Bookish Banter: Sophomore Novel Fear

The past few months have been almost a weird out of body experience to me when it comes to reading. I've noticed something about my reading habits over the last couple of months. Something that I have never noticed before.

I've found myself crippled by unease & afraid to read sophomore novels

sophomore is in their second year, either in high school or college. In the book world this can mean either the second book in a series or more generally an author's second published work.

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Bookish Pet Peeves

Bookish pet peeves... we all have them. From overused tropes to literary devices, each of our reading experiences are shaped by our preferences. For me it is insta-love and conflict that could be solved if the characters would only talk to one another. And that got me thinking: what grinds the gears of other readers? So naturally I took to Twitter to find out what your pet peeves are!

I got some really great answers, see what some of my book blogging friends had to say! Continue reading

Discussion: How to decide which reviews to post on your blog?

I don't know about you, but I currently read more books per month than my posting schedule allows. (What a wonderful problem to have!)  I personally settled on my four posts per week schedule because I thrive on schedules and as a mood writer it was the easiest way for me to ensure a consistent stream of content. But I've found myself almost "playing favorites" for deciding which reviews I post and I wonder if there's a better way.