Posts Categorized: Discussion

Why I Dislike the New Adult Genre

Why I Dislike the New Adult Genre

November 3, 2013 Discussion 124

First let me say that many of my blogging friends love the New Adult genre, it’s the best thing since sliced bread to them and I respect that. Everyone likes something different and even my co-blogger is in love with the New Adult genre. (She’s going to kill me after this, avert your eyes Bec!) This is my opinion on the New Adult genre and it’s negative, sorry! Plus it’s about time I made a post on this. Read more »

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Books You Won’t Believe We Haven’t Read Yet

Books You Won’t Believe We Haven’t Read Yet

September 29, 2013 Discussion 106

Bec and I often get those gasps from readers that immediately follow the “No, I haven’t read that book yet.” There are just some books that you assume everyone has read, I do it, Bec does it, and it’s just kind of an unspoken agreement: everyone has read that book. But what happens if you haven’t read that book? The gasp. Which looks a little something like this: Read more »

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When I’m Not Reading: Awkward and Embarrassing Edition

When I’m Not Reading: Awkward and Embarrassing Edition

September 7, 2013 Discussion, When I'm Not Reading 60

Many of you probably wonder what kind of riveting things happen in our everyday lives so we have decided to sporadically allow you a glimpse! Be excited. Whether it be a funny story or something so strange that happened we had to share it, you’re going to sit there and listen to it! Or else. Really, we aren’t above using threats. This time, we’ll be talking about some funny and embarrassing things that have happened to us. Read more »

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Bloggers Commenting Back

Bloggers Commenting Back

August 30, 2013 Discussion 84

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Interaction is one of the best perks of being a blogger. When I get comments on my blog, I do a little happy dance and noises such as “squee” and “tee hee.” I, like everyone else, love comments.

However, commenting is a lot of work and takes up a serious chunk of time. I comment on about forty different blogs whenever I have free time and it takes around three hours. And after all that time you put in, what if you get no reply? Do you even know if they are reading your comments? If you took the time to comment, surely they could acknowledge that somehow? Read more »

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10 Completely Legitimate Reasons to Break a Book Buying/Requesting Ban

10 Completely Legitimate Reasons to Break a Book Buying/Requesting Ban

August 23, 2013 Discussion 61

Last week I gave you the ten best tips you ever read on how to survive a book buying ban. Now here’s the thing. The day after I wrote that post, I broke my ban. Terrible of me. I know. Plus all the people on Twitter basically encouraged me and I had no choice. Anyway, this got me thinking about the legitimate reasons we break our self imposed bans. And I decided to make a list one and write a post about it on a night where I have studied past my bedtime and am throwing caramel popcorn down my oesophagus. So here we have an interesting and educational list on why people break their book buying bans. Probably lacking in gifs because I am too tired to search for any (Maybe Alise will add some if the fancy strikes her.) Read more »

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10 Tips for Surviving a Book Buying ban

10 Tips for Surviving a Book Buying ban

August 16, 2013 Discussion 54

Let’s admit it: you’re addicted to buying books. Don’t deny it. You know you walk into any book store you come across, drool drenching the front of your shirt as you stare at the pretties. Unless your friends/family are there to physically drag you out you’ll decide this week can be a fasting week and your entire bank account suddenly becomes empty. Eventually you realise that some sort of intervention is required so you declare yourself to be on a book buying ban for a few months. Unfortunately, these bans never tend to last as long as you predicted. I usually break mine within a week. However, my new ban has been running for three long weeks. Because I have been so successful so far I have created a list of tips to help all you addicts out there survive your buying ban Read more »

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Discussion: “Don’t Rate Books You Haven’t Finished”

Discussion: “Don’t Rate Books You Haven’t Finished”

August 3, 2013 Discussion 66

This is something I have kept my mouth shut about for awhile, especially when I see it on Goodreads reviews. I guess I’ve seen it one too many times because I am finally writing about it. In short, it infuriates me when I see someone come on to someone else’s reviews and say things like “Why are you reviewing a book if you didn’t even finish the whole thing?”
There are so many things wrong with this statement.
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