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5 oddly specific storylines I love in books

Hiya, nerds! Normal people, when asked what kind of books they usually read, reply with specific genres. They might even specify a sub-genre within the main one, but even those are broad, common genres. That’s normal people. And I’ve been quite repeatedly told I’m not that. Each time a publicist asks me what kind of…… Continue reading 5 oddly specific storylines I love in books

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7 spoken word poems you should listen to today.

Heya, nerds! If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know just how much I love poems. My love for poetry and metaphors rammed full speed into my love for performance arts to give me this innate interest in spoken word poetry. I follow a variety of spoken word poets, but most of…… Continue reading 7 spoken word poems you should listen to today.

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5 sacrilegious book opinions you can pry out of my cold, dead hands.

Hiya, nerds! I’m supposed to be polishing a thinkpiece about Wuthering Heights I’ve written for the blog, but I just can’t get myself to do it. Sundays are for lazing around. I really don’t want to think about how Wuthering Heights is a gothic deconstruction of traditional romances, ‘kay? Anywho. Today, I saw a nice…… Continue reading 5 sacrilegious book opinions you can pry out of my cold, dead hands.

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5 ways you should not react when that annoying friend says they don’t read.

If, like yours truly, you’re a bookworm, you probably lead with talking about your love for books while trying to make friends as an adult. In response to your almost incoherent gushing about how books are your babies, some people smile and nod. Some say a long-drawn-out “nice”, the only response they have to almost…… Continue reading 5 ways you should not react when that annoying friend says they don’t read.

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The 5 stages of dealing with all your unread books and ARCs.

There comes a moment in every book blogger’s life where they turn around, look at all the review copies they haven’t got around to reading yet, and wonder what the hell were they thinking. Here are the 5 stages of dealing with your ever-increasing TBR pile. Stage 1: Denial This is where you go numb.…… Continue reading The 5 stages of dealing with all your unread books and ARCs.

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5 ways to get out of your blogging slump.

Hiya, nerds! This week, we’re going to talk about one word that’ll freak out any blogger–slump. It’s when you feel uninspired and can’t come up with proper content. I’ve gone through slumps where I’d dully stare at a blank page and think that the blinking cursor was taunting me. My biggest struggle with slumps is…… Continue reading 5 ways to get out of your blogging slump.

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9 Warsan Shire quotes that will speak to your soul.

Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born, Somali-British poet, who writes poems that speak to your soul. Shire’s quotes have been adapted by Beyoncé in the visual album Lemonade. Beyoncé reads them out at the start of each song, and her voice makes the already amazing quotes even more impressive. Here are 11 Warsan Shire quotes that say…… Continue reading 9 Warsan Shire quotes that will speak to your soul.

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9 tips for the book blogger who is just starting out.

It was my blog’s 1 year anniversary three days back. On May 25, 2016, I started this blog with a book review. Looking back, I realize that starting this blog was a spur of the moment thing. I had a little notebook where I reviewed books. I slowly moved the reviews to Goodreads, a friend…… Continue reading 9 tips for the book blogger who is just starting out.

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7 things only people who read while commuting by public transport will understand.

Like me, you probably read when you commute by public transportation every day. And, like yours truly, you’ve probably experienced all of the following, too. 1. When you get into a really crowded train or bus, but forget the crowd when you open your book. 2. When you smell your book and catch a commuter…… Continue reading 7 things only people who read while commuting by public transport will understand.

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11 actual conversations I’ve had with people.

So, I’ve been spending the whole week wondering about what I should write next. Some would call this a slump, but not me. Nuh-uh. To steal the words of Brooklynn Nine-Nine’s amazing detective/genius Jake Peralta: I don’t slump, people. I opposite of slump. I pmuls. That’s slump backwards and it’s what I do. I pmuls…… Continue reading 11 actual conversations I’ve had with people.