• 120959594 366270031395127 8008105469128559202 n scaled - My Pet Peeves With The Publishing Industry
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    My Pet Peeves With The Publishing Industry

    After being in this community for over 3 years now and really immersing myself in the “book world” which is essentially a minority of the publishing industry, a few things have really struck a nerve. Not just as a reader but as a slight perfectionist. Where else to complain about anything on the internet in a safe and healthy way, than on my own blog in my little corner of cyberspace? Please know that these aren’t serious or life-changing complaints, they are pet peeves. Just those tiny little things you wished could be changed to make your preferences (not your life) a little easier. A quick disclaimer that I fully…

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    Minimalism & Books: A Tense Love Triangle

    In case you missed it, I interviewed a BookTuber called Yasmin the other day and we really got to chat a bit about minimalism as her content changed quite a bit when she started practicing it. From that, I was kind of inspired to discuss it a bit more and do some research to see what other people might be saying about it, especially since having a book hobby can be notorious with having a book collection and buying book-related things – particularly in the online book community. Having a book collection is not bad – I have one myself, but practicing minimalism is inherently about having and buying less.…

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    The Need for Speed // Why Does Reading Speed Affect Us?

    I guess you could say it’s natural and part of the society’s competitive nature that one could assume that if you’re good at something or that you at least enjoy it a lot, that you would do a lot of it. I think most of us may have felt it – that nagging guilty feeling that we could be reading more or that we’re not reading and/or finishing books fast enough. However, reading shouldn’t be a race but instead something to be enjoyed. It occurred to a week ago when I managed to get a friend to get a library card and borrow a book (bringing more people into the…

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    The Science Behind: Impulse Book Buying (We Have ALL Been There)

    The Science Behind: Impulse Book Buying (We Have ALL Been There) I committed this crime last week. Book buying spontaneously after a hard day when I wasn’t feeling the best and I’m sure you’ve committed this awful crime too before. Whether it was in person at the bookshop smiling prettily at you or online when you saw something so beautiful or that had such a great bargain, you couldn’t resist. “Eh, I’ll save money next week.” “I totally deserve this. I did homework today” “The cover looks so pretty.”  “What if my store runs out of stock?!” “This pre-order has so many goodies in it!” “THE DISCOUNT THO.” — trufflebooks…

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    The DNF Game | Should You Or Shouldn’t You? & My Recent DNF Mini-Reviews

    The DNF Game | Should You Or Shouldn’t You? & My Recent DNF Mini-Reviews DNF – the acronym that means Did Not Finish. It’s such a powerful acronym to use in this book community and continues to baffle intellectuals on whether you should actually do it or not… Can you imagine, reading these cool things called books and currently hating it…what can you do? what should I do? What’s your next move? It’s almost become a deadly game. Will it offend someone? The author? – YOU? Will you maybe actually start liking during the last 10 pages and it’ll totally change your mind on the previous 150,000 words you wasted…

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    The Art of Blog Monetisation: Making Money From Blogging, Affiliate Links & More

    You may not have noticed if you check out my blog posts on WordPress Reader but…*drumroll*, I was approved for my very first Affiliate Partnership with an Australian bookshop some of you may be familiar with; Angus & Robertson. So you’ll see a small little banner at the bottom of every post and there’s also one somewhere in my blog sidebar. Although all the physical stores of Angus & Robertson bookshops closed down in 2011 (rip my old friend), I thought I would help support them especially since I use them to buy books online when I do, and I hardly ever see any affiliates for this Australian bookshop; I mostly see…

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    Discussion: Are You Privileged? | Illiteracy In Our Digital Age

    Discussion: Are You Privileged? Illiteracy In Our Digital Age   “The ability to express ourselves and talk to one another is essential to most species’ survival. Humans have taken communication a step further: We have created ways to speak in written forms to exchange and preserve ideas and culture across time and space.” – Qin Sun Stubis  It can be hard to imagine not being able to read. Not being able to read a book (one of the main things we tend to or at least try to do as book bloggers), not being able to simply read text messages from your family and loved ones, nevertheless having the inability…

  • IMG20180430140251 e1532773793901 - How To Read More: Being A Busy Reader & Making Time To Read
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    How To Read More: Being A Busy Reader & Making Time To Read

    How To Read More: Being A Busy Reader & Making Time to Read   Being a busy reader can be exhausting because we’re always scrambling for time to just get a good reading session in. So here are some tips on how you can make time to read, no matter how busy you get!   1. Read While Commuting It might seem like a no brainer but if you’re taking some kind of public transport to get to work, school, university or anywhere really, you can usually use that time to read! Reading on the train can be super relaxing because they’re generally pretty quiet and have minimal road noises…

  • IMG20180604141312 - 3 Tomes I Own & Want to Read | Let the Tome Topple Readathon Begin!
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    3 Tomes I Own & Want to Read | Let the Tome Topple Readathon Begin!

    The Tome Topple Readathon begins tonight! …and I have failed my goal to read certain books before this deadline. Why didn’t I see this coming? xD I have put Nevermoor on hold and I’m trying to get through Clockwork Angel asap, but never fear! I am starting the lovely readathon with the gorgeous contemporary by Morgan Matson – The Unexpected Everything. ANYWAY – to celebrate the start of the readathon, here are 3 TOMES I OWN and really do want to read, no matter how many times they get pushed down the tbr hole. Do you own a lot of books with over 500 pages though? Let me know in…

  • 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…