“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R. R. Martin
Petyr Baeish Books (est. July 5th, 2016) by Tova Portmann-Bown. It is a bookish nerdy blog full of the joys of the written word.
Tova Portmann – Bown is a lover of all things pertaining to words, and she is a lifelong reader, writer, and actress. Even as a young child she would make up stories and tell them to no one in particular. Now at as a teenager, she focuses her storytelling abilities on writing books on a variety of topics. She’s written books about Obama, to Volcanos, talking bunnies, occasional murder, betrayal, political intrigue and bisexual royalty among other things. Sometimes she likes to do awful things to her characters (like burn them alive or behead them) but she usually reserves those things for the characters who really deserve them. That usually doesn’t include the prince who looks an awful lot like Henry Cavil, who may indeed be Henry Cavil). You can often find random and completely unnecessary pop culture references and song lyrics in her books for no reason. Besides writing, Tova enjoys reading good books (usually several at a time), scrolling through Goodreads for hours, working at the library, perfecting her evil laugh, forging Vlad Dracul’s signature, and feeding her unhealthy obsessions with Alexander Hamilton. Her Harry Potter House is Hufflepuff and she is a confirmed Targaryen and is most likely part vampire. She enjoys eating food, “stalking” Lin-Manuel Miranda on twitter, creating useless book tags, writing on her blog, watching Magnificent Century, attempting to sleep or fangirling over the number of things she is obsessed with (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, And I Darken, Dracula etc.) Most of her stories are cheesy, romantic and contain way too much dialogue. She writes book reviews on a regular basis when she isn’t doing her crap load of homework (because high school sucks, kids). Sometimes her life is one big Hamilton reference. She can speak some Mandarin, Dothraki and is fluent in sarcasm and fangirl. And before she could talk “English” she would tell stories in her own fictional language that she does not even understand. If you are at all interested in checking out any of her work you can view it under the tag writing or on her Wattpad Account She currently lives in Washington State with her family.
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as follow by Petyr Baeish Books as on January 1st, 2017
5 ★★★★★: OH MY GAWD! WHAT ARE WORDS. I CAN’T ENGLISH, THAT WAS AMAZING! I adore this book 100% and I will recommend to every single person on this planet if I could. I would sell my soul to get people to read it!
4 ★★★★: I loved it, a great book that has a few flaws or issues that make it impossible for this book to reach the next level. I would recommend you read this book!
3 ★★★: I liked it. It had its good parts but it also had a number of issues. I would recommend this book but cautiously and only to the right people.
2 ★★: Meh. Not my cup of tea. Didn’t like it. disappointing.
1 ★: Oh, look I stepped in a pile of shit. Why does this book exist even? Shame *rings bell* Shame
*I do give half stars although as of now I don’t have a way of showing a half of a star.
*I do not rate DNF’d books (see below for more)
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I occasionally DNF books. I no longer rate DNF’d books, seeing as I have not completed the book so I can’t judge it as a whole story. I stick with my DNFs pretty strongly, if I think I might come back to it, I will shelve it as will come back to later on my Goodreads. I read because I want to because I like to. Life is too short for shit books so I am willing to DNF or put on hold books that are not meeting my interest at the moment. I have no intention of getting in a reading slump because of a book isn’t right for me at that time or in general.
I will read manuscripts if you can send them to me for free via Google Drive. As of now, I cannot have physic copies sent to me. Please expect a little longer for manuscripts to be read seeing as I prefer not to read long things on the computer. I am also in High School so I am pretty busy. I will be partnering with my local bookstore and doing some ARC reviews this fall.
I am not a professional review. I’m trying to work on making my reviews more cohesive and understandable, which is actually working! *Applause* I now have a spoiler free section. If you read past that spoiler free section and get spoiled, that is not my fault. My reviews contain a lot of rambling, semi random gifs, and a lot of calling characters my precious babies and cinnamon rolls who must be protected at all costs. You have been warned. If you’d like to partner on a review, please specify what you’d like it to look like. I can write ones without gifs and actually serious ones. I’m happy to have you use pieces of my reviews to promote as long as you have credit. Please don’t read my earliest reviews. They are trash and they have tons of typos. I also don’t always correct typos in the Goodreads Summaries so please excuse those
If you need to contact me please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave me your name and your request. You may also DM me on any of my social medias (though I don’t check Wattpad that much). I will reply as soon as I possibly can.
Buddy reads? Yes, totally. I’d love to buddy read something with you. I personally like to read at my own pace and discuss it at the end, though if you have Goodreads we can discuss in the comments on updates. If you wish to Buddy read something, message me on Goodreads.
Be a blogger guest on your blog? Yes totally. I’m happy doing guest blogger things. As long as everything is chill, I’m good and I don’t require anything other than of course credit.
If I have any new policies – they will now be posted on this page.
Last Updated: August 2nd, 2017
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I am here for the books, and I am here to enjoy reading. I am going to listen to my heart when it comes to reading, if I am not feeling a book I will put it down for then or DNF it. I am here to read for pleasure, I will not force myself to read anything (unless for school) I will not have any shame for liking or disliking a book, series, or author. I will be open with my opinions, and I can totally still be friends who opinions vary. I am entitled to my own opinion and I will respect you if you respect mine. Just because I do not like a book, does not mean that by any means that book is bad this is just my opinion. I do not mean any offense to the author or its fans. All my content is aimed to be fun, please feel free to disagree with me, just do it nicely. Please do not copy any of my content except gifts/artwork because all my images are taken off Google/Goodreads and used for review purposes. I do not take any credit that is not mine.
Thank you all so much for your support. We all really want the same thing in the bookish community – good books. Happy reading! ❤ Tova from Petyr Baeish Books
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