books, discussion

Beyond Hogwarts Houses: Other Types of Bookish Categorization

Look, I love Harry Potter, but whether you love its popularity or hate it you can't deny it. And because of that, sorting books and characters into Hogwarts Houses, and more recently Ilvermony Houses, is extremely popular in the book blogging world. Well - here are some alternatives if you, like me, are getting sick… Continue reading Beyond Hogwarts Houses: Other Types of Bookish Categorization

books, discussion, Themed Book Recommendations

The Most and Least Popular Books I’ve Read

I previously did a post on the Most and Least Popular Books On My TBR so making a similar list for my read books made perfect sense as a follow-up. Most Popular Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny… Continue reading The Most and Least Popular Books I’ve Read

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Types of TBRs

THE “REVIEW COPIES” TBR PILE One word: Netgalley. THE “FUTURE RELEASE” TBR PILE We all do it. We add books and books of future releases that sound SO GOOD but we know we won't get to anytime soon. THE “REQUIRED READING” TBR PILE Part of  being a college student: required reading. Articles, textbooks, novels, nonfiction. Its… Continue reading Types of TBRs

books, discussion, Themed Book Recommendations

The Most and Least Popular Books On My TBR

I've seen a couple variations of this post around the blog-o-sphere and thought I'd give it a try! For the purposes of this post, I am defining popularity by the number of ratings a book has on Goodreads, and ignoring any book that has not been released at the time that I'm writing this post… Continue reading The Most and Least Popular Books On My TBR

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Why I Don’t Read Book Reviews

When I Read and Don't Read Book Reviews More or less, my general rule for reading reviews is this: if I know I won't read the book, I'll read reviews. When I know I won't read a book (lack of interest, I've heard bad things, etc.) I think its interesting to read reviews of why… Continue reading Why I Don’t Read Book Reviews

books, discussion, TBR

(Realistic) 2021 Bookish and Blogging Goals

2020...was a rough year lets call it. I barely read. I barely blogged. I mostly tried not to fail my classes. My goals for 2021 for blogging and reading are an absolute bear minimum and I am okay with that. No toxic reading challenges in this house. Blog Goals: Add all my past reviews to… Continue reading (Realistic) 2021 Bookish and Blogging Goals

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Are Backlist Reviews Worth It? (+ What Reviews Do Y’all Want To See?)

Book reviews are for most people, thee bread-and-butter of book blogging. Book bloggers share their thoughts on the books they read - but typically the most popular reviews are for new and upcoming releases that readers haven't been about to pick up yet. On the other side, there are "Backlist" reviews, which are reviews of… Continue reading Are Backlist Reviews Worth It? (+ What Reviews Do Y’all Want To See?)

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The Hiatus Is Over: Changes To This Blog

Hey y'all! Guess who's back? Me! (Please ignore the fact that every time I have made a similar post to this in the past I immediately dropped off the face of the earth again.) If you've followed me for a bit, you may have noticed that I've been posting regularly at least once a week… Continue reading The Hiatus Is Over: Changes To This Blog

books, discussion, Thoughts for Thursday, Uncategorized

Thoughts for Thursday: How To Un-haul Books

Unhauling books is a question that comes up for book bloggers and hoarders all the time. We buy a lot of books, and eventually, space becomes a rare commodity. The question i, how do you actually unhaul books? As a self-confessed hoarder (of books, and admittedly, everything else), this is what works for me. Take… Continue reading Thoughts for Thursday: How To Un-haul Books

Bookish Baking, books, discussion

Bookish Baking #13: Sour Cherry Scones (Carry On)

I'd never had sour cherry scones before Watford. Just raisin ones–and more often plain, and always something that came from the shop, then got left in an oven too long.           At Watford, there are fresh-baked cherry scones for breakfast every day if you want them. And again in the afternoon… Continue reading Bookish Baking #13: Sour Cherry Scones (Carry On)