Why I’ve Come to Love Reading Middle Grade Books – Let’s Talk Bookish

Morning friends, I hope you’re doing well. Another Friday has come, meaning it’s time for another Let’s Talk Bookish discussion. 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.

Today’s topic is: What Make You Continue Picking Up YA/Middle Grade Books? (suggested by Sam @ River Moose Books)

I started reading middle grade seriously at the end of last year and it’s been an interesting experience. So, I’m going to tweak this topic a little bit and talk about why I’ve come to love MG, and why I’ll continue to read it in the future.

*just wanted to note that I’ve finally updated the official LTB page all the way to June’s topics

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Toxic Relationships in Books – Let’s Talk Bookish

Hey friends! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week. Once again, I am back with this week’s Let’s Talk Bookish post. 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.

Today’s topic is: Tacking Toxic Relationships in Literature (suggested by Mikaela @ Mikaela Reads)

Many thanks to Mikaela for suggesting this topic! I hadn’t really thought about toxic relationships and their impact until Mikaela suggested the topic, but I do have some opinions on the subject.

So, without further ado, let’s get started!

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I Think Muslim Rep Is Important, But I Understand Why Some Muslims Don’t Want to Read It

The other day, I was recommending a book with Muslim representation to my sister and she said she wasn’t interested. My dad overheard and was really curious as to why she wouldn’t want to read Muslim rep when she’d read anything else out there.

It was kind of hard to explain. I know why she doesn’t like it, and I don’t blame her for not liking it, but I didn’t know how to explain that.

It’s just one of those things that you just get, you know?

Sigh. Yes, I know, you don’t really know, and that’s why I’m going to try and articulate what the problem is with Muslim-rep books out there.

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Reading and Mental Health – Let’s Talk Bookish

Good morning. I hope you’re all doing well. It’s another Friday, another Let’s Talk Bookish, this time concerning the relationship between books and mental health. As always, 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.

As I said, today’s topic is: How Reading Affects Mental Health (suggested by Kristin @ Lukten Av Trykksverte)

Before we get started, I did want to share once again the LTB feedback form that I posted last week. It’s completely anonymous, and will only take you a minute to fill out, so please do share your suggestions and general feedback on how LTB is doing for you. Thank you!

Also, I didn’t do last Friday’s topic (what makes you pick up a book; thank you to Rafaela for suggesting it!), partly because I feel like I’ve talked about it quite a bit, and partly because I got busy and just forgot about it, so my apologies. I’ll be including the linkup for that down below with this week’s participants as well.

And I think that’s all for announcements. So, let’s get started!

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Putting Off Books + How Blogging Has Affected My Reading – Let’s Talk Bookish

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. It is Friday which means it is time for another discussion. 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.

Today’s topic is: putting off books you actually want to read (suggested by Jillian @ Jillian The Bookish Butterfly)

Thank you so much to Jillian for suggesting this topic. I’m not sure I have much to say about this, so, I’ll be doing another LTB topic that I previously missed in this post as well.

Let’s get started!

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