I know, India how can you start a book club if you’re never even around! Well I’ve been around, just not over here. I’ve been putting up videos on my youtube channel which you can click on here, which is also where I talk about the new book club. It doesn’t have a special name for right now I supposed it will be Page Turning Book Club, or Page Turning Club… I don’t know. Any thoughts?!
To really be involved in the book club you need to be subscribed to my youtube channel and to get all of the perks you should check out my Patreon, here as well! I’m really excited and a bit nervous to be doing this book club because I’m always worried that people won’t participate, but I’ll deal with that later and I’ll have a book club by myself…what else is new lol. I’ve attached the video below, which talks more about it and I hope to see you there!!
The first two books are going to be:
Legendborn by Tracy Deon for our PG-13 book and Raze (Scarred Souls #1) by Tillie Cole for our R rated book. You can click on the titles to view them on Amazon or you can try and find them in your local bookstore. I know Raze is also on KU for those that have KU.
Anyways, I hope to see you all in the book club and in the chats!! Until next time,
All the time you can find posts of people saying that they don’t feel part of the bookish community, or how they don’t have friends and each time I see this I roll my eyes. Sorry, I do. I’m always left wondering what are you doing to garner friends in the bookish community. Are you expecting people to just “come up to you” on the internet and just be your friend? If so, you need to change your expectations. Also a lot of the friendships that you see happening on the internet did not happen overnight! They took months sometimes years to become what you see on the internet! It’s okay to be jealous, but it’s not okay to let it taint your view of the entire community. As a friend told me, find your tribe. They are there, but they’re just spread out a bit.
In order to have a friend, you have to be a friend. You have to be willing to put in the time to try and foster relationships and you also have to understand that not every person on the internet is meant to be your friend. Building platonic relationships take just as much work as building romantic relationships. Are you commenting on their content and doing it in such a way that leads to more discussion or is it just a “Love your video! New subscriber!”? Also, understand that it’s easy to get distracted on the internet and that just because it seems like people are ignoring doesn’t mean they are. They might have seen the notification and just forgot to respond to it. That happens! I do it all the time and then it’s like a week later I’m responding. I’m sorry, but it’s true. Sometimes I take a peek at something, but don’t have the time to respond right away and then because the notification is gone I forget about it.
You also can’t expect to be given everything and constantly take from others without giving something in return. That’s toxic. It’s hurtful plain and simple. Also, don’t try to become friends with someone in order to build yourself up. That’s rude. You also have to respect people’s boundaries! If people say they just can’t do it right now, let them have some space to breathe. The internet only shows so much of people’s lives, and sometimes we assume we know more when we really only know a fraction.
I posted a video on my youtube channel about this, that is not nearly as blunt as this post, but I felt like the blog needed some tough love and youtube needed something a little nicer. Feel free to watch! What have you done to build relationships in the book community? What is some of the advice that you have for others? Let’s talk down in the comments! Until next time,
I can’t believe that there are only 2 months left in the year!! That’s crazy and it’s officially holiday season!! I know a lot of people are getting ready for Halloween and all of their spooky reads, but I’m not going that route. First, I don’t really do spooky reads and thrillers, the second I really need to read some books that I already own.
So, that is what I will be focusing on this month. I don’t really do TBRs as you know, but I do have some books on my physical shelves and my e-reader shelves.
Some of those books include
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
Crier’s War by Nina Varela
Guilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Slay by Britney Morris
I know I have more books that I need to read that you can see on my Instagram page, but these are some of the ones that I really want to get to next.
I’m trying really hard to not buy any books this month and prepare for the holidays!! What are some of the books that you have planned for this month?! Are you going spooky, participating in ReadAThons, or just keeping is business as usual? Until next time,
It’s time to do another tag! This one included a shout out of some of my favorite booktubers! There are so many that it was hard only picking a few. I also actually got tagged in this one and that is crazy! Normally I just do them myself when I find them interesting enough to do. I’ve put the video down below and also attached it here. The prompts are also down below! If you’re a book blogger, I would love to see your answers shouting out other book bloggers, so I can follow more blogs! I think you all are amazing and we should shout each other out more often! I also put the booktubers that I shouted out, here as well. Who are some of your favorite people on the Bookternet? Let me know down below. Until next time,
1. White rabbit– Which booktuber introduced you to the wonderful land of booktube?
2. Underrated– Which booktuber should have loads more subscribers?
3. Autowatch– Which booktuber do you drop everything to watch the minute their video goes live?
4. Twinning – Which booktuber has the most similar reading tastes to you? y
5. Boss – Which booktuber do you look up to or admire the most?
6. Bestie – Which booktuber are you genuinely friends with or which booktuber could you see yourself being friends with in real life?
7. Bookcase envy – Which booktuber has a library you’d looooove to have (either the books on their shelves or their library setup itself)?
8. MIA – Which booktuber hasn’t posted in a while that you miss immensely?
9. Newbie – Which booktube newbie are you most excited about?
10. Tag three people!
I am trying to participate in another readathon this month. So far… I’m behind. What’s new with that though. This month I’m participating in the Fuck-A-Thon that is hosted by Noria at Noria Reads on Youtube. The Reading Challenge has prompts that basically are there to challenge the social norms. We have all month to read these books, so I need to get on that. There is also a group book as well! I have put my TBR down below and also attached Noria’s original video. I’m thinking about vlogging for this challenge, but considering I’m already behind that might be a lot haha. What do you think of this new reading challenge?! Let me know down in the comments or on my video! Until next time,
Fuck Racism: Read a book that explores race relations
Fuck the Patriarchy: Read a book that challenges patriarchal norms and behaviour
Fuck Ageism: Read a book that centers a well-rounded older character
Fuck Heternormativity: Read a book that is queer af!
Fuck Realism: Read a fantasy book
Fuck Pollution: Read literature that talks about pollution or climate change
Fuck Abuse: Read a book that focuses on any form of abuse
Fuck Classism: Read a book that explores class stratification and the role it plays in a character’s life
Fuck Ableism: Read a book with a main character that has a disability.
Read the Group Book: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
*The Liveshow is on July 27th at 8PM