I've been meaning to ask this question on my blog for almost a year now; this draft is 10 months old. It is something that is very puzzling to me, and I'm hoping that some people might be able to help me answer it, seeing as how the book blogging community has a wide international… Continue reading Why aren’t there Moomins in America!?
Guys, I'm tired. It's the 21st of November, which means after this post, I have 9 posts left in NaBloPoMo. I can't decide whether that feels like a lot or not, but what I do know is that I'm tired. I want to talk about quality vs. quantity in blogging, which I have been planning… Continue reading On blogging: quality vs. quantity
WOAH GUYS. I mean, WOAH. I woke up this morning to an uncharacteristically large amount of notifications on my phone and couldn't be happier with the response to my last post. So, first of all, THANK YOU! In case you missed it, yesterday I blogged about the echo chamber of book blogging and how we… Continue reading Responses to “The echo chamber of book blogging” – let’s continue the discussion
There's been a lot of talk in the past week about echo chambers on the internet. Oddly enough, I'd planned out this post before the topic exploded after the election. Now it's even more relevant. What I want to discuss is how a similar echo chamber phenomenon happens in the book blogging community as the political… Continue reading The echo chamber of book blogging
What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet -William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet" (II, ii, 1-2) Bonjour! My name is Emily! And my blog is called Rose Read! (My name is not Rose and my blog is not called Rose Reads.) I'm gonna go ahead… Continue reading What’s in a (blog) name?
This was NOT the post I thought I'd be writing today. I still have about 15 drafts waiting to be written for NaBloPoMo on various bookish topics that I am excited about; however, I cannot get excited about them today. Unfortunately, my brain feels like it's in a vice, and in my chest, something has… Continue reading What I’m reading today
Hello beautiful people! It's another day of NaBloPoMo, and I'm going to ignore the facts that I'm sick, that the fate of the free world gets decided today, and that I'm having course registration issues and altogether about to have a breakdown and instead talk about what I'm currently doing with my life: studying library… Continue reading You need a Master’s to be a librarian!? And other LIS questions answered
Hola. Today I'm going to talk to you about failure. Of the social media platform variety. Specifically regarding my personal use (or lack thereof) of the platforms Litsy and Bloglovin' and why I think I failed, or rather, they failed me. From what I know, both Litsy and Bloglovin' are successful social media platforms in… Continue reading Social media fails: Litsy & Bloglovin’
It's NABLOPOMO! The one month of the year when I decide to do a blog post every day! What is this madness!? Right now I am currently sitting at my desk at work, streaming the Cubs game and trying to look like nothing out of the ordinary is happening. (I work at a library, so… Continue reading IT’S NABLOPOMO! (and this post is gonna wander)
*folds hands atop desk* Hello. I come to you today to discuss an important matter: namely, the issue of canon in the Harry Potter community. This issue has been long debated, and it is my wish to enter the conversation and extend it to my peers here on Bookpress and the general interwebs. This post comes… Continue reading Cue ominous music: the Harry Potter canon debate