Category: Discussion

A Few Things I’ve Learned from #BooksForTrade
In Discussion
December 14, 2016

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, […]

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Some Thoughts on Book Twitter
In Discussion
December 6, 2016

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 […]

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When The Book Just Isn’t Working For You
In Discussion
November 19, 2016

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 […]

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My Nemesis Bookstagram
In Discussion
November 5, 2016

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 […]

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My Not-So-Serious Writing Checklist
In Discussion
October 17, 2016

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 […]

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The Positivity Project – Book Community Edition
In Discussion
October 1, 2016

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 […]

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Save Yourself the Headache (The Blogger Edition)
In Discussion
September 18, 2016

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 […]

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