When I asked about whether people wanted to see this post, I definitely didn't understand just how much personal information it would involve. I spent a while thinking about whether I wanted to share a lot of very real, very solid numbers, because there are a lot of ways people could react. (Also, I contemplated … Continue reading It’s Been More Than a Year–So What’s Changed?: A Transparency Post feat. Stats & (Too Much?) Honesty
Normally I don't write wrap-up posts for reading challenges, but I thought it would be nice to sum up what I read during #ARCAugust. You can read my sign-up post with more detail about the challenge here, but the gist of it is that you try and read as many ARCs as possible in one … Continue reading Wrapping Up #ARCAugust 2018: What Did I Read?
Honestly, today's discussion is pretty straightforward and can be boiled down into one phrase (at the end, of course), but I still feel the need to emphasize certain points for any person who reads reviews. There's a whole entire community (aka the book community) dedicated to books and also reviewing books and reading reviews. And this … Continue reading An Open Letter to Anyone Who Reads Reviews
This is the first time I'll participate in #ARCAugust, hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat but I want to make it a really big thing for me, because I have bunches of ARCs from Book Con that I really want to get to reading, and I feel like I'm going to fall behind on ARCs during the fall. … Continue reading Gearing Up for #ARCAugust 2018: My TBR
Last Tuesday I posted a short skit/screenplay thing I wrote about #booksfortrade that I hoped was a more humorous, different take of opening up the discussion for today's post! (If you haven't read it yet, you can find it here! It's a good precursor to this discussion, but I do admit it's probably not necessary … Continue reading A Discussion on BooksForTrade & How It Fits into Inclusivity in the Community
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)
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
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
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?
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