Blogging slumps are all too common in book bloggers. I know, because I’ve experienced it- remember last year when I barely posted for months?- and because I see it in others. To put it lightly, it sucks. You might be in a groove, posting happily, when you just…stop feeling motivated and inspired to blog at… Continue reading 7 Ways To Get Out Of A Blogging Slump
While I read some amazing books this past year (as seen by my favorites post), I also read some disappointing ones. All of the books I mention below weren’t necessarily awful, but for one reason or another, I was disappointed by them. It could be that the hype ruined it for me, or that I… Continue reading Most Disappointing Books of 2016
As diversity has become a bigger and bigger thing in the bookish community, I’ve noticed that one of a lot of people’s resolutions was to read more diversely. While it’s great to have that goal, it doesn’t mean or do anything if you do not follow through with it. I’ve made a list of tips… Continue reading How To Start Reading More Diversely
At the end of each year in this community, we see a large amount of discussion revolving around Goodreads reading challenges. A Goodreads reading challenge is a challenge Goodreads has where you can set a specific number of books to read by the end of the year. We see people who don’t set one at all,… Continue reading What Are Your Thoughts On Goodreads Reading Challenges?
To start off this post, I want to look back at this post I wrote last year that talked about my blogging goals for 2016! Let’s see how I did. I honestly do not even remember what I wrote down, so I may have done horribly. I did not consciously focus on achieving these goals throughout 2016,… Continue reading Looking Back On Goals of 2016 + 2017 Blogging, Reading, and Writing Goals
2016 is almost over! I am so ready for it to be gone…but also scared for what 2017 will bring. I just can’t believe this year is coming to a close. One of the good things of this year was the books I read: because I *did* read some fantastic ones. They will be organized by… Continue reading My Top 16 Books Of 2016
There are so many books I’m looking forward to in 2017, and many of them are diverse. A lot of my followers on here and on Twitter ask me for diverse recommendations, so today’s post is going to be a list of diverse books releasing in 2017! This list of 60 is surprisingly large, and I’m… Continue reading 60 Diverse Books To Look Forward To In 2017
Before I get into the post, I want to link to my lovely friend CW’s: she wrote a similar one a bit ago, and it’s really well written. Some of our main points are perhaps a bit too similar. That was not my intention in writing this post, and this post is in no way… Continue reading Misrepresentation vs No Representation: Would You Rather Have Toxic Rep Or None?
Last year, (Woah. I can’t believe I can say that), I published a post titled the same as this one, and I’m bringing it back! It’s so odd looking back on old posts and seeing how this blog and my writing have changed. If you’d like to check that post out to see, here it… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving! + Books and People For Which I’m Grateful
If you haven’t seen on Twitter, I’m participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where you try and write 50,000 words in 30 days of November. Last year, I tried, and utterly failed. This year, I’m determined to win… And it’s taking a lot of my time. A LOT. So I’ve been pretty absent on… Continue reading Ava Does The NaNo + Other Reasons Why I’ve Been On Hiatus From Blogging Lately