My Current Dilemma With Star Ratings

Hello! I’m attempting to write a post about something that’s been bothering me for a while now, and that’s rating books. I’ve stuck to the Goodreads rating system all this time because I’ve never really had a need to use any other system. But lately I’ve become unsatisfied with it, and I’m thinking of changing my way of rating novels… I’m just not sure how to do that.

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What Makes You Follow a Blog?

Hi all!

A small fact about Beaucoupbooks is that its stats this year have been pretty poor. I used to post three times a week, and now I’m lucky if I make one post a week. I don’t regret this change, because it felt necessary that I take a step back from blogging this year, but the outcome from this decision is that my blog suffered in terms of stats.

Recently I’ve also noticed that a lot of the bloggers I was friendly with a year ago seem to have slowly disappeared for a variety of reasons, such as careers, school, and health reasons. Some have even deleted their blogs, and its only when I’ve searched for their blogs on WordPress have I discovered that they’ve been deleted.

I love my little blog, and I’m eager to inject some life back into it. Since my blog has been struggling this year, I was wondering: what makes you want to follow someone’s blog?

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Some People Don’t Want to Read, and That’s OK

So… This is something which I think about every now and then, but it’s late and I can’t sleep so I’m writing down my thoughts. I’ve been thinking about some of the mentalities I’ve seen from some book bloggers and literature lovers in regards to people who don’t like to read. And they kinda annoy me…

This isn’t aimed at anyone in particular, I’m just bringing to light something I notice every now and then online  

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Do Authors on Social Media Police Reader Interpretation?

So, this is the second time I’m writing this post. I wrote the first one way back in November but I binned it because I just wasn’t happy with it (it got a little bitchy). So this is attempt number two! It’ll be a rambling mess but I’ll try my best to be coherent.

One of the last papers I wrote in undergrad focused on fandom in the modern age, in a time where connecting with others is almost instantaneous, whether it’s through a blog post or an email or a tweet. My focus was specifically on authors, and how they may use social media not only to communicate with their readers, but to also control ownership over their texts and their fictional characters. This paper was titled ‘The Liberation of the Twenty-First Century Reader as a Result of Social Media’ and it was pretentious as fuck. But the topic really interests me, and I want to see what you guys think on the subject.

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Thoughts on Writing Book Reviews

So I like to post on my blog around three times a week – I don’t really have a set routine on the things that I post on here, but I always make sure to post a book review up every weekend. Because it makes perfect sense for me to post book reviews on my book blog… However, since I’m in such a slump lately, I failed to post a review last week and may not even get one out this week, either. So since there’s no review going up this week, I thought I would write a small discussion post on the topic of writing book reviews.

(Emphasis on ‘mini’ because I’m still struggling with writing right now, but anyways…)

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