So Much CRINGE // “She Says, She Says”

Do you ever look back on the books you used to love and just cringe? Do you ever think about the crushes you used to have on characters – the crushes that you wouldn’t admit to anyone – and wonder why you ever liked those people in the first place? Did you enjoy reading some pretty questionable books when you were younger?

Well today, my friend Casey and I are going to be talking all about the cringe-worthy books we loved as tweens and the characters we swooned over! Find out who was on #TeamEdward and #TeamJacob, whether we shipped Katniss with Peeta or Gale, and what qualities we looked for in a potential bookish crush. Oh, and there’s a pretty horrific story about an infinity tattoo inspired by The Fault in Our Stars

Enjoy laughing at our embarrassment!

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Windfall Buddy Read // “She Says, She Says”

Hi friends! Today I’m here again to bring you another “She Says, She Says” discussion post! A little while ago, my friend Mollie and I buddy-read Jennifer E. Smith’s new novel – Windfall! We were both really excited to get into this one, so we decided to chat about it together and share our musings and fangirling with y’all!

We talked over four nights, discussing the characters and themes and things that had been happening in Windfall since we spoke previously. Let me tell you – we had a lot of thoughts! Don’t worry, all of them are spoiler free. In short, we both adored Windfall and it’s a must-read for all fans of contemporary.

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WindfallAlice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined . . . and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

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DNF-ing Books // “She Says, She Says”

Hi friends! Today I have another very exciting instalment of She Says, She Says, where I’ll be chatting to Bec from Bec’s Books about DNF-ing books! It’s something that we’ve both done and we wanted to talk a bit about what makes us DNF a book and when we should and shouldn’t feel ashamed for doing so!

Warning: blogger confessions ahead.

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Hi Bec! Thanks so much for making the time to chat about DNF-ing books with me. First of all, tell everyone a little bit about yourself! Here’s the perfect opportunity for all that self promo!

Hi Sarah! Thank you for having me! I’ve just started up my blog (rebeccagough.wordpress.com) and I’m yet to feature a discussion post, so I’m really excited to be talking with you! Plus I’m mildly in denial that I DNF books so this’ll definitely help to reevaluate what I’ve definitely DNF’d hehe. Read More »

Book Blogging Basics // “She Says, She Says”

Hi friends! I’m super excited to announce that I’m starting a new segment on my blog called “She Says, She Says”, where I’ll be discussing certain topics with other bloggers! Today I’m lucky to be joined by Angel from Angel Reads — one of my absolute favourite book bloggers — and we’ll be chatting a bit about the blogging basics. We talked on Angel’s blog earlier about how we started our blogs, which you can check out here, and for part two on my blog we’ll be discussing the importance of book reviews and how to write a great review!Read More »