Category: Discussion

An Update on What’s Been Happening

An Update on What’s Been Happening

March 8, 2015 Discussion 3

Hello!

You may have noticed that posts on this website haven't been as regular as they used to be. I thought I'd update my lovely friends and readers about what's been happening.

I got sick

Firstly, I got super sick. Without going into details, it was probably the worst I've been since I moved out of home 4 years ago. And then I got better, only to get sick in a new and different kind of way.

In total, I lost about four weeks. Which doesn't sound like a lot, I know, but when you're in the last 6...

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Bookworld Book Club of the Month

Bookworld Book Club of the Month

November 11, 2014 Discussion 1

Bookworld, Australia’s leading online store for all things bookish, has an awesome program where they pick a non-commercial Australian Book Club every month and send them a set of books for their next read.

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Safe

Safe

October 22, 2014 Discussion 4

I had a few thoughts about reviewers and authors which are inspired by my other, more emotional thoughts about the events of the last week or so in this otherwise amazing community.

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BREAKING: things are changing in the book-reviewing world

BREAKING: things are changing in the book-reviewing world

October 8, 2014 Discussion 16

I’ve noticed two things that happened recently that have really made me question where book reviewing is going in the next few months or years. Obviously, having been at this for a while, I’ve seen people come and go and trends change, but these two events really made me really think about the future of reviewing for authors as a blogger.

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The Statistics of Book Series (YA)

The Statistics of Book Series (YA)

August 6, 2014 Discussion 11

My favourite things are books and science. (And my family and friends, my job … and other things). But yes. Books and science. (And maths. And chocolate.) I’m focussing! I thought it would be interesting if I looked at how my ratings have changed for book series over the years…

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How do you … read so much

How do you … read so much

May 30, 2014 Discussion 17

Hi! I’m thinking of posting sporadically under a ‘How do you …’ banner, so I can answer a few questions that people always ask me. For the first one, I’m focussing on a question that I get asked a few times a week: Shaheen, how do you read so much?

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The Reading Habits of a Female Homo Sapien

The Reading Habits of a Female Homo Sapien

February 12, 2014 Discussion 5

The female homo sapien is often seen perusing a Romance Novel, usually with a “bodice-ripper” cover. Although she craves “independence” and “strength”, her innermost desire to be taken of by her male counterparts is evidenced in her choice of reading material. She is rarely seen clutching an action adventure, unless…

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