Category: Discussions


Trying to Explain YA to Someone Who Doesn’t Read

Trying to Explain YA to Someone Who Doesn’t Read

Recently one of my bosses asked about my recent trip to Charleston. Hilarity ensued and I just had to share. “Young Adult? How old are you?” “26.” “Aren’t you a little old for that?” “There’s bloggers that are in their 40s!” “But isn’t it called YOUNG adult?” “It’s not called Young Adult because it’s meant for young adults. It’s called that because the age of the characters is at the young adult level.” “So, you’re a pedo then? You like ’em […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 19 November, 2014 | 8 Comments
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Am I the Only One Who Hates Too Much Formatting?

Am I the Only One Who Hates Too Much Formatting?

I have this personal pet peeve. It looks something like this: Pretty cool, right? (Not that I would WANT to read most of these, and many of these I was forced to read in HS and either hated it *coughcough*CatcherintheRye*cough* or didn’t actually read it because I just couldn’t do it *coughcough*GrapesofWrath*cough*) And honestly, if the book is seriously boring, it would make that time double! Looking at the times vs. pages some seem a little off. My pages per […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 12 November, 2014 | 23 Comments
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Tips for YALLfest 2014

Tips for YALLfest 2014

YALLfest website Okay, who else is going?! I would love to meet up if you are! So last year was very chaotic and kind of stressful. But now that I know what it’s like, I know how to plan better for this year! Therefore, I’d like to share a few tips for any of you who might be new to this book festival. Arrive early Last year, we arrived in town right on time. HORRIBLE IDEA. Make sure to leave yourself at […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 5 November, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Novel Thoughts: No One’s Opinion is “Wrong”

Novel Thoughts: No One’s Opinion is “Wrong”

Not to be crass or anything, but opinions are like assholes. EVERYONE HAS ONE. So why do people constantly assume that their opinion is “right?” That their opinion is the only one acceptable to have? I feel this way about everything in life – opinions are just that. People need to learn the difference between fact and opinion. But today I’m going to discuss this in the bookish world. A while back, Asti @ Oh, the Books! made the post There […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 15 October, 2014 | 18 Comments
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Novel Thoughts: Have You Ever Been Judged Because You’re a Reader?

Novel Thoughts: Have You Ever Been Judged Because You’re a Reader?

Most people are pretty nonchalant about the fact that I’m a reader. When I tell them how many books I read on average, they’re either like “Oh wow, good for you!” or “Holy crap, I wish I could get into reading” or even sometimes just look at me weird and nod like they don’t get it. But every once in a while I’ll happen on someone who is all “reading is dumb why would you do that.” Case in point: […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 8 October, 2014 | 13 Comments
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Do People Ever Spell Your Name Wrong?

Do People Ever Spell Your Name Wrong?

Honestly, this is more of a rant than a discussion. I’ve bellyached many times about people spelling my name wrong, and I’m sure some of you have seen it. For some ridiculous reason, people at work STILL call me “Jess” or spell my name “Jessie” despite me correcting them a hundred f*cking times. I seriously think they do it on purpose to piss me off. IT WORKS. Okay, maybe that’s just a tad harsh. I wouldn’t really stab someone. Anyway. It […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 1 October, 2014 | 31 Comments
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