Things that Are Iffy to Me in the Book Community (From a Teen’s Perspective)

Alright, look. You know the sayings about kids being overly honest or whatever? Well, this is an instance where I'm calling you adults out. #sorrynotsorry Even though I'm a teen, not technically a "kid," teen books still falls under #kidlit so teenagers must still qualify as kids. Semantics. Anyways, sometimes things in the book community are … Continue reading Things that Are Iffy to Me in the Book Community (From a Teen’s Perspective)

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I Have Not Failed Thus Far: Awards & Tags

I have to confess, I'm kinda really terrible at keeping up with book tags. All these lovely people tag me in cool things and I'm like OMG THAT SOUNDS AWESOME and then I check my schedule and realize that the next two months are packed with blog posts. Yay. But, hey! Better late than never, right? … Continue reading I Have Not Failed Thus Far: Awards & Tags

Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community

As much as the whole book community is a really wonderful place full of really amazing bookworms, it's not perfect. There's a lot of disparity between groups of people, which obviously reflect real life prejudices within society, even if they're unconscious ones. Whether it's against international bookworms or non-white bookworms, this is something that needs … Continue reading Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community

A Math Lesson: When Entering Giveaways, Should I Tag People?

I never thought I'd be writing another one of these Math Lesson posts (the last was on Goodreads ratings), but it has come to my attention that I require math to solve this dilemma I've been thinking about recently. Giveaways. (Specifically book ones, but this could technically apply to anything.) I have to admit, I'm … Continue reading A Math Lesson: When Entering Giveaways, Should I Tag People?

Where to Start in Writing a Book Review: Blogging Advice

I've been hard-core blogging for around nine months now, and I'm finally mustering the courage to throw some advice out to the vast Internet in case anyone needs it. Although I'm not the most experienced blogger out there (I'm est. 2017, not 2011, haha), I'm quite prolific in writing reviews and blog posts and I've … Continue reading Where to Start in Writing a Book Review: Blogging Advice

How to Tell People You Blog About Books: A Terrifying yet Funny Anecdote + Suggestions

Well, sometime in January something terrifying-life-changing-mainly-yikes happened to me. A publisher, non-giveaway ARC arrived on my doorstep. *cue screeching* And then, cue the parents. Alright, I guess I didn't really think this one through and it was honestly my fault, but they're like "Who's Vicky?" (because, internet safety, y'all. if you thought this was my … Continue reading How to Tell People You Blog About Books: A Terrifying yet Funny Anecdote + Suggestions

A Math Lesson: Why 5 Stars Does NOT Negate a 1 Star on Goodreads (& Vice Versa)

Today, I am writing a blog post on math. I'd like to preface this with the fact that I do not normally write about math, I write about books. Nevertheless, I'm diverting this blog's attention for the day to my other passion. Now, I'm sure you've all heard of Goodreads, the online social platform for … Continue reading A Math Lesson: Why 5 Stars Does NOT Negate a 1 Star on Goodreads (& Vice Versa)