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RAGT 2017

To end my crazy literary adventures, I took a quick and impromptu trip to Cincinnati. May kicked off with my first Romantic Times Convention down in Atlanta. In the beginning of June, I attended a Feminism in Romance Novels panel at The Strand and then BookCon at the end of the week. During this time I learned about Lori Foster’s annual Reader and Author Get Together, or RAGT. More importantly, I learned that both J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning would be signing books on Saturday, June 10th. So like any other normal romance fan, I booked a flight to Cincinnati. Luckily, my mom encouraged this madness and even attended with me! We arrived on Friday and spent the day exploring the city before heading to the book-signing on Saturday. And boy did we have a blast! RAGT, for the little we attended, was an awesome event and totally on my list for next year! I had a great time hanging out in line for J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning and chatting with the guests! I brought books for both authors to sign. I also got books signed for the people who introduced me to both authors. One of my best friends has always given me the best romance novel recommendations and she, many years ago, insisted that I would loved Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander series and she was totally right! When I was first reading vampire romance, back in my *hides face* Twilight days, I had read Dark Lover by J.R. Ward. However, I couldn’t get into the series back then, probably because I was a bit too young. When I started working at Barnes and Noble a few years ago, one of my coworkers recommended the Black Dagger Brotherhood and I tried them out again. Of course, I loved them. So I had to get a book signed for her as well. I truly had an amazing time and feel so blessed to meet such amazing authors. Every experience I’ve had in the romance novel community has been positive and I’m so grateful for such a supportive and lovely group of people. Okay, gushing done, time for pictures!

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Feminists Take On the Romance Genre

On Monday, I kicked off BookCon week with an impromptu trip to the city! I decided to attend a panel discussion at The Strand Bookstore: Feminists Take On the Romance Genre. This panel featured Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Maya Royale, and Sarah MacLean, all of whom I adore. I was lucky enough to get an awesome seat ( three rows behind Gloria Steinem!!) and was able to Live stream some of the discussion on my twitter and Facebook. Twitter Live Stream. Facebook Live . This was an informative and lively panel about romance and the role it plays in feminism. The main take away is romance is books by women for women that celebrate female sexuality and pleasure! What can be more feminist than that!


 

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RT Booklovers Convention 2017! 

I’m going to be offline for a few days for RT Booklovers Convention in Atlanta!! Please check out my twitter, @booksonmymind, for updates and cool pictures with romance authors!! 

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Review Requests!

Good Morning All!

I recently received a Twitter message from an author asking if I accept review request. I usually get my review ARCs from Netgalley or Edelwiess. Other books I review are just books I personally buy or I take out from the library. However, I’ve decided to open my blog up to review request.

Please check out my new Review Request page!

Happy reading!

Melisa

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Brief Saturday Break

Hi All!

This week has been crazy with a family party going on. As such, I did not get a chance to write a review for today. However, I’ll be back with a regularly scheduled review on Wednesday at noon. Until then, I wanted to leave you with a lovely book quote.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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New Book Poster

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Just got a new bookish poster for my room. What do you think?

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May 15, 2016 · 18:56

Reading Quote

Just wanted to share another one of my favorite quotes about reading.

Enjoy!

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March 22, 2016 · 20:22

My Epic Return to Blogging:

Hello my dear followers! I know my brief hiatus has turned into something much more. It has been about 5 months this I’ve posted. Life and an inability to keep up with reviews overwhelmed me. Honestly, I was being lazy. However, I miss writing reviews. I miss the extra thought that I put into books. When I don’t review, I tend to just move quickly from book to book, without examining what I liked and didn’t like about the book I read. So hopefully, I’m back now. I want to start out easy. I think my schedule of four reviews a week plus additional posts are just too much to start again. As of now, I’m going to try two books a week. Maybe as time goes on, I will up the number of reviews.

I’m happy to be back!

On that note, I’ll leave you with my favorite quote about reading!

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Brief Hiatus

Hi Guys, 

I’ll be taking a brief hiatus in the beginning of November. My sister is studying abroad in Germany and I’m going to visit her, spending about 10 days traveling between three countries. I had thought about scheduling posts for when I’m away but I’ve fallen behind on my reviews. Honestly, I think I need a little break from constantly reading and reviewing. Once I come back, I should be refreshed and ready to post reviews again. And hopefully some cool pictures from Europe!

Cheers!

Melisa  

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