The (NOT SO) Secret Life of a Book Blogger #booktag

» 5 September, 2015 » Book Tags, Opinions-Ramblings » 0 comments

The (NOT SO) Secret Life of a Book Blogger #booktag

Book tag time!! Thanks to the lovely Angy over at The Collector of Book Boyfriends for tagging me. Last week, I did the TV show book tag. This time around, it’s going to be all about The (not so) secret life of book bloggers. Alright! 1. How long have you been a blogger? Just kidding! Although, sometimes it feels like it’s been that long. In reality, it’s only been 3 years. I had another book blog before on Blogger, and after about two years, I felt disillusioned because I was doing nothing but promo tours on it. I wanted a clean slate, so I started The Racy Lit Reader. And I’ve learned from my previous mistakes, which is why you won’t see me do a lot of book tours anymore. 2. At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging? When it stops becoming fun. Blogging is a lot of work. I have a family who demands my attention and a full time job, so blogging is a way for me to unwind and to have fun. I figure if and when it stops becoming fun for me, I’d stop. Or maybe I’d take a time off from it for a while. 3. What is the best thing […]

{Book Tag Sunday} Game of Thrones

» 30 August, 2015 » Book Tags, Opinions-Ramblings » 8 comments

{Book Tag Sunday} Game of Thrones

Thanks to Thanks to Angy from Collector of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends for creating this FUN book tag. for creating this tag and Kim from Reading In The Red Room for the tag! To play this book tag, you need to… 1) Pick a TV show 2) then use gifs, memes, etc of that show to describe books and characters It’s as easy as that – Here we go. Full disclosure. I don’t watch TV anymore so I’m not up-to-date when it comes to the hottest shows on TV right now. BUT I do watch The Game of Thrones. I loved the books and even though the TV show sometimes make me rage, I’m too invested to stop watching it. So as part of this book tag, I’m going to use the GAME of THRONES. 1.  Name your favorite author that you’d do anything to meet her/him in person. Hmm…I would say for romance, I would love to meet Kristen Ashley, Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Nora Roberts. Aside from loving their books, I love following them on social media. It would be fun to meet them in person, too. For non-romance, I would love to meet JK Rowling and George RR Martin. JK Rowling because I find her personal journey of being […]

It bears repeating…

» 6 February, 2015 » Opinions-Ramblings » 3 comments

This has been a bad week for readers/reviewers in general. A YA author took to Twitter to display her Goodreads Bingo that basically mocks how readers review a book. Of course, Facebook also has its share of author ranting about a reviewer on Goodreads who dared one-star her masterpiece. Hence, this post. I have been thinking about writing about this for a while but never got around to it until now. This is just my view on the matter. Many might not agree with me but that’s okay. This is an opinion piece about a topic that I’m passionate about–reader/reviewer rights. Authors, I understand your frustration about readers posting negative reviews. After all you did spend a lot of time crafting a story only for someone to say it’s a pile of horse shit. But you have to remember that one, it’s an opinion. Two, it’s an opinion about a product. Do reviewers cross the line sometimes? Yes. But that’s not unique to the book community. It happens in other industries, too. Go check Amazon and come back to me. Third, it’s nothing personal. Anyone with half a brain would recognize if a review is being helpful or not. Readers are not dumb. We can form our own opinions. Trust me […]