Discussions, Literary Fiction

Some Advice For Snobby Literary Fiction Readers

Do you ever wonder why so many people don’t want to pick up any literary fiction? Why the sales for literary fiction are continuously declining? And why so many young people don’t even consider picking up a book that belongs to this genre?

Contrary to popular belief among book snobs, people who read thrillers, fantasy and YA do not lack synapses or brain cells to understand literary fiction. In most cases, it’s not even a question of maturity and intelligence. Sure, some people, especially young readers do not read literary fiction because it might be too difficult to grasp, but the majority of people who read other genres are just not interested.

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Discussions

Excessive Book Buying Is Not A Fucking Joke

If you have been in the book community for a while you will probably have heard stuff like…”I was on a book buying ban, but then I just…bought another 15 books? I mean they were on sale so…no shame!” Well, guys I am officially here to shame you and throw some shade🌴 (insert emoji for pun…✔).

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Discussions, Guide, Satire

A Blogger’s Ultimate Guide To Instagram Part I (Dubious Methods Included)

You’re not in Kansas anymore (unless you actually are) you’re on instagram.
A place filled with arrogance, selfishness and (insert dramatic pause) tags. Well, that and cute cat photos.

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Discussions, Manga, Writing

One Piece And The Art Of Short-Term & Long-Term Storytelling In Series

Long narratives give authors a chance to explore these worlds and characters they are creating in incredible detail. Whether it’s the struggles or history of the characters, global politics or wars, long narratives are a way to tell a story in all of its intricacies. But as promising as long series can be, a lot of them tend to be a copy of the first book in smaller, different varieties. Maybe it’s the hero clashing with the villain again and again, or the struggles of unrequited love. Whether a series thrives or falls is mainly dependent on the author and his ability to construct a story that balances short term with long term narratives.

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On Rereading Books

LEADING SCIENTISTS PROVE REREADING IS AN ENDANGERED READING PROCESS

Rereading has long been thought (erroneously) to stunt frontal lobe growth, block creativity and create never-ending time loops. Despite the effort to quell the fears regarding rereading, popular society continues to reject the practice as arcane and likely dangerous.

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It’s My Favourite Book! You Need To Read This! – No.

Didn’t I just say I don’t like horror stories? Nor insta love or love triangles? (though a combination of all three sounds like a funny mixture, now that I think about it…). But someone repeatedly telling me to read their favourite book is like telling someone to eat strawberry ice cream when they hate it and would rather eat chocolate caramel with some hazelnut…oh man, I need summer…

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Lists, Wrap Up

My Favourite Books of 2017

I know almost everyone in the book blogging community has already posted their lists of favourite books and most anticipated releases, not to mention favourite author discoveries. You probably won’t even think about reading this because you have already read at least a dozen of them and what could I bring to your attention that you haven’t read in someone else’s post already?…and you’re probably right. But after giving so much shade to all the most disappointing books of 2017 TWICE (Part One and Part Two) I really feel like I need to write something less sarcastic and positive.

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Lists, Wrap Up

Most Disappointing Books of 2017 Part II

Memo to future blogging me…wait to the absolute end of the year to actually post your list of most disappointing books of the year…who would have thought that three days are long enough to read two books I don’t like (and reminded me of some I read this year, but blissfully forgot when I wrote my first list)? I finished all of them, to actually throw some shade…guess my overly sarcastic mood isn’t going to disappear any time soon.

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Lists, Wrap Up

Most Disappointing Books of 2017

Disclaimer: I’m in a really sarcastic mood right now, so the following synopses for books are a little over the top (though with an element of truth in each and every one of them).

So, without further ado, this is my list of the most diappointing books I read this year.

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Diversity, Literary Fiction, POC, Reviews

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. 1977, May 3, six thirty in the morning, no one knows anything but this innocuous fact: Lydia is late for breakfast.”

This isn’t a spoiler, but the first three sentences in the book. And even though this story starts with Lydia’s disappearance, it is not about her death, but about her life and the lives of the people who surrounded her.

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