Posts Categorized: Discussions

My Name is Crystal and I’m an Addict: Outlander

My Name is Crystal and I’m an Addict: Outlander

Hey guys! Crystal here. I haven’t decided if this post is a cry for help or just a chance for me to fangirl over Outlander to anyone who will listen. I don’t know if “My Name is Crystal and I’m an Addict” is going to be a semi-regular thing where I tell you guys what I’m currently obsessed with but I just had to write up this post because I have fallen down an Outlander rabbit hole and I can’t get out (not that I want to either!).   I, like some fans, had read part of the book by… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say? Book World I’d Like To Live In

What Does the Bookworm Say? Book World I’d Like To Live In

  Hi and welcome to What Does the Bookworm Say?, a feature where I discuss bookish topics with my friends at The Reader’s Antidote, Books Unbound and The Windy Pages. Each week, we will discuss a new bookish topic. This week’s topic is: If I could live in any book world, which one would I choose? This post is a week late, but better late than never. This is kind of a tough question for me. I read a lot of books that have danger and peril which are very fun to read about, but would not be very fun to live in. With my luck, even… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Blog Talk

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Blog Talk

  Hi and welcome to What Does the Bookworm Say?, a feature where I discuss bookish topics with my friends at The Reader’s Antidote, Books Unbound and The Windy Pages. Each week, we will discuss a new bookish topic. This week’s topic is: if you were not blogging about books, what would you blog about (or would you not blog at all)? Well it’s been a while since I had a Bookworm post. I am trying to get back in the swing of things though and this is a fun topic. I have actually tried blogging about other things before but I was never able to maintain… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Serialized Novels

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Serialized Novels

Hi and welcome to What Does the Bookworm Say?, a feature where I discuss bookish topics with my friends at The Reader’s Antidote, Books Unbound and The Windy Pages. Each week, we will discuss a new bookish topic. This week’s topic is: what do you think about the rise and popularity of serialized novels? If you don’t know, a serialized story is a new-ish trend that’s popped up in the last couple of years. Publishers will release a novel or short story in a serialized format, breaking the story into several parts. The ones I have seen are usually released on a weekly basis. Overall I am not a… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Reading Snacks

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Reading Snacks

Hi and welcome to What Does the Bookworm Say?, a feature where I discuss bookish topics with my friends at The Reader’s Antidote, Books Unbound and The Windy Pages. Each week, we will discuss a new bookish topic. This week’s topic is: what is your favorite snack or drink to have while reading? My answer for this is going to be pretty short. I wish I could say that I had a cute little ritual where I had the perfect cup of tea and a cookie each time I sat down to read but, the reality is I usually plop down to read on my couch or… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Favorite Reading Spot

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Favorite Reading Spot

Hi and welcome to What Does the Bookworm Say?, a feature where I discuss bookish topics with my friends at The Reader’s Antidote, Books Unbound and The Windy Pages. Each week, we will discuss a new bookish topic. This week we discuss some of our favorite places to read. I am pretty boring in my choice of reading spots. It’s weird but I am most comfortable reading if I can recline a bit. That makes it hard when I go to, say a coffee shop to read because I don’t like sitting straight at a table to read. It’s just sort of uncomfortable for me. I prefer couches,… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: The Dreaded Reading Slump

What Does the Bookworm Say?: The Dreaded Reading Slump

Hi and welcome to What Does the Bookworm Say?, a feature where I discuss bookish topics with my friends at The Reader’s Antidote, Books Unbound and The Windy Pages. Each week, we will discuss a new bookish topic. This week’s topic is reading slumps. What do you do when you aren’t feeling the reading love? We’ve all gone through it before. One day you’re living your lives happily, immersed fictional worlds and wondering what your next book will be when you begin to notice something.  That book that you really wanted to read just isn’t doing it for yoo. You stare at the TBR pile and don’t want to… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Reading Goals

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Reading Goals

Hi and welcome to What Does the Bookworm Say?, a feature where I discuss bookish topics with my friends at The Reader’s Antidote, Books Unbound and The Windy Pages. Each week, we will discuss a new bookish topic. This week’s topic is what are your 2015 reading goals? This year’s goals are pretty similar to last years. I want to focus my reading a little more so goals do help. This is what I want to aim for in 2015. 1. Read 75 books – This was the same goal I had last year and I hit about 80. This is down from previous years where my… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Thanksgiving Traditions

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Thanksgiving Traditions

Hi and welcome to What Does the Bookworm Say?, a feature where I discuss bookish topics with my friends at The Reader’s Antidote, Books Unbound and The Windy Pages. Each week, we will discuss a new bookish topic. This week’s topic is Thanksgiving traditions/favorite Thanksgiving foods! Thanksgiving is less than a week away for us American so it’s fitting that this week’s topic is all about Thanksgiving traditions. As you may or may not know, my family does not hail from American originally. My parents are both from Vietnam but we do enjoy partaking in American holidays, Thanksgiving included. We don’t have a lot of Thanksgiving traditions… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Review Writing Process

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Review Writing Process

Hi and welcome to What Does the Bookworm Say?, a feature where I discuss bookish topics with my friends at The Reader’s Antidote, Books Unbound and The Windy Pages. Each week, we will discuss a new bookish topic. This week’s topic is favorite book series! Writing reviews is the hardest part of book blogging for me. I often struggle with putting my thoughts about a book into words and it may take me days or even weeks to complete a review. There are the rare occasions when a review will just flow and come out quickly, but that’s not usually the case. I don’t have a strict… Read more »

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