About Authors and Descriptions in Books

What happens when we read?

Hello, dearies!

Well, this one is a bit of a random but related to books, so not so much.

I saw online this comment about how authors write something and people (readers) criticise them for it, they even go as far as to make campaigns or whatever against authors, just because they didn’t like something in a book. A description, a cliche, or anything that the author decided was to be that way, but why go to such lengths as to try to make other readers ban the book or try that that writer never touches a keyboard again?

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Let me give you some context from my particular experience.

When an author wants to include Spanish words or talks about someone being Latino, I find it funny most of the time because it looks forced to me, and sometimes think that they have no right to try to describe a situation they’re not quite knowledgeable in, or perhaps I’m wrong and they saw it that way growing up. So I just let those slide as a Latin American person, even if at times, I find something offensive or ridiculous, I’m not going to leave a trashy review or offend the author because I don’t know why the author decided to portray a character or scene in that way, and I could make a mistake at some point without meaning it.

It’s difficult to sit down and finish a book, it’s even more difficult to publish it. I am going to go out of my way and say that no matter if you’re an indie author or an author with a contract in a publishing house, it’s the same kind of feeling of how will they take it? Of course, as an Indie Author, in my particular case, I publish and let it be because I have no fame whatsoever, and as far as I know, people read and don’t leave reviews or leave poor reviews because they don’t like it, and that’s fine. Not all books are for everyone.

My point is, don’t trash an author that you don’t like and try to get people behind you to do the same, what if that person, yes there’s a person behind those words you don’t like, what if they lived a strange life and decided they wanted to write their own experience? Or maybe they decided to write whatever came to mind and didn’t feel like investigating a lot, or they did and still decided to write a story from their own point of view, couldn’t that be the case? We don’t know what a person is going through or went through, in my case, if I don’t like a book, I’m not going to leave a 1-star review or say don’t read it, it’s horrible. I simply move on with my life and pick up another read, and I rather not leave a review at all. Although I may not finish a book that I don’t like after fifty per cent or less, I’ll just stop reading.

I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on this one. Sorry about the sort of random post.

As always, thank you for reading to the end, and for a book review, you can check the main site or under Reviews by Genre and find all the goods over there.

Happy reading!

Friday Flashback: Eclipse

“I coveted you. I had no right to want you–but I reached out and took you anyway. And now look what’s become of you! Trying to seduce a vampire.”

Happy Friday, dearies! 📚

Here we are once more. A new Friday, a new Flashback.

And a random one for this Friday’s Flashback. 🧛

I just thought, why not? Eclipse, book #3 in the Twilight Series, was one of my favourites, and I re-read it so many times (back then) that I wore it out and on the outside it stopped looking new, meaning it’s well-used now. 😄

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A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

“The people you love weren’t algebra: to be calculated, subtracted, or held at arm’s length across a decimal point.”

Book: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Version: UK

Series: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #1

Author: Holly Jackson

Genre: Mystery, Young Adult, Thriller

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Hello, dearies!

Here’s another that I didn’t think I would create or read, but life has its turns and here we are.

I enjoyed Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, even when the YA part got a little exaggerated and I was fighting with the main character out aloud alone in my room.

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New eBook Summer/Winter Sale on Smashwords 2022

Books Deals a plenty at Smashwords for this July 2022.

Hello, dearies! ⛱️❄️

Hope your weekend was great! I have been a little off the grid I know, but it’s been a difficult couple of months.

Now, I wanted to share Smashwords’ newest sales, this time for Summer/Winter time. The Sale Dates: July 1 – July 31, 2022. So it’s almost done, but it doesn’t mean you cannot find great deals still.

You’re probably thinking that I work for Smashwords or something, but that’s not it, I just like how they always have sales, and you can self-publish your books with a few instructions, which I have done.

So, what sort of sales or deals are we talking about? Well, you can get books that are 25% off, 50% off, 75% off, or for FREE. Yes, #freebooks, I know! But supporting authors can also come in the form of getting one of those books that are 75% off at least and will still be a great deal, something to consider. 🙂

I don’t have a list of book suggestions this time, but you can find all eBooks on sale here.

