Posts Tagged: Discussion

Jun 24
Let’s Talk About Periods in YA

Let’s Talk About Periods in YA

Discussion 6

Personally, my period is something that I talk about frequently. I mean, how could I not? It happens so often. And while I absolutely wished it was something that occurred less often (ugh cramps are the worst), I wish it was a topic YA discussed MORE often. Because it’s a part of life. Even those that do not menstruate are affected or influenced – they are sure to know someone who does, whether that’s their parent, friend, or significant other. So… Read more »

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 »

Jan 25
Why You Should Be Reading Literary Magazines

Why You Should Be Reading Literary Magazines

Literature 7

If you’re a bibliophile who is not reading literary magazines (or journals, etc) then you’re absolutely missing out! The fun of books and reading is devouring story after story, and typically in most books you only get one long (often fabulous- I am not discrediting novels) story. Don’t you want more!?  Literary journals offer collections of various short stories, poems, plays, excerpts, articles, interviews, essays, and sometimes art, comics, and lyrics as well. There’s so many options and so many different… Read more »

Jul 09
My Blog Broke and Other Fun Happenings

My Blog Broke and Other Fun Happenings

Life 10

So my blog sort of broke. It kind of just had a brain fart or something. It just decided to stop functioning for some reason. Well a part of it did, anyway. I don’t know. The other day I noticed I wasn’t getting any email notifications from my blog, like for comments or for new subscribers or anything like that (including the emails for lost passwords – which is scary). So I did some researching on google and after several hours found that my… 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 »

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 »