Tuesday Talks: Bookish Resolutions (January 3, 2017)

Tuesday Talks: Bookish Resolutions (January 3, 2017)

Hey everyone, and welcome back to another segment of Tuesday Talks. Part of my new years resolution is to keep up with my blog and make sure I make weekly posts on it. With being part of the amazing GoodReads group, “Tuesday Talks”, I will be sure to make this goal. If you want to learn more about Tuesday Talks, or start writing your own posts for Tuesday Talks, be sure to check out their GoodReads group.

What are your bookish resolutions?

I noticed that a lot of my resolutions this year are revolving around my love for books. If there’s one thing that I want to nurture this year, its my book activity, so this is a good topic of discussion for the first Tuesday Talks of the year. Rather than have unnecessary paragraphs about what my resolutions are, I’ll list them for you.

  1. Be more active on my Bookstagram account (@miyukinightreader)
  2. Make weekly posts on my blog
  3. Take a chance and read books that I normally wouldn’t read
  4. Actually finish a monthly challenge for once
  5. Be more active on my GoodReads account
I’ll start with those five for now. It sounds like a lot, and for me I know it will be a challenge. But I’m going to make an effort actually finish the year strong, and make sure that I don’t have too long of a break throughout the year like I usually do. What are your bookish resolutions? Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday Talks – Shop or Browse?

Tuesday Talks – Shop or Browse?

Hey everyone! Sorry I’m posting a little late this week but at least I’m actually writing a post! Once again, if you’re interested in past topics from this year or even want to start your own blog/vlog, be sure to check out the GoodReads group Tuesday Talks.

Do you shop for specific books, or are you a browser?

I think it really depends on what my mood is when I walk into the bookstore. Some days, I just want to go in to see what new books are in there, and so I don’t have anything particular that I’m looking for. I think that’s the worst time for me to go to the bookstore though, because when I’m in browsing mode then I can buy up to 10 books at a time or even more. So not good for my wallet, but way awesome for my bookshelf. Which reminds me, I still need to eventually get another shelf for my growing collection.

Now, if I’m on GoodReads or Instagram and I see potentially amazing books that I should have in my hands like right now, then I will go to the bookstore on a mission to see if it’s even there. I think I should actually call them first and make sure that it’s in stock before making my way there, so that I don’t go there disappointed when they don’t have it. Then again, if it’s not there then I end up finding other books to buy! I think I have a book addition, guys.

This one was pretty short and to the point, but that’s perfect. So either way, I’m buying books guys. What do you guys think? Do you shop for specific books or are you a browser? Or are you like me and does it depend on your mood? Let me know in the comments below.

Tuesday Talks – First Book in a Series

Tuesday Talks – First Book in a Series

Hey everyone! Welcome to another segment of Tuesday Talks. If you want to get involved in the discussions and check out the past topics, feel free to check out the group on Goodreads.

If you did not enjoy the first book in a series, do you continue on?

This one is actually a pretty big deal breaker for me. There are a lot of series that I find interest in, and I always take a big chance in reading the first book. Once I don’t like it, I won’t go on to the rest of the series, no matter how many books there are. I can talk about one series in particular. I didn’t realize it was a series until I checked it out on GoodReads, and unfortunately this was after I read the book. I could barely get through it, and it is not part of my character to leave a book unfinished, no matter how horrid it is. I won’t name the book here, in case there are those who actually liked it contrary to my opinion (there are quite a few positive reviews on GoodReads), and I don’t want those who haven’t read it to have expectations.

As much as the book left me with a cliffhanger, the fact that I had no desire to even finish the book made me not want to find out what happens to Channie and the rest of the characters in the series. It was that terrible.

I’ve actually been really lucky at finding series that I actually like based off the first book alone. I think if there were more like my previous example, then i would feel really upset. Of course, as you can probably tell from my reading history from last year and this year, I’ve mostly been reading only the first book of multiple series for some reason. Maybe I just don’t want any of these series to end like all the rest of them do, but they will eventually have to one day.

What do you think? Does your approval of the first book determine whether or not you continue a series? Let me know in the comments below.