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How To Get Out of a Blog Burnout

Hello friends! A few months ago, I wrote a post about blog burnouts, in particular about how I have managed to (mostly) avoid them during 6+ years of blogging. I loved working on that post and you all seemed to appreciate my thoughts and tips on how to avoid burnouts. While I am satisfied with… Continue reading How To Get Out of a Blog Burnout

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Things That Can Make Me Dislike a Character

Hello friends! Vera here and today, I brought you a discussion about characters, in particular about what things can make me dislike a character. Characters can make or break a book for me; as such, my most favorite books have gained their status because I love their characters so much, while the biggest issue with… Continue reading Things That Can Make Me Dislike a Character

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My Reading Taste: A Walkthrough of My StoryGraph Stats

Hey everyone!  It’s Sabrina and today I am doing a very self-centred post, because I’m talking you through my stats and information that The StoryGraph website provides me with.  I know I love seeing people’s reading stats, no matter whose they are, so hopefully this will be somewhat interesting to some people! *Also, I feel… Continue reading My Reading Taste: A Walkthrough of My StoryGraph Stats

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What Makes a Character Strong?

Hello friends! This post started out as something completely different - a version of which I'm still most likely going to post one of these days - but it turned into a discussion about strong characters. More particularly, I'm going to be talking about what makes a character strong in my eyes. By strong, I'm… Continue reading What Makes a Character Strong?

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Blogging: Things I Love and Things I Hate

Hello, friends! You didn't realize this, because I always have a couple of posts scheduled, but I've been in a terrible blogging slump recently. No motivation, no ideas, no patience to sit down and write something. When I did sit down in front of WP, for example for our monthly wrap up, it took me… Continue reading Blogging: Things I Love and Things I Hate

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{Getting Wordy} Friendships in Books

As a person who looks at the characters and only then at the plot, it's no surprise that I care deeply about the characters' relationship with others. I love reading about family dynamics and about romantic pairings, but friendships in books take the cake for me. 🍰 As such, it makes me extremely glad that… Continue reading {Getting Wordy} Friendships in Books

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Changing My Opinion: How I Feel About People On Book Covers

Hello, Sabrina here!  You’ve probably read the title of this post, so you know what I’m talking about today: book covers with people on them and how my feelings toward them have changed over time.  I’m sure we all have cover trends that we love and loathe - and plenty that we are indifferent towards. … Continue reading Changing My Opinion: How I Feel About People On Book Covers

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Extremely Specific Tropes I Like and Dislike

Hello friends! I know I'm not the only blogger who has strong feelings about extremely specific tropes in books. In most cases, these are not 'big' tropes that influence the whole novel or the character arc - like the chosen one trope does, for example - rather, they are smaller instances or are just more… Continue reading Extremely Specific Tropes I Like and Dislike