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
The Museum of Bookish Misery is extremely happy to have you here with us on this virtual tour. Sit back, relax, and feast your eyes on all the low-grade crappy things bookworms have done to land in this museum! In the collection 1. The first reader to ever dog-ear pages 2. The first person to…… Continue reading 9 exhibits from The Museum of Bookish Misery
Off Tangent Thoughts (OTT) is a kickass meme my girl Charvi of Not Just Fiction fame started. “Off Tangent Thoughts(OTT) is a bi-monthly meme that has a basic list-based format wherein bloggers express their points in the form of a short or long list with the points under the list being merely a couple lines…… Continue reading OTT: All the ways I will kill you if you dare to interrupt my reading
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.
Confused about what you should write about next? Here are 11 types of posts you can try on your book blog.
Wednesday Wisdom is a series of blog posts on This is Lit about the different content marketing strategies you can use to crush it in the blogging world. Doesn’t the word “listicle” sound weird? For those not in the know, a listicle is an article that is also a list post–hence, listicle. BuzzFeed and other…… Continue reading 7 reasons why you need listicles as part of your content marketing strategy.
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.
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.
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.
Book bloggers are AMAZING, okay? Hit up any book blog and several hours later, you’ll have exactly 96 book recommendations, gazillion more blogs to follow, and an inspiration to write more. We book bloggers may be from different corners of the world and have our own unique styles, but there are certain types of book…… Continue reading 7 types of book bloggers we’ve all seen.
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.
It was my blog’s 1 year anniversary three days back. On May 25, 2016, I started this blog with a review of Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1) by Lee Child. 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…… Continue reading 9 tips for the book blogger who is just starting out.