? Let me know your thoughts!


Banned Books Week is here. From September 22 – 28, readers everywhere will be celebrating their right to read. During this week, we recognize the unjustness of censorship and how it hurts more than helps.

To celebrate, I have designed some graphics for you to share to help spread the word. (Credit would be greatly appreciated.)

BBW1  BBW2

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Here are some additional resources to learn more about Banned Books Week: 

http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/ 

http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek 

What are you doing to celebrate Banned Books Week? What are some banned books you have read?


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Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book bloggers share their weekly book haul.

This week I splurged and bought quite a few books.

Shadows  Obsidian  Onyx

Shadows (Lux #0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – this novella is currently available for free! 

Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

These are some fun paranormal books! It has a unique take on aliens, and despite my fear of aliens, I really like how they are written.

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Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas

I have officially joined the bandwagon! And I loved it. I’m so glad that the sequel is already out. I know I will buy it soon. 

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Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

My librarian really loved this one, and it certainly has been loved by readers everywhere, so I will try and read it soon.

Those are my goodies this week. What are yours?


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