Let's chat. I don't know how many of you have caught up, but Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli just recently came out. And this book has been so hyped up, ever since it was announced. And for good reason. People adored Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda (myself included) and we were getting a… Continue reading Discussion: The Pressure on Diverse Books and How the Book Community Handles It
Do first impressions matter? So I was reading a book recently, and I was about a third of the way in, and it hit me - I knew what I was gonna rate that book. I had 70 percent of the book left to go, but I am sure that my rating will be the… Continue reading Chit Chat: How Far Into a Book Do We Decide on the Rating?
My ever favorite topic - beautiful book covers. Ever since Janel @ Keeper of Pages started teasing me on every possible platform about my love for pretty covers I decided that the only good way to retaliate is - TALK MORE BOOK COVERS. I thought long and hard (meaning I really didn't) about what makes… Continue reading Chit Chat: What’s In a Cover?
Let's discuss valuing books differently. So ever since I made a profile on Goodreads, I have been looking at my books through star ratings. I am someone who enjoys numbers and structure, so thinking about my books in terms of ratings really suits me. It helps me narrow down my feelings for a book and… Continue reading Chit Chat: Different Standards for Different Books
Let’s talk about some easy bookish topics. Chit Chats are discussions I do on some easier, more fun bookish topics. Today we're talking about reading books at the right time. I always thought that reading a book at the right time in your life is crucial to you loving it. So let's chat on it,… Continue reading Chit Chat: Reading Books at the Right Time
Annoying things are happening again which means discussion time. So let's talk background. I started reading when I was 5 and one of the first books I ever read was Harry Potter. It really shaped my reading and it's a series I reread all the time and love so much. I am one of those… Continue reading Discussion: Problematic Favorites, Diversity Outside Canon and Why It’s All So Annoying
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