Category: Discussions

Bookish Discussions: Things I Learned from Blogging Part 1

Bookish Discussions: Things I Learned from Blogging Part 1

Let’s talk about anything bookish! I have been blogging on and off since 2007 but I started book blogging about three years ago and I’m not looking back. I have been thinking of changing my blog a few times but for one reason or another, I keep coming back to book blogging and the book community in general. I guess you could say that I have found my niche. Of course, I’m not one of the popular bloggers and my blog is among the thousands out there already, but I like to think that I have a few loyal visitors (THANK […]

• Posted November 14, 2016 • 16 Comments

Bookish Discussion: 5 Reasons Why I Read the About Me Page

Bookish Discussion: 5 Reasons Why I Read the About Me Page

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Happy Monday, Wormies!  This week, I wanted to talk about the about page.  Does anybody every bother reading it?  Do you even read it?  I honestly do! It seems like every blog has an about page, right?  But how many bloggers actually read it?  I don’t keep track of my about page stats (maybe I should) so I’m not sure how many bloggers actually read my about page. I am a fan of the about page!  Especially when it’s bloggers that I follow!  Does that sound creepy?  I don’t think so!  It’s not like I’m going stalker […]

• Posted October 3, 2016 • 29 Comments

Bookish Discussions: The Thing About Novellas

Bookish Discussions: The Thing About Novellas

Let’s talk about anything bookish! A couple of days ago, one of my bookish friends and I were talking about binge reading. Well, this conversation led to talking about novellas and how she reads them as genre cleansers. This got me thinking because I personally am not a fan of novellas. At. All. I have my reasons but first, let us explore the reasons why they are awesome (cue: Everything is Awesome). Anthologies I think the first novellas I read were anthologies written by a group of authors writing in the same genre. I distinctly remember purchasing Where’s My Hero years ago which […]

• Posted August 29, 2016 • 12 Comments

Bookish Discussions: Why I love Series Books AND Stand-alones

Bookish Discussions: Why I love Series Books AND Stand-alones

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Happy Monday, bookworms, this is my first time in joining Conversations (hosted by Geraldine @ Corraling Books & Joann @ Fiddler Blue). I thought, what better way to do that than during my Monday discussions feature! This topic really intrigued me because I love both series and stand-alones.  So, let me break it down for you! Authors get to tell their story thoroughly, which means more for the reader. The great thing about series books is that you don’t get a quick ending.  The author can expand on the storyline and can even expand the world.  Think about it this […]

• Posted July 18, 2016 • 12 Comments

Bookish Discussion:  Why I’m Wary of Hyped Books

Bookish Discussion: Why I’m Wary of Hyped Books

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Happy Monday, Bookworms!  Today, I’m going to be talking about hyped books!  More to the point: let me give you reasons why I am WARY about reading hyped books. I ALMOST always get disappointed. I’ve read a few hyped books that DID NOT meet my expectations.  I mean, after all the fuss and squees and positive reviews that I’ve read, my expectations are generally high.  Unfortunately, some of them were just too much overly hyped. I just can’t START reading them. So there’s this really popular book.  This book has been on my radar for […]

• Posted June 20, 2016 • 10 Comments

Bookish Discussion: Why Being a Slow Reader is A-OK!

Bookish Discussion: Why Being a Slow Reader is A-OK!

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Today, I wanted to talk about this issue that I have.  Ehemmm.  Contrary to what many believe, I AM A SLOW READER! Gasp! As of the time I am writing this, I have read 43 books this year.  43 books is a lot, right?  But NO, some readers actually have read more than half the books I have read and it’s barely the half of the year!  And it makes me soooo envious of it! SOOOO ENVIOUS! Hence, this topic.  I am a mood reader and more often than not, I do not follow a set TBR […]

• Posted June 6, 2016 • 19 Comments

Bookish Discussion: Fictional & Non-Fictional Places I Want to Visit

Bookish Discussion: Fictional & Non-Fictional Places I Want to Visit

Let’s talk about anything bookish! I love to travel but unfortunately, I haven’t done much traveling in the last 10 years.  The reason being is that every time I (we) go on vacation, it was always back home in the Philippines.  Not that I am complaining, but it would have been awesome to go somewhere else!  Oh, and did I mention that Pierre doesn’t really like to travel as much?  Maybe because he travels for work.  But still! So to indulge my love for traveling, I read.  A LOT.  And I always get transported to magical and fantastical worlds, or even […]

• Posted May 30, 2016 • 7 Comments