Benefits to Love Triangles | Discussions at Dawn

Benefits to Love Triangles

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Benefits to Love Triangles

I am probably in the minority here when I say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE, love triangles. Yes, you heard that right folks, I get enjoyment and bliss from love triangles. Give me the classic Bella/Edward/Jacob or Katniss/Gale/Peeta; I am all for these types of pairings!

The love triangle trope is wildly hated in the YA book community I find, but I like being against the grain. It makes me feel unique. HA. If you are like me, then you are going to enjoy my reasoning’s. If you despise love triangles, you can still read on… maybe enjoy the GIFs I chose?

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Cover Buys: Yay or Nay? | Discussions at Dawn

Cover Buys- Yay or Nay-

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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

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Benefits to Insta-Love | Discussions at Dawn

 

Benefits to Insta-Love

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The Benefits of Insta-LOVE

Now I knew going into this topic that I might be on the unpopular opinion side of things, BUT that doesn’t bother me too much. I like playing the devils advocate. For those who are new to the Insta-Love trope, here is a quick definition for y’all!

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Places I Like to Read | Discussions at Dawn

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Places I Like to Read

I’m sure as readers we all have preferred places to read our lovely books. But do many of you have as many as I do? As a reader I do have a hard time focusing on my book if I’m in a loud space or area, so most of the places I chose are quiet and sometimes personal. I would love to know what are some of your favorite places to read are!

The Rocking Chair

So in my living I have a rocking chair across from the TV and directly in front of the big window. So it’s primary purpose is the beautiful lighting I get during the day. It also serves as a nice place to just rock back and forth while I read. It calms me and puts me in more of zone to focus on my book!

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My Bed

So I love and hate reading in my bed equally. It is by far the comfiest place to read in the house, because duh, it’s my bed. But it is also the place where I find the most distraction. There are a lot of things in my room that seem to make my mind wander while I read. Also because it is so comfy, it lulls my brain into thinking it’s time to sleep. Therefore I can’t get past a few chapters before wanting to nap. But I love it none the less!

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The Park

I love being outdoors in the spring and summer months. On weekends or days off I will grab a blanket, a small pillow, some refreshments and head to the park. There I will look for the tree with the most optimal shade coverage and set up shop! There is nothing like feeling a cool breeze and being surrounded by green space and nature itself!

The Train

I take the Toronto Transit everyday to work. This includes a bus ride and then a very long train ride. I find I can get the most reading done on the train to work (with my music on to block out people’s conversations). The smooth ride of the train puts my brain in focus and I can easily read 40-50 pages both there and back!

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These are just a few of my favorite spots to read and where I get the most reading done. Where are some of your favorite spots? Are any of them like mine?

Until next time,

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Cliffhangers: Yay or Nay? | Discussions at Dawn

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Cliffhangers: Yay or Nay?

As readers we all know about those dreaded or not so dreaded cliffhangers that befall us at the end of books. Majority of the time it will happen at the end of a book from a series, but the agony of having to wait for the next book in the series is dreadful. On one hand I love cliffhangers but on the other hand I hate them so much! So let’s discuss them:

YAY: Builds Excitement

You’ve reached the final chapter of your highly anticipated read of the week and you’re expecting an explosive ending, but what you get is even better. You get the most exciting cliffhanger you have ever read. You slam the book and immediately fly to twitter to talk about it (no spoilers of course).

That’s pretty much me every time I read an exciting cliffhanger. I just have to tell everyone and anyone to jump on board and bask in the awesomeness. I am now more pumped about the sequel then I should be considering I usually have a year to wait for it. But that’s OK… I’ll just keep re-reading that ending!

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NAY: Hits the Feels

But OMG. My love of all characters is in a particularly horrible situation. Why author, why?? You throw the book across the room in frustration and sadness. That cannot be how this book ends. What happens next? I need to know!!

Yes, cliffhangers are awesome most of the time. But when you get a cliffhanger like this one, it really makes me dislike them. I’d rather have an exciting cliffhanger, then a cliffhanger that hits my feels!

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YAY: Adds Depth and Interest

I cannot believe that just happened! This opens up so many doors for the story to go in. I must go theorize what I think will happen next. Let me go write some fan-fiction to fill this void of waiting.

A cliffhanger that adds more depth, intrigue and hype up my interest in reading a sequel is a good cliffhanger. Those are the ones that I enjoy the most.

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NAY: Very Little Patience

No, no, no, no, no! Do not end this way. No! It is not fair for you to make me wait for a year. You are dampening my enjoyment of the series. I cannot believe this!

I’ve been told have a good amount of patience inside me… but not when it comes to reading. I don’t want to wait a whole year to read a sequel. It stresses me out not being able to know what happens next in a book. Oh the agony!

