Tag: How I Choose My Books

The StoryGraph Is Amazing & You Need To Join (Warning: Severe Fangirling)

The StoryGraph Is Amazing & You Need To Join (Warning: Severe Fangirling)

Posted December 11, 2020 in Bookish Things // 19 Comments

Hey y’all. I’ve been itching to write a post on The StoryGraph for a while now.  I jumped on the bandwagon back in the summer, when several thousand new members joined all at once and things sorta exploded.  At the time, my pull was that The StoryGraph was a Black-owned startup and an alternative to Goodreads, but Nadia and her team continue to be amazing.  So today, I’m sharing why The StoryGraph is my new primary book cataloging hub, and why I think you should switch over. As if of right now, The StoryGraph is still in beta.  It’s so polished, […]

Lets Talk About the Magic that is my TBR Jar!

Lets Talk About the Magic that is my TBR Jar!

Posted October 18, 2019 in Bookish Things // 13 Comments

Over the last couple years, you guys may have heard me reference my TBR Jar once or twice.  Usually in a two part symphony about how much I love it, and also how much I wish it would pop up a book I want to read.  I thought for today, I’d talk a little bit about how I use my TBR Jar, and why I actually really do love it. So this… is my TBR Jar.  It’s a giant glass vase that I repurposed, and to give you some sense of scale, it’s about 6″ in diameter, and about 6″ tall. […]

How Books Grab My Attention

How Books Grab My Attention

Posted April 2, 2019 in Memes // 8 Comments

Most readers have their niche.  For me, that niche is YA and fantasy with a peppering of historical fiction on the side.  My tastes haven’t really changed much over the years – I read the occasional thriller these days, but for the most part, I’m in the same world I was in middle school. Within my niche, however, there are a few things that make a book catch my eye.  Sometimes it’s word of mouth, sometimes it’s just bright and colorful.  Either way, even as a bibliophile, it’s important to have some standards.  There are way too many books out there […]

How I Choose My Books Tag!

How I Choose My Books Tag!

Posted August 3, 2017 in Tags // 10 Comments

Bonjour, mes amis The stunning Darque Dreamer tagged me earlier this week in her fabulous How I Choose My Books tag, and I’m excited to bring you the world of my bookshelf!  This tag comes originally from The Bookish Underdog.  Grab a sweet iced tea and a couple of lemon cookies, get comfy, and enjoy the ride. 😉 The How I Choose My Books Tag! Find a book on your shelves with a blue cover. What made you pick up the  book in the first place? Midnight Thief by Olivia Blackburne This book was originally voted through the book club […]