Chit Chats

Chit Chat: Mood Reading, Choosing Your Next Read and DECISIONS

Do you have commitment issues? I do.  So for today's posts, I wanted to finally do another Chit Chat. If you did not know, Chit Chats are the more light-hearted version of my discussion posts where I discuss some bookish topics that aren't that serious, but are still fun to talk about. For this post… Continue reading Chit Chat: Mood Reading, Choosing Your Next Read and DECISIONS

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Discussion: How Marketing Makes or Breaks a Book

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

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The 5 Star Rating System: Why It Does (Not) Work and How I Rate Books

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

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Discussion: Thank you, Internet (Author Interactions and the Way We Engage With Books Today)

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)

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Discussion: The Eternal Frustration of an International Book Blogger

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

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Discussion: The Myths of Trashy Books and Women’s Fiction

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

Chit Chats

Chit Chat: Different Standards for Different Books

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

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Discussion: Is YA an Age Group or a Genre?

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?

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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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