Category: discussions

Are you going to Book Expo?

Posted April 16, 2017 by Lory in discussions / 29 Comments
Are you going to Book Expo?

A year ago, I was so envious of all those who got to go to Book Expo America in Chicago that I thought I would make it a priority to attend this year, when it would be in New York and not require a plane trip. I would have to get time off from work, […]

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What is fiction for?

Posted March 5, 2017 by Lory in discussions / 18 Comments
What is fiction for?

When a certain public figure made it known through his mouthpieces that when he says something that contradicts the perception of others, it’s to be called an “alternative fact,” this gave rise to much mirth in literary circles. Libraries and bookstores posted “Alternative Facts” signs with arrows pointing to the fiction section, suggesting that creating […]

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What books would you like to bring back?

Posted January 8, 2017 by Lory in discussions / 32 Comments
What books would you like to bring back?

In the three years that I’ve been blogging, it’s been quite inspiring to see how in their capacity as enthusiastic and articulate readers, bloggers really do have the power to influence publishers. In particular, there have been several instances where books were brought back into print largely due to bloggers’ support. Several novels of Margery […]

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Reading New England: Mayflower Discussion Part I

Posted December 11, 2016 by Lory in discussions / 20 Comments
Reading New England: Mayflower Discussion Part I

Welcome to Part I of the Reading New England/Nonfiction Book Club discussion of Nathaniel Philbrick’s Mayflower. I’m so pleased that Katie of Doing Dewey agreed to co-host this readalong with me! Please hop over to her blog to see her answers to the following questions, which were written by me after reading parts I and […]

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Should I keep blogging?

Posted November 13, 2016 by Lory in discussions / 52 Comments
Should I keep blogging?

Once again, events in the outer world make me question the very existence of this blog. My small thoughts and interests seem trivial in comparison. Can I justify continuing to write about books and reading, about my personal pleasures and achievements, when there would seem to be so many other, more important battles to be […]

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How do you build a following for an event?

Posted October 9, 2016 by Lory in discussions / 12 Comments
How do you build a following for an event?

Krysta of Pages Unbound had a good point to make in a comment on my last discussion post, How do you attract more followers? I suggested participating in or creating a blog event (such as a readalong) as one possibility, and Krysta said: As for readalongs–we’ve done some of these and many events over the […]

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How do you attract more followers?

Posted September 11, 2016 by Lory in discussions / 44 Comments
How do you attract more followers?

This post was inspired by Jennifer of Holds Upon Happiness, and her Thoughts Upon One Year of Blogging. Jennifer said, I haven’t acquired hundreds and thousands of followers.  It is much harder than I thought to get people to read my ramblings. I knew I wouldn’t instantly have a huge number of followers but I […]

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