Category: Let’s Discuss

Jun 18
Let’s Discuss – All the Feels

Let’s Discuss – All the Feels

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I just finished reading Landline by Rainbow Rowell today (review will be coming soon), and it got me thinking about just how much an amazing author can make me FEEL!  Landline had me running the whole gamut of emotions and it got me thinking about them.  I honestly think that I often feel more from reading than I do from watching TV – heck, sometimes more than I do in real life (at least I feel more emotions packed into a short amount of time than I do on a typical day).  So. Many. Feels.(The pictures are my kiddos.)Laughter – I love a book that can make me laugh out loud.  With Landline, I laughed often at the witty dialogue (and at the main character’s inner thoughts, which were often just incredibly funny).  Another recent read that had me laughing and smiling throughout was Maybe Someday By Colleen Hoover.  Now,… Read more »


May 16
Let’s Discuss – How soon do you review?

Let’s Discuss – How soon do you review?

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Okay, so I’ve been noticing lately that my ratings vary somewhat based on how soon I review a book after I’ve read it.  I usually review books relatively quickly once I’ve read them.  Sometimes I have so many feelings about a book that I just have to get them out!  They’re impossible to hold inside! Or sometimes I have to review it right away because I’ve read it for a tour and waited until the last minute to finish it. (I can’t be the only one!)  Of course, reviewing right away means that I won’t forget any of those details that I wanted to point out.  So, it’s best to review right away, don’t you think?  But, here’s the thing – when I review right away, I’m often still on that just-finished-an-awesome-book high.  Which is great!  I mean, if that’s the way I’m feeling, my review should reflect that, right?… Read more »


Mar 29
Need BEA Advice!!  Pretty please!

Need BEA Advice!! Pretty please!

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I’m hoping to be able to go to BEA this year, but I haven’t set anything up yet because I’m nervous about the details.   So, is anyone else going this year?  Have you gone in past years?  (Know someone else who has?  Send them over here, please!) How easy is it to get around?   What hotel should I get a room at?  (Is there anything that won’t cost me an arm and a leg?  Anyone looking for a roommate?) Are there specific events that I should definitely get to?  Anything I should skip? Any other advice you can give me?  I know there’s other stuff I should be asking, but I don’t know where to start! I appreciate any advice anyone can give me – I need that kick in the pants so that I’ll make that final leap and just go!  I really, really want to!!  (But… Read more »


Sep 26
Spam-a-lot – Who comes up with this stuff?

Spam-a-lot – Who comes up with this stuff?

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Do you ever read through the spam comments that you get on your blog? They can be pretty frustrating, but they can also be a source of great entertainment! I mean, really, who do they think they’re fooling? Since those poor spammers never get a single reply, I thought I’d take a sampling of my spam and respond to their comments here. It’s only fair, right? INSULTING  First, we have the insulting spam. Is this supposed to get my attention? I guess it worked. PRAISING The least you can do if you’re going to spam me is praise my wonderful work!   CONFUSING And then there are those spam comments that are just downright weird and confusing!   Ah, the joys of spam. Since I’ve moved to CommentLuv, I don’t get much of it anymore, but the ones that slip through (on old posts) are so much fun! Who needs… Read more »


May 29
Let’s Discuss – What do you use for your comments?

Let’s Discuss – What do you use for your comments?

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Okay, so I have a question for all you more experienced bloggers out there – Do you use a third party tool (like Disqus) for your comments?  If so, what do you use and how well has it been working out for you? I’ve been very disappointed to discover that people don’t get notified if I reply to their comments.  I always just assumed that if someone left me a comment on my blog and I replied to it, that person would get an email or some type of notification to let them know that I replied.  But, apparently with Blogger’s standard comments box, that isn’t the case.  This is a big problem as far as I’m concerned!  I mean, let’s face it, people aren’t so excited about commenting on my posts that they’re checking back constantly to see if I’ve replied.  That’s just not realistic.  But, what’s the point… Read more »