Posts Categorized: Discussion

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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Discussion: 3 Pros and 3 Cons of being a Coblogger

Discussion: 3 Pros and 3 Cons of being a Coblogger

July 20, 2013 Discussion 26

In February of this year I was sitting in my room at uni reading blogs when I saw Alise was looking for a coblogger. I was already running my own (very little) blog and decided to apply because why not? Turns out that was a very good decision. Apart from learning that there is a teenager all the way on the opposite side of the world that is almost the same person as me, I am now an expert in coblogging (because 6 months experience has made me wise) and I decided to talk a little about the pros and cons, while sort of comparing it to the differences of running my own blog. Read more »

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You Know You’re a Book Blogger When You…

You Know You’re a Book Blogger When You…

July 12, 2013 Discussion 42

This kind of goes along with the “readers live a thousand lives” quote but it’s so true. You can really almost travel anywhere though the words of a book. I remember reading a book about old Greek cities or something and the next day it was the Double or Nothing question on Cash Cab. So, yeah. I’m a Cash Cab […]

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Discussion: Love Triangles 101

Discussion: Love Triangles 101

July 8, 2013 Discussion 27

So if you read and review YA, then you’re probably the world’s foremost expert on love triangles by now. Chances are you’re familiar with all the usual love triangle shenanigans — the excessive swooning, the melodramatic declarations of love, the dance battles — (“Wait, there are dance battles??!”) And maybe you’ve found yourself wondering… what is with all these love triangles?? Well, Alix & I have often pondered the same thing. Which is why we’ve decided to host this event to shed light on all things love-triangular, and you’re invited to join us! Read more »

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