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Bookish Habits I Feel Guilty About

I'm Lauren, I read books, and I feel guilty 85% of the time. Compared to previous years, this is an improvement. Even with my favorite hobbies, I feel no small amount of guilt. (I jokingly ascribed this to Protestant work ethic...and it turns out I was RIGHT.) In the hopes that some of you might… Continue reading Bookish Habits I Feel Guilty About

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: 2021 releases I was excited about but didn’t get to

Today's Top Ten Tuesday is calling me out. I read 200+ books last year and somehow still missed these. They were on my TBR and everything. These are books that came out last year that I was excited about but forgot to read. Will I prioritize them after posting this? You know I will not.… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: 2021 releases I was excited about but didn’t get to

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The Not-So-Perfect Book Tag: Round Two

Yes, I've already done this tag. However, it's one of my favorite book tags of all time. Nish and Ngoc of Nish & Ngoc's Book Nook tagged me in this two whole years ago. (Definitely read their post before you proceed. Their answers are hilarious.) I had a post ready, then ran out of steam… Continue reading The Not-So-Perfect Book Tag: Round Two

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Top Ten DNFs of 2021: Surprise addendum

I miscounted. I swore I'd written about my top ten DNFs of last year. Turns out I forgot one. (I guess I got too riled up about Payback's a Witch.) My tenth 2021 DNF gets its very own post. Meet Cute Diary, you're up. Apologies in advance to those who liked it. I sure didn't.… Continue reading Top Ten DNFs of 2021: Surprise addendum

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Top Ten DNFs of 2021

I DNFed more than 80 books in 2021. Some I decided to pick up later, some were just not for me. Then some of them I DNFed because I hated every single thing about them. These are those books. Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon (CW: rape) Hey, I thought this book was supposed to… Continue reading Top Ten DNFs of 2021

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Top Ten Least Favorite Books of 2021

I started this new habit of DNFing any book I'm not fully enjoying. Instead of spite-reading a number of one- and two-star books, I DNFed most of them. As such, there were fewer contenders for this year's Least Favorite Books list. I still found some stinkers. These were the worst books I read in 2021.… Continue reading Top Ten Least Favorite Books of 2021