Posts Categorized: Discussion

Apr 29
Different Perspectives in Literature (Feat. Mini Reviews of Popular Books by Friends)

Different Perspectives in Literature (Feat. Mini Reviews of Popular Books by Friends)

Discussion 2

Why is reading so important? In my opinion, the importance of reading lies in the various perspectives readers are exposed to with every book they pick up. Authors and characters can come from any background and have any variety of experiences, and all the  important characters are those that teach you something or give you something to aspire to. As I mentioned in an earlier post that introduced our newest blogger, Leo, the different voices, or perspectives, in literature and in the discussion… Read more »

Feb 10
Book Blogging is More Than Just a Hobby

Book Blogging is More Than Just a Hobby

Discussion 6

Today I have for you a list of book blogging misconceptions that often lead to a myriad of people thinking that blogging is somehow just a hobby. While it is my unacheived goal (dream) to have an audience that is not merely composed of friends and other bloggers, I’m writing this post to all the people who undervalue and misunderstand blogging and book bloggers as a community. Obviously some bloggers do consider blogging to just be a hobby, but for the most part… Read more »

Jan 29
How Often Do You Purchase Finished ARCs?

How Often Do You Purchase Finished ARCs?

Discussion 15

Last week I was updating the feedback for some of the ARCs I read on Netgalley and there’s always an option to say whether or not you’d purchase a copy, and I started to think about how I click ‘no’ more often than ‘yes’ and how that doesn’t always reflect my opinion on the book itself. Sometimes it reflects the status of my wallet or the lack of room on my bookshelves. Typically, I only buy a finished physical copy… Read more »

Dec 11
Slam Poetry

Slam Poetry

Discussion 0

I’ve been a fan of slam poetry for a while. I used to spend hours in the middle of the night listening and watching poets perform their poems on Youtube. They were fabulous and powerful, and they totally blew me away. What is Slam Poetry, you ask? If you don’t know what slam poetry is, it’s a free-verse type of poetry that is intended to be performed and while it doesn’t have to, it usually addresses some sort of social… Read more »

Aug 23
Typos & Autocorrect And Why I Hate Both (Sometimes)

Typos & Autocorrect And Why I Hate Both (Sometimes)

Discussion 8

I have a love-hate relationship with typos & autocorrect, I’m not gonna lie. That sounds crazy doesn’t it? Let me explain. One: they’re hilarious. When I accidentally send a message with a typo, I crack up. Maybe I’m insane, but I just find them SO amusing. [ INSERT FUNNY EXAMPLE HERE ] I tried to find some examples through google, but honestly, they were all much too inappropriate, I couldn’t even consider posting them here. All well. I did end… Read more »

Aug 20
Is There A Person Behind That Blog?

Is There A Person Behind That Blog?

Discussion 14

I recently visited a blog and after reading some of the posts, I was curious about the author. Unfortunately, there was no ‘About’ page. I couldn’t find the author’s name ANYWHERE. Not in the posts, sidebar, or other pages. I found it a bit strange, but I can understand that some people want their privacy, so I didn’t push any farther. However it made me think about how I allow my readers to know me, and how other bloggers introduce… Read more »

Aug 15
Does Your Gender Limit What You Read?

Does Your Gender Limit What You Read?

Discussion 22

This post was inspired by a post called You can’t have that; it’s a boy’s toy. Lately, I’ve been thinking about how most of the books I read are marketed more for girls than they are for boys. Which is totally fine. Except, I’m curious as to why I allow myself to be limited by this. It’s not like I don’t enjoy books that may be marketed more for boys, it’s just that I tend to not pick them up… Read more »

Aug 09
You Judge Books By The Cover, Don’t You?

You Judge Books By The Cover, Don’t You?

Discussion 14

This post was inspired by Books, j’adore’s review of Two Boys Kissing. She mentions how the cover was a bit misleading to the actual book and how that turned others away from reading it. That got me thinking about the fact that I, too, judge books by the cover. Then I started to wonder how much of my opinion is affected by a book’s cover instead of its content. I don’t know ANYONE who isn’t guilty of judging books by… Read more »

Aug 04
What Does Your Favorite Genre Say About You

What Does Your Favorite Genre Say About You

Discussion 10

There’s a saying that goes, “You are what you eat” but I thought maybe it could apply to reading too. “You are what you read.” I mean, this phrase could probably be applied to several things, for example: “You are what you watch.” Meaning, if you watch Once Upon A Time, you are most definitely a magical fairytale character. Or “You are what you listen to.” Oh gosh, my mother is secretly rapper who likes to wear glittery gold full-body… Read more »

Jan 15
Discussion: Blogging Insecurities

Discussion: Blogging Insecurities

Discussion 6

As a very shy, introverted person, blogging is a terrifying experience. I mean, I like it, but the amount of anxiety I have over very simple things, like expressing my own thoughts on my own blog, is absolutely ridiculous. I worry about everything. Lately, I’ve been trying to just do things before I can think them through or really worry about them to the point where I decide to not do them. So, as soon as I have an idea… Read more »