Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber | REVIEW

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Are You SleepingAre You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber
Published by Gallery Books on August 1st 2017
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 336
Format: ARC

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5th Annual ARC August | Update #1

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Hey Bookworms!

It’s that time of year again. Read Sleep Repeat is hosting their 5th Annual ARC August. 🎉🎉

What is ARC August? Pretty much it is a read-a-thon to knock off all those ARC’s you need to read or have been meaning to read for some time now. Seeing as how the last quarter of the year holds some of the biggest book releases of the year, it is an understatement when I say I have many many many ARC’s to read for review.

Today I am posting my halfway mark update for you guys! I am slowly…. slowly getting to these ARCs. Not quite as far into my TBR as I would like, but here’s to ending on a strong note!

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Summer TBR Wipeout 2017 | Wrap Up

Summer TBR Wipeout

Hey Bookworms!

It has finally come to an end. Today marks the finish line for the Summer TBR Wipeout Read-a-thon! Here is how I did with my wrap up post!

This read-a-thon is hosted by Olivia from The Candid Cover. This read-a-thon runs from The Week of July 1st – The Week of August 13th. And the point of it, is to read as many books from your never ending TBR’s! Not to mention there is a sweet giveaway for all the participants as well!

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Cover Buys: Yay or Nay? | Discussions at Dawn

Cover Buys- Yay or Nay-

Hey guys!

Welcome to Discussions at Dawn. This is where I will talk about hot button issues, book related topics, and other things I find interesting.

Cover Buys: Yay or Nay?

If I had a dollar for every time I bought a book, or ticked a book on GoodReads to be read, than I would have way more dollars to buy books. I am easily pulled in when a book has a pretty cover. I don’t know what it is, maybe I am just so vain that I have to have all the pretty things I can get my hands on. Maybe I judge a book by it’s cover…

YAY: Your Book Shelf Would Look Prettier

I not only consider myself a book connoisseur, but also a collector. So when it comes to my book shelves, I like to make sure they are filled with not only books I love and adore, but also books like look appealing. I love cool or bright colors, pretty fonts, and beautiful cover art. I can’t help it when my eyes get drawn to a pretty cover.

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NAY: Less Disappointed with Horrible Books

More often than not, books with pretty covers just don’t follow through with great stories. I have been let down on more than one occasion when it comes to this. Maybe the publishers know that the story just wasn’t what they hoped for and over compensate with a pretty cover… wouldn’t that just be funny. Or maybe it’s just a coincidence on my part. My eyes were so blinded by the pretty cover that my brain that the story just couldn’t live up to it. Funny how that works out.

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YAY: Prettier Pictures for the Instagram!

I am so jealous of all the aesthetic Bookstagram accounts I follow. I wish I had half of the talent they do for taking pictures. But wouldn’t it be amazing to just photograph beautiful book covers all the time? I would not complain. So when it comes to cover buys, Instagram plays a huge part in that. I will work harder to make my Instagram feed look better!

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NAY: Save money?

Oh money… where have you gone? To the bookstores that sell all those pretty books I keep buying. If I stopped cover buying I would be so much richer than I am now. I cannot begin to fathom how bad of an addiction this is. Someone save me so I can save my money. Please and thank you.

And by save me, I mean buy me pretty books so I don’t have to. K bye.

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So do you fall for the infamous cover buying scheme the publishers put out there? Please lend me some tips to put a stop to this awful addiction of mine.

Until next time,

Jesse Nicholas Sig