Good morning, friends. Welcome back to the blog! Today, Dani and I are sharing the LTB topics for October 2021. We’ve got five awesome topics, four bookish, and one blogging related, so there’s something to cover everything. If you’re new:
Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by me and Dani @ Literary Lion where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Join in on this meme by writing your own discussion each Friday based on the topic, and share your link using the inLinkz that will be available on Dani’s blog each Friday.
Many thanks to M.T. Wilson, Aria, and Rachel for suggesting these topics. If you’d like to suggest a topic, you can do using this form which will also be embedded down below.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
October 1: Series VS. Standalones (Suggested by M.T. Wilson @ Last Book on the Left)
Prompts: Do you prefer standalones or series? When you read a standalone, do you wish there was more, or are you content that the story has finished? Are series sometimes too long? Do you feel like some genres work better in series while others work better in standalones? What are some standalones you wish had continued? Are there any series you think should have stopped at the first book?
October 8: Cut and Paste Character Archetypes (Dani)
Prompts: Are there any characters you feel like you’re seeing over and over again recently? The same love interest in multiple romances? The same protagonist over and over? I’ve seen a lot of complaints about Rhysand-like characters recently so I’d love to hear what characters you’ve seen too much of.
October 15: Overused Book Tropes (suggested by Aria @ Book Nook Bits)
Prompts: Connected to my previous topic where we talked about tiresome characters, what are some tiresome tropes? Have you seen enough love triangles? Getting sick of enemies to lovers? What tropes have you had enough of, and can they ever be done well?
October 22: What’s Your Back-Up Plan for Posting? (Rukky)
Prompts: There are just some days when you completely forget to prepare a post beforehand. In those instances, is there a specific kind of post you quickly throw together to stay on schedule? Do you just miss the day and move on? If you can’t come up with any new ideas for posts, what do you usually end up recycling?
October 29: What Makes You Like a Character? (Suggested by Rachel @ A Bookworm’s Paradise)
Prompts: Are there any physical qualities you look for in a character? What personalities tend to draw you to characters? Are there any archetypes you prefer, are you always falling for the villain? What makes you like characters?
Even if you don’t participate by writing LTB discussions, we’d still love to hear any suggestions you might have. We’re always accepting topics, so you can share your ideas using the google form below!
Tomorrow’s topic is Do You Prefer Male or Female Protagonists? It’s interesting because this has changed for me over the years, so it’ll be cool to explain why and how, and see your preferences as well.
I’d like to also thank everyone so much for their kindness with my previous post where I, in summary, did a lot of complaining about myself and my blog. I really appreciate your support, and it’s really helped me feel a little better about the whole situation. So thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤
I’m working on updating the main LTB page with the latest topics, so please bear with me there. Also, I just found out that an amazing blogger I know, formerly Kat @ Novels and Waffles, has started a new blog called The Bibliosmile, and I am so. excited. to see what she has in store for the future. Definitely go give her a follow (I promise, you will not regret it), and maybe take a look at her old blog which is still full of incredible awesomeness.
Other than that, I don’t think I have any other updates.
So, until next time,