Life of a Book Hoarder

Reactions to One-Star Reviews of My Favorite Books

I’ve seen several accounts on YouTube post their reactions to one-star reviews on their favorite reads and I wanted to jump on the bandwagon.

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Underrated Books

Underrated books – we all have a list of books we love that we think don’t get enough attention. I sort of love this because sometimes books get so much hype that they don’t live up to people’s expectations or might be ignored by someone because everyone and their brother and their cat is telling them they have to read this damn book. But at the same time, I want to talk about some of the books I love that are less well known.

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Lies of Locke Lamora

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Top 13 Reads of 2015

Everyone’s doing it, and dammit, I’m going to too! Here are my top 13 reads of 2015! Why 13? Because I’ll pick any number I want! 😀 I didn’t count any re-reads and these are in no particular order because it was hard enough just picking some favorites.

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Book Review

Book Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora

The Lies of Locke Lamora
By Scott Lynch

My Edition:
Paperback, 720 pages
2007, Del Rey
ISBN: 9780553588941

The city of Camorr is crawling with thieves, but one little boy is particularly inventive in his schemes and is given over to Father Chains, priest at the temple of Perelandro for some more specialized training. And so Locke Lamora grows up trained by the best, to be the best of thieves with his band of merry men called the Gentlemen Bastards. Stealing from the rich and hiding most of their success from fellow thieves, the Gentleman Bastards have everyone fooled. That is, until the Grey King rolls into town and begins murdering the leaders of the most powerful gangs. Locke and his crew get pulled deeper into the plot than they realized and must find a way out again before it’s too late.

I found this novel to be incredibly exciting and so I think that my own little blurb is pretty lame in comparison. At ten pages in I was already excited and ready to recommend this book to whoever would listen to me blather on about it.

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