Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2019

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It’s reached the point in the year where i re-evaluate my reading choices, life choices and pretty much everything else. Luckily, the mid-year freak out tag has been around for some years now to help you look back on your reading and look forward to what you might actually want to read in the rest of the year.

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Why Films Can Be As Good As (Or Better) Than Books

chatI feel like there is often quite a bit of snobbery surrounding adaptations. There’s a constant thought of the book always being better than the film, often said before the film has even been released. I’ve felt like this for a long, long time and many aspects of the idea annoy me a bit! I decided to write this post after watching Charlotte’s (WonderfullyBookish) video on unpopular opinions and this came up as one. Continue reading

Dealing With Blog Discouragement (BEDM)

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The more that i’ve been involved in the blogger community and the longer i’ve been doing this, i’ve seen more and more blog discouragement from their owners. It’s gutting sometimes to hear your friends, and some times complete strangers on the internet feel bad about what they’re putting out there. I know i’ve definitely felt like that about my own posts time to time. I wanted to talk a little bit about blog discouragement and how i over came those feelings myself.

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Book Tropes I Hate (BEDM)

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I recently made a post about the tropes that i actually really enjoy in books, surprisingly, there are some that i really do enjoy. Tropes are incredibly cliched, and in some ways, every single book has some kind of trope in it. Because i’ve already talked about ones that i actually like (and because this list is probably longer), i wanted to talk about the ones that i hate.

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Bookish Interactions With Strangers (BEDM)

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One of my favourite things about being a reader is that you can make so many connections with people in public about what you’re reading. I know readers are solitary creatures, but occasionally someone will surprise you in public and make a conversation about something you’re reading or a book reference. I wanted to talk about a few of my stand out moments of being a public reader.

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A Chat about The Perks of Being a Wallflower (BEDM)

I’ve been rereading The Perks of Being a Wallflower for this months book club (Thursday 30th May – come along if you wish!) and I’ve been really enjoying reading it for the third time. It’s different reading it now compared to when I first read it in my teens and then later at maybe 20. I’m now 24 and I still really appreciate it a lot. Continue reading

LGBTQ+ Book Club Update (BEDM)

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It’s about time for a bit of housekeeping on the blog! It’s been a little bit of time since i’ve written a general post about book club and the updates that we have made. I have a couple of book club related announcements to share!

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