Category: Discussions

I love Historical Romance, but I don’t love THAT!

I love Historical Romance, but I don’t love THAT!

Let’s talk about anything bookish! As most of you probably know (or don’t know if you’re new to my blog), my favorite genre is historical romance. This is the genre that hooked me to the romance genre since I was 12 and I haven’t looked back since. There have been times where I would read other genres, but historical romance will always be my go to during epic reading slumps because they always get me out of that funk. Now, the reason for this discussion is because I have a confession to make. This may be a shock to a […]

• Posted January 22, 2018 • 16 Comments

Five Tips To Get Out of an Epic Reading Slump

Five Tips To Get Out of an Epic Reading Slump

Let’s talk about anything bookish!   If you have been a reader on my blog for a few months, you will know that I had been in an on-and-off book slump of sorts and I have managed to get out of that funk fairly quickly! So, I decided to share my tips of getting out of a slump and even how to avoid it! Are you still with me?   ONE: Reread your favorites One of the things I do is reread my favorites. This is because I KNOW that I would enjoy these books because I have already read them. So, I KNOW […]

• Posted January 15, 2018 • 14 Comments

Why I Love Dual POVs in Contemporary Romance

Why I Love Dual POVs in Contemporary Romance

Let’s talk about anything bookish! The last month has been an amazing experience for me. For that matter, this year was a year of reading outside the box and I am thankful for it. Yes, I have been reading a lot more New Adult Contemporary Romance in the last month or so and it has been quite an experience. As most of you know, these books are written in first person POV and often, it is written in the heroine’s POV. To be honest, it has left me wanting MORE! Because man, do I want to read the hero’s POV […]

• Posted January 8, 2018 • 16 Comments

Goodreads Choice Awards Should Add More Romance Categories!

Goodreads Choice Awards Should Add More Romance Categories!

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Hello, Romance Bookworms! We are finally in mid-December and the year is almost over. Obviously, we are now familiar with the Goodreads Choice Awards and I have WORDS! Disclaimer: I read YA, so this post is NOT an attack on YA. I am just speaking out for more adult romance representation. This is probably an unpopular opinion because I think there should be more romance categories! Why? Because it’s ROMANCE and it is the biggest genre in the industry, that’s why! I mean, come one! There are TWO Young Adult categories. TWO! So, why can’t there be TWO romance categories? And I mean, ADULT ROMANCE. And […]

• Posted December 18, 2017 • 8 Comments

4 Easy Peasy Ways to Automate Your Blog Posts

4 Easy Peasy Ways to Automate Your Blog Posts

Let’s talk about anything bookish! I have been blogging for a number of years and it used to be a chore for me. I am a stickler for uniformity and I LOVE to have a format/look for each of my posts. I used to take SO MUCH TIME just formatting my posts and it came to a point where I dreaded posting. Most especially when reviewing them because I also want to include the book details and everything! The good news is, I have found a better way to automate all my posts, not just review posts, but ALL of my […]

• Posted December 4, 2017 • 12 Comments

Creating a Blogging Schedule that Works for You

Creating a Blogging Schedule that Works for You

Let’s talk about anything bookish! I am perhaps what one might call a seasonal blogger. It does seem like a blog more often or not depending on the season. I am a mood reader and apparently, this also means I am a mood blogger. Also, I have seen quite a number of bloggers say how they want to post more or how they don’t have time to post. YEAH, THESE ARE EXACTLY MY PROBLEMS, TOO! Anyway, because of my faults, I have set-up a blogging schedule that works perfectly for me and I hope, for you as well! TIP: Create […]

• Posted November 27, 2017 • 14 Comments

Things I Learned About Myself After Reorganizing My Bookshelf

Things I Learned About Myself After Reorganizing My Bookshelf

Let’s talk about anything bookish! I finally reorganized my shelf for the first time this year! I know some of you reorganize your shelves multiple times a year, but I am not one of those people! (But I’m honestly JEALOUS of them) The process of reorganizing my shelf was a tough one. On a whim, I bought a new shelf and added it to the already two shelves in our living room. Mind you, we don’t have a HUGE space and we only have one big room which doubles as our living room/dining room. And now, it now my library! Naturally, […]

• Posted November 13, 2017 • 10 Comments

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 • 12 Comments