Tag: Bookish Discussions

Pag-Ibig: A Filipino-American Romance Panel

Pag-Ibig: A Filipino-American Romance Panel

Let’s talk about anything bookish!   Happy Monday, Wormies! I finally survived the first romance panel that I moderated! Yes, there was a lot of fangirling involved! A few months ago, I was asked by these amazing authors: Mia Hopkins, Maida Malby, Tif Marcelo, and Sarah Smith to moderate their panel at The Ripped Bodice. It was an honor to moderate this panel because all these ladies are Filipino-American authors writing about characters of color and representing the Filipino, and Filipino-American culture!   We had an amazing time talking about books, romance and Filipino & Filipino American representation in literature. I love that everyone […]

• Posted October 21, 2019 • 4 Comments

Extreme Bookish Burnout

Extreme Bookish Burnout

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Hello, Wormies! It’s me again and here we are, almost at the end of the 7th month this year and I finally admit that I am in extreme bookish burnout. I even blogged about what to do to get out of this funk but to no avail! I think this has been coming on in the last few months and I have been harping on and on about it. But this time, I have seriously felt it and I am feeling so overwhelmed! It’s not even blogging anymore, but it has seeped into bookstagram and […]

• Posted July 22, 2019 • 20 Comments

A Map of My Reading Tastes through the Years

A Map of My Reading Tastes through the Years

Let’s talk about anything bookish!   It’s not surprising when your reading tastes have changed. In fact, I am one of those whose reading tastes have changed significantly over the years. I wrote a post listing a genre that I don’t read anymore. I also wrote a post explaining why my genre preferences have changed. But I haven’t really explained the whys. Which brings me to today’s topic – a map of my reading tastes through the years. It’s hard to explain the change that each individual goes through throughout their life. I don’t want to be profound or anything, […]

• Posted June 24, 2019 • 14 Comments

What Bookish Topic Do You Want to Talk About?

What Bookish Topic Do You Want to Talk About?

Let’s talk about anything bookish!   Hey, Wormies! It’s been a while since I was online! I have a feeling that this is another epic slump/blogging burn-out that has come on since the beginning of this year. In fact, I’ve talked about this over and over and over, you guys are probably sick of hearing it! But this is not what this post is about! I am asking for your assistance in coming up with bookish topics! One of my favorite bookish posts is a discussion post! I’ve enjoyed the interactions that have come out of my discussions – and I hope […]

• Posted June 3, 2019 • 5 Comments

Should You Tag Authors when Sharing Positive Book Reviews?

Should You Tag Authors when Sharing Positive Book Reviews?

Let’s talk about anything bookish!   I wrote a post about authors responding to reviews – positive or negative – and I am at that point where my views have partially changed! Not drastically, mind you! Just about tagging authors in ANY review of their books. See, I follow a lot of authors on Twitter, not just for news about their books but their thoughts, among other things. A lot of the authors are actually pretty funny on Twitter or very informative. Which brings me to the current topic – should we EVEN tag authors in positive reviews now? My […]

• Posted May 13, 2019 • 13 Comments

I’m Burned Out + 5 Easy Peasy Steps to Get Out of It

I’m Burned Out + 5 Easy Peasy Steps to Get Out of It

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Hello Wormies! It’s yet another post about me whining about not reding enough and nor blogging enough i.e. I am burnt out. It normally doesn’t happen to me often but for some reason, this year is really not my year at all! I even wrote a blog post on creating a blogging schedule that will work for you, but apparently, it’s not working for me! So, as you may have noticed, I have been posting less and less in the last couple of months! I know it’s horrible of me but yeah, I have to […]

• Posted April 22, 2019 • 10 Comments

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

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