We as reviewers know we have power. We trust each other's recommendations to influence what we read and what we don't. While we know the publishing industry only vaguely cares of the reviewing community as a whole (they love the big names, though), I had an experience this week that showed me just how powerful … Continue reading Discussion: The Power of Reviewers
'Trash' has evolved as a colloquial term to mean a number of things. "I'm Marissa Meyer trash" "This song is trash" "We stan trash" Trash can be used to describe a state of being, as an adjective and with a positive or negative connotation. Today, I'd like to talk about the Book Trash. Namely, the … Continue reading Discussion: I Love Trash (Books)
Confession time: I don't think I like graphic novels. Nobody panic, let me explain! This admission isn't made willy-nilly; thanks to some inspiration from some friends and Booktubers, I've actually taken a more active interest in graphic novels this year and have read 9 so far - all in different series. But, after rating only … Continue reading Bookish Discussion: I don’t like graphic novels???
The topic of reading comparison is definitely one we discuss a lot in the book community, but I think it gets especially bad during readathons. And this week I was FEELIN IT. So for anyone new to my blog, I co-host a monthly readathon called #AYearAThon. It's honestly great, and we have awesome members that … Continue reading Discussion: Failing at readathons / Having bad reading weeks
We're all mood readers to an extent. We get excited about a certain book or are on a roll within a certain genre, and there's no better feeling that loving the book you're reading. But some readers find it damn near impossible to stick to a TBR or any arbitrary list, because it's not guaranteed … Continue reading Book Discussion: On Being a Mood Reader
If you did not know already, I am a Beta Reader for an independent author, David Estes. I've been working with David for about 6 years now, and love being able to be a Beta. However, not many people know what Beta reading is, why we exist and how we got started. So here is … Continue reading Book Discussion: Beta Readers
DNF, standing for Did Not Finish. The term for when a book is not your thing, problematic in ways you didn't expect or just boring and you decide, screw it, I'm done, and you close the book, moving on to another. People tend to fall all over the spectrum when it comes to DNFing books. Some … Continue reading Book Discussion: DNFing Books