Category: Discussion

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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Are You a Novel Knight? Apply to Join the Round Table!

September 17, 2016 | Discussion by Austine
Are You a Novel Knight? Apply to Join the Round Table!

Ladies and gentlemen of the Bookdom! It has come to pass that I am in need of aid for my quest to share a love of books with the world. Okay, so here’s the deal: unless something goes horribly wrong, I will be starting grad school for science education in January. My free time (aka reading, blogging, etc.) is going to be taking a massive […]

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I’ve Reached the Point of Too Much Hate

August 28, 2016 | Discussion by Austine
I’ve Reached the Point of Too Much Hate

A lot has changed since I joined the book community over five years ago. It’s crazy because it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. I’ve noticed everyone seems to be more close-knit. There are bonds formed that, with the help of things like social media, have been realized in person which is super awesome. I discover more and more people every day promoting the […]

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#FF & Thoughts on DNF Reviews

July 29, 2016 | Discussion, Weekly by Austine
#FF & Thoughts on DNF Reviews

What is your take on DNF books. Do you review them? Choose not to review them?   Sometimes I like a book. Sometimes it’s just not for me. via GIPHY I have a personal policy when it comes to reading. Each book gets 50 pages (less if it’s under 200 pages total). I don’t know where the number 50 came from but usually I can […]

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