Rapid Fire Reviews, July Edition {BONUS POST!}

Hello everyone! Welcome to the second ever edition of Rapid Fire Reviews here on Purely Olivia. 🙂

Though I didn’t have the best reading month in July, an upside is that every book I read was a book I was reading for the first time- meaning, no rereads! That’s a pretty big accomplishment for me. You might as well call me the Queen of Rereads.

So, to comemerate commemorate (I just spent quite a few minutes trying to spell that, until Google finally helped out) that occasion, I am going to be doing Rapid Fire Reviews of each book I read in July!

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Review of a Writing Handbook {Spilling Ink}

Writing is hard.

That’s the truth. Though it may be fun, it may be rewarding, you may love it more than you love anything else, it’s still really, really hard.

For starters, have you ever had writer’s block? Empty lines or a b l i n k i n g cursor on a blank page is enough to make me want to scream. Then there are the thoughts that creep into your head- is my writing really any good? is it possible that I could ever even be published? And that’s just the beginning! When it comes to writing, I’ll take all the help I can get.

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Review: Yours Truly, by Heather Vogel Frederick

I’ve been an avid fan of Heather Vogel Frederick’s books for years. 🙂 I read her blog often to see the latest news about her books and the like. I even won a giveaway for an ARC of her final Mother-Daughter Book Club book a year ago!

So you can imagine my excitement when I finally read the second installment in the Pumpkin Falls series, Yours Truly.

It didn’t disappoint. In hopes that I can persuade some of you to read it if you haven’t already, today I’ll be reviewing Yours Truly. Let’s get started! 😀

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An Exclusive Interview with Claim To Fame!

Hi everybody! 🙂

First of all, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I hope you’re all having a great time celebrating it however you want to celebrate- going to a party, dressing up, trick-or-treating, handing out candy, or maybe just eating candy. 😉

Today’s post is going to be a review of Claim to Fame, by Margaret Peterson Haddix. It’s not a normal review, though- I’m going to be “interviewing” the book! I got this idea from Brooke over at the Brookeworm and thought I definitely had to do it. I usually feel as if my reviews don’t give enough information, so this is the perfect way for me to do a solid review.

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Rapid Fire Reviews- September Edition!

September was a month filled with bookish adventures! I reread some old favorites, returned to a series I never finished in the past, and discovered a ton of books that I absolutely loved.

Since it was so successful for me, I thought I’d do a Rapid Fire Reviews edition specifically for September. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s just like it sounds. I’ll just write quick, rapid reviews of the books- I’m doing all the new ones I read this month. I love doing this because there are always many books that I can’t do a full-out review on, but want you guys to know about anyway!

Without further ado, let’s get reviewing. 🙂

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8 World War 2 Books I Love

Hi everybody! Welcome back to Purely Olivia. 🙂 I need to apologize for the lack of posts since my first one, back on August 15th. Since then, I’ve been dealing with a technical difficulty that had an (embarrassingly) simple answer brought to me via the WordPress forums. I was unable to post..but now I’m back!

Also, I am going to stick to my Monday posting routine (I think) but I’m still figuring out the times on the scheduling-posts-thing, so I’m sorry this ended up being posted Sunday night.

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