Best types of books to buddy read (and a few recs)

I was thinking about buddy reads and the fact that I don't do them enough for my own reasons (read: anxiety) unless I am friends with the person. And then I started thinking about books I've read that I've either buddy read or that I feel would be great to buddy read, and I realized … Continue reading Best types of books to buddy read (and a few recs)

I read one short story a day for 21 days and it went just as well as you might expect // wrap-up and discussion

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

#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: 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?)

#T5W: Books you disliked but love to discuss

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

Discussion: book piracy, representation and international readers

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

Discussion: Goodreads and Netgalley are hurting diversity in the book community

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