Bookish Talk

My thoughts on everything bookish.

🗨️ Book Musings: Hopeless

Are you the kind of reader who likes to be teased by the authors’ upcoming works? I’m not talking about teaser graphics or excerpts of upcoming releases with firm release dates. I’m referring to authors telling about their ideas for future books.



🗨️ Book Musings: The Write Stuff

If you’re a reader, do you also write?
I know a lot of bloggers/readers are also writers. I won’t call myself a writer, but FB memories reminded me today that I wrote a book 6 years ago 😄.


🗨️ Book Musings: The Study of a Reader

Do you usually read alone, buddy read or group reading?

I mostly buddy read and I’m so used to it that when I read alone, sometimes I feel the experience is incomplete 😆. Sometimes I might miss something or have questions or point of discussions. Or simply gushing or bitching about characters or plot.

But when there’s no one to talk to it’s like, “Wait, I guess that’s it?” lol! This is especially true when the book is ARC, which means there are fewer reviews to check out if others feel the same way.

Another thing I like about buddy reading is it motivates me to be productive in my reading. It helps to keep my pace consistent. And if the book sucks, at least I know I’m not suffering alone lol!

Group read can be fun too unless I become the last one to finish… But it also depends on how it’s done. I did group reads with Shh… group on Goodreads and I like the way it is there where we discuss as we read while being careful with spoilers. I’ve seen other group on Goodreads or FB done it differently. I cannot do the kind that limit certain number of chapters during certain time period. I don’t like letting myself being “controlled” haha!

🗨️ Book Musings: Shelf Life

Like any other certified bookworms, I have the problem of not enough space on my shelves. So I was proud of myself when I managed to squeeze the life out of it and made the books fit just enough.

However, I didn’t anticipate the problem when trying to pull one out 🤦🏻‍♀️. Because the shelf height just enough to fit the book, with the tightness, it was really hard to slide one out! Thank goodness the two white books are slightly shorter, so I managed to slip my finger to slowly pull it out.

Well, I’ve learned my lesson. When I push it in again, I made sure one of the book spines is not pushed all the way back. One book slightly protruding is worth the pain than potentially damaging it while trying to pull it out lol!