Category Archives: Discussion

BEYOND THE BOOKS | WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2017

  Yesterday was World Mental Health Day. I hadn’t planned to write a post for it (hence being a day late), but the more I thought about it, the more I felt like it was time to share a bit more with you all. A brief disclaimer: I’m nervous and writing this in a hurry, so if I don’t word… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | WHAT’S IN A NAME?

  The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | HAPPINESS IS YOUR OWN LIBRARY CARD

  The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts… Read more »

ARMCHAIR BEA 2015 | INTRO, SOCIAL MEDIA, FAVE CHARACTERS AND ADAPTATIONS

  I’m a bit behind on my questions for Armchair BEA this year, but better late than never, right? Here’s the first few posts in one. Enjoy! Introductions I get to answer any five of the introduction questions included in the first Armchair BEA post of 2015 (which you can find here, if you haven’t done your own yet!). These… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | WHAT MAKES OR BREAKS A BOOK?

  The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | IN DEFENSE OF BOOK REVIEWS

  The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | OKAY, I ADMIT IT. I’M A TOTAL WUSS.

The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts in… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | READING ONLY BLACK AUTHORS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH – YAY OR NAY?

The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts in… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | ON LITERARY TRAVELS

The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts in… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | ON BEING PLEASANTLY SURPRISED

The world of books is never boring. Every Thursday (well, almost every Thursday) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | READING THE HARD PARTS

The world of books is never boring. Every Thursday (well, almost every Thursday) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | THE SUBJECTIVE NATURE OF BOOK REVIEWING

The world of books is never boring. (Almost) every week I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts in the comments,… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | REMEMBERING WHY I LOVE THE BOOKISH INTERWEBS

The world of books is never boring. There are movies being made based on our favourite stories, raging debates over the relative merit of books and series, book-related events and a never-ending plethora of bookish topics I just like thinking (and talking) about. While I absolutely adore my regular link-ups and have no intention of giving them up, I do… Read more »

WHY I’M NOT IN THE LEAST EMBARRASSED TO BE AN ADULT YA READER

  Earlier this week I went to see the movie adaptation of one of my favourite books. A book that had a deep emotional impact on me while also making me laugh harder than many more comedic novels I’ve picked up. This movie, as you all know, was The Fault In Our Stars. Which just happens to be based on… Read more »

Let’s Discuss: #WeNeedDiverseBooks and a Look at Must-Read Lists

A long, long time ago, I published a list of the 1,001 books you should read before you die, as decided by the BBC. A few weeks ago, a new comment was left on this long-forgotten post, pointing out how western-centric it is and bemoaning the lack of diverse authors and literary offerings. Diversity in books is something I’ve been… Read more »

DISCUSSION | ARE YOU A RESTLESS READER?

  Oh man, this is SO familiar. My biggest problem occurs when the book I’m reading is so engrossing that I don’t even notice I’m uncomfortable before serious (and probably permanent) damage is done. This reminds me of a hilarious YouTube video I watched ages ago: Which caused me to exclaim: “WHO WAS RECORDING ME IN MY BEDROOM???” What’s your… Read more »