Join My “Book Club”

Join My “Book Club”

As a book lover, I’m always interested in what other people are reading to see if I might enjoy it myself. I also like discussing theories and ideas for books that are coming out.

I have a very limited circle of friends, and my experiences are limited to my regular schedule, so I don’t often get to experience what books other people are interested in. Plus being busy most days I don’t get to be involved in the regular chatter and excitement of upcoming books.

That’s why I decided to come up with the idea for a little community “book club”.

It won’t be a scheduled book club. I’m not planning on making people read certain books by a certain date or anything. I just figured I should make a community of book loving people, whether you’re a blogger or not, who want to talk about books, get opinions, and talk about what’s coming up.

It’ll all be hosted on Discord, so it’s not anything formal. There will be some rules against profanity and such, but other than that there will be channels depending on what book you want to talk about.

I’ll throw in a link here: https://discord.gg/sNYTree for you to follow if you’re interested. It’s still a work in progress, but you’re more than welcome to join. If you want a certain channel made, let me know and we can make one.

I’d love to see some people join the “book” club to talk about what books their interested in right now, or talk about the latest in book news. I think it’s a good chance to bring the global book community together for some fun.

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Having a favourite genre…

Having a favourite genre…

As a reader, it is impossible not to have a certain genre or genres of books that you gravitate towards.

Maybe you love going on a thrilling chase through space, shooting lasers and meeting alien life forms. Maybe you love a wise old magician shooting fireballs from his staff, vanquishing the dragon that has plagued his country for eons. Or maybe you love crying alongside two characters who are so madly in love, but the world seems to be keeping them apart.

Either way, everyone has a genre that they like, and everyone has a genre that they don’t like.

What I want to talk about today is the genres that you don’t like, but first, let me tell you a little bit about me.

I can appreciate almost any genre of any form of art, music, books, or whatever you have in mind. I don’t necessarily like every genre, but I can appreciate and understand why people like those genres.

I have a favourite type of music — country — but I don’t limit myself to just country music. I listen to a bit of rap, a pinch of hip hop, some top 40, and just a dash of classical.

It’s the same thing with my reading habits and the genres that I like. Obviously my main genres would be historical and fantasy, but I don’t limit myself to those categories, and I think it is wrong if you do.

I don’t think you should limit yourself to a few genres just because you aren’t a “fan” of fantasy, or you can’t stand sci-fi, or romance books make you want to vomit.

If you don’t like a certain book, by all means don’t feel obligated to finish it, but if you’re not a fan of sci-fi, but you love romance…what about a sci-fi romance book.

Blend the love and the hate together and try it out. It’s got a bit of what you love, and a bit of what you hate, so maybe that’ll save it for you.

Maybe it will, or maybe you’ll think the romance aspect of the book was ruined because of the sci-fi part. That decision is yours to make.

What I really want to say is this.

Just because you hate a genre, or you hate a certain stereotype in a genre shouldn’t mean you shun it completely.

In today’s world, where reading is slowly becoming a dying passion, I don’t think us readers have the luxury of hating anything. I think we need to appreciate what we can about books, and do our best to keep them alive. Don’t hate on a certain genre because you don’t like it. Instead try to find a niche area of that genre that you do like.

Not only will it broaden your mind and understanding, I think it will also help you realize how much you love reading and make you fall in love with it all over again.

Wednesday News: I’m the main character…of course

Wednesday News:  I’m the main character…of course

I’ve wanted to write a book since I was a kid.

I remember in my Grade 2 Language Arts class, we got the chance to write a story. Most kids wrote a 2-3 page story about some dog, cat, or other simple story. I decided to go above and beyond that, cause my story was closer to 20 pages long.

I would write stories now and then in school, mostly for my own personal accomplishment than for actually showing others, but most of them were scribbled onto some pieces of looseleaf.

Fast forward to nowadays, and at first I didn’t know what I wanted to write about. At first I wanted to write a book about what it was like when my brother passed away several years ago.

I thought about it and thought about it, and I didn’t really know how to write a book like that. I’ve never read a book like that, and I didn’t really want to, so I took that as a sign of me not wanting to pursue that idea.

What does that mean for the fantasy book that I now want to write? Well I want it to be my story in a way. Obviously my real story would be pretty boring, but I want my book to be about what I imagine I would do in a fantasy world, while putting together all the different aspects of fantasy that I enjoy the most.

What can I tell you about the book without spoiling anything? Well ideally nothing haha but I will tell you that there will be the main character (based off of me) and he will go on a journey (duh!) and maybe save the day? Maybe die? maybe perish within minutes in a skyscraper sized fire tornado throwing sharks and giant whales at everything that moves.

Hopefully next week I’ll be able to share some very rough (and I emphasize the rough) sketches I’ve been doing of some of the main characters and the map of the world.

Book News: July 24

Book News: July 24

So like I have said a few times already, I’ve begun “writing” my book.

It’s still in the early stages, and I’m still figuring out all the kinks, and probably will be for a while, but I have begun figuring out some of the characters and the overall plot that I want to follow.

Most of that people knew already, so what’s the big news this week?

