Is Reading A Competition?

I have been thinking a lot about this sentiment for a little while now. I’ve been a little overwhelmed with life in general (social media, a lot of things happening in my personal life etc) for some time, and it comes with the territory that reading is becoming a little overwhelming for me.

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Book Club Night 4 – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

BOOWe chose to read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (AADDTSOTU) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz for our fourth LGBTQ+ book club read. Both me and Sarah love this book and (I’ll be honest) with YALC coming up we wanted a familiar one to read so it was easier for our massive TBR piles. Also, many of the people who attend hadn’t read it and since it is one of my all time favourite books, I wanted to spread the brilliance of it. Sarah couldn’t make this month’s meet up as she was away with her partner so I led this one solo which I was kind of nervous about and missed Sarah a lot but it went really well!  Continue reading

Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Blogging

There has been a lot of talk online at the moment about blogging, the community and how we all treat each other, along with the amount of work bloggers seem to put in that no-one is aware of. I wanted to talk about what i’d known before i started blogging for today’s post.

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Mental Health and Reading

chatThis is probably the most personal post I’ve written yet but I’ve been struggling for a 28275690_1665442986836620_1556643384_ocouple of years to balance work and leisure time and it’s mainly down to having depression and anxiety. Balancing different areas of my life is something I’ve been working on lately, and have been for a while, as I find it very difficult. I know very few people who can balance quite naturally their hobbies and work and other aspects of life and I just kind of wanted to have a chat about how my reading and writing specifically is affected by my own mental health.  Continue reading

Has Blogging Changed My Reading Habits? (Blogmas)

I’ve been book blogging now for just over two years, which i came to realise recently is quite a bit chunk of my very short life so far. I started book blogging with very little idea of what i was doing, and very much got involved head first. I think blogging changes the way everyone looks at the thing they’re blogging about. So here’s a chat about what blogging has changed for me.

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Goodreads and NetGalley (Blogmas)

As i’m sure most of you are aware, there has been a massive uproar within the book blogging community that centers around Goodreads and NetGalley. Both of these platforms have started to make it even more difficult for any bloggers outside of the U.S to acquire books for review, pushing aside many, many book bloggers around the world.

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