Popular Books that Annie Disliked

One misconception I've discovered as a reader, reviewer, and blogger is that I'm supposed to love every book I read.  When I peruse blogs or scroll through my Instagram feed, there is an overwhelming majority of positive reviews, especially surrounding new releases and books everyone else seems to love. Positivity is a good and welcome … Continue reading Popular Books that Annie Disliked

On Writer Shyness // Why We Don’t Want People to Read Our Work

Today, I'm discussing something that impacts my life on a daily basis: why I hate sharing my writing. As a writer, my goal is to publish my work.  The thought of holding my book, flipping through its pages and knowing that readers around the world are doing the very same, quite literally gets me out … Continue reading On Writer Shyness // Why We Don’t Want People to Read Our Work

What Annie Read // See How They Run by Ally Carter

See How They Run by Ally Carter (Embassy Row #2) Published December 22nd, 2015 ScholasticPress Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Ally Carter Goodreads Synopsis: Inside every secret, there's a world of trouble. Get ready for the second book in this new series of global proportions--from master of intrigue, New York Times bestselling author … Continue reading What Annie Read // See How They Run by Ally Carter

Annie Recommends // Books for Your Harry Potter House

Today I'm reviving an Annie Likes Words classic: the Harry Potter Book Recommendation.  Last summer, I shared book recommendations based on which Harry Potter house you're a member of (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin) and y'all loved them!  So I'm listening to the voice of the people and reprising one of my favorite posts. Related Post: … Continue reading Annie Recommends // Books for Your Harry Potter House

What Annie Read // The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton Published February 6th, 2018 Disney-Hyperion I received a copy of The Belles through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Dhonielle Clayton Goodreads Synopsis: Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a … Continue reading What Annie Read // The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Annie is Looking for Beta Readers!

Asy'all know, I've been working on a young adult thriller novel since the beginning of time.  (It was actually August 2016, but it feels like I've been working on it since the beginning of time.)  This little project of mine was the brainchild of an independent study I completed my senior year of high school and … Continue reading Annie is Looking for Beta Readers!

On the Act of Unfollowing

By the power vested in us by social media, we have the capacity to know so many things about our accounts.  On my Instagram, I can track hour-by-hour how many views, likes, comments, et cetera my posts are accumulating.  On Pinterest, I can monitor how many clicks and saves my pins get, allowing me to … Continue reading On the Act of Unfollowing

What Annie Read // Lorna versus Laura by Cynthia Hilston

Lorna versus Laura by Cynthia Hilston Published September 2nd, 2017 Self-Published I received a copy of Lorna versus Laura in exchange for an honest review. Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Cynthia Hilston Goodreads Synopsis: Ever since a tragic accident took the lives of her parents, grief-stricken and lonely Lorna Ashford has buried herself by destroying … Continue reading What Annie Read // Lorna versus Laura by Cynthia Hilston

Annie’s Winter Favorites

Happy February! The first month of the year flew by so fast I feel like I have whiplash. One day I'm moving into my dorm and the next I'm one month into my second semester? This time thing is starting to weird me out. Narrowing down my favorite products of the season was definitely a … Continue reading Annie’s Winter Favorites