So there’s been a little bit of drama with booktube lately, but, honestly, enough people have addressed it that I don’t really want to. Instead, I’d like to discuss a different thing.
If you follow me on twitter (link at the bottom of this post), you might have noticed that I was really excited about going on a book-buying binge. See, every year, I save up all the Barnes and Noble gift cards I get (which I get primarily on Christmas and my birthday) until employee appreciation week when the employee discount on books increases.
Yesterday was the first day of that week, and I bought a nice little mountain of books for relatively cheap. This all had me thinking about how I decided to go buy a book, which books I buy, and my general buying habits. For a vaguely related discussion, you can check out my post on libraries from aabout a year ago. I also posted my thoughts on book hauls a few months ago.
So Lori from Ink, Keys, and Other Things (who’s awesome, by the way, so I’d recommend bookish and writerly people check her out) suggested that I do a post on book subscription boxes due to a comment I made on twitter this week. And as I didn’t have another topic in mind for today, I thought I should~
Note 1: I am not getting paid for this or anything like that.
Note 2: Although one of these boxes did not work for me, I encourage you to check it out if it sounds like something you’d like to try.
Note 3: All opinions are my own, and I would love to hear yours, too, so comment with anything you have to say!
That being made known, this is a review of/comparison of 3 different subscription boxes, and a discussion thereof. You can click the names of the boxes to go to the website.
One of the best things about the bookish community—whether we’re on Twitter, Goodreads (Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction did a wonderful post just a couple of weeks ago), blogs, or other social media—is that we can recommend books to one another. But there are some pitfalls, too, so I thought it might be fun to discuss!
I saw everyone doing End-of-the-Year things and decided to do a bit of a year in review for myself! First, we have some brief statistics about my reading, and then I gave “awards” to some books! Reviews are linked in the titles. Tomorrow, I’ll be doing a follow-up to my Quarterly Goals (just so you know I haven’t forgotten!).
To be perfectly honest, tags like to run away from me. I have been tagged for altogether too many. I think I will slowly–slowly–catch up on them. It is, however, really intense trying to find other people to tag, so I may not be doing that (as I have not done it here). Sorry~ Also, thanks to Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts for tagging me 😀 Continue reading
In case you hadn’t heard, there’s this awesome person who writes books and will be getting published in about a month (I imagine there are several, actually, but this is about one in particular). Her name’s Cait Spivey.
And she let me in on her cover reveal! Continue reading
Today is the 11th of December. As of the time of me writing this, I have read 39 books of 60 for my Goodreads Reading Challenge. That means I have 21 left in about 20 days. Can I do? Will I do it? Let’s talk about it.