Hola mi amigos! I hope you’re having a great day/night. This post is so incredibly late, but as the saying goes, better late than never!
Today I’ll be sharing with you the LTB topics for January 2020. If you’d like to take part, be sure to check out the official page here to get the featured image, and to see this month and all the past month’s topics.
I’d also highly appreciate it if you guys shared any topic ideas that you’d love to discuss! It makes things more interesting and more community-based to have topics coming in from others in the bookish community, and not just me choosing 4 topics that I want to discuss.
January 3rd: Audio-books: Reading or Not? (Aria @ Book Nook Bits)
Examples: Do you consider listening to audio-books as reading? How do you feel about audio-books? Is listening to an audio-book the same as reading a physical one?
January 10: Does your love for an author make you biased towards their book and vice versa?
Examples: Do you think your feelings towards an author affect your reactions towards their books? If you dislike an author, would you be more picky and looking for faults with their book? If you like an author, would you be more lenient and willing to overlook some faults in their book?
January 17: Toxicity in the Book Blogging Community (Ruqs @ Many Things Bookish)
Examples: There is a big emphasis on reading a lot of books, and an unintentional pressure to post consistently and be different/unique in a world full of similar blogs. How does this affect you as a blogger/reader? Do you sometimes feel afraid to talk about a certain topic because you fear backlash? Do you think that sometimes, the community is a little unforgiving and maybe hypocritical when it comes to “problematic“ books or authors? Is the community toxic at times?
January 24: Anxiety and Book Blogging
Examples: This ties in with the previous topic a little bit. Has there been a topic that you were afraid to discuss? Do you censor yourself because you are afraid of backlash? Does your anxiety (not necessarily an actual diagnosis, but that feeling of nervousness and minor terror/anxiousness) kick in and make you afraid to truly be yourself on your blog? How do you deal with this?
January 31: Required Reading: A punishment or a blessing in disguise?
Examples: How do you feel about required reading? Do you think it is unfair, outdated, and boring? Do you think it helps us become better readers? Is it a good way of getting students to read old classics?
*You don’t have to answer every question under the examples. You don’t even have to answer any of them if you don’t want to, but I’ve decided to include them as a guideline if you are unsure what to post regarding the topic.
Is there something about books or the book blogging community that you want to discuss? Do you know any controversies going in the community right now? Is there something you don’t want to discuss personally, but would love to see other’s opinions about? Please share your ideas in the form below, or you can use my Contact page!!
That’s it for today! I hope you enjoy these topics and share any idea for future discussions in the form above! I can’t wait to discuss these topics this month, and hear all your opinions as well! Until next time,