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I’m A Book Polygamist

Yeah, that’s right. You read the title correctly. I’m going to say it loud and proud: I SUPPORT BOOK POLYGAMY! But seriously, what does this mean? According to Goodreads, you can either be a book monogamist or a book polygamist. This refers to how many books you read at one time. If you are a monogamist, you read one book…

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Bookish Pet Peeve #4: Representation in a Book

Representation and diversity in books has become a major focus point these days. Growing up, I hadn’t really thought about the fact that books generally featured a certain stereotypical character. With the amount of diversity and acceptance that is taking place in our society, it is important that this change in direction is reflected in the books we read. Representation…

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Hyped Books – My Dilemma

I’M SO SORRY FOR MISSING A WEEK FOR MY DISCUSSION POST! I am literally on the last leg of my Masters and everywhere I turn, there is a time crunch for something. I’ve had to prioritize my school work over my blogging and reading (which is definitely not something I like) and am all over the place. However, my goal…

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Bookish Pet Peeve #2: Insta-love and Love Triangles

I’m really weird when it comes to romance. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a conservative family, but I’ve always shied away from anything that is heavily romantic. Kissing scenes in movies? I cover my eyes. Any signs of sparks flying? I leave the room on some excuse. So when I encounter romance in novels, I definitely get awkward.…

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Why I Don’t Buy Books

I love books. Apart from the food court, I will most likely be found in a bookstore. I’ve always found that the worlds contained within books is more fascinating than my real life! But I don’t buy books. Okay, so slight correction, I buy books but very rarely. Compared to most bookworms and bookstagrammers, my bookshelf is sparse. While I…

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Bookish Pet Peeves #1: Unrealistic Story Aspects

I’m so floored by the response I’ve been getting from my discussion posts, and I just want to thank everyone for reading and participating! I’ve loved reading all of your responses. In light of this, I’ve decided to do a little series of discussion posts titled “Bookish Pet Peeves”; I wanted to take the time to highlight elements of stories…

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Reading for Pleasure vs Reading for Self-Improvement

I am the kind of person who loves to motivate people to read. When I meet someone who says “Oh, I don’t read”, my standard response is “That’s because you haven’t found the right book yet.” And then I spend the rest of the conversation trying to find books that I think would suit them. This is exactly what I…

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