Well from early stages of development, I’m looking to make a series for this book, all related, instead of just a one off. With the ideas I have rolling out right now, it makes more sense for a series, AND I think it’s easier to tell a good story over a few books instead of in one book.

I’ve got a title figured out, and some of the main characters, but I’ll update you about all of that next week when I give you another update (hopefully).

Wednesday News: June 5

Wednesday News: June 5

This week I’ve got a few book release dates for you, because I know you’ll want to read pretty much every book on this list. These are all of the ones I could find, so don’t ask for any more please.

The Truth About Heartbreak

Jun 2
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This is Crazy

Jun 3
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iBooks

Cinder and the Prince of Midnight

Jun 3
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iBooks

When the Light Went Out

Jun 4
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iBooks

If It Makes You Happy

Jun 4
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iBooks

City of Girls

Jun 4
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iBooks

Rebel Born

Jun 4
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The Beholder

Jun 4
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iBooks

The Beyond

Jun 4
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iBooks

The Bobcat

Jun 4
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iBooks

The Summer We Lost Her

Jun 4
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iBooks

The Two Week Arrangement

Jun 4
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iBooks

Wild and Crooked

Jun 4
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iBooks

Slay

Jun 4
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iBooks

I'll Never Tell

Jun 4
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The Rest of the Story

Jun 4
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iBooks

Virtually Yours

Jun 4
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iBooks

Coldhearted Boss

Jun 6
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No. 1 Love

Jun 6
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iBooks

Pretty Scars

Jun 6
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iBooks

My Best Friend’s Ex

Jun 10
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iBooks

Dream Sequence

Jun 11
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iBooks

A Girl Like You

Jun 11
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iBooks

Fix Her Up

Jun 11
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Kickin' It

Jun 11
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Mixed Signals

Jun 11
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More Than Anything

Jun 11
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One Minute Later

Jun 11
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iBooks

Raphael Tillie Cole

Jun 11
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Recursion

Jun 11
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iBooks

Rise

Jun 11
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iBooks

Sordid Empire

Jun 11
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iBooks

The Chai Factor

Jun 11
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iBooks

The Edge of Us

Jun 11
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The Summer Guests

Jun 11
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The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

Jun 11
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Vow of Sacrifice

Jun 11
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Waiting For Tom Hanks

Jun 11
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iBooks

Man of the Year

Jun 11
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iBooks

Mrs. Everything

Jun 11
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iBooks

The Friend Zone

Jun 11
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iBooks

Getting Played

Jun 11
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iBooks

The First Mistake

Jun 11
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iBooks

Naughty Stranger

Jun 11
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iBooks

Sexy Filthy Boss

Jun 11
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Jersey Six Jewel E. Ann

Jun 13
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The Man I Need

Jun 13
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How to Say Goodbye

Jun 13
Amazon US
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Amazon CAOn the Rocks
by 
Kandi Steiner

Jun 13
GoodreadsSin Shot
by 
Brit DeMille

Jun 13
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Written With You

Jun 15
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Stay Tia Louise

Jun 16
iBooks
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Parental Guidance

Jun 17
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iBooks

The One

Jun 17
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iBooks

A Story Like Ours

Jun 18
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iBooks

Broken with You

Jun 18
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Girl in the Rearview Mirror

Jun 18
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iBooks

Hooked

Jun 18
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Letters to Molly

Jun 18
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One Night at the Lake

Jun 18
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The Last House Guest

Jun 18
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The Lemon Sisters

Jun 18
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The Perfect Date

Jun 18
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iBooks

Violent Ends

Jun 18
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iBooks

Winter Flower

Jun 22
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iBooksBetween Us And Forever
by 
Dylan Allen

Jun 23
Goodreads

Teardrop Shot

Jun 24
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iBooksIndefinite
by 
Corinne Michaels

Jun 24
iBooks
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After the End

Jun 25
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iBooks

Better Than the Best Plan

Jun 25
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Call It What You Want

Jun 25
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Dear Wife

Jun 25
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Girl Upside Down

Jun 25
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Gumiho

Jun 25
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Justified

Jun 25
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Never Fall in Love With a Rockstar

Jun 25
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Save the Date

Jun 25
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The Accidental Girlfriend

Jun 25
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The Orphan's Song

Jun 25
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The Virtue of Sin

Jun 25
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Seven Nights of Sin

Jun 25
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Once Upon a Bad Boy

Jun 25
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Deadlock

Jun 25
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Superfan

Jun 25
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Paranoid

Jun 25
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Stuck Up Kristie Leigh and Leddy Harper

Jun 27
GoodreadsThe Younger Man
by 
Karina Halle

Jun 27
GoodreadsFight Dirty
by 
Emily Goodwin

Jun 27
GoodreadsThe Marriage Pact
by 
Winter Renshaw

Jun 28
Goodreads

Heartache and Hope Jay McLean

Jun 28
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Wednesday News: May 1

Wednesday News: May 1

The audiobook and physical book “debate” has been around since audio books came around. Some people say only succesful people listen to audio books, others listen to it because of a physical impairment, or because they don’t have time to sit down and read a book.

How do you prefer to read your books?

James Tate Hill wrote a great article about audiobooks, and defends their use for “normal” people.

Audiobooks are not lesser versions of reading and are not only for “successful people.”

 

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