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.
Now that the year will be done in a several hours, I must update my progress with each year-long challenge. I will keep this in the same order as my post for starting these challenges, except I am adding the Goodreads Reading Challenge to the end since I forgot to add it to the “challenge accepted”… Continue reading Challenges for 2016: Conclusion
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
While trying to catch up on the September discussions for the Book Blog Discussion Challenge, I saw another common complaint I hear about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: the Golden Trio has become flat. I have heard and read this all through August, and then I decided I would stop reading these reviews until… Continue reading When Beloved Round Characters Become Flat
Since becoming more active on my blog again, I decided to include identifying details of each book in my book reviews. I like to include publisher, publication date, number of pages, etc. While I was trying to decide what information to include in my book reviews, I saw disagreement about including price. I have not… Continue reading Should Price Be Included in Book Reviews?
Disclaimer: I have not read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at this time. Let’s ignore the fact that Cursed Child is a script. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is written by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne (the order of names varies between the book and Goodreads). One of the major problems that… Continue reading ‘Cursed Child’: Can more authors be added to the creation of the series?
Since J.K. Rowling started encouraging everyone who saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child live to #KeepTheSecrets, I have looked more into the play and script, especially since the script was released in time for Harry Potter’s birthday. At this point, I will read it when the library gets to my name on the hold… Continue reading ‘Cursed Child’: Can a play script be a part of a book series?
After reading several blog posts about copyright and book covers, I have wondered how you should include a book cover image. Book covers, like any image, fall under copyright law because they are creative output like the text in the pages they surround. I don’t want to rehash the issue here about copyright and book… Continue reading Using Book Covers in Reviews
If The Butter Battle Book had focused on stacking books, the grandfather Yook would have scorned every Zook for stacking his books with the front cover down! The most conversation I have heard concerning the spine of a book has been BookTubers upset if someone broke the spine of their books. While I would like… Continue reading Front Cover Up or Front Cover Down? The Spine and Cover Battle Post