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: 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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Let’s Talk: Can you rate a favourite book 5/5 stars if you find a problem with it?

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With me always scheduling blog posts beforehand, this one is a bit odd because the thing that inspired it was the book review coming on Friday, which you’ve obviously not seen yet.

But, the topic is all about how we rate our favourite books. Because really…

Can we rate our favourite books 5/5 stars if we find a problem in them?

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Let’s Talk: Your opinion on romance in books…do you love it?Does it make you cringe? Is it necessary?

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Here’s one of those discussions that’s entirely subjective. There’s no right or wrong answer, there’s no “popular opinion”. It’s just a thing to chat about really.

Romance.

Near enough every single book to exist has a romance in it somewhere.

So I’m asking you today…

What’s your opinion of romance in books?

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Let’s Talk: Book adaptations – Do we want them? Are there too many?

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So for this week’s discussion I’ve decided to make it a pretty easy topic.

Book to movie / TV adaptations. They’re everywhere aren’t they? And while they’re great things, there’s also that hesitant side in most bookworms.

So I’m asking TWO questions today – Do we actually want adaptations most of the time? And is there too many of them?

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Let’s Talk: Is the average book size getting bigger, or am I imagining things?

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Much like last week’s discussion, this is a thought that has always been lurking in the back of my mind.

I’ve been reading books ever since I COULD read books. And when being around something that long, it’s hard not to notice when things change.

Not that it changed quickly. But still, I’m sure it’s there. Unless I’m imagining things again.

So have books gradually gotten bigger over the years?

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