This article was inspired by the Let's Talk Bookish topic hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, for the week October 2-9, which is: SHOULD YOU REVIEW A SEQUEL WITHOUT READING THE FIRST BOOK? "When selecting ARCs do you ever choose sequels where you haven’t read the first book in a … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 #19 – Reviewing Sequels Out of Order – Let’s Talk Bookish #2.
There's something that's been bugging me for quite a while now, and I think it is time to clear the air, and I think people should understand ... What should be called Historical Fiction, and what should not... Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do not expect anyone to agree with anything here, and … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 #18 – Defining Historical Fiction – #DiscussionSunday.
There's something that's been bugging me for quite a while now, and I think it is time to clear the air, and I want to explain why I think people should... Stop referring to books written for a specific age group as the genre of that book! Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 #17 – Age Category vs. Genre – #DiscussionSunday.
It is no secret that there are genres I simply will not read, as well as genres that I've read and enjoyed, but I don't often find myself actively searching out to find books in those genres. However, there are genres I'll watch on TV or as a film that I might never read in … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 #16 – Reading vs. Watching – #DiscussionSunday.
I have often said that a well crafted short story is a joy to behold, but I know that many people might disagree with me. So I was wondering... Does the length of a book or piece of creative writing become an important factor in your decision to read something? Disclaimer: These are my personal … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Short, Medium, Long, Huge – #DiscussionSunday #14.
One of my blogging friends recently put up a post where she seemed to have a very hard time trying to find both adult and YA books that don't have romance in them. While I don't seem to have that problem with the adult books I read, it occurred to me that I might have … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Why I Don’t Read YA Books – #DiscussionSunday #13.
This was originally part of my overly long Finishing my Furlough discussion post, and it got practically no comments or reactions, so I thought I would make it into a separate discussion topic, which is: What do you think about all the different bookish social media platforms? Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Bookish Social Media – #DiscussionSunday #12.
While I was on furlough, I had the time to write a whole bunch of posts - reviews, memes, these discussion pieces, and more - and schedule them ahead of time. While doing this, I realized that my blog calendar is a bit... regimented. Furthermore, although I'm back at my job again, I will be … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Regimen or Impulse Posting? – #DiscussionSunday #11.
With the #BlackLivesMatter protests taking place across the globe, together with June being Gay Pride Month, I noticed that many bloggers have been putting up posts with their top ten books by authors of color, or their top ten LGBTQ+ books. Now, I don't like to mix politics with books on my blog. Still... I … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Am I a Politically Correct Reader? – #DiscussionSunday #10.
Tomorrow, I go back to work. I've been home since mid-March, but was furloughed as of April 1. So before my life gets back to normal (or as near normal as we can be these says), it is time for reflection, which is what got me to this discussion topic: What have I learned about … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Finishing my Furlough – #DiscussionSunday #9.