Let’s Talk: Changing as a reader | Who even am I?

Look at us all, growing up every day. Adjusting habits and tastes with every new thing that comes along. Without even realising, over a year or so we could become a completely different person…and yet still be ourselves.

And lately, I’ve been wondering if who I am as a reader – bookworm, nerdy girl, queen of pages, frolicker of fiction, whatever you want to call it – has changed.

So let’s talk:

Have you changed as a reader?

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Let’s Talk: Do you wear your blogger status proudly?

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To my lovely readers who don’t actually run their own blog: I sincerely apologise that today’s post might not be something you relate to. But PLEASE, you’re very welcome to read and input if you have anything to say. It’d actually be quite interesting to have an outside view too πŸ™‚ Satisfy our curiosity, dear ones.

As for you fellow bloggers…

Did you shudder then? Does the term “blogger” make you cringe in that my-spine-is-actually-trying-to-bend-backwards way? Or do you jump to the word and shout YES THAT IS IΒ and hope to get it on a pin one day?

Admittedly, I’ve been both. I’ve seen both sides. Or rather, I’ve seen every side. Because situations change and we change as people and it’s just…actually quite complicated.

So let’s talk!

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Let’s Talk: Our favourite types of romances and everything they entail

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For some unknown reason that really quite baffles me, romances are found in pretty much every single book. If you find one that doesn’t contain a romance, then shout it to the heavens because that’s a rare occurrence.

While we might not find it realistic for every story to have a romance, the majority of us can’t help but love them.

But what’s your favourite type of romance?

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Let’s Talk: Can being a book reviewer ruin the overall enjoyment of reading?

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The discussion posts are back! …sort of.

Towards the end of last year, I gave the weekly discussion posts a break. Having run them for a year, I was running out of ideas, and had too many other posts that could easily take their place. And so, coming into the new year, I’ve cut my blogging schedule down. Though it might not seem like it yet, because I’m still frantically catching up with book reviews. But anyway. The new schedule is reviews on Wednesdays, and random posts Sundays – including discussions. So the discussion posts will just arrive as the ideas do!

Anyway, the first discussion post of the year is kind of one to reflect on…

Can being a book reviewer ruin the overall enjoyment of reading?

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Let’s Talk: Should Publishers do more to acknowledge the work of book bloggers?

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Well guys, here we are. The last discussion post of the year!

…which might actually confuse you all slightly, since I upload them every Wednesday and this is very obviously not the last Wednesday of the year. BUT after uploading a discussion post every single week for a year, I’ve come to the point where ideas are running low. So A Frolic Through Fiction is taking a li’l break from it’s weekly discussions – and with the amount of posts coming from me this December (trust me, there’s A LOT), what better time for the break than now? But don’t you worry, they’ll be back early 2017. Just need some time off to think of new topics!

And so we get to this week’s topic, inspired by the recent BEA changes.

Should publishers do more to appreciate the work of book bloggers?

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Let’s Talk: Do you give books as gifts? How do you choose which ones?

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With it being December and all, I decided to make this week’s discussion a li’l bit more festive, just to get us into the Christmas spirit even more.

So with us here being bookworms, it’s probably no surprise to us if we get books as a gift. It’s the go to option and we love them.

But do you give books as a gift…and if you do, how do you choose which ones?

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Let’s Talk: Do you read reviews of books you haven’t read? Or haven’t heard of?

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It’s Wednesday, and we all know what that means…another discussion kinda post!

You’d think by now I’d have figured out how to start these posts. Every other post I’m relatively OK with, but discussions? Nope.

Now. I’m pretty sure we can all relate to the fact that reviews…just never seem as popular compared to other blog posts. Right? I honestly get so surprised if one of my reviews has a fair few comments and likes. And it’s understandable. Where reviews only focus on one book and one person’s opinion of it, other posts talk about more books, or just something relating to being a bookworm in general. So, at the best of times, reviews are overlooked.

But does it change depending on the book being reviewed?

Would you read a review of a book you’ve not read…or not heard of?

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Let’s Talk: Has book blogging and booktube become competitive?

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Honestly, as I’m writing this now I have no idea where I’m going with this discussion. It’s just something that seems to have popped up a lot lately – especially on twitter – so I thought I’d see what you guys think.

So let’s talk – has book blogging & booktube become competitive?

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Let’s Talk: When are you classed as a “reviewer”? How do you decide which books to review?

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Ready for a two-pronged sort of discussion, everyone?

I personally find these questions really interesting (obviously, otherwise I wouldn’t write an entire post about it). I love knowing how other people go through their reviewing process, but I never thought to much about the process of choosing which books to review. Everyone does it differently. Β And how often do you have to review to be classed as a “reviewer”?

Well, let’s talk…

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Let’s Talk: The stages of our reading lives – your reading story

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This week’s discussion is more of a storytime one. I want us all to share our stories of how we got into reading.

It’s without a doubt that to everyone here, reading is a huge part of our lives. But how did we get to this stage? How did we get so thoroughly entwined in the pages of books, that we’ve joined the book community rather than just move on?

What’s your reading story?

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