As promised previously, I will now be doing three reviews a week instead of two.
The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @Caffeinated Book Reviewer, is a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
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In addition to increasing the number of reviews I do, I have made or will be making a number of other changes. The majority will be announced in connection with Bloggiesta, which starts on the 15th.
Last Week on GMB
- SUN: I Just Keep Swimming | Sunday Summary #17
- TUE: Beyond, The Brightest, Black | New Audiobook Releases
- WED: How Do You Forge a Soul?: The Emperor's Soul | Review - ★★★★★ Fantasy Novella
- SAT: Just His Name Makes Me Laugh: Nurk | Review - ★★★★ MG Fantasy
Next Week on GMB
- MON: Tackling Twitter: Creating Community (Pt2) | My Musings
- TUE: The Course of Empire | Review - ★★★★ Science Fiction
- WED: New Audiobook Releases
- THU: Ella, the Slayer | Review - ★★★½ YA Historical Fantasy (with zombies)
- SAT: Into the Land of the Unicorns | Review - ★★★★ MG Fantasy
- SUN: Sunday Summary #19
- "Top Ten Parts of High School I Wish YA Authors Talked About More" by Jocelyn @ 52 Letters in the Alphabet
"8. An understanding of AP classes, the SAT/ACT, SAT subject tests, etc.
So often, I’ll be reading a book and a character will go to “AP History.” It seems like a minor thing, but it jars me out of the story. There are at least three different classes that could be called “AP History,” and when the author doesn’t pick one, it gives me the impression that they haven’t talked to HS student in years.
There’s also a financial side of standardized tests that should be looked at. If your character is poor, talk about how expensive these tests are, how complicated getting fee waivers can be, and how frustrating it is to be competing with people who can buy prep books and classes without blinking an eye."
- "Ask Me About Blog Followers" by Emily @ Forever Literary
"So I'm here today to say that yes, I'm a blogger, but don't ask me about my follower count.
Instead, ask me about how I got into book blogging, how I stumbled upon one YA review site back in December of my eighth grade year, how I found several more from there, how I made a list of blogs to check daily. Ask me how, when I first decided to start my own blog, I got nervous and deleted my first post before trying again and putting it back up."
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