The last time I wrote a discussion post was approximately…two (?) years ago so bear with me. Today, I’m discussing some of the struggles I’ve experienced as a book lover. So sit down, grab a drink, get comfortable, and be prepared to (hopefully) relate.
WordPress recently notified me that I made an account on their website 3 years ago. So I think it’s about time I shared 5 things that I’ve learned about blogging over the last 3 years.
This post is basically a bunch of shout-outs to posts (and usually blogs) I love. Next post will probably be featuring my follower’s blogs (I’m excited!).
- Rashika discusses how Court of Fives disappointed her. I was kind of excited for this one but now I’ve taken my expectations down a notch (I can adapt!).
- Aasma finds To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before to be a light and relatable read.
- Cait gushes over The Wrath and the Dawn and I agree with everything she says as always.
- Olivia reviews and recommends Heir of Fire to fans of high fantasy books.
- Alise confesses that at first she didn’t “get” The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
- Emily thought Never Alway Sometimes was super cliched even though it tried hard not to be cliche.
Book Hauls/Discussions/Interviews/Tags/Other Awesome Stuff
- Aimee interviews Sarah Ockler and hosts a giveaway (which is still open!!). The interview itself is pretty awesome especially since I absolutely loved The Summer of Chasing Mermaids.
- McKenzie does the Reading Habits Tag (and I approve of her answers).
- Jess participates in Stacking the Shelves and reminds her readers that she doesn’t read all the books she gets
- Skylee does the Ultimate Book Tag and, in the process, introduces me to a new word: hiraeth.
- Blaise participates in #TBRTakedown 2.0
- Emily discusses reading slumps and blogging breaks
Comment below and share some posts or blogs you love!
Like most bookworms, I’ve got a problem: there are too many books and not enough time to read them!
So how do I decide what books are worthy of my oh so precious time? Well I have a couple of ways actually..but since I’m a mood reader, it basically depends on what I feel like reading at the moment.
Factors that influence what I read next:
- Goodreads. I love this site so much because I’ve “discovered” so many amazing books on it. I’m not even sure I can pick one aspect of it that I love the most. Their newsletter is amazing and I love the concept of “making” friends because I often end up checking out books that my friends have given good ratings for.
- Cover and Blurb. Technically this applies to books on goodreads as well but I, in general, I judge books mainly on these two things. Since I mostly buy ebooks, I don’t care that much about whether the book is eye-candy but a great book cover does get my attention. However, if the blurb doesn’t pique my interest, I’m not going to add it to my tbr.
- Twitter. I follow quite a lot of book bloggers and authors so I can’t help getting curious when I see a lot of tweets about how great a book is. Naturally I just have to go read it and see for myself what all the hype is about!
- Book blogs. Similar to Twitter, if I’m reading a lot of good reviews about a book, I’m more likely to buy the book.
- Favorite authors. These get the priority when it comes to buying books because I’ve read their writing before and I know I like it.
So how do you decide what to read next?