Category: Discussion

Small Community, Big Voice

March 15, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
Small Community, Big Voice

What is our role as book bloggers? BookTubers? Bookstagrammers?  It’s a question I ask myself more and more lately. What kind of impact do we make on the book world? What is our place? Is our work worth it? I can only speak about blogging and marginally about bookstagram so my thoughts are more centered around those but blogging is hard. Much harder than just reading […]

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In Which I Talk About My Reviews That No One Reads

February 22, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
In Which I Talk About My Reviews That No One Reads

Okay, not that NO one reads, so let me explain. I am a book blogger. I review books on my blog. It’s how I got into the book world as more than just a reader. It’s my bread and butter when it comes to blogging. And yet, you know what posts receive the least amount of views? Reviews. It’s not that people don’t read them, but […]

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When 140 Characters Isn’t Enough

January 21, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
When 140 Characters Isn’t Enough

It’s crazy how the littlest things can spark so many emotions. This morning, I woke up to a friend telling a few of us that someone in the book community burned a book on a different media platform. My first feeling was that of horror. How could someone feel justified in doing such a terrible thing? Then came the anger. The rage that a book, […]

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The Very Best Books of 2016 (Link-Up)!

January 6, 2017 | Discussion, Other by Austine
The Very Best Books of 2016 (Link-Up)!

Hello, hello everyone! So far all this week we’ve been talking about the community about our goals for the new year, and everything in between here on NovelKnight. And today, we want to reach out to you all and see what you thought were the best books of 2016! So…what do we need YOU to do? Add links to your favorite reviews of 2016 (doesn’t […]

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In Which We Challenge Each Other to Read!

In Which We Challenge Each Other to Read!

Yesterday we talked about the book community and how it led to the creation of Beat the Backlist. Today, we’re challenging each other (within the confines of the BTB guidelines) to make the year more interesting for ourselves. Both of us are participating in BTB and these challenges were meant as something fun for us to do as co-bloggers, and we wanted to share with you […]

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Let’s Chat About the Book Community

January 4, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
Let’s Chat About the Book Community

When it comes down to it, this past year has left an impact on our wonderful community. So much so that we wanted to talk a bit about some of the things that stood out to us, both the good and the bad. We’re all one big family here and families aren’t without their ups and downs, so let’s chat a bit about some of […]

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10 Goals for 2017

January 2, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
10 Goals for 2017

A new year is also a time for resolutions, for goals toward the coming months to strive toward. Each of us came up with our 5 big ones for the year! Have a similar goal? Planned yours out? We’d love to hear in the comments, and leave a link if you made a post so we can stop by! Austine’s Goals Read at least 50 […]

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A Few Things I’ve Learned from #BooksForTrade

December 14, 2016 | Discussion by Austine
A Few Things I’ve Learned from #BooksForTrade

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today I want to chat a bit about #booksfortrade on Twitter, both my experience with the tag and a few tips I’ve picked up along the way. For those who are unfamiliar with the hashtag, #booksfortrade is used on Twitter to trade books we don’t want for ones we do want. I know, seems pretty self-explanatory. Often, the books being traded are […]

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Some Thoughts on Book Twitter

December 6, 2016 | Discussion by Austine
Some Thoughts on Book Twitter

Several times in the last 30 days or so I have contemplated leaving the book community. Not because of something in my life or anything like that. No, because of the community itself, specifically on Twitter. (This is going to be a long one so bear with me.) I came to this online group because I had nowhere else to go when I was younger. […]

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When The Book Just Isn’t Working For You

November 19, 2016 | Discussion by Austine
When The Book Just Isn’t Working For You

This month has been rough in the reading department. For someone like me who rarely rates books lower than 3 stars, I’ve had a DNF and looking toward another. To date, I don’t think I have more than 10-15 DNF titles so 2 in a month is unusual. And for ratings I have no issues rating lower than 3 stars but have gotten lucky, I […]

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My Nemesis Bookstagram

November 5, 2016 | Discussion by Austine
My Nemesis Bookstagram

This summer I learned about a thing called bookstagram. You know, Instagram, but with a book focus (like Tumblr’s booklr). I rarely used Instagram in the past but figured that if people have accounts all about books, then that’d be the perfect combination of two of my biggest hobbies: reading and photography. So I start taking pictures of books. Nothing fancy. Just the book and my hand […]

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My Not-So-Serious Writing Checklist

October 17, 2016 | Discussion by Austine
My Not-So-Serious Writing Checklist

For those following me on Twitter, my primary media cave, you may have seen that I’m working on a story for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year and have been writing for a while. The dream? Become an established author (alongside being a high school science teacher so it’s an interesting combination). But there are a few goals I’d like to accomplish as an […]

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The Positivity Project – Book Community Edition

October 1, 2016 | Discussion by Austine
The Positivity Project – Book Community Edition

Over the last few months since I’ve fully rejoined the book community after several years on a semi-hiatus (and many changes to the blog, etc.), I came back to a very different dynamic. And a lot of it was on the more negative side of things. I’ve been disheartened to see what used to be such a positive group (and still is in many ways) have […]

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Save Yourself the Headache (The Blogger Edition)

September 18, 2016 | Discussion by Austine
Save Yourself the Headache (The Blogger Edition)

I don’t claim to be an expert on (book) blogging but after 5+ years you tend to learn something (at least I hope you do because otherwise I’m a bit worried). For today’s chat, I want to list some of the tips I learned over the years. Prior to these, blogging was a headache. A chore. It wasn’t fun because there were so many little things […]

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