Category: Discussions

My Great-Grandmother Was My Bookish Influencer

My Great-Grandmother Was My Bookish Influencer

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Happy Monday, Wormies! I want to apologize for being MIA last week because – @adulting. However, that time offline got me thinking about who influenced me to read. There really isn’t a clear answer since I don’t really remember much of my earlier years. But I do remember my childhood and the stories and of course, the books that I read. Most of all, I remember my great-grandmother who told me stories. Let’s back up a bit and let me tell you a little bit about my childhood. I was basically raised by a whole […]

• Posted February 18, 2019 • 8 Comments

I’m not As Well Read as You Think

I’m not As Well Read as You Think

Let’s talk about anything bookish!   It’s another Monday, Wormies! It’s another Monday and we have another bookish discussion. This time, I am looking into myself for this one! I have been active on Bookstagram in the last few months and I can’t believe all the books that have been recommended to me! And it is quite astounding that I HAVE NOT READ A LOT OF THESE BOOKS! What? You say. Haven’t you been reading since you were young? Yes! Yes, I have! But honestly, I haven’t been reading as extensively as other readers and there are a few reasons […]

• Posted January 28, 2019 • 14 Comments

Should Authors Respond to Reviews of their Books?

Should Authors Respond to Reviews of their Books?

Let’s talk about anything bookish!   Happy Monday, Wormies! Welcome to another bookish discussion! Today is special because this topic is one that was requested by an author who comments a lot on my blog! Full disclosure, I do not know the author personally and have only interacted with her through my blog and I have also never read any of the books she has written. She asked me to comment on authors responding to positive book reviews, but I decided to discuss both positive and negative reviews and book reviews as a whole. Before we get started, I want to […]

• Posted January 21, 2019 • 18 Comments

How Long Should Your Book Review Be?

How Long Should Your Book Review Be?

Let’s talk about anything bookish!   A few weeks ago, my bookish friends and I were discussing the correct review length. Of course, the question: how long should your book review be? was asked. So, I decided to discuss this topic with you – book reviewers and readers! A few years ago, I also wrote about different book review styles but I don’t think I addressed the length!   What is the right length of a book review? There really isn’t a right answer to this question. I’ve always had this thought about making the length of my reviews the […]

• Posted January 14, 2019 • 8 Comments

Get to Know Me All Over Again OR NOT!

Get to Know Me All Over Again OR NOT!

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Happy Monday, Bookworms! I’m writing this post on the first Saturday of 2019. However, I didn’t plan to write this post. I actually wrote a draft of a post for today but decided to scrap it after I read a very disturbing news in the bookish community. I think you know what I’m talking about. If not, there are already a few articles talking about it, bookish Twitter has been talking about it, so it’s a simple Google away. But this is not what my post is all about. If you read the title of this […]

• Posted January 7, 2019 • 12 Comments

Why I’m Not a Fan of Bookish Subscription Boxes

Why I’m Not a Fan of Bookish Subscription Boxes

Let’s talk about anything bookish! I had this post drafted (but not finished) for a few weeks now but I read Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s post on Book Box Subscriptions so I decided to hold off and change my post a bit. I used to subscribe to a few bookish subscription boxes a few years ago. However, I really think that they aren’t worth it, to me anyway. While I would love to continue subscribing to these boxes, I just don’t think it is practical for me to do so. And here’s why.   The Books I am […]

• Posted November 19, 2018 • 26 Comments

Historical Romance Retreat Wrap-Up

Historical Romance Retreat Wrap-Up

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Finally, I’m sharing my wrap-up post for this AMAZING EVENT! I was mostly in vacation mode in the month of September and the first couple of weeks in October had me catching up to real life! Anyway, I had an awesome time at the Historical Romance Retreat (HRR)! This is the first bookish event that I attended for ALL THE DAYS and I LOVED it so much! I have been to other bookish events, but normally, I would always get the weekend pass instead of the full event! The Hotel HRR was held at the historic Mission Inn […]

• Posted October 14, 2018 • 10 Comments

Unique Romance Nicknames that I Absolutely Adore

Unique Romance Nicknames that I Absolutely Adore

Let’s talk about anything bookish!   Happy Friday, Wormies! Today, I wanted to talk about unique romance nicknames! For those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook, Pierre and I have a unique nickname for each other. We call each other Boss (I know, it’s weird). This was from one of our inside jokes from waaay back when we first started hanging out together and it stuck. I don’t believe I’ve ever called Pierre by his real name often. It really sounds weird when I call him by his real name. It is also awkward since I can’t call my […]

• Posted September 28, 2018 • 8 Comments

I’m Not a Fan of Long Book Synopsis

I’m Not a Fan of Long Book Synopsis

Let’s talk about anything bookish! There’s this trend that I noticed fairly recently – the really long book synopsis found on the back of the book. Or in most cases, on Goodreads. See, here’s the thing. I love reading the synopsis before deciding to buy a book. The best synopses I’ve read have been done concisely and can hook me with just those few words. But here’s what I’ve noticed: the really long synopsis! Uhmm, what’s up with that? Some of these long synopses basically tell everything that happens in the book from start to finish, sort-of spoiling the plot […]

• Posted September 24, 2018 • 14 Comments