As a reader, it's inevitable that we come across a book we choose to DNF. We may not have liked a particular turn in the story, or we may have chosen the right book at the wrong time. Either way, at the end we're faced with the question: do I rate this unfinished read? A) YES. … Continue reading #POLL: Do You Rate a DNF on Goodreads?
spoiler alert: this post is not going to tell you what to read or ensure that you will love it "But Sha!" you say. "That is literally the title!" Look. I thought about it. I considered listing books that almost unfailingly earn five stars and earn heaps of praise. But the fact is, book taste is … Continue reading How To Pick Your Next Read (and Love it)
Off the top of your head, how many YA books can you name where romance didn't factor into either the A, B, or C plot? As in, romance wasn't why our lead was torn between staying in their hometown or heading to their dream college. Romance wasn't why our lead doubted their investigation into a … Continue reading #POLL: Do All YA Books Need Romance?
I mean, is there even a point? We can probably go back to 1899, when Cinderella was adapted for the screen from the Brothers Grimm version*. As what may be one of the first book adaptations, you can be sure film-goers left thinking, "Eh. The bOoK waS beTTeR." *(Yes, I did Google "when was the … Continue reading Should YA Books be Adapted for the Screen?
It's simple math. There's an ARC you need to review for next week, a buddy read you promised—promised—you would finish on time, a new release you can't tear your eyes off of and then this book that ... look, it's under 300 pages. It barely even counts. And voila, you're pulling a balancing act of three … Continue reading #POLL: How Many Books Do You Read at a Time?
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?
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?