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Book Discussions: Do you enjoy doing Blog Tours?


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Hello everyone!  Today’s discussion question is on “Do you enjoy doing Blog Tours?”

I personally enjoy doing book or blog tours because it helps me get a chance to meet up with various authors who are promoting their books and it helps me discover new and interesting books that are coming out in the near future.

So what do you think?  Do you enjoy doing blog tours?  Please feel free to answer below!

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Book Discussions: Do you have a TBR Jar?


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Hello everyone! Welcome to another Bookish Discussions!  Today’s discussion is going to be on “Do You Have a TBR Jar?”

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It’s hard trying to read books that you want to read, but every time you add a new book to your TBR shelf, you either don’t have time to  read all of those books or you just keep adding new books to your shelf and the TBR list just keeps growing!  So, how do you handle this?  Well, after reading this wonderful post from It’s All About Books, I got the idea to just make a TBR jar where I just randomly choose the color of pieces of paper from the jar and whatever color I tend to grab from the jar will be the book I will read from my TBR pile!  Seems simple enough, right?

Well, I think that if you have any kind of strategy that will help you get through your ever growing TBR shelf, then this strategy seems like a pretty effective way in doing it!

So, do you have a TBR Jar? Please feel free to respond!

Book Discussions: What are your Bookish Goals for 2016?


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Hello everyone! Welcome to another Bookish Discussions!  Today’s discussion is going to be on “What are your Bookish Goals for 2016?”

For me, I have a lot of goals to complete this year and here they are:

  1. Read up to 100 books: This was a task that I wasn’t able to complete last year, so this year I will try to read up to 100 books for my challenge!
  2. Complete at least 3 challenges this year:  I was only able to complete one challenge last year so I will try to complete at least 3 challenges this year!
  3. Comment on more blogs: I’ve often have trouble commenting on other blogs, so I’m going to try and comment on more blogs this year!
  4. Follow more book blogs: There are so many good book blogs out there that I want to follow, so I’ll try to search out more blogs for this year!

So, what are your bookish goals for 2016? Please feel free to respond!

Off-Topic Discussions #9: What books do you want to see as movies or TV shows?


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Hello everyone! Welcome to another weekly “Off-Topic Discussion!” This week’s off-topic discussion is, “What books do you want to see as a movie or as a TV series?”

 

Now, there are many books out there that we think deserve to be put into a film or into a TV series because there’s so much potential to spread out the characters’ stories through another medium.  Now at times, this can work for the book that is being adapted and other times, it can work against the book that is being adapted, depending on who is working on the films or the TV series.

 

For me, here are some books that I would love to see get their own TV series or films:

1.  The Fool and the Flying Ship by Eric Metaxas

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This is one book that I’ve always wanted to see get its own TV series since there are so many story lines that could be explored with these characters!  I also think that the book’s off the wall humor and creative artwork would appeal to a large TV audience.

2. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

 

This is one book I want to see as a film because I really enjoyed the relationships between the characters and I would love to see Jellicoe Road portrayed on screen in live action!

3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

 

This would be a fantastic series to put onto film, especially with seeing such creatures like the chimera and the angels on the screen together!

4. The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

I know that we should start with “Saving Francesca” first since that’s the first in this series, but I really enjoyed reading “The Piper’s Son” and I would love to see who would play as Thomas in this film!

 

5. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

I just loved this book and I would love to see how they would portray the characters and the bizarre world this book is set in on the big screen!

 

So, what books would you like to see on film or TV?

 

Please feel free to comment below!

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Off-Topic Discussions #8: What are some bookish problems you faced?


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Hello everyone! Welcome to another weekly “Off-Topic Discussion!” This week’s off-topic discussion is, “What are some Bookish Problems that you have faced?”

 

Now, everyone has some days where reading books can become difficult because of so many factors playing into our lives that would keep us busy, like going to school or having a job and therefore, we would encounter problems with reading in general.

 

For me, some bookish problems I have are not being able to read all of the books on my To Be Read pile, not being able to finish reading all the books I got from my library and not being able to afford buying more than just one or two books.

 

My TBR pile is like over 400 books and I know that it will take me forever to finish that pile because either I don’t have the time to read all of those books in one year or I keep adding more books that I want to read to the pile and it gets to that point where this task will be a lot harder to complete than I thought at first.  Whenever I go to the library to check out books, I often end up turning some of the books back to the library without reading them because I would start to get nervous about trying to figure out what book I want to read first or last and therefore, it prevents me from trying to read all the books I checked out from the library.  I sometimes have problems with buying many books because there are rarely any books that are cheap to buy (unless they are used books), therefore I can only afford to buy one or two books at a time due to the expensive costs of some of the books that I wanted to buy.

 

So, what are some bookish problems that you faced?

 

Please feel free to comment below!

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Off-Topic Discussions #7: Why Using Instagram is Fun!


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Hello everyone! Welcome to another weekly “Off-Topic Discussion!” This week’s off-topic discussion is, “Why Using Instagram is Fun!”

 

Now, I just recently signed up for Instagram and I’m having a blast with using this account!  I really enjoy taking pictures of the books I own and I think it’s great that I have place where I could show off my collection to other book lovers!  I also enjoy taking pictures of myself with my book collection and I like showing these photos off to other book fans!

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So, how do you feel about Instagram and do you have an instagram account?

 

Please feel free to comment below!