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Discussion: What Makes Me Fall in Love With a Book?

What makes you fall in love with a book?  Recently, someone mentioned how I've got a really unique reading taste, because I rarely stick to genres and read and enjoy a bunch of different stuff. And it's true, I have a pretty versatile reading taste. So that got me thinking - what makes me love… Continue reading Discussion: What Makes Me Fall in Love With a Book?

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The 5 Star Rating System: Why It Does (Not) Work and How I Rate Books

Let's see if I have forgotten how to write discussions. Well, hi everyone. Sorry that February has been slow with posts - I am having a hell of a month and to be honest, things are only going to get worse from here. I haven't been reading that much, even with cramming every bit of… Continue reading The 5 Star Rating System: Why It Does (Not) Work and How I Rate Books

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Discussion: How Has My Reading Changed in 2018

We are getting to all of those end of the year posts and I am excited.  I truly am excited for all of the reading stats, wrap-ups, gift guides, reading plans for next year - I want it all. Anyways, it's time to reflect on how my reading has changed this year. I have written… Continue reading Discussion: How Has My Reading Changed in 2018

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Discussion: Is Bookstagram Really Just Looks Over Substance?

Let's chat. I find that recently there have been a lot of hot takes on the bookstagram community, mostly from people who aren't part of the community and feel like they should have an opinion on everything. There's one from the Vulture (a really long, overtly flowery piece that has no substance) and one from… Continue reading Discussion: Is Bookstagram Really Just Looks Over Substance?

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Discussion: Thank you, Internet (Author Interactions and the Way We Engage With Books Today)

Discussion time, since we all love it.  I have previously written a lot about the internet in general and how it affects our reading. I've spoken about hype, I've spoken about how the community has changed my reading and most recently, how fandom affected the way I experience books. So today we are expanding on… Continue reading Discussion: Thank you, Internet (Author Interactions and the Way We Engage With Books Today)

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Discussion: The Eternal Frustration of an International Book Blogger

To All the ARCs I Could Have Gotten If I Wasn't an International Blogger So I tweeted this out yesterday, and it's one of my most popular tweets ever, meaning a lot of people have felt my frustration and can sadly, relate. And while this particular topic has been explored previously, in a lot of… Continue reading Discussion: The Eternal Frustration of an International Book Blogger

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Discussion: The Myths of Trashy Books and Women’s Fiction

I have thoughts I need to share.  Recently, I've been reading a lot of Romance novels and I've always been a reader of the so-called Women's Fiction and there's a lot of stuff that gets attached to these genres. When it comes to romance books, people tend to deem them trashy or of less value than… Continue reading Discussion: The Myths of Trashy Books and Women’s Fiction