Chit Chats

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

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Discussion: How the Bookish Community Has Changed My Reading and How It Wasn’t Always for the Better

Finally a discussion post. I haven't written a discussion post in so long, but I feel that a forced and timed discussion is worse than no discussion at all. So I was waiting for inspiration to strike, and for an idea to come to me. Today is that day. I have been thinking about this… Continue reading Discussion: How the Bookish Community Has Changed My Reading and How It Wasn’t Always for the Better

discussions · fiction · YA

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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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

discussions · romance

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