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Discussion: Manipulation in Books

A bit of a different topic for this discussion... I have been thinking a lot lately about books I did not enjoy, but everyone else did and how that happened. I've also been thinking about author-reader relationships and how that affects books and the way we see them. All of this thinking got me stuck… Continue reading Discussion: Manipulation in Books

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Discussion: Mid Series Cover Changes and Why It Does (Not) Matter

Once again, the book community is in an uproar.  It feels like every once in a while the book community finds itself at war. While it's not a serious kind of war, there seems to be a lot of opinions floating around and everybody picks a side and states their opinion. These kinds of things… Continue reading Discussion: Mid Series Cover Changes and Why It Does (Not) Matter

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Discussion: The Trouble With Reviewing Unfinished Books (And Some Tips)

Should you write a review if you DNFed a book?  I am back with another discussion, because I feel like it, and I loved discussing the previous topic with all of you. Anyways, this is sort of connected to reader fatigue and it's something I've been thinking about recently. And that is whether or not… Continue reading Discussion: The Trouble With Reviewing Unfinished Books (And Some Tips)

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Discussion: Reader Fatigue and Is Reading Really Getting Competitive?

Are we getting tired of reading while also making a sport out of it?  Lately, if you're on "book Twitter" (which you should be, it's a lot of fun), you may have seen some debate going around, as per usual on the Internet. There's been talk of readers shaming others for how much they do… Continue reading Discussion: Reader Fatigue and Is Reading Really Getting Competitive?

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Discussion: Is YA an Age Group or a Genre?

Discussion time. I discovered a new podcast! I've been loving the Hey YA podcast from Book Riot. I just listened to the last available episode and the podcast's been reminding me just how much I love YA, since I tend to forget that. My rekindled love inspired this post. I've been thinking about YA and… Continue reading Discussion: Is YA an Age Group or a Genre?

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Discussion: Why You Should Write Negative Reviews (And Some Tips on How to Do It)

I enjoy negative reviews.  So a couple of days ago, Janel @ Keeper of Pages (she is amazing, and you should follow her everywhere possible) asked on Twitter whether or not she should post a negative (one star) review. And that inspired this discussion, so let's talk about it. I understand the anxiety over putting… Continue reading Discussion: Why You Should Write Negative Reviews (And Some Tips on How to Do It)

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Chit Chat: Hate-Reading and Why I Love It

Let's talk about some easy bookish topics. Introducing a new feature (because when am I not)! The Chit Chat Feature is a place on this blog where we'll dish out on some of the "sillier" bookish topics. The first topic in the installment: HATE-READING. I was talking to a friend of mine about a book… Continue reading Chit Chat: Hate-Reading and Why I Love It