• IMG20180430132056 2 - Discussion: Bookstagram & The Disillusion of Popularity Online
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    Discussion: Bookstagram & The Disillusion of Popularity Online

    Today, I thought I would do a little discussion post to discuss my thoughts. It’s a bit on the serious side in comparison to most of my content I think but why shouldn’t I post my bookish thoughts on my online journal aka blog? 🙂 I’d like to think that I have a decent amount of experience on Bookstagram, being that I’ve been doing it for over a year and I’ve managed to amass a decent following (albeit still small in many aspects). Today I want to discuss something I think many bookstagrammers like myself are generally thinking once they reach a point where they have that certain amount of…

  • IMG20180905135309 - The Real Scientific Benefits of Reading
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    The Real Scientific Benefits of Reading

    You guys may have NO IDEA how good reading actually is for your body. For one of my current university design projects, I’m designing a campaign to get more young adults reading and here are some pretty awesome scientific facts and health benefits about reading you probably didn’t know about. If you didn’t know already, I’m a little bit of a science nerd, I’ve always loved science so this is super fun to write about.     Reading Makes Us Smarter   When we read, we’re using a lot of different mental functions and it actually strengthens the brain. It’s basically the best workout for your brain because you’re using a…

  • IMG20180611145228 e1532759284187 - How To Get Out Of A Reading Slump
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    How To Get Out Of A Reading Slump

    Book Slumps or Reading Slumps are as natural of a commodity as the common cold in the book community. You can catch the disease, anytime and anywhere. But there’s no need to fear! For there are…probably thousands of posts on how to battle them, including this one now. However, since I battled a 9-month long book slump which I got over earlier this year then recently was in another book slump for a 2 week period (that’s basically two in one year so far gah), I think we can qualify me as experienced enough on knowing how to get out of them. Both short and long book slumps are equally…

  • IMG20180430143306 - I Want More Male POVs
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    I Want More Male POVs

    In the last 10 years or so of my reading career, you can say that I’ve noticed many similarities and trends in YA (you can find my 2018 YA Trend Report HERE), and sadly, something that started to annoy me a little was that I felt as if YA books were seriously dominated by women. By that, I mean female protagonists. While that’s, of course, a great thing for women, it can be a little tiring to always be reading the point of view of a girl, most likely between the ages of 14 to 19. Sometimes I want to read what the boys and the men are feeling and doing once…