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Do Publishers Affect Your Reading Choices? {Discuss #16}


Now that I think about it, publishers do affect the books that I read. For example, when I see books published by HarperCollins, Macmillan, or Penguin in Barnes and Noble or, I tend to buy their books compared to a lesser known publisher. I think the books that I read are mostly from these publishers: (in order) Penguin, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Random House, HarlequinTeen, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, etc. Although publishers have an influence of which books I pick, I do not based my decision entirely on them. I’m one of those people who will pick up a book based on its ratings and of course, the lovely cover (yeah I’m guilty of judging a book by its cover).


Do publishers have an influence on which books you choose to purchase (even if it’s just a small influence)? If so, which publishers are they? If not, why?

Your Bookmark Preference {Discuss #15}


Hey everyone! I’m back with another discussion post, and this time, it’s about your bookmark preference! Do you prefer a certain style of bookmark? Or do you not care at all what type of bookmark you use? First, here are some of the type of bookmarks out there.

Metal Charm Bookmark

// buy it here + photo credits//

I have never used a bookmark that has this style, and I feel like I’m going to lose it if I do purchase one because it can easily fall. It reminds me of a rope which is why I think it will be easy for it to fall out of place and lose your current page. I do, however, like the owl. Besides the owl, it can also have different designs such as letters.

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Page Corner Bookmarks

// learn how to make one here + photo credits //

I’m so amazed by other people’s DIY (do it yourself) skills! I’ll definitely try to make my own corner bookmark one day. They’re so convenient, plus, you can personally design it.

Popsicle Bookmarks

// learn how to make one here + photo credits //

These are sooo cute! I love how you can basically do your own popsicle bookmark without having to buy anything except for a popsicle icecream (YUM) and maybe some paint and fancy materials to make your popsicle bookmark look cool!

Ribbon Bookmarks

// learn how to make one here + photo credits //

I’m not a fan of this one either. I just feel like it’ll slide and fall off easily.

Beaded ribbon bookmarks to make - Make a beaded ribbon bookmark - Craft -

Magnetic Bookmarks

// buy it here + photo credits //

This is the type of bookmark I currently use. The designs are so cute and it’s so easy to mark my page.

3D Bookmarks

// buy it here + photo credits //

I’m not really a fan of 3D bookmarks for some reason. I just don’t find them attractive.

Promotional Bookmarks

These bookmarks are the ones where the bookmark promotes a book/series and it has the summary and some info about the author.

(sorry I’m too lazy to take a picture lol) but here’s a link to a picture of it from my twitter (click here).

Post-it or a piece of paper

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Sometimes I just use post-its or a scrap of paper if I cannot find any of my bookmarks or if I feel lazy getting one. Here’s a cool post-it I found on the interwebs. 🙂

So what about you? What’s your preference(s)?

How I Write My Reviews {Discuss #14}


I’ve always wondered how other bloggers write their review post, so I’m here to share mine, and feel free to share yours on the comments below.

1. I ‘x’ all tabs that has nothing to do with my review post.

2. I open, my blog, and ‘add new post’

3. I go to Goodreads to get the cover of the book & put it on my post

4. I go to my blog and copy & paste the part where it says ‘genre, published, length, source’ and fill that up from the info given by Goodreads

5. I go back to Goodreads and copy & paste the summary of the book

6. I go to my blog and copy & paste the ‘review’ image

7. I write my review (it takes 20 min. max for me to compose my reviews)

8. Put all necessary categories & tags

9. Double check my post

10. Click ‘publish’ or ‘schedule’


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