Why I’m Not Planning to Read The Cursed Child

When the news first broke that there would be a new Harry Potter story, the Internet almost broke with the excitement. I felt alone because I was more than a little apprehensive. Granted, I wasn’t spending much time on Twitter at that point, so maybe there were pockets of people like me that I missed. Genuine fans, I mean, not people who hate or even just don’t care about the whole phenomenon. There are some people who take pride in {Read More}

Discussion: Little Free Libraries

Have you heard of Little Free Library? It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too! I know of a few in my area but they’re kind of out of my way and one {Read More}

Discussion: Blogging Slump

So, this is my first post since May 26. Clearly, I’ve been in a blogging slump. I didn’t want to admit it for the longest time, but I’ve been struggling with my blog since about February or March. I got sick in February, and then again at the end of March. Brigitta (my cat) got sick at Easter, right as I was recovering. She’s doing a lot better now, but the weather got nicer, as it does during the spring, {Read More}

Discussion: Book Polygamy

I am a book polygamist. I have never been able to read just one book at a time. If I am only reading one book, it’s because I’ve finished a book (or several books) and just haven’t started another one yet. This is what my currently reading shelf on Goodreads looks like today: The Bargaining and Shutter are the books I’m actively reading for review right now. They’re both on my Kindle. I’m getting bogged down in the details of {Read More}

Discussion: How I Started Blogging

I never read a book blog until I started my own in June 2013. I had read other types of blogs, mainly nail polish blogs, a couple of coupon blogs, and one financial blog that I kept up with even though I found the blogger too self-satisfied and smug to ever want to follow any of his advice. Plus, he never seemed to have any fun because he was so cheap. (I have since dropped that blog.) Anyway, no book {Read More}

Discussion: Upcoming Covers I Love

I don’t judge books by their covers, but a good cover can make me look twice at a book I might have passed over based on title or unknown author alone. Books with beach covers usually make me think of summer. The colors of these books aren’t as warm as the ones I usually like, but they’re still pretty. My favorite is Between Us and the Moon because blue is my favorite color. I love the silhouettes on the The {Read More}

Discussion: I Got a Library Card!

I’ve always been a reader and I used to visit the library a lot when I was younger. My parents are teachers and I spent a lot of afterschool time in the school library waiting for them to finish up so we could go home. When I got a little older, I was able to walk from school to the public library. I grew up in a rural area so the library wasn’t large, but it was big enough for {Read More}

Discussion: Why I Disabled Comments on Older Posts

Everyone loves comments, right? I know I do, but off and on during 2014, I experimented with disabling comments on old posts (over 30 days old). Why? Spam. (Ignore January. I forgot to turn off comments before I went to bed on December 31, and by the time I got to it at 9:45am on January 1, I already had 38 spam comments. I would have cut it out, but I wanted to leave the accuracy percentage.) Taking the two {Read More}

Discussion: Posting Times

I like to post in the mornings. Memes usually go up before 6am in my time zone (central US) so that I can link up before I leave for work. I could schedule them at midnight, like I’ve seen a lot of people do, but for some reason I prefer to be able to add my link soon after my post goes up. (I get up early, so I’m rarely awake at midnight.) I schedule reviews for later in the {Read More}

On the Fourth Day of Christmas: Four Contemporaries

Four Contemporaries Trish at Between My Lines is hosting the Twelve Days of Christmas with different bloggers offering their recommendations each day from December 25 through January 5. There’s also a giveaway, so scroll down for that. Today I’m recommending four contemporaries. The Ivy by Lauren Kunze (The Ivy #1) Congratulations! You have been admitted to the most prestigious university in the world. Now what are you going to do? Callie Andrews may not have money or connections or the {Read More}