Sometimes when I talk on Twitter (or even this blog!) I get questions about the abbreviations I use, so I thought I'd make this list to help newbie bloggers & book community members get acquainted with some of the terminology! It'd be a total pain typing out the words "Young Adult" every time I write … Continue reading Bookish Acronyms 101: A Book Community Beginner’s Guide to the Lingo!
Blogger + Author Interaction Etiquette Survey Responses: Answers from the Book Bloggers’ Perspectives (2019)
This post is long overdue, but I have the information that many of you seek! If you are an author, or maybe just a curious blogger or other publishing-related person, this post will hopefully provide a decent amount of insight about what bloggers are looking for when they interact with authors/publishers/etc. Back in late December & … Continue reading Blogger + Author Interaction Etiquette Survey Responses: Answers from the Book Bloggers’ Perspectives (2019)
Finally! Signing Up for the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge #YARC2019
I find it ironic that it's taken me a while to sign up for the reading challenge that I myself am co-hosting, but also . . . I have a very busy blog schedule, okay? And nobody wants nine straight days of posts from me that is absurd (but happening in February so SORRY). Anyways, … Continue reading Finally! Signing Up for the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge #YARC2019
Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019: Have Fun Reading More Diversely! 🎉
I am so so excited to announce this challenge to y'all! 2019 is full of so many awesome releases by Asian authors, and I can't boost them enough! So me and some friends (CW, Lily, & Shealea) have started this reading challenge so we can enjoy awesome Asian novels--old and new--as well as have fun … Continue reading Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019: Have Fun Reading More Diversely! 🎉
Goal Setting or Wishful Thinking? My Goals for 2019
I'm normally not one for goals. Frankly, I'm not one for the whole "new year" concept either (except Chinese New Year, because then I get to eat lots of food). But symbolically I realize how it could help people (still don't really see why it's a holiday, but I'll take what I can get) set … Continue reading Goal Setting or Wishful Thinking? My Goals for 2019
Writing ARC Requests + Why It’s a Dying Art
I think you all probably know that I have had shockingly little success with writing ARC requests, despite me being lucky enough to receive a lot of ARCs in general. If you haven't read my transparency post about stats (find it here!), I talk a little bit about requesting physical ARCs and my success rate. Which … Continue reading Writing ARC Requests + Why It’s a Dying Art
Bookish Musings & Discussion Time // “How Objective are ARC Reviews?” by Vicky Who Reads
I wrote a thing! If you want to read my thoughts on ARC reviews & if they're objective, check out my guest post on Lily's (Sprinkles of Dreams) blog! I touch on four reasons why I think ARC reviews seem more positive than regular reviews, as well as a bunch of other topics on the … Continue reading Bookish Musings & Discussion Time // “How Objective are ARC Reviews?” by Vicky Who Reads
Life, Reading, & Me Updates!
Whew! This month has been absolutely wild, and I've definitely been posting or maintaining my blog no where near to the level that I intended. This is not my normal type of post, but I thought I'd offer some excuses + apologies for my spotty posting throughout the month. I mean, first off, I am … Continue reading Life, Reading, & Me Updates!
Reading through the Ages: YA Book Recommendations for Teens of Any Age!
Based on popular demand, I have some reading recommendations for teens of all ages! I have a more complete list of some of my most relatable reads coming in the future in partnership with someone else, so you'll have to wait on that, but for now, here are some reading recommendations for teens 12+! This post was … Continue reading Reading through the Ages: YA Book Recommendations for Teens of Any Age!
The Many Ways YA Books & The Community Isolates Teens
I think (I know) some people will probably disagree with me on this, but a fundamental assumption made in this post is that first and foremost, YA's audience are teens ages 13-18. This isn't supposed to be a "adults can't read YA!!!" post, nor is it supposed to argue who YA is for. I'm telling you … Continue reading The Many Ways YA Books & The Community Isolates Teens