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
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
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)
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?
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?
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)