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So all in all, I really do enjoy cliffhangers. Honestly. Some may be frustrating, but I have thick skin and short memory, so I get over it quickly. A good cliffhanger will stick with you though. Those are the ones that excite me the most. What are your opinions on cliffhangers? Let me know down below!

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Bookish Pet Peeves | Discussions at Dawn

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My Bookish Pet Peeves

If you are as addicted to reading as I am, then there is probably a few things that people do while you read, or while they read that bothers you. I am about to list 4 major ones, but just know that I have more. These are the ones that bother me the most and the ones that I endure on a daily basis. Let me know if we share any of the same pet peeves!

Doggy Earing the Pages

This is mostly to those that don’t cherish the pristine condition of the books they own or read. I see it all the time on my commutes into work on the train. Why people??? There is this little invention called a book mark! You can get them pretty much anywhere you bought your book. Heck, use a piece of paper, or bus transfer for fracking sake. Just stop doggy earing the damn books!

P.S. If you do this to your books, then so be it. You do you girl. Just know it makes my skin crawl. HAHA

P.P.S If I find out you’re a doggy earer, then best believe you should never ask to borrow a book from me. K bye.

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The Need to Talk to Me

So I go on my break at work, pop in my earbuds, turn on my music, open my book, and start eating/reading. Where does it say “Time to Talk to Jesse”?? No freaking where. So why is it that every time I try to do this every co-worker feels the need to talk to me? I will never understand this. Leave me be. I clearly do not want to talk.

This scenario also counts for train commutes, coffee shops, at home, on an airplane etc. If you see me listening to my music and reading a book, just walk away… or at least send me a text message and I will glad get back to you later.

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Bent Corners

You’re getting ready for the day and grab your current read and pop it into your bag. When you finally get on the train that takes you to work and you take the book out of your bag and down in the bottom right corner, you now have a bent page. My heart breaks every time this happens to one of my babies.

Thankfully I solved this problem when I got a Book Beau and a Book Biff. Honestly guys, these have been life savers for me when it comes to no more bent corners. Go check out the links!

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Reading Hardcovers

As much as I love Hardcovers and they are the majority of the books I own, I hate reading them. I find them awkward to hold, tilt, lay down, and are just so damn heavy to lug around. Like seriously, the GIF below is me every time I try to read a hardcover. I’m in the white shirt and the book is the pink pants.

Am I the only one that finds it awkward to read a hardcover? I will never stop buying them though. They make my shelves look stunning!

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What are some of your Bookish Pet Peeves? These are only a select few of the ones that bother me the most, but I have more. Do you share a bookish pet peeve with me? Let me know down below!

Until next time,

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Why I Quit NetGalley & Edelweiss | Discussions at Dawn

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


Why I Quit NetGalley and Edelweiss

If you are a seasoned book reviewer/blogger than you might already know what NetGalley and Edelweiss are, but if you’re new I will give you a quick run down. Publishers use NetGalley and Edelweiss to put forth e-ARC’s on these sites so that we, as book bloggers, booktubers, reviewers etc., can request to read them for review. Now doesn’t that just sound amazing? Well, it is, don’t get me wrong. BUT it is not without it’s downfalls.

Zero Self Control

So I use more NetGalley then I do Edelweiss, and on NetGalley you get to look through pages and pages of books that available for review. By doing so you end up requesting 20 or so books you think look interesting or that you might enjoy reading. Then you sit there and wait. You get a approved for one. YAY! Then you you get approved for another one. Awesome! Then another, and another until you are almost approved for all the books that you requested. And guess what? They are all due around the same time. Your brain goes into overload and you kick yourself for having no self control.

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Too Many Books

So you just got approved for the majority of the books you requested. Six are due for this month, four the next, and another six the month after that. How can you possible get to all these books in such a short period of time and still work eight + hours, cook, clean, watch your TV shows, have a social life, spend time with family, and read the other hundred books sitting on your book shelves? That’s right, you can’t.

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High Stress Levels

When I first got approved for many books at a time I just could not keep up. My stress levels sky rocketed and my happiness and energy just felt drained. I just kept procrastinating and procrastinating until I had not time left to read all these books. Who knew reading could effect your health?

 

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Book Slumps

I got into one of my biggest book slumps I have ever had in 2015 thanks to NetGalley and Edelweiss. It was a good 3-4 months before I could start reading again. Those sites just turned me off from reading and mentally and physically exhausted me. It took a lot for me to pick up another book which is completely out of character for me. Just be careful!

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Now I’m not saying NetGalley and Edelweiss are not great tools for getting ARCs for your blog, just don’t do what I did! Request 1 or 2 books at a time, space out publication months, make sure you get time to live your life and read other books you own, and try and keep stress at a minimum!

Until next time,

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