Category: Discussion

15 Reasons to Read #EpicGenieLo If You Like Inuyasha

August 8, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
15 Reasons to Read #EpicGenieLo If You Like Inuyasha

Happy release day to The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee!! To celebrate, I’m going to talk about the one comparison I had between the book and one of my absolute favorite animes, Inuyasha! First, a disclaimer: I am aware that there are cultural differences between the book, which is based on Chinese mythology, and the Japanese anime. This post is not a comment […]

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Find Your Perfect Bookish Subscription Box

August 5, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
Find Your Perfect Bookish Subscription Box

Since I love making lists so much, I was asked to make one of book subscription boxes over on Twitter earlier this week so here you go! Though, a disclaimer: I’ve only tried some of these boxes so can’t attest to the quality of each box. This list is compiled from a combination of my own experience and research! But first… what IS a book […]

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So You Want a Blogger to Read Your Book

August 3, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
So You Want a Blogger to Read Your Book

You’re an author. You wrote your book and now it’s time to send it out into the world. You jump on social media and you see a bunch of people identified as “book bloggers” handing out, chatting about books, writing reviews, and spreading the word. Sounds like just what you need. So you go to send a blogger a review request. And this is where […]

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Making Your eReader Your Friend

July 30, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
Making Your eReader Your Friend

You’re running out of shelf space. You want to carry hundreds of books with you at once. You received an eARC. You want to take advantage of eBook deal prices.  You need to use your eReader and it’s not an enjoyable experience because staring at that screen is a struggle. Obviously this doesn’t apply to everyone. Some readers have zero issues with their eReaders but […]

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5 Ways to Support Your Fave Book Bloggers

July 28, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
5 Ways to Support Your Fave Book Bloggers

Yesterday I tweeted something that became fairly popular (compared to all my other tweets lol) after a few people commented on some of my reviews this past week. If a blogger’s review helped you decide to read a book, tell them! Those comments mean the world! — Austine 🐉 (@AustineDecker) July 27, 2017 It made me think about the work that we do as book […]

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I Used to be a Teen Book Blogger

July 27, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
I Used to be a Teen Book Blogger

It took me a while to figure out what to title this post, if I’m being honest. It’s hard to capture that feeling of what once was and where I am now. If you didn’t know, I started in this community as a teen book blogger. It was the summer before my junior year of high school when I stumbled upon this community and halfway […]

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The ARC Entitlement is Out of Hand

June 27, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
The ARC Entitlement is Out of Hand

I feel as though there’s always something to comment on in the book community these days. Most recently, it’s been bloggers and book cons. BookExpo, BookCon, and just last weekend, ALA. Between these three events I’ve heard about ARCs put up on eBay during the event (including a personalized one which was like.. really?), bloggers stealing ARCs, and general rudeness. Sorry, not sorry, but this is going […]

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Blogging Expectations and Why I Hate Them

June 17, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
Blogging Expectations and Why I Hate Them

I am a book blogger. Pssh, no, really? Would NEVER have guessed that. Well, with blogging comes certain… expectations. It didn’t used to. I started out in 2011 and the only books I reviewed were ones I owned or borrowed from the library. After the first year, I would receive review requests here and there for primarily indie titles, some traditionally published, but mostly I […]

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