Does Format Matter When Reading Books?

It’s time to settle the age old question: which book format is better? Is it paperback? Hardcover? Audiobook? Ebook? Answer: ALL OF THEM! (Or I guess none of them? They’re all great, is my point). And I’ll tell you why. We’ve all heard people make comments about book formats. Whether it’s that they love the […]

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Let’s Talk About Audiobooks

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of audiobooks. But that wasn’t always the case. My first full-time job out of college had an hour+ long commute. It was giving me terrible anxiety, because I felt like I was wasting so much time just to get to a job I didn’t really like. […]

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Discussion | Balancing the Backlist

It’s a constant struggle, trying to read all of the books on my TBR (which is an embarrassingly massive pile) AND all of the new books that come out each year. There are just too many. And sometimes I feel like I’m not doing enough. I’m not keeping up with new releases as much as […]

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Discussion | Trilogies vs. Duologies (or A Lecture on Story Structure)

There are many different forms of book series, but trilogies have undoubtedly been one of the most popular for a long time. And there is a reason for that. In a traditional story arc, there are three main stages: exposition/rising action, climax, and then falling action/conclusion. A trilogy allows authors to follow this structure, just […]

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Discussion | Tracking Your Reading

Am I the only one who barely remembers what reading was like before I started book blogging? Because it feels like forever ago, even though my blog is just over two years old. I think I kept track of what books I’d read in a notebook (not the best system), but apparently even that is pretty unusual […]

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Discussion | Am I Too Old for YA?

I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to stop reading books at a certain age. Adults can read young adult books, teenagers can read children’s books, and I think it’s amazing when a grandparent can enjoy the same books as their grandkids. Just the other day, I saw a man with white hair and a […]

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How Do You Define Diverse Books?

As I work on reading more diverse books, I’ve had to really think about what diverse books are and how I want to define them for myself. When I think of diverse books, the first thing that comes to mind are books with person of color or LGBT characters or authors. I feel like that’s a […]

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