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A Reader’s Guide to Reading “S.” by J.J. Abrams & Doug Dorst

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S. by J.J. Abrams & Doug Dorst is one of the most underrated books ever. I have seen this in bookTube when it first came out but I have never seen a lot of book reviews, it’s mostly book hauls. But even so, I was intrigued because of the unique format of the book. There are handwriting from two individuals who exchanged notes on the margins of the book with inserts here and there that added the experience to the story.

Furthermore, this is the book that you need to read from cover to cover literally. You need to read the Foreword of the translator and even the footnotes. If you are the type to skip both foreword and footnotes, this is not that book. You must read EVERYTHING.

The book looks like an old library book. Complete with the Book For Loan on the front and the list of the people who borrowed the book. Even the spine of the book has a sticker from the library.

Let’s ignore the different lighting of each photo.

However, no matter how beautiful this book is, it might be overwhelming when you don’t know how to read this book properly. Plus, there are problems that readers might encounter like the misplaced inserts or where to start when reading this book. So this post is all about helping out those who have this and don’t know where to begin because I am telling you, if you read this the wrong way you might find this book more trouble than it’s worth.

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Recent Reads (Apr. 20-26, 2020)

The Community Quarantine in my country has been extended again for another 15 days. Because of that, I feel like I have a lot of time to read. But then again, I did not read much during this week. After reading 3 books for 3 days for Stay Home Reading Rush, I kinda fell into a short slump. I let myself unwind a little and just watch movies and did not pick up a book until Friday night. Even so I managed to finish 2 books which are both great reads.

I don’t want to get this intro too long, so let’s get into the books!

 

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3 Best Sites to Get an ARC

ARC or Advance Reader Copy is something that I always wonder as to how and where fellow readers got it back when I was new in the reading community. Back then, I thought that ARCs are only for the influencers or popular people in the community. But later, I found out that ARCs can be requested to a website. You don’t need to be popular but you need to make sure that you will give a feedback to the books that you requested.

So basically, this is like a beginners guide to where you can request an ARC. I know there are other websites aside from the three that I am about to mention but these three is where I get my ARCs and I think they are easy to navigate.

 

 

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Stay Home Reading Rush TBR

It’s been awhile since I last join a readathon. I was still undecided if I should join or not but I found myself searching for books that could match the prompts for this round of the reading rush. And so as not to waste my effort, I finally decided to join.

The reading rush will run from April 16 (Thursday) up to April 19 (Sunday). This is shorter than the normal reading rush but who cares? Just as long as I found a new excuse to read 4 books in 4 days.

I decided to have a wide range of variety for this readathon. My normal genre is mystery/thriller, dystopian, sci-fi and fantasy but this time, I plan to read different genre. I have chosen a horror classics, a YA romance contemporary, middle grade (?) & a New Adult contemporary; and these genres are not something that I usually reach out to and a readathon is a good way to push myself to read these genres.

So here are the prompts for this round:

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Now let’s get into the books that I plan to read for this reading rush!

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Recent Reads (Apr. 06-12, 2020)

Happy Easter everyone! I am not yet ready for Monday after my long weekend but back to reality.

I have been staying away from social media lately; blogging and Goodreads are my only exception. It is refreshing because I haven’t seen a lot of negative things lately. Plus I’ve been reading, though what I am reading is taking too much of my time but I am not complaining, I am having the best time ever.

I don’t think I read a lot this week but at least I am reading. So without further ado, let’s talk about books!

 

 

 

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Recent Reads (Mar. 30-Apr. 05, 2020)

Hi friends! How is your reading week? I have recently been productive in reading during the weekdays rather than the weekend which is a bit of a surprise for me. I used to catch up on my reading over the weekends before but now I catch up with sleep instead.

I managed to finish quite a lot of books over the week and I could never be more proud. So without further ado, let’s talk about the books that I finished and what I am currently reading.

 

 

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Dreamy Book Covers Tag

I am one of those person who judged a book by its cover before. If it’s pretty, I will buy it even though I don’t know anything about it. And I tend to be more critical with the synopsis and everything if the cover does not intrigued me.

And so when I found this Dreamy Book Covers Tag at Sahi at Ksahitya I know I have to do this. A big thanks to the creator, Tiana at The Book Ravenfor creating this awesome tag!

The rules for this tag will be down below if you wanted to do it as well.

So let’s get into the book tag!

 

 

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