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)
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
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
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!
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
This is around 6 months of tags I was supposed to do, but kept putting off, but at least we're finally here! (To the point where I've procrastinated this Thursday post to Friday, but semantics.) Anyways, you all probably know I'm super bad at keeping up with tags, but I always really appreciate it whenever … Continue reading Procrastination at Its Finest: All Those Tags I Need to Catch Up With
It's been a while since I've last written a Bookish Math Lesson post, but I've found a new relevant topic for today! Netgalley is a huge resource for so many bloggers, but navigating it can be difficult a lot of the time. ✨ (Also, check out my previous Math Lesson posts on how 5 Stars … Continue reading A Math Lesson: Netgalley & Your Average Rating
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'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
As a reader, do you ever worry that you'll be stuck in a wilderness or apocalyptic situation like the ones your read in books, and will be fully unprepared? Because I certainly do. There are all these kick-ass characters in YA fiction and when I compare myself to them, at times I feel a little very … Continue reading A Reader’s Guide to Surviving the Wilderness: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett Blog Tour + Giveaway!