Tag: Reading Habits

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 […]

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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 // 17 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, […]

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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 […]

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A Walk Down Memory Lane: Scholastic Book Fairs

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Scholastic Book Fairs

Posted May 8, 2020 in Bookish Things // 8 Comments

I’m feeling a bit nostalgic today. Who remembers going to Scholastic Book Fairs when they were younger? Those things were the best, right?  I am so glad they’re still around, because they were a highlight of my school year.  I still remember that moment when it felt like books were going to go digital and I remember one of my concerns being these book fairs… so many kids would want to go just to get out of class and go, and they’d find a book and it would change everything.  Not that it is an impossible stretch in a technologically driven world, but […]

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Vetting Books by Their Authors and the Guilt of Loving a Book but Deeply Disagreeing with the Person Who Wrote It

Vetting Books by Their Authors and the Guilt of Loving a Book but Deeply Disagreeing with the Person Who Wrote It

Posted April 20, 2020 in Bookish Things // 16 Comments

I’ve danced around whether or not I was going to write this post for about a year.  This is a touchy subject in the community.  Well, no.  It’s a very angry subject in the community, and it’s something I think about fairly often, especially because of the way I build my TBR.  That is to say, I look at the book – the title, the cover, the description – and add from there.  I don’t do deep research before going into most books – I don’t read all the reviews, do a Twitter search for drama, and look into the social […]

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