Category: Discussion

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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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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