BookTube Spotlight: an Interview with Jesse George (@jessethereader)

BookTube has been a significant part of my reading life. When I was new to blogging, I often watched book hauls and reviews online to find titles to add to my TBR. Soon, various channels appeared on my recommendations feed, and one of them was jessethereader. As far as the Western world is concerned, Jesse…

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Can You Love a Book to Cinders?

Rereading books today is very challenging, given the numerous releases that make my TBR shelf unmanageable. I’m sure that many bookworms have the same struggle. But books like The Lunar Chronicles seem to be an exception to my reluctance. I loved the series the first time I read it, and now that I’ve revisited the first novel, I find the story quite timely in that it accurately reflects our society and current global issues.

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Shine Bright Like a Bullied K-pop Star

I don’t recommend Shine if you wish to retain their high opinion of the K-pop world. I certainly felt disenchanted after reading it, but you can rest assured that my appreciation for the music itself remains unscathed.

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Sometimes, Love Doesn’t Happen by the Book

By the Book now sits on my shelf of favorites because of its smile-worthy content. I can see myself rereading it when I need more motivation to write fiction.

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What the K Is This?

I really should’ve done my research on the source material because little did I know that Anna Karenina was actually about infidelity. The main characters practically had a deadly affair and ruined each other’s lives just to soothe their loins. The same thing almost happened in this book.

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The Blades of Heartbreak and Arrogance

The Assassin’s Blade was interesting enough, but it didn’t significantly change my opinion of Celaena. I still think that the series deserves a better main character. But since I have yet to complete the series, I’ll try to be optimistic and have an open mind.

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It Wasn’t All for Nothing

This was mostly a satisfying ending to a gripping trilogy. I reread the previous two books before starting The Queen of Nothing just to refresh my memory, so I got to enjoy the world of Faerie in all its terrible glory.

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A Love Triangle that’s Actually Likable

Not only does this book have a super cute cover; it also has one of the most relatable characters in YA fiction. Most readers will like the sweet “love triangle.” But if you’re a fellow book blogger or reviewer, you’re going to resonate with the story on an entirely different level.

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Betrothed to Disappointment

With only a few brief interactions, Hollis and Silas were somehow already head over heels for each other? Are the blue eyes that powerful? Instalove much.

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Sweet like Toffee but Bitter like Coffee

Being Toffee deepened my understanding of dementia and the repercussions of domestic violence. Whether good or bad, our memories are an integral part of who we are today.

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