Tag: #LetsDiscuss2017

Budget Bookworm: Where to Acquire Free Reads

Budget Bookworm: Where to Acquire Free Reads

Saving moolah while you read! This year, I have been trying very hard to curb my one-click urge and book splurges. For the most part, I have been pretty successful so I decided to share my success with all the budget bookworms out there! For this first feature, I wanted to share where I get my free reads! The awesome thing about the US is that we have libraries! Use it, people! This is where you can borrow books, audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels, and comics for free. I have a library card from The Los Angeles Public Library and it enables me to […]

• Posted July 19, 2017 • 21 Comments

The One Genre that I Gave Up On

The One Genre that I Gave Up On

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Last week, I shared my habit of hopping from one genre to another. Now, I wanted to share my thoughts on genres that I actually have given up on. I really gave this topic a lot of thought because I wasn’t really sure if I had one. But I actually realized that I DO have one genre that I don’t read and it’s Mystery! And I don’t mean romantic mysteries. So, I used to read a lot of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys growing up so the private eye mysteries were one of my favorites! […]

• Posted July 17, 2017 • 8 Comments

Have You Changed Your Genre Preferences Over the Years?

Have You Changed Your Genre Preferences Over the Years?

Let’s talk about anything bookish! While I was browsing through my read book list, it suddenly dawned on me that I have changed reading genres often. This shouldn’t have surprised me because I am a mood reader. Anyway, I decided to look into the reasons why I change genre preferences often. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t read multiple genres, but rather, why we stop reading certain genres that we used to adore. Genre fatigue is when you voraciously binge-read one genre. I remember back when The Hunger Games first came out and dystopia was THE genre to read. In fact, I was […]

• Posted July 10, 2017 • 14 Comments

My First Book Buying Experience

My First Book Buying Experience

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Do you remember the very first time you went on a book buying binge? I actually do! Looking back now, I can’t believe how much I went CRAZY buying books. But before I start, I want to give you a little background of where I grew up. I grew up in a small city in the Philippines: Dumaguete City. Growing up, we DID NOT have a bookstore that sells fiction! The HORROR, I know, but I’m not kidding. We had a couple of department stores that sold books, but they were mostly Sweet Valley, Archie, Marvel, & DC […]

• Posted July 3, 2017 • 10 Comments

Would You Stop Reading Because Someone Says You Should?

Would You Stop Reading Because Someone Says You Should?

Let’s talk about anything bookish! I love to read and it honestly boggles my mind when someone will tell me that I should STOP reading! The HORROR! I belong to a reader group that actually posted about this. This person shared that her ex-husband did not want her to read and now that they had divorced, she can now read to her heart’s content. Now, I don’t want to judge her in this case, but I am really curious about this. I have been reading since I was really young, and before I started reading, I was read to. Reading […]

• Posted June 19, 2017 • 14 Comments

I LOVE Bookish Themed Coloring Books!

I LOVE Bookish Themed Coloring Books!

Let’s talk about anything bookish! So, I know I’m pretty late in discussing book themed coloring books, but I want to talk about it because gaaaaah I can’t seem to get enough! I have reviewed a couple of them already (The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book, Love Between the Lines Coloring Book) and I recently purchased The Throne of Glass Coloring Book so I thought why not talk about it now. There are A LOT of options now, too! And the awesome thing about that is that I actually enjoy coloring my favorite characters! Also, it immerses me even more into the story, […]

• Posted May 15, 2017 • 6 Comments

How Long Do You Review a Book After Reading It?

How Long Do You Review a Book After Reading It?

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Now that I am back and blogging and also reviewing a thought occurred to me. How long do I review a book after reading it? I normally don’t get anxious about my ever increasing number of books to be reviewed, but I do try to keep up. I know some bloggers who review books every day which is freaking amazing and I wonder at how they seem to do it. I need to know! Well, I looked into my to be reviewed pile and I discovered that I don’t review books immediately after reading it! Ha! Figures. […]

• Posted May 8, 2017 • 16 Comments

Gadgets & Apps for Audiobook Lovers

Gadgets & Apps for Audiobook Lovers

Let’s talk about anything bookish! If you have been following me on Goodreads or even my blog, I love audiobooks. It took a number of years before I got used to listening to audiobooks. Honestly, it has made me “read” faster than I would have, had I not started listening to audiobooks. For those of you who want to delve into the awesomeness that is the audiobook, I will be sharing the tech and gadgets that I use, listening to the audio. The Gadgets Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus 32 GB I use my phone to listen to audiobooks. Samsung is actually […]

• Posted March 20, 2017 • 11 Comments

Book & Movie Adaptations: A Beauty and the Beast Inspired Post

Book & Movie Adaptations: A Beauty and the Beast Inspired Post

Let’s talk about anything bookish! I am super excited for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast live-action feature so I decided to write a post inspired by Beauty and the Beast. Like most of us who grew up in the 90s, Disney’s 1992 animated feature Beauty and the Beast holds a very special place in our hearts. In fact, I would say that it has made an impression. Well in my life, that is true. Belle was (AND IS) my favorite Disney princess. To my 8-year-old mind, Belle made an impression. She was the one who made me think of adventure and of course, reading! Would […]

• Posted March 15, 2017 • 14 Comments