As a book blogger, does it matter to you whether or not a book has received awards? Before taking Children’s Literature last fall, I only thought about awards on children’s books (Newberry or Caldecott) and the Pulitzer Prize. I did not follow them and only noticed if it was noted somewhere on the cover. I… Continue reading Do Book Awards Matter?
I’m the type of person who likes to keep an author’s books together but organized by series, and I try to reflect that in the portion of my review archive that is organized by series. Since starting this blog, I’ve kept an archive of the books I’ve reviewed and talked about on my blog. The… Continue reading Review Archive by Series: Organizing It
E-textbooks are generally cheaper than physical textbooks, so I tend to pick them when I feel the price of the physical book is too high. Since starting college, I have used ebooks in my classes. I anticipated buying ebooks for my classes. When I visited colleges, we were advised that it was in our best… Continue reading What I Learned about Ebooks from College
In a creative writing class about three months ago, we briefly talked about what makes an adaptation good or bad. I had to put into words what I hate about bad adaptations. Where do they generally go wrong? Just as there is no one formula for a great movie, there is no one formula for… Continue reading What Makes a Book-to-Movie Adaptation Unsuccessful?
My reading tastes and habits have changed a lot since I was twelve. That in itself is not a surprise, but my reading of standalones and series has changed. I’ve changed in two respects to that: I prefer standalones over series now, and when I read a series, I prefer the entire series to be… Continue reading I Don’t Like Following a Book Series As It Is Published
Ever since J.K. Rowling announced the existence of Ilvermorny and American Wizarding culture, I have been annoyed by the term “No-Maj,” a.k.a. Muggle. This one word takes away some of the magic of the Harry Potter universe for me. Since it is apparently an American wizarding term, I, as an American, get to complain about… Continue reading ‘No-Maj’: An Annoying Term from American Wizards
Once upon a time, you could count on ebooks being cheaper than their print counterparts, if only by a few dollars. This was always reassuring. Over the last few months, I have noticed that Kindle ebooks are more expensive than paperbacks now. I have never been a fan of paying more than five dollars for… Continue reading When Ebooks Became Pricier Than Paperbacks
While I was re-categorizing my reviews under a new genre, I ran into the vampire books. The problem I have is that most of the vampire books are categorized as “paranormal,” and that is not a genre that I made a category. My dilemma then is whether vampires make a book fantasy or science fiction.
Realizing that the year is coming to an end, I will need to write a conclusion post of some sort. I participated in five year-long challenges for 2016, and they all are coming to an end in two days. Then it hit me that I am not quite sure how to write a conclusion of… Continue reading Blogging & Reading Challenges | Write a Post or a Page
Everything you ever learned about genre is wrong. Since I took my first college-level English class, I encountered a genre that does not mean fantasy, science fiction, or biography. The genres I know from elementary school, libraries and blogging are fantasy, historical fiction, realistic fiction, etc. “Bookstore genre” is what I call that type. In… Continue reading Bookstore Genre vs College Genre