Showing posts with label Discussion Post. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Discussion Post. Show all posts

27 March 2020

I Love My e-Reader

Once upon a time, a girl disdained e-readers. She looked at them sideways, wondering how could an e-reader ever replace the feeling of holding a new book on her hands. Many years later, an e-reader became her best friend. 
I've been wanting to discuss the reasons why I love my e-reader for a very long time. Due to recent circumstances, where I find myself spending a lot of time at home (due to the pandemic outbreak everything has been postponed, job hunting is on hold because they are no jobs to apply to, and it seems I'm part of a risk group), I'm valuing my e-reader a lot more. Over the years, I've piled hundreds of unread e-books that will make me company through these next few weeks.

13 March 2020

When Snakes Take Over

How do you celebrate Friday the 13th? Talking about something that actually terrifies me. A lot! So, I have a confession to make: I don't like snakes. Never did. Never will. I'm not sure if I can say that I have a snake phobia (which I most certainly probably have), but I like to keep my distance from these reptilians, may them be real or fake. However, there's a new trend in the book industry that is making it impossible...

15 June 2019

Ten Young Adult Retellings Coming Soon

The blog has been a little bit slow lately, but it's for a very good reason (I'll be sharing all about very soon). Because I didn't want my little corner to look like it's on hiatus, I compiled a  short list of YA retellings coming out in the second half of the year so that you can save money to get on day on the releasing day or to add some more pre-orders to your list. 😜 I confess I was expecting this list to be longer, but the second half of the year doesn't seem to have many retellings coming out.😢

25 May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Month. Things I Do For Self Care

Thank you so much for all the support you're giving to my Mental Health Awareness articles. You've no idea how much it means to me. 💜 This will probably be my last post on the series, but I decided to discuss mental health and books in my blog a lot more, so I might share a few more posts in the future. Today I'm sharing things I do for self-care aka things I do to try to keep my mental health in shape

7 May 2019

Mental Health Awarness Month. How Books Affect My Mental Health

Last week, I learned that May is the Mental Health Awareness Month (I did some research and this is mostly celebrated in the United States; however, even though I live in Europe, I want to join this initiative) and decided that I would be sharing some discussion posts on mental health/illness, focusing on books. On the first post of this discussion series, I'll be talking about how I use books to stay afloat, even though sometimes they also make me feel broken inside.

30 April 2019

Seven Book-to-Series Adaptations I'd Love to Watch

Last week, it was reported that Netflix bought the rights of fifty literary projects. This book-buying spree includes Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, both set in the Grishaverse created by Leigh Bardugo and several novels written by Roald Dahl. I'm not always fond of when books are turned into television adaptations, may it be TV series or films, because there's always something missing or the characters and the settings are too different from how I pictured them in my mind. However, today I'm pushing my doubts and fears aside and I'm sharing with you seven books I'd love to be turned into television series.

17 April 2019

Is This Novel Young Adult?

Disclaim: As someone who reads mostly young adult novels, I have no prejudices against this literature. In a matter of fact, I'm a huge advocate of this literary category (it features characters and plots as complex as those in novels marketed for adults and deserves to be recognized by the critics).
Last weekend, I finished my reading of Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade. While I was writing a short review on Goodreads, I noticed that some reviewers mentioned that the novel was young adult. It was confusing and surprising because, even though there was no smut, the novel features some sexually-charged interactions and the main male character was in his early twenties. This was not the first time I came across such a situation. I'm always left bewildered by how books that I don't read as young adult are placed in this category. As any blogger going through a blogging slump, I thought that this topic had the potential for an interesting discussion. Today, I'm asking myself (and to everyone who reads this article) what makes a novel young adult.

13 March 2019

Falling In Love. Swoony Romance Tropes

And they lived happily ever after! A very long time ago, I shared with you that I was planning to write a discussion post about romance tropes. Now that Spring, aka the season of love, is fast approaching (in my hemisphere), I finally found myself polishing the text and creating the banners. Today, I'm talking about some of the most common romance tropes in books with some book recommendations. If you're planning a swoony Spring TBR pile, then this discussion is definitely for you.

Disclaim: Even though I'll not be mentioning couples (even if some of them are well-known), there might be some spoilers. Some of the novels mentioned feature more than one romance trope. Also, this discussion post is of the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight.

26 January 2019

The Perks of Being an International Reader

It's the end of the month and sharing my first discussion post of the year (I'm adding this post to both blogging challenges I joined: Blog All About It and 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge). I wrote this post a few weeks ago, but I've been editing my thesis like crazy in the past week (and then I lost myself in some new designs, but let's not talk about it) and only found time to share it with you today (as soon as this is done, I'm back to editing this damn thesis). Anyway, I'm a pessimist. Always have been, always will be (probably). More often than not, I find myself thinking about the negative side of an issue than about the positive one. Regarding reading, it's a fact that international readers (aka readers who do not live in English speaking countries) are in disadvantage - no pre-order swag, lack to no access to books, no physical ARCs, etc. However, I searched for the silver lining and today I'll be discussing the perks of being an international reader.