Category: Let’s Discuss

Top Ten Covers of 2021

Top Ten Covers of 2021

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie, and I was inspired by a post over at Read All the Things to share my Top Ten Covers of 2021 I chose my favorite covers from 2021 releases I’ve read. Not only were these fabulous stories, but just look at the gorgeousness!! As you can see from these faves, I tend to gravitate toward illustrated covers, and […]

Posted December 7, 2021 in Let's Discuss, Top Ten Tuesday / 43 Comments
Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

I’m a little late for Halloween, but this tag seemed so fun that I decided to do it anyway! I found this over at Twirling Book Princess. I actually haven’t even read that full post yet because (after reading the mechanics of the tag) it seemed like reading the post would spoil it for me. So I’m going to head over there and read Mehsi’s post as soon as I’m finished writing this.  🙂 The […]

Posted November 9, 2021 in Let's Discuss, Tags / 20 Comments
The Personal Library Book Tag

The Personal Library Book Tag

I found this fun tag the other day over at a GREAT read and decided to join in. The tag was created by the blogger over at 24hryabookblog and the image above was borrowed from them as well! (If you want to join in on the tag, make sure to link back to that original post.)   HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE THE BOOKS ON YOUR SHELVES? My “system” is somewhat haphazard. I have one YA […]

Posted October 19, 2021 in Let's Discuss, Tags / 30 Comments
It’s Time for the Cybils Awards: I’m a Round 1 Poetry Judge!

It’s Time for the Cybils Awards: I’m a Round 1 Poetry Judge!

I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be a judge for the Cybils Awards again this year! This time, I’ll be a Round 1 judge for the Poetry category, which includes poetry collections and verse novels for all ages, from little kid to YA. If you’ve been hanging around my blog for long, you know that I’m working diligently on a draft of my own verse novel, so I’m excited to be diving deep […]

Posted September 23, 2021 in Cybils, Let's Discuss / 9 Comments
The Joys of Verse Novels, Graphic Novels and Other Very Quick Reads. Let’s Discuss!

The Joys of Verse Novels, Graphic Novels and Other Very Quick Reads. Let’s Discuss!

I’ve mentioned on the blog before that even though I read a lot of big books when I was younger (I’m looking at you, Wheel of Time Series), I’ve become averse to them in more recent years. There’s something about the sheer pressure of knowing that you have over 1000 books waiting for you on your TBR that makes reading a super long tome feel more stressful than enjoyable.  The last year or two hasn’t […]

Posted June 24, 2021 in Let's Discuss / 22 Comments
How to Create Book Page Art. (And a Peek at Mine!)

How to Create Book Page Art. (And a Peek at Mine!)

For Mother’s Day this year, I decided to create some book page art for my mom’s room (the one at our house, since she basically lives with us half the time). I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was and how fantastic it turned out, and I thought it would be fun to share it with all of you. I hope this inspires you to add a little bookish art to your life! Step […]

I’ve Been Stalking Your Goodreads. Let’s Discuss.

I’ve Been Stalking Your Goodreads. Let’s Discuss.

I’ve recently been in one of those moods where I glance through the 100+ audiobooks in my Hoopla Favorites list and … just don’t see anything I want to listen to. I know that’s utterly ridiculous—there are so many fantastic books on the list! But sometimes you just don’t feel inspired to read what’s right in front of you. I typically see my Hoopla audiobooks as “freebie” books. So often, my reading feels scheduled because […]

Posted March 18, 2021 in Let's Discuss / 18 Comments
Balancing Spending on the Blog, Making Money, and All the Moral Dilemmas that Go Along With It

Balancing Spending on the Blog, Making Money, and All the Moral Dilemmas that Go Along With It

I’ve recently been thinking a lot about supporting local bookstores as much as possible. I’ve always supported local bookshops by attending author events and buying books at those, but they haven’t been happening in person recently and I haven’t attended a ton of online events. In the past, I’ve sent books for US giveaways through Amazon because it was the cheapest method, but during COVID I’ve tried to send via local booksellers or Bookshop.org (which […]

Posted March 9, 2021 in Let's Discuss / 25 Comments
Unbiased Reviews: Is There Such a Thing?

Unbiased Reviews: Is There Such a Thing?

Every once in a while I’ll see someone talk about how they don’t trust certain reviewers because they think their reviews are probably biased. I’ve thought a lot about this. What does it mean to be biased, and can we really ever claim not to be biased in our reviews? After all, biases can’t be helped. Even if we did absolutely everything we could to avoid conscious biases, what about subconscious biases? Lately I’ve been […]

Posted February 11, 2021 in Let's Discuss / 32 Comments
Inspiration or Perspiration: Is It Time to Make a Blogging Schedule?

Inspiration or Perspiration: Is It Time to Make a Blogging Schedule?

I’ve always subscribed to a laid-back method of blogging. Basically, I have no specific schedule I stick to (except in the case of blog tours, which I rarely even participate in anymore). I also almost never write posts in advance or have specific days or times that I blog hop and comment. There are several reasons for my lack of a schedule:  I’m horrible at sticking to a schedule (in life as well as blogging) […]

Posted January 28, 2021 in Let's Discuss / 29 Comments