Happy Thursday, everyone!
Here we are again. There are some great posts to check out this week, from self-care guides for book bloggers to book review tips!
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Kristen at Metaphors & Moonlight poses some interesting thoughts about why she rarely, if ever, gives 1-star ratings for books. Giving 1-star ratings is hard…and can also be confusing to determine exactly why one is being given. Personally, I’ve given few 1-star ratings, and can relate to a lot that Kristen says about her process when a single star book lands in her lap. Check it out here!
A Book Lover That Doesn't Buy Books?
I know, it’s sort of unheard of in the book-o-sphere. A book blogger and reviewer that doesn’t (really) buy books!? Although, I don’t buy a bunch of books either. In her discussion post, Vee at Vee Reading shares why she doesn’t buy many books. Personally, I believe her reasons have a lot of merit and wisdom behind them. Thanks for sharing, Vee!
Book Blogger Self Care
The past two months, I’ve really been feeling the heat with blogging and staying on top of everything. The truth is, my second child will be arriving in less than two months, and I physically, mentally, and emotionally can’t handle all the stress that blogging, and life in general brings as I normally do. Yeah, I feel a bit like a failure. (I may write a separate post on this later.) But this post really helped me re-evaluate my thinking.
I think this is something every book blogger should read and take into consideration with their blogging and overall life!
I actually came across this post via a “share” post that Dani from Perspective Of A Writer put together. (Thanks for sharing, Dani! Or else I probably wouldn’t have found this!) Carrie from Cat on a Bookshelf put together a guide of Twitter hashtags for book bloggers! Yes, you read that right! Check out this very helpful post, here!