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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Let’s Talk: Can a synopsis spoil the book for readers?

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This is something that always in the back of my mind when I’m reading the synopsis of a book.

Will it spoil me? Do I really want to know this before opening the book?

But writing a synopsis must be hard. How do you explain what a book is about without actually explaining anything that happens? A synopsis is a vague summary… And yet sometimes they might not be vague enough. But what one person considers a spoiler might not be seen as a spoiler to the people who write synopsis’.

So can a synopsis spoil the book for readers?

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Blue Sun by Tracy Abrey | The story of a stubborn science girl being forced to believe in folklore

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A folklore story set in the Isle of Man? Count me in!

And that was probably about as far as my thoughts went when considering whether to accept this review or not. And here we are today 🙂

You know the drill by now…

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Let’s talk about Blue Sun!

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Title: Blue Sun

Author: Tracy Abrey

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Series Status: The 1st in a series

Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy

Number of Pages:  360

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Let’s Talk: Which do you prefer – booktube or book blogs?

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The bookish community has taken over social media. WE WILL RIIIIISSSEEEE. We’re everywhere.

But where is it most people go? Well, usually it’s either book blogs or booktube. If a bookworm wants to start their own little bookish corner on the internet, it’s usually one or the other – or both.

Aimee over at lovelybookloves inspired this discussion, when she ran this poll on twitter:

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Because when I went to vote, I actually had to stop and think for a moment. Think about what I love about each, compare them to each other, and how often I spend on each. So here’s the discussion!

Do you prefer book blogs or booktube more?

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A slow but enjoyable trundle through Anne Elliot’s life in…Persuasion by Jane Austen

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Another classic!

I don’t know why I said that as if it were surprising. I’m part of a Jane Austen book club. I’ll be reading a classic every month 😆

But yes! This was the September book for the Austentatious Book Club. I’m actually so thrilled I managed to finish this on Friday night, considering the movie night for the TV film adaptation was on Saturday – I didn’t want to be spoiled! But I did it! *throws confetti*

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So let’s talk about Persuasion!

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Title: Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Classics

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Classic

Number of Pages:  199

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Blogger Tips: Helping you frolic through your blogging life [Writing Edition]

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Remember the blogger tips from last week? Well, here’s round 2!

So for this week, I decided to make it about the actual writing of blogs. Because like everything when it comes to blogging, that stuff can be hard.

But never fear. I’ll be acting as your li’l fae friend today, frolicking around and sprinkling words of advice in an attempt to make your task that little bit easier.

So let’s get on with the “writing” tips!

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Not quite knowing how to handle the sheer strangeness of…Kids of Appetite by David Arnold

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I feel like this review is just going to be all over the place. So many mixed feelings. So much confusion on how to word them.

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Let’s talk about Kids of Appetite!

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Title: Kids of Appetite

Author: David Arnold

Publisher: Headline

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Number of Pages:  331

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