Who Is Superior When It Comes To Canon & Interpretation: Authors Or Readers? (Ft. A Fight To The Death)

Is it really me if I don’t do some sort of mildly controversial discussion post?

(Clearly not.)

Today we’re going to tackle the question if authors or readers are superior when it comes to interpretation and declaring canon. Fun topic, I know!!!

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Things I Want VS Do Not Want In My Books (An Instruction Manual On How To Bribe Me To Read Your Book)

I am a very picky reader.

(And a picky eater as well, but that’s beside the point, people.)

I like very certain things when it comes to the books I love and adore and recommend and add to my TBR, and I thought I’d make it easier by listing all the things I want in books versus the things I do not want in books. I know, I know; you’re welcome.

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53 More 2018 Book Releases To Topple Your TBR (#SorryNotSorry)

“Mikaela, didn’t you do one of these, like, three months ago?”

UM, I’M SORRY; I DON’T CONTROL THE AMAZING AMOUNT OF 2018 BOOKS THAT ARE RELEASING; BLAME THE SYSTEM.

Anyway, today, I decided to come at you guys with EVEN MORE 2018 releases because 2018 is setting up to be pretty LIT…erary. All I can tell you is that I’m going to be requesting A LOT of books this year (and being turned down for all of them, BUT IT’S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS).

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I Make Blogging & Bookish Resolutions For 2018 (Or, I Predict My Future Failures)

With the new year upon us comes everyone mildly panicking over their New Year’s Resolution only to break them, like, two seconds later.

I REFUSE TO BE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE, DAMN IT.

I thought it’d be fun to revisit some of my goals from last year and see how I did (HAHAHA) and then talk about some of my blogging and bookish resolutions for 2018!

(Let us hope that I do better this year, dear God.)

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What Did I Read In 2017? The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (Ft. Charts! Best Books! Worst Books!)

Was my reading year the BEST it could’ve been? Definitely not.

(Okay, that’s a bit of an understatement, but seriously.)

Despite that, I still thought it’d be fun to observe my reading year and such! At first, I was going to make my Best & Worst of 2017 lists separately, like I did last year, but I realized I had a LOT of books I loved, and not too many books I hated, so I decided to combine them into one huge post, along with some charts and graphs analyzing my year!

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Mikaela & The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Reading Year ( Ft. The 2017 End Of Year Book Survey)

What better way to ring in the brand spanking new year than complaining about how terrible 2017 was in terms of books?

(I mean, pretty much everything was terrible in 2017, but especially this.)

Today, I’m linking up with Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner’s Annual End of the Year Book Survey to talk about the (measly) amount of books I read this year! Because I’m a cheating cheater who cheats a lot, I cut a bunch of questions I didn’t really care for, but the end result is pretty freaking great, I think (totally not biased at all).

(Also, this post is already 2,000+ words, so you should be thanking me, to be honest).

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Am I Naughty Or Am I Nice? | The Bookish Naughty List Tag

I HAVE RISEN FROM THE ASHES!

I mean, long time no see, you guys! I’ve been busy preparing all my posts for January, which I’m SUPER excited to post and show off to you guys because they’re gorgeous and I worked hard on them, but I decided to come back to the blog on the last day of the year (!!!) and do this fun tag I’ve been seeing around that was created by Jenniely @ A Page of Jenniely!

Basically, there’s a list of questions, and you have to check them off if you’ve done them, then count them up to see if you’re a naughty or nice book blogger. Clearly, this is already setting me up for complete and utter failure, but let’s get to it!

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Announcement | A Schedule Change, Wrap-Ups, & Mini Reviews

I know what you’re probably thinking: “Mikaela, isn’t this the 13809481 time you’ve made some sort of change to your blog?”

Yes, yes it is. But is it really my book blog if I don’t make some sort of drastic change five times a year?

(The answer is no, no it isn’t.)

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[LET’S CHAT] Problematic Faves & What To Do With Them

 Is it truly a bad thing to be a loyal fan?

I’m sure we’re all familiar of how it feels like to be part of a fandom! We’re all fans of certain book series, movies, TV shows…if there’s a name for it, there’s a group of people passionately carrying it somewhere out there. But, of course, being in a fandom can become hella complicated pretty quickly, and as bookworms, I feel like it’s a conversation that has popped up often.

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