On Breaking Book Spines | Book Discussion

These aren’t my HP books, but these are definitely what mine look like!

Now, here we’re getting into the big questions of the bookish world. Do you dog-ear pages, or use bookmarks? Do you write in your books? Do you tab them? Do you break book spines, or try to keep a new look? Or, as some people say: are you a ‘monster’ or not?

When I was younger, I would always always break spines. Sometimes I would open them and break the spine before I started reading. I always used to dog-ear pages too, including library books. I don’t know quite when that started to phase out, but I don’t really do either anymore. (I also have an unhealthy bookmark obsession collection, so that might have something to do with the latter. I ❤ bookmarks.)  Continue reading “On Breaking Book Spines | Book Discussion”

Book Talk! | Giving & Getting Recommendations

Bookish recommendations are marvellous. There’s even a thing on Goodreads for them. I love getting a recommendation, and then reading and loving the book. It’s also great when you get a recommendation of a person’s favourite/in their top favourite book/s, because when you read it it feels like you’re reading a part of them, like you’re learning about them.  Continue reading “Book Talk! | Giving & Getting Recommendations”

Book Talk | Spoilers!

Let’s start with a general, all-round statement I’m sure everyone can agree with: SPOILERS SUCK. Big time.

Spoilers in books are not only annoying because you can’t experience them for yourself, so it reduces the excitement, but it also means that you see foreshadowing everywhere. For example, I know what happens in the final book of a trilogy by Veronica Roth, Allegiant. I found this out after reading book 1, Divergent, so throughout the whole of Insurgent I was seeing foreshadowing. Everywhere. And I had to force myself to read the book. (I still haven’t read book 3.)  Continue reading “Book Talk | Spoilers!”

Book Talk | Being Late to the Party

book-talk-late-to-the-partyIn the bookish world, I am continually late to the party. I pick up releases weeks, months, (generally) years after everyone else has already been talking about them and loving them. But is that always a bad thing?

GOOD – you can binge read basically the entire series

THIS IS SO AWESOME! You don’t have to wait for all of the books to come out (or many of them, at least) so you can binge read to your heart’s content. How long do you have to wait to see what happens after that cliffhanger? As long as it takes you to get to your bookshelf, my friend!  Continue reading “Book Talk | Being Late to the Party”

Book Talk | Readathons!

bt ; readathons.jpgAt the moment, I’m four days into the ReadThemAllThon (which I talked about here on my other blog). Over the course of July and August, I’ve participated in two other readathons, reading, so far, around 12 – 13 books.

Readathons are events organised by book lovers (all around the globe too!) where you may have to pick books to fulfil certain challenges (eg, a book with yellow on the cover, a book by an author older than you, a book written in the year you were born) and you aim to read a set number of books in a week. Some readathons, like the booktubeathon, maybe be accompanied by other challenges (in this case, video challenges on YouTube/booktube), some are just reading. Most are great for social (media) interaction!  Continue reading “Book Talk | Readathons!”

Book Talk | Writing Book Reviews!

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I’m still experimenting with these cover pictures so let me know if you like it or not!

When I took my blogging hiatus, book reviews were one of the main reasons why. I felt under an enormous pressure to get them written, and I also started falling into a repetitive structure of writing them, and this was getting me down because the reviews weren’t turning out how I wanted them to; I wanted them to be different and varied between the books, not monotonous so people were reading my reviews and they could be interchangeable with each book.  Continue reading “Book Talk | Writing Book Reviews!”