Category: Discussion

Why Identity Politics Could Ruin The Book Community If We’re Not Careful: #OwnVoices and Representation in Literature

I’ve been sitting on this post for a while, as there is a lot I’d like to say about this topic and I wanted to make sure I expressed my thoughts as well as possible! Representation in literature is an important and very complex topic, and I know my opinion on the matter isn’t going to be the same as everyone else’s.

“Don’t Read the Reviews”: Social Conformity, Hype Trains and How Reviews Might Influence Your Bookish Opinions

This might be sacrilegious for me to say as a book blogger, but we all know book reviews are something of a squishy, subjective business.

Trigger Warning: Trigger Warnings | Why I Don’t Use Trigger Warnings In My Book Reviews

In the relatively brief time I’ve been a part of the book hemisphere of the Internet, I’ve noticed a trend gaining traction among book reviewers: trigger warnings.

I Deleted Snapchat During the Peak of the Pandemic: Now It’s Been Six Months

Last December, I felt completely alone. In the U.S., cases were skyrocketing and I hadn’t left my house for weeks, even to go outside. I’d stopped going to my extracurriculars a while ago as the pandemic ramped up, and school was still online. Though it was my favorite month of the year, even Christmas music couldn’t cheer me up.

Discussion: Writer’s Block and Blogging Burnout

How could I let this happen? It’s twenty minutes before the time my weekly blog post is supposed to go up, and I’m sitting on the couch, staring at the devastatingly empty draft post on my laptop screen. My cursor blinks pitifully against the unforgiving expanse of blank space, until I close out of the tab with a plaintive sigh.

Are We Wasting Our Lives?|Gen Z Perspective on Social Media

A few years ago, I wasn’t allowed on any form of social media, and the allure of something forbidden to me yet used by many of my peers caused me to spend almost all of middle school begging my mom to let me on Instagram. She finally relented when I turned 14.