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Discussion: The YA versus Adult Debate

The age old question: YA or Adult Fiction? Recently, I came across something on Twitter and it got me thinking. There was someone (I really don't know who, and it's not really important) who said that they read YA for diversity and that adult fiction is only "white men cheating". So I'd like to put… Continue reading Discussion: The YA versus Adult Debate

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How Hype Ruins Books and Some Books Hype Ruined for Me

Books rarely live up to their hype.  Word gets around fast these days. With the Internet, a book isn't even published yet and it receives so much praise. Bloggers and vloggers get ARCs and the HYPE commences. Pretty soon, you see that one book EVERYWHERE. And you hear so many good things. People are going… Continue reading How Hype Ruins Books and Some Books Hype Ruined for Me

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Revisiting Old Reviews: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

A feature in which I reflect upon my old reviews. Time to revisit another old review. I read E. Lockhart's We Were Liars back in 2014, and recently I started thinking about it. Mostly in terms of how uncritical I was in my reviewing and overall reading. I remember that this book was awesome for me, until… Continue reading Revisiting Old Reviews: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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Separating the Work From the Author

Let's discuss a topic that everyone has already discussed. If you've been in the online bookish community for a long time, then chances are you stumbled on this topic at some point in time. Everyone has talked about this and obviously, I'd like to put my two cents in, since I thought about it recently.… Continue reading Separating the Work From the Author

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Discussion: Rating Books Before You Read Them

Let's have a discussion, shall we? This topic has been done a number of times, but everybody has an opinion so I am going to share mine, because I feel like it. Btw, enter my giveaway HERE. Every once in a while, there are books I get excited about that aren't out yet. They are… Continue reading Discussion: Rating Books Before You Read Them

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Reflections: Problematic Aspects of Romance

Let's reflect on the Romance genre, shall we?  A little over a month ago, one of my favorite booktubers, MyNameIsMarines, posted a video about problematic content. The video is amazing, and she is so articulate about the topic, which is definitely important. She discusses how we use the term problematic, and how we should talk about… Continue reading Reflections: Problematic Aspects of Romance

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Discussion Time: Feminist Writing, Labels, and We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Let's tackle more serious topics on here.  I just reread We Should All Be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie and felt prompted to write this post. If you haven't read this yet, I strongly suggest you do it. If you're not in the mood to read it, check out the Ted Talk it was based upon. Recently,… Continue reading Discussion Time: Feminist Writing, Labels, and We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Discussion Time: Small Town Dynamics

A bit of a different post for today.  I have been fascinated with small towns for forever. There's something about a dynamic in a small town that really grips me and makes me adore the story. As I've mentioned on numerous occasions, I really like books, or movies that deal with relationships. A book that… Continue reading Discussion Time: Small Town Dynamics