MID-YEAR BOOK FREAK OUT TAG

How is it already July? Anyway, we’ve reached the halfway point of 2019! It’s time to pause and take a look at how it’s been so far and what we expect to achieve before it ends. Not in life, though, no — I’m only talking about books. You might have bumped into this tag already but, if you haven’t, here’s the deal: it consists of 15 questions about your reading year, how it was so far and your expectations for the next six months. Since there’s nothing I like to talk about more than books, here are my answers: Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

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MY NEW FAVORITE AUTHOR

Last month, #bookstagram convinced me to read a book. I’m sure you can relate, I’m sure I’m not the only one who picked up a book purely for the hype. Well, it turned out to be a great book. So, I decided to read another from the same author. And it was a fantastic book! I decided to keep going and read all of her back-catalog and, now, she’s my new favorite author. Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

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ROMANCE SUCKS!

Yes, you’ve read it right. It’s a bold statement, especially for a romance author (me, in case you were wondering). Well, let me tell you a secret: I started writing romance because I hate romance. There. I said it. I like reading, and I read a lot. Probably not as much as I would like to, even not as much as I should, I’ll admit that, but I do read a lot. And I read all genres, I’m not picky — I love any book that can stop time and make me feel something. That is, when that something isn’t frustration. And romance is the only genre that leaves me frustrated 98% of the time. Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

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The Short Story Experience: LUCKY STRIKE

THE END OF LUCKY CHARMS?March 31, 2047 It’s official: the four-leaf clover you’ve been carrying around inside your wallet is useless — but your genes might not be. By now, you’ve certainly heard of Aurora Zeinallah. Eighteen months ago, the Sudanese scientist put her small town on the map when she came on the record about a curious study — the genetic traits of luck. With an already large pool of volunteers, Zeinallah came to the public to invite people who might be interested in participating in her research and ask for funds. The unusual theme coupled with the Doctor’s impressive resume garnered a lot of attention from the media and some eccentric billionaires. The scientific community, however, laughed and turned their back on her. Apparently, though, she who laughs last, laughs the longest. Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

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