Here's a mildly relevant topic that has been plaguing me recently. Okay, so I have been thinking for the past few days how marketing can be so important for the way the book is perceived and then also, how well it does because of that. So I thought it'd be a fun thing to chat… Continue reading Discussion: How Marketing Makes or Breaks a Book
Let's talk about our specific reading quirks. I thought it would be fun to make a post that could also be a tag but not really (I know, that's so not confusing). Anyways, I thought that today I could talk about some specific things that relate to my reading. For example, rereading books is fairly… Continue reading Chit Chat: The Idiosyncrasies of My Reading
What makes you fall in love with a book? Recently, someone mentioned how I've got a really unique reading taste, because I rarely stick to genres and read and enjoy a bunch of different stuff. And it's true, I have a pretty versatile reading taste. So that got me thinking - what makes me love… Continue reading Discussion: What Makes Me Fall in Love With a Book?
Let's see if I have forgotten how to write discussions. Well, hi everyone. Sorry that February has been slow with posts - I am having a hell of a month and to be honest, things are only going to get worse from here. I haven't been reading that much, even with cramming every bit of… Continue reading The 5 Star Rating System: Why It Does (Not) Work and How I Rate Books
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)
To All the ARCs I Could Have Gotten If I Wasn't an International Blogger So I tweeted this out yesterday, and it's one of my most popular tweets ever, meaning a lot of people have felt my frustration and can sadly, relate. And while this particular topic has been explored previously, in a lot of… Continue reading Discussion: The Eternal Frustration of an International Book Blogger
I have thoughts I need to share. Recently, I've been reading a lot of Romance novels and I've always been a reader of the so-called Women's Fiction and there's a lot of stuff that gets attached to these genres. When it comes to romance books, people tend to deem them trashy or of less value than… Continue reading Discussion: The Myths of Trashy Books and Women’s Fiction
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
Do I need more features on this blog? It appears so. So my lovely friend Elise @ The Bookish Actress started doing these a while ago. On Sundays, she talks about some of her favorite posts from the previous week(s). And since I always have too many wonderful posts to talk about in my monthly… Continue reading Shoutout Sunday #1 (Reviews, Tags, & More!)
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