Cosy fantasy as a genre is something that’s really starting to catch on. Though it isn’t something that always works for me, the idea of Legends and Lattes is one that intrigued me. A story of a woman wanting to start a coffee shop in a fantasy world? Great! I was hoping for something that could almost be a mix between chick-lit and fantasy. And even though it wasn’t exactly that, it was still super enjoyable and the perfect read for me.
Thanks so much to Black Crow PR and Tor for my copy of this. I’m pleased to be on this tour. This is the perfect pick if you’re looking for a comfortable read to enjoy whilst curled up with a hot chocolate or in your favourite coffee shop.
Viv is an orc barbarian tired of the adventurer’s life. After finding an ancient artefact that she hopes could bring her luck, she decides to settle down in the city of Thune to start a coffee shop. But the citizens there have never heard of coffee, and Viv will have to work hard to make this venture work. But with old and new friends both, Viv is sure she can achieve her dreams.
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Being a big fan of chick-lit and rom-coms, I’m always on the lookout for something new within those genres. One of the best things about being part of tour groups is that sometimes I’ll be asked about a title that I’ve never heard of but sounds perfect to me. It Only Takes a Minute was one of those.
Kiera has earned a 4-week sabbatical after years of working at the bank. So what does she do with it? Impulsively decides to fly out on holiday alone. She’s hoping for relaxation and exploration, but she winds up discovering a lot more as she wanders around under the sun.
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I’m honestly surprised that I’m making this book tag before I am anything EnStars, but that was due to problems choosing prompts that I was happy with. These prompts I came up with quickly, but they should be fun to fill in. So I thought, why not put it together?
I’ve not seen much interest in vtubers within the book community, so I’m not sure if anyone will do this book tag. But if you’re stuck on things to post, then let me nudge this towards you, even if the prompts come from something you don’t know. A tag is a tag, after all!
A little over a week ago, a new group debuted from Nijisanji EN. This group of guys all have avatars that supposedly have travelled back in time from the future. Together they’re Stuck in the Abyss and have formed Noctyx. Each character has their own lore and their own way of doing things. Obviously, the person behind the avatar’s personality and interests will always shine through, but there is just something about these backstories and character designs that made me want to create this tag.
So, in no particular order, let’s get on with it!
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Ah, the internet! A wonderful place where we can talk about what we like and make new friends. Yeah, there can be nasty people and drama too. But if you’re awkward in real life, the internet can be your saviour.
The only problem is…how do you actually go about it?
It’s not like we generally go up to people and say let’s be friends anymore. That can be kinda weird. It takes time to make friends and with so many forms of social media, what actually counts? Following someone on Instagram or Twitter doesn’t make them your friend. Nor does commenting on their stuff regularly. You need to be talking to them a bit more than that.
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As I’m sure you’ve seen on here, I’m lucky to be someone who does get granted review copies and sometimes even gets to be part of book tours. It’s something that is still so exciting. Yet as I try to organise myself, I realise that I still make mistakes. I’m pretty sure that these are mistakes that we all make sometimes, so I wanted to write out a post sharing those things we should be keeping in mind.
Whether your review copies come from NetGalley, authors or tour companies, these are things you should keep in mind no matter where you’re getting your books from.
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As the days gets colder and the nights draw in on the Northern Hemisphere. Or, hell, as the summer holidays draw closer for the Southern Hemisphere. We’re all looking for things to keep us busy inside. We might all love to read, but sometimes you just want to do something creative. It can be a great excuse to listen to podcasts or an audiobook, and in the end, you should have something you’re proud of.
Or you at least had fun doing it.
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As book lovers, we all love book boxes. I’ve written about them a few times before, but we’re getting more UK-based boxes now. Abraxas Boxes is a new fantasy book box. I’ve gotten two of the boxes so far, so I thought I’d type up a mini-review for what I think of the box as a whole.
So as I said, Abraxas Boxes is a UK-based fantasy book box. It goes on sale monthly and has already reached the stage of needing a waitlist when September is only going to be their fourth box! That’s pretty damn amazing, so let’s all keep supporting them.
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I know that seems like a weird question.
I don’t have any problems or issues with reviewing or why we do so.
But I have noticed that I only tend to share reviews for books that are at least okay.
And to me, that’s making me wonder if I seem disingenuous.
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It’s an age-old debate: which are better series or standalones.
And when it comes down to it, it is a personal opinion. But this is something I’ve been thinking about as I keep seeing the question pop up on those little quiz things on Instagram stories. Both are great, but why do some people prefer series and others standalones? It can be tied to genre preferences for sure. A romance series unless it follows multiple characters can get a bit samey, but a standalone fantasy book doesn’t always hold the same impact with world-building due to page space.
Both standalones and series have their merits, and I decided that I wanted to talk a little about them and see what you all think!
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Hello, hello, hello!
Do you ever have the urge to reread a favourite book series? I do, but I’ve been wanting to read it with a few other people, preferably a few people who haven’t read them before too! There’s something so exciting about sharing your favourite books with other people.
Which was why I suggested to Imogen from Imogen’s Typewriter – you can also find her on Twitter @ImogenTypes – when I bought her a copy of Bitten by Kelley Armstrong that we do this!
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