Let’s Talk Bookish – Owning Books & Bookish Items

Good morning friends and Ramdan Mubarak to all my Muslim readers!! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy 💖

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: Owning Books & Bookish Items (suggested by Aria @ Book Nook Bits)

I overslept today and I’m kind of tired, so I won’t be writing a discussion. There isn’t much for me to say anyway, because I own exactly one book, and 0 bookish items so that’s that. However, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts and maybe see what some of your favorite bookish items/books are!!

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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 – Is it bad if you don’t finish reading a book?

Hi guys and welcome to Let’s Talk Bookish! 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: Is it bad if you don’t finish reading a book? (suggested by Jane @ Blogger Books)

Thank you so much Jane for suggesting a topic!!

*You can find all the LTB topics here!

To be honest, I don’t think it’s bad if you don’t finish reading a book, but I get why some might shy away from doing so. Sometimes, I try to push myself because “the book might get better”, or because “I want to give the author a chance”. Many times it just results in me being disappointed and angry, and sometimes the book redeems itself a little by the end.

If I don’t like a book at all, and I have better things to do, I will probably DNF, and I think it’s fine for anyone to do so.

What I won’t do, is rate a book that I haven’t completely read. I don’t think that’s fair for the author, because a star rating is for the whole book, not just the part that you managed to finish. You can review it, post your opinion on the part that you’ve read, but I don’t think it’s fair to give it stars, because that removes from the book’s overall rating.

This Week’s Participants:

Jane @ Blogger Books | Heran @ Be Frisky | Zoe @ Zoe’s Library

Ruqs @ Many Things Bookish | Evelyn @ Evelyn Reads

I’m sorry for the short post, but I don’t have time. I’m really hoping that I can get back on track this weekend and start blogging regularly again, so fingers crossed that I’ll make it!

Thank you again Jane for the topic suggestion! What do you guys think about DNFing books? Do you give books you didn’t finish a star rating anyway? Do you think that’s fair? Am I the only one who sometimes pushes herself to finish a book anyway? Chat with me in the comments below!

Let’s Talk Bookish | An introduction to my first weekly meme

Welcome dear friends! How are you doing today? I really hope that your week has been spectacular. (As you can tell, I have been introduced to the wonderful world of changing text size and I’m loving it!!)

So, I’ve thought about this for a super long time.

It’s taken me forever to publish this!!

I’m really nervous, and I’m not sure if it’ll work.

But here we go!

I’m going to start a weekly bookish meme called, Let’s Talk Bookish. As you all know, I have done exactly 2 discussion posts since I started blogging, despite my promises to do more. And in a bid to force myself to write, and also to encourage others to write their own discussions, I’m going to post questions/topics at the beginning of each month and you can choose to answer them every week, or every two weeks, or even once a month if you want. This way, we can all link together and read each other’s posts about the topic and hopefully have an engaging and amazing discussion across many blogs.

This is going to be on Friday’s, starting from next week. All you need to do is write your own post in response to the question/topic and link back to me so that we can all find each other’s posts!

If you have topic suggestions, PLEASE send them to me through my Contact page, or fill out the Google Form below with your ideas! I’d really appreciate your help!

Topic Ideas for August

August 9: Bookish/Blogging Myths

August 16: Reading Slumps and Ways to Overcome Them

August 23: Advice You’d Give to Newbie Bloggers

August 30: Book Tropes That You Love And Why

I really hope you enjoy and participate! I really don’t want this to flop, and would be so happy to hear your ideas and suggestions! I’d also love to read your opinions about these topics this month, and though I may not participate in all the discussions, I’ll still make a post with that Friday’s topic and everyone’s posts!

I sincerely wish that this will help me and all of you fellow bloggers with your discussion posts!

Do you think this is a good idea? Would you want/are you going to participate? Any suggestions for September’s topics? Chat with me in the comments below!

Top Ten Tuesday – Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

Welcome to the first TTT of April! I hope you are all having a fantastic day! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and The Bookish, and is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s topic is: Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book. There a lot of reasons why I would pick up a book, but here are 10 of the top reasons why!

*Amazing reviews. One of the main reasons why I pick up a book is because of amazing reviews, especially by reviewers that I like.

*Interesting summary. If the summary sounds like my cup of tea, I’m probably going to be picking it.

*Beautiful Covers. The saying is, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, but I highly doubt anybody follows that advice anymore. If I see a beautiful cover, I’m definitely going to be interested in reading it!

*Hype. If a book is hyped, I usually read it about a few months or a year later to see what had everyone so excited.

*Recommendations. If any of my friends recommend me a book, I try my best to get a hold of it and to read it right away!

*Reading Challenges. Confession: I’m not really following my reading challenges anymore. But I want to change that! And to do so, I have to read books that fit the criteria for each prompt.

*Representation. I’m trying to expand my reading, and to do so, I’m interested in reading a lot of books that are full of diversity and representation.

*Food. This one is new. I’m trying to find a lot of good baking recipes, so I’d love any recommendations that you have for books with food or baked goods in them!

*Genre. If the book falls into one of my default genres, and the summary is interesting, I will probably read it.

*Boarding schools. I have a fascination with boarding schools and if a book is set in one, I’d definitely want to read it!

*Heists and spies. If a book has heists or spies, it’s automatically moved to the top of my TBR.

That’s it for this Tuesday! What makes you pick up a book? Share in the comments, or link to your TTT’s so that I can check them out!