Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

I know, it’s been… a very long time. But for those of you who don’t already know, I moved into college about three weeks ago, and it was both the most hectic and the most exciting time ever. Things have settled a bit better now, and I’ve tapped into my college’s (wonderful) library system so I can get back to reading and reviewing! If you want me to check out a book because you think it’s wonderful/you want an opinion before you pick it up, feel free to leave me a comment, and I’ll see if I can get my grabby hands on it. Aka if my libraries can help a girl out. I have a bunch of YA picks that I’m waiting in the queue for (ugh) including Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom, which comes out soon! I hope I’ll have some reviews up and ready for you guys soon 🙂

xx
Stuti

A Very Bad, Very Sad Hiatus Announcement

Hello, followers!

My Internet has been super iffy these past few days, and I have exams coming up. I thought I might as well get my business in gear and go offline for the next month. You won’t be seeing me until after March 20th. I’m well aware that I miss some amazing books’ release dates, but high school waits for no girl. See you on the flipside!

Love,
Stuti.

Dark Wings, Dark Words

I have bad news, sorry to say. School’s just started up and again, and wow I am über busy. It’s my last year and I have a truckload of work to do if I want to, y’know, get into college. Unfortunately, that means I have to take some time off from the blog until things get settled. It sucks that I have barely any time to read, let alone review. But that’s the way it is. So I guess I’ll be putting The Biblioh!phile on indefinite hiatus. I can’t make any promises, but I hope I’ll be back by the end of July.

Happy reading till then, and I can’t wait to figure everything out and get back to talking books with you guys!

Love,
Stuti.
I couldn’t resist making an ASOIAF reference.

News from Stuti: Ch-ch-ch-changes!

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Hello, cyber-friends!

As you can see, the good ol’ blog has undergone an entire makeover. Turns out I am not as atrocious at HTML as I thought. Huzzah! I hope you like the kitties on the home page. It took me a long time to find those. Have some more literary cats.

This new layout is just making me really excited about blogging – which is a problem, considering my finals are next week. Oops. To celebrate my sudden enthusiasm, I came up with a new feature for the blog, all by my lonesome!

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Up Till Dawn Reading will basically be a tagline thing I attach to reviews or posts about books when they kept me up all night. On some, I’ll talk about why they kept me up, that kind of thing. And I’ll do regular Up Till Dawn Reading posts listing the books that kept me up even if I don’t review them.

I’m super excited about all this new stuff, and I hope you are too! Let me know what you think of the new look and the feature in the comments.

Stuti xx

Holiday Notice

Hey everyone!

This is just to let you know that I’m off for this week (21st to 30th) and I’ll see you on the flipside. I hope everyone has a fabulous Christmas and an amazing New Year. Here’s to a fresh year of fast-paced, heart-stopping reads!

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Hey!

I’m writing the SAT tomorrow, which is why I’ve been missing the whole week. I’ll be back with more reviews (and tales of my ARCs) come Monday.

See you on the flipside!

What’s Up

Hey guys! I know I’ve been pretty AWOL recently, but here I am again. I was writing for NaNoWriMo, but I’m happy to say that I’ve finished my first draft! Balloons! Cake!

Anyhow, I promise my reviewing schedule will be set back on track. Just so everyone knows, here’s an update on what I’m reading:

Pantomime, by Laura Lam: R. H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass—remnants of a mysterious civilization long gone—are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimaera is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide.

Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star.

But Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada.

 

 Forbidden, by Kimberley Griffiths Little: In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart.

Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.

With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.

Happy Anniversary to The BibliOH!phile!

Hey everyone! My internet is down, and I’m writing this on an iPad with 3% battery, so I’ll make this quick. It’s been a year since I started book-blogging, and I just want to say thank you to everyone who’s ever clicked a link to here, hit that like button, or talked books to me. Thank you to the book community both here and on Goodreads – you’re all amazing! Here’s to many more years of reading and reviewing 😀

A Little Thing

So a funny thing happened over the weekend. I finally got around to making a blog exclusively dedicated to my writing. Here it is!

Also, I plan to have this blog up and running again by the end of this month. Again, a huge thank you to everyone who’s stuck with me over the past few months ❤

An Announcement.

Yes, yes, you are all probably outraged at my irregularity. Or you just don’t care, ha. But here’s what I said on Goodreads, and that’s what I’ll say here too. Writing reviews is great fun. It’s wonderful to deconstruct what I like or didn’t like about a book. But if I’m completely honest, writing fiction is breathtaking. It’s a whole world just for yourself. When I’m in my own world, it’s hard to pull myself out, and nothing does that quite so efficiently as a book in a completely different genre. Ehh.

Here’s the thing, I review YA. That’s not all I read, but it’s what I like to review. What I write is predominantly fantasy, and it definitely doesn’t have the same feel as the latest YA PNR. Fiction writing is what I really, really want to do, so when I’m on a kick I do my best to keep up the momentum. If that means not reading too much YA, so be it.

What I hate is disappointing you by not reviewing. I hope you’ll all understand why I need this little sabbatical. Thank you for every like, every comment. It’s great to ramble about books and know that someone’s listening! I might start a livejournal just to put my thoughts down, or to share bits of my writing. If I do, you’ll definitely get the link first. Again, thank you. ❤