Morning, everyone! How’s it going? Hope you are all having a great Sunday. I’m on my second coffee already, so everything’s peachy. In spite of my increasing coffee intake I started sleeping better lately. Although there’s still one issue: the guy upstairs, to whom we will just refer as The Midnight Washer, seems to be on a fucking warpath against tranquility. That dude clearly needs a new hobby! Maybe I should lend him some books or something…
Anyway, let’s see what’s been happening on other blogs, shall we?
Have you ever wondered which stereotypical YA character you are? If the answer is yes, then lucky you! Just answer Sarah’s quiz to find out. I must say, I always thought of myself as a rebel with a heart of gold, but turns out I was wrong all along! Every sign points to me being one of those brooding people with a dark past. Go figure.
Do you ever feel like your reading time is impacted by all those reviews waiting to be written? Well, you are not alone! Pop over to Avery @Red Rocket Panda for a chat and maybe you will even find some tips to restore the balance.
Kelly started a discussion the other day about sensuality in YA books. While I think it’s an intriguing topic, I feel I should probably just shut up and let you guys talk. I was into some pretty weird shit from the ripe age of 14, when I read my first Stephen King book: Gerald’s Game. It’s written for adult, has some kinky stuff, but I was very much thrilled by it and felt like I’m actually discovering something about sex. You know, for science… That said, I don’t particularly enjoy erotica even now, and I’m pretty sure a twelve year old would not appreciate it very much either.
Book ratings are the bane of a book blogger’s existence, and Vera is no exception. How do you decide on rating? Do you give stars? Is it a simple like vs. dislike? Head over to Unfiltered Tales, and maybe we’ll figure something out.
Drew is on fire again, and as usual, brought up a topic that is bound to generate some heated discussions. Should bloggers be paid for reviews? Well, I have no idea… I’m pretty sure most of us have dreamed of a job where we get paid to sit around reading books and write reviews about them. Like, you know, at a magazine, or a newspaper or something. But to get paid to write on our hobby blogs? *shrugs*
But on the other hand, what’s next? When I go to a restaurant, do I demand to have my food for free in exchange for a review on Google? This is all very confusing!