Lost In the World of FanFiction

I feel so guilty lately. I feel like I’ve abandoned this blog and all that I (and my previous co-bloggers) have worked hard for. It all started around December. My voracious appetite for reading began to slowly wane until January when the cravings stopped completely. I figured it was a simple slump and I’d do […]

My Secret Affair with Graphic Novels

OK, so it’s no longer a secret.  I have developed a passion, an obsession, a serious addition to graphic novels. It all started with our last Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon in October last year (and yes, we are very overdue for another, I KNOW!), and during one of the Twitter parties I started talking about graphic novels […]

The Biggest Reading & Blogging Slump of My Life – HELP ME

The Biggest Reading & Blogging Slump of My Life – HELP ME

I’m sure at least a few of you have noticed that we’re not posting as much as we usually do (nearly every day). That’s for two reasons, one being that I am in the biggest/longest reading slump of my life and the second reason is that I don’t have a co-blogger at the moment to […]

Discussion: Is There a Right Moment to DNF?

I never EVER used to DNF books.  I’d struggle on to the bitter, resentful end, even if it took me months.  And when I started blogging, I still didn’t DNF, despite towering piles of books and tour deadlines threatening to smother me.  It wasn’t even because I HAD to find out what happened, or because […]

It Sucks When Bloggers Delete Posts

I know that this might be a WordPress.org blogger problem but.. It really sucks when bloggers delete posts. I’ll explain. I recently downloaded and activated a very well known and used plugin called Broken Link Checker. This is an excellent plugin! I’ve been hesitating on downloading it only because when you activate it, I knew […]

Lookin’ for blogs in all the wrong places…

I’ve been pretty much the world’s worst blogger lately.  I haven’t visited other blogs and left comments for several months, I’ve read like one book in three weeks AND I’ve been really bad at replying to comments, writing posts and generally doing the things that I want to be doing as a blogger. And tonight finally feeling […]

Discussion: Do You Have Book Fetishes? Like – Books About Books, etc

Today I’m asking if you have any book fetishes..and I don’t mean what you do with your books OTHER than read them.. but what I mean is – do you have books that you seek out, or that pique your interest because they’re in some sub-group that’s not really a “genre” per se.  Let me give […]

Amazon And The Ongoing War For My Soul

Amazon And The Ongoing War For My Soul

Kat and I were just talking the other night about how we are so torn with Amazon. We love Amazon on the one hand for so many reasons and on the other hand we hate Amazon and what it has become, where it’s going and most of all how it’s treating publishers – and thus […]

Armchair BEA: Topic: Expanding Blogging Horizons

Expanding Blogging Horizons (Kat) What do you think about when you think about going beyond blogging or expanding your horizons? Is it a redesign of your blog? Have you branched out into freelance writing or even published a novel of your very own? Or, have you moved into a different venue like podcasts or vlogging? […]

Armchair BEA: More Than Just Words & Author Interaction

Armchair BEA: More Than Just Words & Author Interaction

More Than Just Words (Kat) More Than Just Words There are so many mediums that feature more than just words and enhance a story in a multitude of ways. Examples may include graphic novels and comics, audiobooks, or even multimedia novels. On this day, we will be talking about those books and formats that move beyond […]

Discussion: Unpaid for Meme Images & Places to Get Free or Low Cost Images

OK, I have to be really honest – while at the same time not try to create drama; I’ve been debating on whether or not to post about this particular issue for a long time because I didn’t want to cause drama and I’m not one who likes to draw controversy. However, I feel like […]

Discussion: Amazon Settlement Deal

Discussion: Amazon Settlement Deal

Now, I know this was a settlement reached several months ago – but the refunds are just rolling in now. I got a whopping $7.31 from Amazon [which I wasn’t expecting too much from Amazon because I only started buying Kindle books after I got my iPad for the Kindle app.] I got a more […]

Discussion: Sneaky Twitter Spam, To Follow & Unfollow

I have a real pet peeve with Twitter. Well, not a twitter itself but some of the ways people use Twitter. I don’t know if what I will be discussing has happened to other people or if it’s some weird Twitter glitch I’m not aware of. So let me explain the phenomena that has been […]

Non-Fiction Books for People Who Don’t Like Non-Fiction

I know personally that I am not one who is usually interested in non-fiction. Non-fiction used to be relegated to school textbooks and whatever else I was forced to read. I think it wasn’t until I became aware of the Holocaust and the power of journals that I became fascinated with that aspect of non-fiction […]

Discussion: Cannibalization of Your Blog Traffic

I’m sure if you’ve ever taken a Marketing class (or are familiar with Marketing) you’ve heard the term “cannibalization.” According to Investopedia.com Market Cannibalization means: I have recently begun to think about this in terms of social media and blogging. When we move to new areas of social media or new websites with the hope […]