Category: Discussions


Bookish Pet Names

Bookish Pet Names

So, my dog’s name is Zenith. I’ve had a lot of reactions to that name over the years: Xena? No, Zenith. Ze-what? Zenith. Like, the TV brand? Um, no. The truth is, she’s named after Zenith SunSoar from The Wayfarer Redemption series by Sara Douglass. My youngest cat, River – short for RiverStar – is named after RiverStar SunSoar from the same series. And I’ve thought about naming a future male pet Drago, short for DragonStar…you guessed it, SunSoar. I would love […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 4 March, 2015 | 21 Comments
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Plagiarism and Instagram

Plagiarism and Instagram

So I’ve been branching out on Instagram more lately – visiting other accounts, perusing my favorite hashtags, creeping my suggestions for new posts and people. And I’ve noticed something. I stumbled on a picture in a new account. I got to looking at it, and thought, Wait. I just saw this picture this morning….on someone else’s account. Sure enough, the picture did not belong to that person. I was pissed. Which is stupid, because it wasn’t my picture. But still, that makes me […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 25 February, 2015 | 17 Comments
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Books I Hated With Gorgeous Covers

Books I Hated With Gorgeous Covers

You all know what I’m talking about. You see a cover, and it’s SO beautiful you immediately fall in love with it, and you’d do ANYTHING to have the book in your hands right now so you can drool over it. Then you start to read it. And you get angry. WHY IS SUCH A TERRIBLE BOOK DRESSED IN SUCH A GORGEOUS COVER?! You’re devastated, and a little piece of your soul dies. Here are just a few of the covers I […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 18 February, 2015 | 13 Comments
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Don’t be Afraid to be Yourself in YOUR Reviews!

Don’t be Afraid to be Yourself in YOUR Reviews!

We’ve all seen those “how-to” posts on writing reviews. Do this, don’t do that, make sure you blah blah blah. I hate those posts. Why? Because there are no rules. There are no guidelines. Your blog is YOUR space, and yours alone. Not anyone else’s! No one should ever, ever tell you how to review (or how not to). I cringe every time I see posts like that. Here are a few lines of “advice” I’ve seen that really annoy me: Don’t be sarcastic. […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 10 February, 2015 | 21 Comments
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The Avenged Sevenfold Book Tag

The Avenged Sevenfold Book Tag

Okay, so remember last week when I did the Taylor Swift book tag (cringes), and joked that the concept was cool, but it’d be better if it was Avenged? Well, I started pondering their song names and realized it wouldn’t be all that hard to come up with. So, here it is…a book tag for people like me, who like their music a little stronger! Inspired by the Taylor Swift book tag, originally posted by The Book Life The songs: […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 4 February, 2015 | 8 Comments
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The (I Hate) Taylor Swift Book Tag

The (I Hate) Taylor Swift Book Tag

Okay, so it’s no secret that I can’t STAND Taylor Swift. (No, seriously, she makes me want to vomit. When her songs come on the radio, I want to drive my car off a bridge.) Which is why the devious Nova @ Out of Time tagged me to do this. *glares* I don’t ever do tag posts here on Novel Heartbeat, but the idea is kind of cool. It would just be better with Avenged Sevenfold songs instead of Taylor Swift […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 28 January, 2015 | 13 Comments
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