Life stopped being normal a while ago for all of us, and I feel like everyone has done something weird or unusual since lockdown started. Got into a new hobby, completely rearranged their apartment, bought too many houseplants, done things without a reason other than just because. I did some of those things too, but … Continue reading I read one short story a day for 21 days and it went just as well as you might expect // wrap-up and discussion
I've been thinking a lot lately about what it even means to enjoy a book or not, and how there are a lot of factors that may influence your experience with a particular story in a positive or negative way. There are so many books I think about and wonder: would I have liked this … Continue reading Discussion: What affects your reading?
Today I want to talk about something that's more or less always present in the background of any discussion we have in the book community. Have you ever read a book and got the feeling "wow, this book was written for me"? I'm not talking about the genre of the book, or how the humor … Continue reading Discussion: who are authors writing for?
Summary:Juliette Ferrars thought she'd won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she's still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she's got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she … Continue reading Review: Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
First off, it goes without saying that this is not a post to hate on bookstagrammers, in fact, far from it! I love looking at beautiful pictures of books just as much as everyone else does. But I want to talk about my personal reasons for not being on it anymore, and I wouldn't do … Continue reading Why I Won’t Make a Bookstagram (Again)
Top Five Wednesday is a book meme that Lainey started and I discovered through the lovely Samantha‘s videos. If you’re interested you can join the goodreads group to get the topics for each week. This week’s topic: February 7th: Favorite M/M Couples --Who are your favorite dudes loving other dudes? (Note: this isn't specifically cis gay couples, but also applies … Continue reading #T5W: Favorite M/M couples (+ mini rant?)
Top Five Wednesday is a book meme that Lainey started and I discovered through the lovely Samantha‘s videos. If you’re interested you can join the goodreads group to get the topics for each week. This week’s topic: January 24th: Books You Disliked but Love to Discuss -- Some books we disliked or they were just okay, but they still have … Continue reading #T5W: Books you disliked but love to discuss
When you start being active in the book community, you start seeing how nuanced some issues are that you previously thought were completely black or white. This time the talk is about piracy, and before you start angry-typing in the comments, let me make this clear from the start: piracy is illegal. This is a fact, … Continue reading Discussion: book piracy, representation and international readers
The life of any international (see: non-US based) blogger isn't always easy. We struggle to get physical ARCs (most of us don't even try), we never get to meet our favorite authors, we rely on our more fortunate friends to get one signed copy that will become our most treasured possession. Some of us struggle … Continue reading Discussion: Goodreads and Netgalley are hurting diversity in the book community
Labels can be hard and it's definitely a sensitive topic in real life and when it comes to the book community. They are very personal and even though we like to do the "everyone is free to label themselves how they want" thing, I feel like there is some hypocrisy when it comes to labels … Continue reading Discussion: labels in lgbtq+ fiction