reasons of following a blog (or following someone in general) vary from one person to another. it usually depends on the topics discussed, the writing style, and, believe it or not, graphics/theme. yes, as much as we try not to judge something by its looks, a blog theme does have a role in attracting people. it… Continue reading what do you look for in a blog?
if you’ve been on twitter or goodreads, you’ll know that a lot of popular books are, in reality, quite problematic, which means they either feature erasure of diverse elements (replacing a diverse character by a white straight cisgender mentally stable one*) , or insulting acts/words about a certain marginalized community. *for example, riverdale’s tv show, erasing the… Continue reading what’s the cure to problematic books?
to me, books and music have had a dear place in my heart for as long as i remember. both are very important to me. i’ve grown, learned and lived with them, so i can’t imagine my life without them. i’ve always been told that books are so different than music. i even had them… Continue reading because songs are just books with rhythm and music
DNF stands for DO NOT FINISH. we all know the feeling. you’ve been excited for a certain book for so long, and you have heard nothing but super amazing things about it. everyone is claiming it as their favorite book of all time, so you cannot hold your excitement to read it. you go buy the… Continue reading why it’s totally okay to DNF a popular book
WARNING: my opinions are laying ahead. please do not get offended by any of what i say in this post. lately, i’ve been seeing some people in the book community saying that they’re “such slow readers”, wishing they could “read faster” and read while listening to music, or envying other readers who can read and… Continue reading there are no “reading skills”…
last week, Ava from Bookishness and Tea -one of my favorite bloggers- talked about reasons why people should be commenting on other people’s blog, that’s why i had the idea to talk about what comments actually mean* to a blogger. i decided to make a list of different meanings of commenting. * i’m not talking about about the kind… Continue reading what comments mean to a blogger
i have realized that memes have become more and more popular today. every week, i see at least one top ten tuesday and waiting on wednesday (i even started writing WoWs too). if you don’t know what a meme is, it’s a weekly/monthly feature hosted by a certain blog in which other bloggers participate and talk about a certain… Continue reading do memes equal originality?