Are Tropes Just Lazy Marketing?

On Twitter, which I understand has limited characters to write your message, I’m seeing more and more authors promoting their books via tropes rather than characters/story (note I did not say PLOT because a PLOT is different to a STORY). Enemies to lovers! Fake dating! Slow burn! There was only one bed! Yeah, but what’s […]

Why I Stopped Reviewing ARCs

ARC = Advanced Reading/Review Copy Hi there and welcome to my first discussion post of 2022! Today I’m talking about why I cut way back on reviewing ARCs in 2021. I only reviewed 3 ARCs in 2021, which was down from 10-20 over the few years preceding. They say being a writer is like assigning […]

Speeding Up Audiobooks Is Not the Answer

I’ve been listening to audiobooks for years, but I’ve only just started playing around with speeding them up. I could never understand why someone would speed up an audiobook to begin with. Can you still get the full effect of the story if the narrator is speaking too quickly? Book Riot writer Kelly Jensen recently […]

Discovering Debut Authors vs Established Authors

What’s worse? Discovering a new author with only one or two books out, or discovering an author with an extensive backlist? Twitter Facebook 0 Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 1,757 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Why I Don’t Use Audible for My Audiobooks

Today I wanted to talk about why, even though I listen to lots of audiobooks, I don’t use Audible. Money The biggest and most obvious reason is that Audible costs money to subscribe to. That subscription is separate to what people already pay for Amazon Prime (which I do have) and Kindle Unlimited (which I […]

Authors Should Also Be Reviewers

It’s a well known fact that authors need to read books. You can’t be a decent writer if you don’t read. I think it would be great for the bookish community if we could change the current culture of not allowing authors to review books. Reviewing can help to express their opinions on what they […]

Not every relationship needs to be a ship

I love platonic relationships. I love strong friendships between people of any gender with no underlying romantic or sexual tensions. I love strong friendships between siblings. What I do not love is when platonic relationships are turned into ships by fans. Look, I get it. I really do. A lot of people who ship platonic […]

Mount TBR: First 20% Challenge

First 20% Challenge Like most book bloggers, at one point I accidentally requested myself into a TBR mountain that promptly collapsed on me when everything was approved and due at around the same time. Ah, who am I kidding? This has actually happened to me twice now. It’s not uncommon, in book blogging, to request […]

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