Category: Discussions

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 • 14 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

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 • 12 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