TOP FIVE OPENING LINES

We all agree that the opening line to a story is the poison candy to keep us hooked. Personally, I always expect the first line of any book to set the tone for the story*. I remember when I used to write fanfic and half of my stories began with light streaming through the window … Continue reading TOP FIVE OPENING LINES

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Cam’s Bookish Tales || WRITING REVIEWS: WHO ARE THEY FOR?

The struggle to write a perfect review sometimes leads me into a blogging burn out, more than my TBR pile does. A lot of anxiety and time is crammed into that 500 word blog post. Still, reviews - on the blog or on Goodreads - make up a bulk of the time as a blogger. … Continue reading Cam’s Bookish Tales || WRITING REVIEWS: WHO ARE THEY FOR?

Cam’s Bookish Tales || MY NOT-SO-GOOD CHILDHOOD READING HABITS

I came across the Bad Reading Habits tag on The Orangutan Librarian and thought, hey, this is fun! I was partially right, because this tag also made me relive some of the cringe-worthy books I read in secret. Curiosity killed the bookworm's sensibility. HIDING BOOKS UNDER THE MATTRESS My parents were always encouraging of my … Continue reading Cam’s Bookish Tales || MY NOT-SO-GOOD CHILDHOOD READING HABITS

THE MYSTERY OF THE THREE STARS, SOLVED! (or what I mean when I rate a book three stars)

I don't like quantifying my reviews. If you've noticed, you see that I don't have a rating system for my book reviews! I prefer writing a short analysis or discussion about the book, and that's it! Anyway, when I rate books I take into account not only whether I enjoyed the book or not, but … Continue reading THE MYSTERY OF THE THREE STARS, SOLVED! (or what I mean when I rate a book three stars)

[Cam’s Bookish Tales] HOW I ORGANIZE & MANAGE MY REVIEW COPIES

The simplest way for me to organize my books is by their release dates. Being a mood reader makes it difficult to stick to a TBR which, in turn, makes my review copies pile up. In the beginning I had a very messy system that ended up with me having more 40 backlogged review copies. … Continue reading [Cam’s Bookish Tales] HOW I ORGANIZE & MANAGE MY REVIEW COPIES