Tag: Reading Habits

Five Reasons I Kind of Hate ARCs

Five Reasons I Kind of Hate ARCs

Posted January 26, 2022 in Bookish Things // 21 Comments

I’m not a big fan of ARCs. I understand that, as a book blogger, this is the worst thing to say. Book bloggers don’t typically (ever?) get paid for their efforts and the best we can really hope for is access to advance reading copies, or ARCs. Saying that I don’t like them is not only unpopular, it’s selfish. There are a few reasons I don’t like ARCs: political reasons and personal reasons. Today, I’d like to go into a brief overview of why I think ARCs as they are currently used do more harm than good. ARCs Require Privilege […]

2021 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

2021 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

Posted January 4, 2022 in Blogging, Checking In // 7 Comments

Is it really annual wrap up time already? Where did all the time go? This is only the second time I’ve done this annual post in this type of format – I can’t believe I’ve been with The StoryGraph for over a year now. I still love the site – its stats, its acknowledgement of audiobooks, the graphs, the content warnings! There’s a lot on the StoryGraph I haven’t used, but I love what I have used and that it’s still growing! My biggest use of the StoryGraph is for my wrap ups… and none more than the annual wrap […]

Three Reasons to Go Back and Reread Books

Three Reasons to Go Back and Reread Books

Posted February 12, 2021 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

As a blogger, sometimes I feel guilty about rereading books.  There are so many books out there that I should be reading, and because I blog, those are all books I could be promoting.  As it stands, my TBR is over 1200 books – enough to keep me busy reading for twelve years at my pace, and that’s assuming I don’t add anything else to it – highly unlikely. So, with that virtual stack looming over me, sometimes rereading books make me feel guilty.  But it shouldn’t. Today, I want to offer three reasons why rereading books is not only […]

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, […]

On Being a Better Blogger & Reader

On Being a Better Blogger & Reader

Posted August 31, 2020 in Blogging, Reading // 6 Comments

A couple weeks ago, Nicole @ Thoughts Stained With Ink shared a post on how she wants to be a better blogger.  It’s a fantastic, honest, vulnerable post and I very much recommend popping over to her page and reading it. It also got me thinking. There’s a lot of things I want to do with my blog and content and with my life to be a better person.  While this is a pretty wide spectrum, there are a few things I know I can zero in on immediately and try to fix… but also?  I don’t think I’ve ever hosted […]