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 …

Bookish Questions – Do you believe in gendered books?

Do you believe in gendered books? That is to say, are some books for girls and others for boys? This question came up after a recent discussion with my friend Eric (over at The Educated Bachelor).  We were talking about some audio books he was currently listening to – the Rangers Apprentice series by John Read More …

Bookish Questions – An author that you dislike/hate?

Do you have an author that you dislike or hate? As a general rule, I like to think that I don’t hate anyone, but if I had to pick someone for the least liked author award, it would go to Cassandra Clare. I’ve never actually read any of her (very popular) work, and I quite Read More …