Bookish Questions – What do you do to get through a reading slump?

What do you do to get through a reading slump? For me, reading slumps usually occur when I’ve been reading too much of the same type of book- too many memoirs, fantasies, or children’s classics.  So for me the easiest way out of a reading slump is to pick up a different type of book.  Read More …

Bookish Questions – What book have you always meant to read?

What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around to yet? Anything you feel embarrassed never to have read? Ya know, as much as everyone seems to love it, I have never read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Come to think of it, I’ve never read any of Austen’s novels.  I feel Read More …

Bookish Questions – Do you read LGBTQ books?

Do you read LGBTQ books? June is Pride Month in the US, so this month seemed like a good time to tackle this question.  Being a CIS woman, I don’t go out looking for books that feature LGBTQ characters. However, I am a big supporter of diversity in media. And books are no exception.  I Read More …

Bookish Questions – Do you experience “book hangovers”?

Do you experience “book hangovers”? Epic Reads describes a “book hangover” as a condition in which attachment to a book or series that has ended causes the reader traumatic emotional distress. It usually lasts for one to two weeks, or until a new book of higher-than-average quality enters the reader’s life. While I don’t get Read More …

Bookish Questions – What book is on your nightstand now?

What book is on your nightstand now? I like a little light reading before bed, so I usually keep a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book on my nightstand.  They seem to be the perfect type of book to relax me. I’m currently reading Nancy Drew #16 Clue of the Tapping Heels. What’s on your Read More …

Bookish Questions – Least favorite genre?

What is your least favorite genre? For me, Romance is probably the fictional genre I like least.  I don’t mind a romance, if it’s well written, but I find that most romance novels are full of tropes and unnecessary sex scenes. Actually, quite a few of the books I’ve read in the last few years Read More …

Bookish Questions – Do you have book buying bans for yourself?

Do you have book buying bans for yourself? The closest I have ever come to a real book buying ban is my husband telling me that I have too many books. Of course, that’s probably because my massive bookshelf at home is overflowing. I probably have close to 100 books sitting on my shelf that Read More …

Bookish Questions – YA or Adult Literature?

Do you prefer YA or Adult Literature? Can we just stop categorizing books?  Who cares if the protagonist is a child, a teen, an adult, or an anthropomorphic cow, as long as the story is good? I love all sorts of books. My favorite series is Harry Potter, which you will always find in the Read More …