Category: Discussion

I Used to be a Teen Book Blogger
In Discussion
July 27, 2017

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 […]

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The ARC Entitlement is Out of Hand
In Discussion
June 27, 2017

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 […]

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Blogging Expectations and Why I Hate Them
In Discussion
June 17, 2017

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 […]

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Make It or Break It: The #ArmchairBookExpo Book Edition
In Discussion
June 1, 2017

Make It or Break It: The #ArmchairBookExpo Book Edition

You walk into the store and see a counter filled with new releases. Beautiful covers stare up at you from that table and you can’t resist picking one up. You buy it, take it home, and find out that despite that pretty cover, you really don’t like the book. Has this happened to you? One of today’s theme topics is […]

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So You Want to Write a Book Review…
In Discussion
May 28, 2017

So You Want to Write a Book Review…

Great! Wanting to write a review is the first step! I’ve been doing this for over 6 years and I think one of the hardest parts about writing reviews is being motivated enough to actually write them and not just start a new book. General Tips Now there’s no right or wrong way to review a book because it’s your thoughts but […]

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The Secret to Getting ARCs – Requesting Books
In Discussion
May 21, 2017

The Secret to Getting ARCs – Requesting Books

Hello again! I’m back with Part 2 of my ARC requesting tutorial…thing. If you missed the first part, you can check it out through the link below. Since I already covered all that stat business, time for the best part: requesting! I’ll be talking about requesting both electronic and print ARCs so depending on what you’re interested in, keep scrolling! […]

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