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, 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
Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday! We're are nearing the final stretch for Round One here at Thoughts Stained With Ink! After today, only one more post revealing the fates of my last two books (which, all of this has been a random order, by the way, and in no way reflective of any ranking system). After… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Taste Tester Results: No 9
Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday! Only two more posts (after this one) before all of my initial responses have been shared and my first fifteen books have been cut from my Tester Tester or my "round one"! We are almost there! On top of slowly updating these posts, I've read four of the books from my… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Taste Tester Results: No 8