I only started writing "seriously" in (or after?) November of this year, when the bookish community suddenly was all about NaNoWriMo and I, silly girl as I was (just kidding I'm smart), started low-key panicking, because should I participate??? I hadn't written much before that and with a very busy month I decided not to,… Continue reading Discussion: To Write or Not To Write | Rambling about writing and Camp NaNoWriMo
A couple of months ago, I decided to change my bookshelf organization to organized on colour. AND I LOVE IT. My shelves look so pretty and I love the colouring. Though, there are some disadvantages of this method. So I wanted to shortly discuss different ways to organize your bookshelves, how to spice up your shelves,… Continue reading Discussion: Book Shelf organization, ways to organize and spice it up! + QUIZ
As you might know, English is not my native language. In fact, I have lived in the Netherlands (almost) my entire life and grew up speaking Dutch. I wanted to explain why I am not reading (more) books written by Dutch authors. Just to clarify, I do read books in Dutch, occasionally, but those are… Continue reading Discussion: Why I don’t read books written in my native language
Diversity is really important to me, and to many others as well and I feel like there is a rise in a number of diverse books coming out. This rise is, I believe, quite a direct result of the increased attention in the bookish community. Diverse bloggers and readers speak up about their opinions and… Continue reading Discussion: Diverse Things I’d like to see more in books
When I was young, my parents always brought audiobooks with us on long road trips. Mainly because I and my sister had the tendency to get sick, and reading a real book would highly increase the chances of panicked stops in the emergency lane and dirty backseats. However, the era of audiobooks slowly passed when… Continue reading Discussion: Fantastic Audiobooks & Where To Find Them (sorry I couldn’t help it)
Writing reviews about books requires me to think harder about why I like or didn't like a book. I need to get my words out on paper and in a way have transfer my feelings to you, my readers. Often this is just really hard to do and might change my opinion on the book.… Continue reading Discussion: Critical Reading: does it ruin reading?
For those who are not known with the term review requests, this basically is the opposite of requesting ARCs. When you request an ARC, for example on NetGalley, you look at the synopsis of several books, decide which ones you like and you request them. Then you wait for the publisher to accept (or not accept,… Continue reading Discussion: Review Requests: yay or nay?