9 Authors And/Or Books I’ve Struggled To Get Into:

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9 Authors And/Or Books I’ve Struggled To Get Into: (Note: All works listed below were marketed for adult readers as opposed to the YA market.)   Years ago, I had a teacher, one of my favorite English teachers ever actually, who said that she gave a book fifty pages before she decided to continue or […]

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Books I Surprisingly Never Read Before: The Hunger Games

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I’ve never read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, that is until last weekend. When the original Hunger Games mania took over, I dodged reading the dystopian series. Even my younger brother’s obsession could not coax me to pick up the book. Recently though, the students at the school I work in started reading The […]

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1 Year Anniversary for Paperback Beaches: Party Time!

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Today is a special day on Paperback Beaches. It’s officially the one year anniversary of Paperback Beaches. Ok, at least for the domain name. So I might be off a day or two when I was originally setting up. For the one year anniversary, I’m going to take a look back at the last year […]

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Books I Read This Month: March/April 2018

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As an avid Star Wars fan, I could not pass the opportunity to start this article off with a gif: Secondly, I’m digging the weather outside except for the fact where I lived it kind of skipped spring and went straight to summer. Spring/summer has been a long time coming weather wise. If you recall […]

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What if My Ex-Boyfriends Wrote A Book About Me?


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  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me: And Other Stories I Shouldn’t Share with Acquaintances, Coworkers, Taxi Drivers, Assistants, Job Interviewers, Bikini Waxers, and Ex/Current/Future Boyfriends But Have by Hilary Winston is a perfect tonic against all the lovey dovey atmosphere Valentine’s Day usually creates. Though, I […]

February 11, 2018

6 Charming Non-fiction Books On the Subject of Love and Dating that on my TBR


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To top things off for my Valentine’s Day inspired bookish posts, I decided to begin with a genre typically over looked on Valentine’s Day:  non-fiction. Non-fiction does not have the sexiness or allure of a steamy romance novel, but it’s just as important in informing people the mechanics of love, dating, and of course sex. […]

February 10, 2018

Paperback Adventures: The Time I Did a Twitter Read-a-thon


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Over the summer when I started to spend every minute (it seems) on Twitter, I noticed something peculiar. People were participating in these events called “read-a-thons.” Curious, I decided to keep an out for them. From what I observed, these events usually last for a short period of time and have a certain topic behind […]

January 11, 2018

The October Country: Not Your Typical Bradbury Stories


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The Spook-a-thon and The October Country: An Intro Yes, I saved the best for last. My first read for the Spook-a-thon was The October Country by Ray Bradbury.  In early October, I contemplated about creating a list of collected short stories that would be good for Halloween. During my research, I discovered The October Country. […]

January 9, 2018

10 Star Wars Books on My TBR List


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Before I continue with today’s post let me take a minute to address this will be my last post of 2017.  Over the course of 2017, I have done so many things, I would not have imagined myself doing in 2016. I’m a wee bit sad 2017 will be over as of midnight today. On the […]

December 31, 2017