Category: Discussions


Novel Thoughts: Why Are Bad Boys Appealing?

Novel Thoughts: Why Are Bad Boys Appealing?

  Bad Boys in Fiction Why are they appealing? I’ve often wondered this myself.  In real life, I do not like bad boys. “Bad boy” in real life directly translates to asshole. Sure, I went through that phase when I was young and thought that was the only kind of boy that existed, but when it comes time to settle down, bad boys are so not appealing. Why would you want to marry someone who will treat you like crap (and possibly cheat on […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 11 December, 2013 | 26 Comments
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Novel Thoughts: What Makes Me Follow a Blog?

Novel Thoughts: What Makes Me Follow a Blog?

  What makes me follow a blog? 1. The design. I’m ashamed to admit that this is my number one thing. If I’m attracted to the design, I’m probably going to follow no matter what the content is. I’m a shallow creature, what can I say? I like simple, clean designs with very minimal sidebars.  2. Same tastes in books. If a blogger reads almost all of the same books I do, I’m more likely to follow. If they read […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 7 December, 2013 | 29 Comments
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Nators Discuss: Book Boyfriends

Nators Discuss: Book Boyfriends

  [Inky] Why hello there! It’s Inky here to kick-off another Nators Discuss! Today we have a very FUN topic chosen by Jessi: Book Boyfriends! Holl-UH. Thanks to Stephanie from Chasm of Books, Shannon from Rex Robot Reviews & Melanie from YA Midnight Reads for inspiring this topic! Book Boyfriends [Jessi] What exactly makes a fictional boy swoony? Is it the sexy factor? Boy next door, or bad boy? Sweet, or aloof? Depends on the person I’d say. For me, […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 23 November, 2013 | 14 Comments
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Novel Thoughts: Bad Reactions to Negative Reviews

Novel Thoughts: Bad Reactions to Negative Reviews

I’m not going to go into detail about what made me want to talk about this topic, because I don’t want to open up that can of worms and stir up drama. This post is not directed at a particular incident, but rather inspired by it. Because let’s face it, this has happened many, many times.  So called ‘negative’ reviews If you publish a book, you are knowingly putting it out there for criticism. That’s the risk you take, period. […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 9 November, 2013 | 28 Comments
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Novel Thoughts: False Advertising

Novel Thoughts: False Advertising

  Today’s topic: False Advertising You know what I’m talking about. When you see a particular cover and you’re like: So you drool over the cover for days, weeks, sometimes even months until you can get your hands on the pretty. But then….you read it. And the story inside is so not pretty. I feel totally gypped when this happens. Because a gorgeous cover should house an epic story, right? Am I right?! So when you read something so beautiful and […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 6 November, 2013 | 19 Comments
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Horror October Discussion: Horror in Books

Horror October Discussion: Horror in Books

Todays topic: The horror genre in books! As I said in my discussion about horror in film: I loooove horror. I love creepy, dark stories. BUT…I am very picky. I do not scare easily at all, and I find 95% of the horror out there comedic rather than scary. I also don’t have a weak stomach. The gorier, the better!  I have yet to find a book that could actually scare me. As of right now, I remain skeptical that it’s […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 29 October, 2013 | 7 Comments
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