Book Talks | What My Book Rating System Is & Why My Average Rating Is High

Lately there’s been a lot of talk in the book blogging community about average book ratings. I don’t know where or when it started, but people are worrying that if they have a higher average rating, they won’t be seen as a “serious” book blogger. I think that’s complete hogwash, tbh. I honestly don’t care […]

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#WeNeedMoreDiverseBooks: Why It’s Not Over

2015 saw the rise of #WeNeedDiverseBooks (#WNDB). And it was glorious. A lot of really great books filled with diversity, particularly in the area of LGBT+, were released. But I want to stress that it’s not over. What would I like to see in 2016? I’d like to see #WNDB grow and expand, cover more […]

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Book Talks | Judging A Book By Its Cover

  We all know the good old adage, “Never judge a book by its cover.” But do we really listen? Now let me be straight, I am not the type of reader who needs all of their book covers to match, who will go out and buy a new copy of every book in the series when one […]

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Book Talks: How To Combat The Dreaded Reading Slump

Scientists have been trying for years now to discover what causes the infamous reading slump. Is it reading a bad book? Reading a good book? Is it some sort of karmic punishment? WHY?? Why do bad things happen to good people??? Needless to say, scientists have yet to find the cause of such disturbing occurrences. […]

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Book Talks: #MorallyComplicatedYA?

So let’s talk. First, I have something to say to declare: YA books…can be morally complicated. Wait…What?! I thought they were just trope-y, overused plotlines strung together by poorly pieced together love triangles! Welll, I am here to tell you you’re sadly mistaken. In fact, one of my favorite things about YA is how morally complicated […]

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Book Talks: How I Acquire Books

So today I’m going to be talking about how and where I “acquire” (you’ll see why I use that word versus “buy”) books. I feel like there’s a lot of talk about this with book bloggers and booktubers and it’s a really important topic. The thing is, you often see people doing MASSIVE monthly hauls or having […]

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Book Talks: What Can We Learn from Novels?

So today I’ve been thinking about what we can learn from novels as opposed to what we can learn from books that are…well, not novels (i.e. “real books”). The thing is, every time someone learns I’m an avid reader, their first response is, “Oh my gosh, you read so much, you must be so smart [because of […]

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