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Discussion Posts

I want to hear your opinion! Like, really badly. These are posts that bring up topics in an effort to spur a discussion about books and bookish things

Is BEA Pushing Book Bloggers Out? – Discussion Post

Is BEA Pushing Book Bloggers Out? As a relatively new book blogger, I had only heard about BEA (Book Expo America now being called Book Expo) last year. For bloggers, the event seemed to be a great place to meet face-to-face… Continue Reading →

What is Litsy and Should You Be On It? – Discussion Post

What is Litsy and Should You Be On It? Litsy is a new app created by the same people who run the Out of Print bookish clothing company. Which I can say makes great looking products and I’ve definitely shared some… Continue Reading →

Girls with Low Self-Esteem: Overdone Trope or Realism? – Discussion Post

Girls with Low Self-Esteem: Overdone Trope or Realism? I don’t have any childhood memories of women or girls in books or movies that I aspired to be like. Sure, I had a favourite Spice Girl, but I didn’t want to… Continue Reading →

Backlist vs. ARCs: The Good and Bad – Discussion Post

Backlist vs. ARCs: The Good and Bad… When I first started blogging about a couple weeks in, I heard about Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs) and thought it was an amazing concept. How exclusive would it be to read a book… Continue Reading →

Fandom Created Shipping: What Drives Non-Canon Choices – Potterhead July

This week I’ve joined up with #PotterheadJuly hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight. It’s a celebration of all things Harry Potter and includes discussions, personal stories, and other fun posts about the series for the whole of July. At the… Continue Reading →

Writing Diverse as a Person of Colour – Discussion Post

Writing Diverse as a Person of Colour… Encouragement of #WeNeedDiverseBooks Back the beginning of the year I wrote a post discussing if there was a right way to do diversity in books. And this is a question that continues to… Continue Reading →

What makes a strong female character? – Discussion Post

As the next step in editing my novel, I recently acquired two critique partners. I know! I was amazed too. I managed to find not one, but two people willing to look through my manuscript while I looked at theirs…. Continue Reading →

How alike can a story be before it’s ‘copying’? – Discussion Post

*I don’t normally spell ’cause’ with a ‘z’, it was a typo I had a rather adult (read: not at all adult) conversation with my beta reader/real life friend about my novel. I’m kind of a huge nerd. And I’m… Continue Reading →

Romance in YA: Do we need it? – Discussion Post

The ‘perfect’ YA formula What are the components of a typical young adult novel? Of course, not all novels are built the same, but there are certain trends we notice the more and more we read from a certain genre…. Continue Reading →

Diversity in Books: Is there a ‘right’ way to do it? – Discussion Post

When I was growing up I was always conscious of race, it’s impossible not to be when you’re a part of a minority yourself. But it never bothered me when I read books. I just got used to not reading… Continue Reading →

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