Hello, lovelies! First off, I apologize that I have gone silent of the SPFBO front since pretty much the holidays. Long story short, I started a new job in December, then got really sick for almost two weeks, then the holidays happened. Since then, I've still been struggling a bit to figure out my groove… Continue reading A Sea of Broken Glass: SPFBO 5 Finalist
Hello, lovelies! It has been such a wonderful time for me here as a solo judge for the first time for SPFBO, after being adding late in the process last year. I've read so many wonderful books, made a lot of connections and had a chance to help break the stigma that self-published books are… Continue reading Thoughts Stained With Ink SPFBO 5 Finalist Announcement!
Hello, lovelies! We've reached the end (almost)! Only five fates left unknown, before we've reach my final semi-finalist! A few quick housekeeping things (repeated from my previous post): I know I mentioned I wanted to do mini reviews for books I didn't finish entirely and full reviews for books that I did read to completion,… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Read, Review, Repeat Results: No 3
Hello, lovelies! We're ending this contest rapid fire here, so here are the fates of my next five books, including the announcement of my second semi-finalist! A few quick housekeeping things (repeated from my previous post): I know I mentioned I wanted to do mini reviews for books I didn't finish entirely and full reviews… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Read, Review, Repeat Results: No 2
Hello, lovelies! It's been a while since I've posted about SPFBO here and I do apologize for that! I've spent the past month reading the fifteen books left from my initial cull, narrowing down to my semi-finalists and my finalist! I cannot wait to share my results with all of you over these next two… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Read, Review, Repeat Results: No 1
Hello, everyone! As promised, this post serves as a recap of what happened in the "Stage One: Taste Tester" round of SPFBO here at Thoughts Stained With Ink, plus lay out what exactly is going to happen in what I'm calling "Stage Two: Read, Review, Repeat." Stage One: Taste Tester Round If you've been following… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Stage 2: Read, Review, Repeat
Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday! And we've finally made it! After ten weeks, this post serves as my final taste tester post, where I announced which books made it after my 50-page sampling to get a feel of each novel and which didn't--an even, 15-15 split, believe it or not! To the last two to have… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Taste Tester Results: No 10