Category: Discussions

How to Increase Your Netgalley Health

How to Increase Your Netgalley Health

Let’s talk about anything bookish! For those of us who review books, we are very familiar with Netgalley. What struck me one day was a conversation I had with one of my friends who said that her Netgalley feedback ration was soooo low, and how could she raise it higher? On Netgalley, the suggested feedback ration is 80% or higher. This means that you get a higher chance of getting approved when you request galleys. This also means that you have sent reviews/feedback on the books that you have requested. My current Netgalley feedback ratio is 86%. But it wasn’t always that way! […]

Posted October 16, 2017 2 Comments

Why It Sucks Being a Mood Reader

Why It Sucks Being a Mood Reader

Let’s talk about anything bookish! If you have been following my blog, you will know that I am a mood reader. What this means is that I pick a book based on my moods or what I’m currently feeling. This also means that I am unable to follow any sort of TBR or any sort of themed challenge where I pick the books that I will be reading for a specified period. I joined the ARC August challenge last month and it was clearly obvious based on my challenge results that I ultimately failed the challenge. See, I lined up books that […]

Posted September 11, 2017 11 Comments

Do Comments Really Matter?

Do Comments Really Matter?

Let’s talk about anything bookish! So, I have been pretty absent in the blogosphere and I admit that I haven’t been visiting and commenting on the blogs that I follow. In all honesty, I feel really bad but I have been slowly getting back into the grind. Anyway, this made me think about commenting. Do they really matter? Are we obligated to comment on posts or even comment back just because someone commented on your post? I have mixed feelings about this and I may be opening a can of worms because this is also an unpopular opinion. I’m not […]

Posted July 31, 2017 18 Comments

The One Genre that I Gave Up On

The One Genre that I Gave Up On

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Last week, I shared my habit of hopping from one genre to another. Now, I wanted to share my thoughts on genres that I actually have given up on. I really gave this topic a lot of thought because I wasn’t really sure if I had one. But I actually realized that I DO have one genre that I don’t read and it’s Mystery! And I don’t mean romantic mysteries. So, I used to read a lot of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys growing up so the private eye mysteries were one of my favorites! […]

Posted July 17, 2017 8 Comments

Have You Changed Your Genre Preferences Over the Years?

Have You Changed Your Genre Preferences Over the Years?

Let’s talk about anything bookish! While I was browsing through my read book list, it suddenly dawned on me that I have changed reading genres often. This shouldn’t have surprised me because I am a mood reader. Anyway, I decided to look into the reasons why I change genre preferences often. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t read multiple genres, but rather, why we stop reading certain genres that we used to adore. Genre fatigue is when you voraciously binge-read one genre. I remember back when The Hunger Games first came out and dystopia was THE genre to read. In fact, I was […]

Posted July 10, 2017 14 Comments

My First Book Buying Experience

My First Book Buying Experience

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Do you remember the very first time you went on a book buying binge? I actually do! Looking back now, I can’t believe how much I went CRAZY buying books. But before I start, I want to give you a little background of where I grew up. I grew up in a small city in the Philippines: Dumaguete City. Growing up, we DID NOT have a bookstore that sells fiction! The HORROR, I know, but I’m not kidding. We had a couple of department stores that sold books, but they were mostly Sweet Valley, Archie, Marvel, & DC […]

Posted July 3, 2017 10 Comments

Would You Stop Reading Because Someone Says You Should?

Would You Stop Reading Because Someone Says You Should?

Let’s talk about anything bookish! I love to read and it honestly boggles my mind when someone will tell me that I should STOP reading! The HORROR! I belong to a reader group that actually posted about this. This person shared that her ex-husband did not want her to read and now that they had divorced, she can now read to her heart’s content. Now, I don’t want to judge her in this case, but I am really curious about this. I have been reading since I was really young, and before I started reading, I was read to. Reading […]

Posted June 19, 2017 14 Comments

I LOVE Bookish Themed Coloring Books!

I LOVE Bookish Themed Coloring Books!

Let’s talk about anything bookish! So, I know I’m pretty late in discussing book themed coloring books, but I want to talk about it because gaaaaah I can’t seem to get enough! I have reviewed a couple of them already (The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book, Love Between the Lines Coloring Book) and I recently purchased The Throne of Glass Coloring Book so I thought why not talk about it now. There are A LOT of options now, too! And the awesome thing about that is that I actually enjoy coloring my favorite characters! Also, it immerses me even more into the story, […]

Posted May 15, 2017 6 Comments