Let’s Talk Bookish – Reader & Blogger Responsibilities

i’m alive!! in case you were wondering

I kind of took a rather impromptu break despite my grand plans for a couple of posts this week. But never fear! LTB is here and I am back once again with another discussion.

this is just so cringy, I can’t. but I’m leaving it here anyways, cause why not?

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Let’s Talk Bookish – What Makes a Good Villain?

Hey people and welcome to another Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by me & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss chosen topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

Today’s topic is: What Makes a Good Villain (courtesy of Dani!)

This is an awesome topic and I am super excited to talk about it, so let’s get started!!

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Let’s Talk Bookish – Cancel Culture

Good morning guys. Hope you’re all doing well. Welcome to another Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by me, where we discuss chosen topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

Today’s topic is: Cancel Culture in the Bookish Community

I apologize for this post coming pretty late. I’ve kind of already talked about this before, but never just as a topic in general.

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Let’s Talk Bookish – Favorite Way of Reading a Book

Hey lovely friends and welcome to another Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by me, where we discuss chosen topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

Today’s topic is: What Is Your Favorite Way of Reading a Book? (Aria @ Book Nook Bits)

By now, you probably know what my favorite way of reading a book is, so today, I’ll share the why, and my thoughts on being a borrower.

My favorite way of reading a book is with an e-book. I can have several books on my phone, and carry it around with me and read wherever I am.

Physical books on the other hand can be a lot more cumbersome, anxiety inducing because I don’t want to ruin them, and not private enough for my liking.

What do I mean by it not being private enough? Well, I like to read books, without everyone around me peeking over my shoulder and reading it, or knowing what the book title is. Why? I don’t know. I just don’t like it.

With a physical book, it’s harder to achieve that because it’s bigger, more open, and the title is right. there. I can’t lay it flat because then it’s easy to read it over my shoulder and I can’t semi-close the book, because then the title is there for everyone to see.

And then there are those situations where I put the book down, go do something (like use the bathroom, or get food, or something) and somebody will come along, pick up the book, and start reading it.

I’m so embarrassed by having my family read the books I read?? Like, it’s just embarrassing and I try to avoid it as much as possible.

I know. I can be really ridiculous sometimes.

With an e-book, I can totally avoid all of these situations, because my phone’s smaller and I’ll be able to notice if someone’s hovering over my shoulder trying to read the tiny screen. And I have a password, so I don’t have to worry about someone picking it up behind me.

So those are the reasons why I love e-books. But why did I start reading them to start with? It’s because…*drum-roll*…I don’t go to the library often. i’m feeling a bit extra today 😂 Nor do I buy books, so the only way for me to read is by borrowing books online.

I’m really thankful that my library has such a vast collection of amazing books that I can read.

Why do I borrow instead of buy e-books, especially when the wait list could be something ridiculous like me being number 1,273 on 63 copies (Where the Crawdads Sing…apparently it was super popular at the time)?

Because I feel like it’s a waste of money to buy it, read it once, and then leave it sitting on my digital shelf for forever. I’m not much of a re-reader, so to me, it’s pretty wasteful.

Books also aren’t necessarily cheap guys. Especially new and hyped books. And I’m not making any money, so you know, I’m content with waiting a couple of years to get a copy of whatever wonderful book it is. Or I might just give up and move on. It depends on how patient or desperate I am.

And that’s it for today’s tea.

This Week’s Participants:

Evelyn @ Evelyn Reads | Elizabeth @ Complex Chaos | Jane @ Blogger Books

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That’s it for today! I think we can officially agree that I’m pretty much on a hiatus right now. And that’s okay. I just need a moment to breathe 🙂 Also, with the coronavirus going around, I just want to say, be careful and stay safe 💖

What’s you favorite way of reading a book? Are you a buyer or a borrower? Am I the only one who just doesn’t want people to be reading the books I read? Chat with me in the comments below!

Let’s Talk Bookish | March 2020

Hello, my wonderful and lovely friends!! I hope you’re having a great week.

Thank you so so much to everyone who wished me well last week! I’m feeling much better, and it helped so much to see your lovely messages 💚 Thank you!!

Some other stressful/exhausting/time-consuming things have been going on in my life and I completely forgot about posting this. I was wondering earlier “what’s tomorrow’s topic??” and then I was horrified to realize I hadn’t announced them yet. My bad! Sorry guys!!

Today I’ll be sharing with you the Let’s Talk Bookish topics for March 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.

I’d like to thank Aria @ Book Nook Bits for suggesting a topic! If you’d like to suggest a topic, don’t hesitate to fill out the form below!!

March 6th: Controversial Blog Posts

Examples: What do you consider controversial? Have you ever written a controversial post? How did you feel and why did you do it? Do you think that speaking about controversies is important?

P.S. If you can’t make tomorrow’s post, that’s totally okay. It’s my fault, and I apologize for posting the topics super late!

March 13th: What Is Your Favorite Way of Reading a Book? (Aria @ Book Nook Bits)

Examples: Do you prefer e-books, physical hardcovers, paperbacks, etc.? Do you like to buy or borrow your books? What’s your favorite bookstore/library? If you’re a borrower, what are your thoughts on borrowing books? If you buy books, what are your thoughts on buying them?

March 20th: Banning Books: A Bookish Sin, or a Reasonable Act?

Examples: In some schools, books are banned for a variety of reasons (too vulgar, explicit, religious, etc.). Do you think this is fair? Should students be allowed to read what they want and be able to get it from their school library? In a more broad sense, how do you feel about books that have been “banned”? Do you think that it’s a crime to ban a book, no matter what it contains, or are there certain cases where it’s alright?

March 27th: Cancel Culture in the Bookish Community

Examples: Do you think that there is “cancel culture” in the bookish community? Should books or authors be “cancelled”? If so, under what circumstances? If not, then how do you think cancel culture should be stopped?

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 discussing these topics! Please do share any ideas for future discussions in the form above! I’m working on a reading update, which will probably come before the Monthly Wrap-Up, so be on the lookout for that!

Until next time,