I LIKE BIG BOOKS
Kinky tastes, me?
Hey, I’m glad to see you here!
So you found my hiding place, here’s a little more about me and what you can expect browsing this blog.
(Authors, I’m not taking review requests at the moment.)
I’m Alexandra, the addicted and picky french reader behind Alleskelle’s nickname. I know you probably wonder how the hell you should pronounce that one. Let’s stick with something simple, you can call me Alex.
I have always been an avid reader, ever since I was not yet a grown up smart ass. Back then I got high on Fantasy and Science-Fiction and all their sub-genres—still do occasionally. I remember spending all my pocket money in books, and comic books. I guess some things just never change, ’cause I still put all my coins in the same basket, trying to feed my addiction. I even had this period where I’d go for the thrills and chills with a good Horror story, I needed to be spooked and spooked I surely was, because the last one I read still keeps my mind reeling at night.
Today though,I’m all about romance books. Any kind really. But if you must know, I do have favorites, there must be steam, great quality banter, a whirlwind of emotions and I’m not against a little angst!
My rating system.
I rate all my books on a scale of 5 stars and I do rate by half a star sometimes.
Please note that a 3 stars review is not considered a bad one here. I read the book and I liked it, but it wasn’t just a favorite or one I would reread. I wanted to point this out, seeing lots of negative things lately about 3 stars reviews. Not all the books deserve a 5 star rating. I can differentiate what I liked a lot and what I did like a little less, reading being a very subjective experience, my ratings and opinions are my own. 🙂
Amazing! My picky french self is wondering where this book was all my life! I will buy the paperback, recommend, and wouldn’t mind re-reading.
I loved it! This book is probably going to my favorite shelf and I will recommend it.
I liked it! I enjoyed the story but the “wow” factor was missing.
I didn’t particularly like it. I’m probably a little disappointed.
I didn’t like the book but was curious enough to finish reading it. Not without struggling though. o.O
DNF / I couldn’t finish the book. It didn’t keep my attention. I will not rate it, but I will write a quick line to explain what didn’t work for me.
Yes I do end up with a few DNFs… Sometimes more than often when I don’t know what to read and pick up a book “au petit bonheur la chance”—randomly—. Another reason that can lead me to DNF a book, is stumbling upon one of my pet peeves. I have a few, sometimes I can overlook them if the characters and story are worth it.
With about 500 books—more or less— read each year, I’d say the DNF ratio is pretty low. I have a good idea of what pleases me and what doesn’t. I also have trustees friends who knows what I like and thus, have great recommendations to choose from.
I will however always review the books I read with honesty, not all of them, there’s unfortunately not enough time in the day!
This blog is a place for me to share my latest book crush, new authors discoveries, pimp my favorite authors and post the occasional fanArt visuals.
(I’m not doing any promo blog tours, as I want the main focus of this blog to remain a personal place where I genuniely share my own book discoveries.)
I DO NOT READ
I LIKE BIG BOOKS
I also love to do pretty visuals from time to time, see this as my way to give life to my books. I love trying to give life to characters and stories that moved me. You can take a look at the gallery and see some of the visuals I’ve made before.
I’ve been asked quite a few times if I was taking commissions to do book promo visuals or book covers. My answer is yes I am considering it, so don’t hesitate to shoot me an email to discuss any project you’d like me to help you with.