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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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What Makes a 5-Star Rating: How I Rate My Reads

To a lot of people, rating seems like a very easy thing to do. You either like something or you don’t. But for me, rating a book is a very complicated thing. I consider various different factors before making my rating. Even then, I find that using a 5-star system doesn’t necessarily capture my overall feel for the book. Here…

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Negative Reviews: Spread Them or Nahh?

We’ve all been in this position: you read a book and you don’t like it. At all. And that’s fine because everyone is entitled to their opinions. But should you spread the negative review out? When I read a book that I don’t like, I don’t hesitate to state my opinion. I write my review on my blog, and I…

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