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Also, if you’re an aspiring writer and would like to try your hand at self-publishing but don’t know how Smashwords work, you can ask me for sure.

Thank you for stopping by today and reading this quick one, I know it’s my usual one, but I wanted to mention the deals for this Summer/Winter sale.

That’s it for now, don’t forget to visit my social media as well or follow the blog for more. 💞

Happy Reading! 📚

Flashback: The 5th Wave

“You can only call someone crazy if there’s someone else who’s normal. Like good and evil. If everything was good, then nothing would be good.”

Hello, dearies! 📙

This is not a book review.

Here we are again, another week, another throwback or flashback as it is, a Friday Flashback. Last week, I started this little section with a review (sort of) for The Bane Chronicles: Saving Raphael Santiago, which marked the first look into the past, and it was a TBT.

Now, this week I decided to go with a book that I loved in the past, and on the second round of reading it, The 5th Wave. I have a review already for this back, and it was done a long time ago, you can check it out here: The 5th Wave review.

This time around, I wanted to talk about some of the characters and the story. Let’s begin. 📚

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Verity

“Most people come to New York to be discovered. The rest of us come here to hide.”

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genres: Thriller, Romance, Mystery, Dark, Adult

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Hello, dearies! 📖

First off, let me tell you a bit of what you’ll encounter in this book review for Verity because I feel like some warnings are necessary.

I gave it 4 stars to not give it 3 because that would affect the author, and I’m sure many love this book. And It’s not that I didn’t like it perse, but I didn’t enjoy it fully either. I gave it 4 out of 5 because it was well-written, and I thought, yes, I could read other books by this author.

But this review is honest, as honest it can be without giving away the ending. I’m warning now and will be warning you further ahead that there are spoilers in this review, many if you don’t want to know anything before reading Verity like me. I read it without even looking at the genres of it.

Let’s begin. 📝

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5 eBooks with a Flower on the Cover

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”– Frances Hodgson Burnett

Hello, dearies!

Welcome to the blog once again. It’s been a while since I made a book list, so I went with a flower or flowers theme because I thought that May deserved it, to be honest, it is more a nature theme.

These books with a flower (nature) on the cover are either on my TBR or are new to me, and I thought you might like to check them out. They are also available in paperback if you’d like to get them.

Let’s get started.

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Most Tempting Books on my Shelf Challenge

‘Things that would one day lead to him buying his own spaceship. Nothing fancy. Nothing expensive. Just something simple and practical. Something that would belong to him and him alone. Then his dad would know just how focused and dedicated he was, right as he was getting the aces out of here.’
From Stars Above 4th Story

Hello, dearies! 📖

Here we are once more, another book challenge and this time about the books that are most tempting on my shelf. It was not easy to choose.

I decided on three that have been sitting on my shelf for some time, but I have every intention to read since I took the time of picking them from a shelf at a bookstore.

Here we go. 📌

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5 Fingers Book Challenge

“Love the world and yourself in it, move through it as though it offers no resistance, as though the world is your natural element.”
The Time Traveler’s Wife

Hello, dearies!

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so welcome! ✌️

Today, I went with the 5 Fingers book challenge, which I found on Instagram.

I’ll jump right into it. ✋

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Victoria

‘Together with Victoria, a girl he has just met, he will start a fight of unexpected proportions. Their fate will be inexorably linked to the Resistance, a small group fighting for the freedom of a world called Idhún. Will he be able to restore the lost peace?’

Book: The Idhún Chronicles (Memorias de Idhún)

Main Character: Yes

Powers: Yes

Author of the Book: Laura Gallego

Hello there, dearies!

I had decided not to do one on Victoria from The Idhún Chronicles, but then I saw that this question existed: in the books the idhun chronicles is victoria in love with jack.

No, I’m not one to give spoilers at all, but I feel like I have to answer some doubts since I am basically an encyclopedia about Idhún. I do not get tired of talking about these books, thinking about what happened in them or re-reading them, and I have lost count of the times that I had picked up one of these books, opened it to any page and read from there.

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