ARC Review – The Hexologists

Hello, everyone! Today I’m reviewing The Hexologists by Josiah Bancroft. I’ve been so excited to read my first Bancroft novel! I’ve also seen several glowing reviews of this book from other bloggers. So, I was anticipating something great. Read on to see if it lived up to my lofty expectations…

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Books I’ve Read This Year with Bi+ Male Characters (2023)

Every year for bi visibility day, I create my list of favorite books with bi+ male characters (2021, 2022). The lists are always comprised of books I’ve read in the preceding year. I’ve decided to continue making this a yearly thing… because why not? Without further ado, here are some of the books I’ve read since last September that included bi+ male rep within the main cast of characters (book covers link to Goodreads and book titles link to my review, if available). Happy bi visibility day to all my bi peeps out there!

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Let’s Talk Bookish – Books That Feel Like Fall

Hello, everyone! Today I’m participating in Let’s Talk Bookish. Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week. Since April 2022, Aria @ Book Nook Bits has been the host of LTB, and she posts each month’s topics on her blog! This month’s topic is books that feel like fall, which is fitting as the season is just beginning. 🍂

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Book Blogger Hop: September 15 – 21

The first iteration of the Book Blogger Hop was started in March 2010 by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books and ended on December 31, 2012. On February 15, 2013, Coffee Addicted Writer reintroduced the hop with Jennifer’s approval. The hop begins on the Friday of each week and ends on the Thursday of the following week. Every week, there is a prompt with a book-related query. The aim of the blog hop is to provide bloggers with an opportunity to follow other blogs, discover new books, make friends with other bloggers, and gain new followers for their own sites.

This Week’s Question

How long does it usually take you to finish a book?

This is a really tough question to answer with any accuracy because it varies so much. It depends on the book and the format I’m reading it in. I typically get through a 300-500 page book in about three days. If it is something like a YA contemporary, I could finish it in less than a day. Whereas, a denser adult fantasy/sci fi book might take me three or four days.

For audiobooks, I tend to space my consumption out a bit more. I typically only listen to them right before bed or while I’m doing chores. So, I usually finish one or two of them per week.

Regardless of length or format, I’m probably not enjoying a book if it is taking me longer than a week to read. I have absolutely no patience. So, if I’m motivated to find out what happens in the book, I have a need to read it quickly. The only exception to this is re-reads because I already know what happens in the end. I tend to read slower if it isn’t my first time through a book, and I’ve had some re-reads take me as long as a month.

First Lines Fridays (80) – September 15, 2023

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!
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