Books I Lent & Never Got Back (here come the tears)

we all know lending books is a risk. in fact, the smart ones among us won't even partake in the activity. because we all know what happens when the wrong person ends up with some of your book children. this post is to pay homage to the books I have lost to ex *clears throat* … Continue reading Books I Lent & Never Got Back (here come the tears)

#POLL: Do You Rate a DNF on Goodreads?

As a reader, it's inevitable that we come across a book we choose to DNF. We may not have liked a particular turn in the story, or we may have chosen the right book at the wrong time. Either way, at the end we're faced with the question: do I rate this unfinished read? A) YES.  … Continue reading #POLL: Do You Rate a DNF on Goodreads?

How To Pick Your Next Read (and Love it)

spoiler alert: this post is not going to tell you what to read or ensure that you will love it "But Sha!" you say. "That is literally the title!" Look. I thought about it. I considered listing books that almost unfailingly earn five stars and earn heaps of praise. But the fact is, book taste is … Continue reading How To Pick Your Next Read (and Love it)

#POLL: Do All YA Books Need Romance?

Off the top of your head, how many YA books can you name where romance didn't factor into either the A, B, or C plot? As in, romance wasn't why our lead was torn between staying in their hometown or heading to their dream college. Romance wasn't why our lead doubted their investigation into a … Continue reading #POLL: Do All YA Books Need Romance?

Who Are Book Reviews For?

If you're a book blogger (odds point to yes, since you're reading this) you've written one of those crazy things called a book review. You've probably also ripped out a few hairs while doing it, too. Who do we write these reviews for, though? Do we hold a specific audience in our minds as we … Continue reading Who Are Book Reviews For?

ARE BLOGS BETTER WITH A CO-BLOGGER?

Today, the BPR princesses are taking on co-blogging! Some of you may or may not know, but Book Princess Reviews used to only be run by Mandy. That's right - it took about a year and half before Sha jumped on board (this sinking ship - I mean, wonderful blog of wonders that usually just … Continue reading ARE BLOGS BETTER WITH A CO-BLOGGER?