#POLL: Chapter Titles. Big Yes or Bigger No?

This poll is so straightforwards, I don't even have a preamble. [A] YES TO CHAPTER TITLES. They add an extra hint of the author's flavour to the book. [B] NO TO CHAPTER TITLES. I'm here to read the book. Even if there were chapter titles, I wouldn't notice. [C] IT DEPENDS. Some books benefit from titles. Others … Continue reading #POLL: Chapter Titles. Big Yes or Bigger No?

#POLL: Series VS Standalone? (Books, of Course!)

Sometimes, the question really is that simple. *looks for a trap anyway When it comes to your reading preferences, do you gravitate towards novels that promise *at LEAST* a third before the author releases a finale that'll launch you into a thousand tears ... OR does the sight of "Book 1" on a spine send you running in … Continue reading #POLL: Series VS Standalone? (Books, of Course!)

#POLL: How Do YOU Choose What to Read Next?

I need to put this out there right now: Eeny Meeny Miny Moe is never a wrong answer.  We are bookworms. Book lovers. True afficianodos of the written (and spoken) word. And sometimes, we must pick which of our children to love first. Are you ... ready? (Who can ever be ready.) A) ARCs take precedence. They are advance … Continue reading #POLL: How Do YOU Choose What to Read Next?

#POLL: Would You Rather 7 Minutes of Free Shopping in a Bookstore or…

I think I took the longest pause from making polls and for that I'm sorry. The responses are so interesting to go through! They also remind me very quickly how different readers are, which is 1) why we need diverse books!!!! and 2) how we can never have too many books!!! For this poll, I'm … Continue reading #POLL: Would You Rather 7 Minutes of Free Shopping in a Bookstore or…

Discussion Post: What makes you buy multiple copies of the same book?

Mandy is backkkkkkkkkkk with her pointless ramblings that she disguises as discussion posts. It's been a hot second since we've had one, so shall we bring it back with a big princess wave and a few crowns! What are we discussing today, no one asks? What makes you buy multiple copies of the same book? … Continue reading Discussion Post: What makes you buy multiple copies of the same book?

Discussion Post: What do you do with spoilers?

The curse of Mandy's Discussion Posts have struck again! I've lured you into a false sense of security, thinking, goodness, we're good! We're all free from her ramblings. AND THEN THEY ARE BACK IN ACTION. Speaking of striking again, I was scrolling through Twitter the other day, minding my own business when BAM! A spoiler … Continue reading Discussion Post: What do you do with spoilers?

#POLL: How Do You Organize Your Books?

When I first started accumulating books, I was like, "That's it, I'm going to have the best bookshelves ever! I'll make it like my own mini-library and put everything in alphabetical order." I realized very fast that I did not have the patience to squeeze in books to keep everything perfectly ordered each time I purchased … Continue reading #POLL: How Do You Organize Your Books?

Discussion Post: How realistic does a contemporary need to be?

Summer is always the times that the feels come out for me. It's just something about the season. It gets warmer, it's lighter longer, and it's full of great summer things like camping, sitting out on the porch to read, and fun adventures to the beach or zoo or other outdoor things (i.e. things Mandy … Continue reading Discussion Post: How realistic does a contemporary need to be?