About Me + Ratings

Welcome to Never Hollowed By The Stare!

This blog combines my love for reading and my passion for indie music. I like finding that perfect song for that perfect book and here, every book has its own soundtrack. You can also find BL manga, LGBT+ movie trailers and short films, playlists, release blitzes, book tours, cover reveals, and giveaways.

My blogging schedule below:

MON – Music Monday
TUE 
– Tags and misc posts
WED 
– Last Year I Was Reading…(featuring past and present books)
THU 
– FLICKer (featuring gay short films)
FRI 
– manga and book reviews
SAT –
chilling
SUN
 – chilling

I am a highly introverted dork who drinks room-temperature coffee and eats fried bananas for breakfast. I have an undying love for Wong-Kar Wai films, wuxia movies and anime. I have two dogs, Nimbus, the adventurous dog about town and Bebop who’s just bop bop bopping along. I have four cats, Tofu the aloof, Spook the scaredy cat, Nissin the slinky and Sprite, the bestest fat cat ever.

I love, love, love shounen ai manga and I could never get enough of 19 Days by Old Xian. Some of my favorite mangaka are Ichikawa KeiFuruya NagisaHayakawa NojikoNakamura Asumiko and Hideyoshico. I rarely venture into the hardcore yaoi stuff because I prefer fluff to steam.

My first MM books were the Captive Prince trilogy by C.S. Pacat and I adore all the stories to this day. My all time favorite MM book is Spectred Isle by K.J. Charles. I think it’s sublime! I read it a couple of years ago and until now I could still remember scenes like I just read it yesterday.

My favorite indie bands are too many too mention but I’m partial to punk and post-punk revival bands like Franz Ferdinand, The Hives and The White Stripes. I’m also loving IDLES, Life, Glass Animals, Fontaines DC, Missio and Royal Blood.

Check out these posts for more about me:

BEHIND THE BLOGGER TAG
SMALL JOYS TAG
73 QUESTIONS WITH NEVERHOLLOWED (VOGUE-INSPIRED)
ANYTHING BUT BOOKS TAG
THE BOOK SNOB TAG

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Ratings

5 Stars – absolutely perfect
4.5 Stars – perfection is only half a step away
4 Stars – minor quibbles but I loved it to bits
3.5 Stars – that place between like and love
3 Stars – not exactly setting my world on fire but I liked it
2.5 Stars – far from hate but not quite a like
2 Stars – it’s a struggle to finish the damn book
1.5 Stars – bad to borderline terrible
1 Star – I feel sorry for the trees they killed for this book