Let's chat. I find that recently there have been a lot of hot takes on the bookstagram community, mostly from people who aren't part of the community and feel like they should have an opinion on everything. There's one from the Vulture (a really long, overtly flowery piece that has no substance) and one from… Continue reading Discussion: Is Bookstagram Really Just Looks Over Substance?
Discussion time, since we all love it. I have previously written a lot about the internet in general and how it affects our reading. I've spoken about hype, I've spoken about how the community has changed my reading and most recently, how fandom affected the way I experience books. So today we are expanding on… Continue reading Discussion: Thank you, Internet (Author Interactions and the Way We Engage With Books Today)
Let's talk first world bookworm problems. I've decided to do another Chit Chat post - it's like a discussion, but with less serious and important topics. And today I was looking at my unread books shelf (by now it's a pile on the floor next to my shelf but shhh) and I saw that I… Continue reading Chit Chat: Book Collecting, the Unread Shelf and the Eternal TBR
It feels like I haven't written a discussion in a while, so here's one. I was talking about a book with my dad a couple of days ago, and it got me thinking. While he and I are both huge readers (and he probably reads more than me, and has read more, obviously), we experience… Continue reading Discussion: How Fandom and Online Communities Changed the Way I Experience Books
Is that the most ridiculous word ever? Probably. You might have clicked this post and thought - what the hell is tropetonite? Well obviously it's your trope kryptonite! It's those tropes that make you weak and will be your undoing. They strip you of your powers. But you still love them! A OH and don't… Continue reading What’s Your Tropetonite? or Some Book Tropes I Love
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?
I feel like complaining. I don't know what it is, but I just love talking about the books I hated. I love negative reviews and I love picking apart a book I disliked. It's just a thing. I've talked before about writing negative reviews and it's a topic that I often think about. So I… Continue reading Books I Hated
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
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)