(This one is going to be a small discussion.) 2016 was the year of diversity in books. As in, last year was the year when absolutely every book community (Booktube, Bookstagram, Bookbloggers etc.) became wholeheartedly involved in reading and encouraging others to read more and more of diverse books. Of course, tons of diverse books existed before last… Continue reading What Kind of Diverse Books I Want To Read
[DNF = Did Not Finish] Up until about 2 years ago, I never left a book unfinished. No matter how bad a book was, I would trudge through it with all my might, and giving up on a book was almost equal to 'cheating' for me. It felt like I was cheating on a book if I… Continue reading DNFs : How I Handle and What I Do
So today I'm back with one of my blogging discussions! I haven't written one of these in a while and I was just thinking of a topic when suddenly this came up, and I realized that I've felt strongly about this issue throughout my blogging journey, though how I deal with it has eventually changed.… Continue reading The Obligation of Returning Comments
//I'm a tad bit scared of the response this post will get, but let's see. Like all my discussion posts, this is not intended to offend/ridicule anyone. I've heard tons of people on booktube and read tons of bloggers who say that 'they see the problems in ------- book and yet they enjoyed it a lot',… Continue reading Are You Allowed to Enjoy Problematic Books? ~ Are We Making A Big Deal Out of This?
So, as book bloggers, sooner or later : you're going to get acquainted with ARCs. You're either going to avail the services of NetGalley, or you're going to contact a publisher and eventually receive (or not receive) physical ARCs. You might win giveaways, and join review programs, but the bottom line is : you're going to be involved. In… Continue reading Why It Is Hard to Say ‘NO’ to Publishers; and Why It Is Absolutely Necessary
So, we've all had this one thought pop up in our heads at least once in our blogging lives - is our blog enough? Do we really have a successful blog? What's the point of this website and is it what it is meant to be? I've thought about this quite a few times - and even though… Continue reading What Makes a Book Blog Successful?
The last discussion post I made was in November, and the fact that I completely stopped posting discussions makes me cringe because a) I love reading discussions and b) I love writing them. But! I haven't had the motivation (re:topic) to make a proper discussion on, but finally today I decided to take matters into… Continue reading Don’t Beat Yourself Up for Not Having Read A Book
So, you might (or might not) have noticed that I haven't really been posting a lot this last couple of months. I'm not just not posting, but also spending significantly less time on WordPress overall - I've been reading less posts on my Reader, I have been commenting less and communicating less with people. And… Continue reading What’s Going On With This Blog? – [Life Update]
Re-reading books is wonderful. Although there cannot be anything parallel to the feeling of reading an amazing book for the first time, going back to it and losing yourself in that world again is something completely different and incomparable. I love re-reading books. I make it a point to devote at least some of my time each month to… Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday : Books I Want to Re-Read // Why I Love to Re-Read Books!
A few days ago, I read this amazing post by Puput at Sparkling Letters on her struggles as an international bookworm/blogger and I loved it so much that it inspired me to do one such post myself! So, for those of you who don't know, I live in India and being a bookworm in India is much different that… Continue reading Being An International Bookworm