Reading Challenge: 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge

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

Twelve Favorite Book Titles

Twelve Favorite Book Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Happy Tuesday, Wormies! I’m back and I am sharing my favorite book titles! I have previously shared my favorite eye-catching covers, and it’s interesting to note that some of the books here have been mentioned in that post. Anyway, I decided to share YA book titles and Adult Romance book titles. I haven’t read some of these books, though but I will mention why I like the title. Young Adult   The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross I haven’t read this book before but a title […]

• Posted October 24, 2017 • 2 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 • 13 Comments

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