Discussions

I love talking with you guys about books here but some times I need to go a little further than just reviewing books and interviewing authors. Thus, Discussion Posts! I may give you some advice, tell you about something you may not know, and generally talk about the bookish world as a whole. The idea is to generate conversation around a topic so that you can think critically about it -- or just think about it in general! Be sure to comment with your thoughts!


If there is a topic you want to see me discuss, email me at jkramer@booksandladders.ca with the subject line "Discussion Idea!" and I will credit you!
See what I've discussed on Books Are My Fandom!

My Queen of Contemporary: Sarah Dessen

Originally Published: January 21, 2016

  • I discuss why I love Sarah Dessen's novels and give you recommendations for which books to read.


Why I DNF Books + When You Should Give Up And Call It A Day

Originally Published: February 18, 2016

  • I talk about my conditions for DNFing a book and why I think everyone should do the same thing if they aren't feeling the book.

Why I Love Audiobooks

Originally Published: April 14, 2016

  • Audiobooks are a growing way for people to read books and I talk about why I love being able to use audiobooks as a reading tool.


Guide to Surviving Book Events

Originally Published: June 13, 2016

  • I talk about the best ways to attend events of the bookish nature with tips and tricks for staying safe and hydrated while having fun!


How I Request ARCs + An Email Template

Originally Published: July 4, 2016

  • I talk about what I include in ARC Request emails and give an easy to use template for you to use to request ARCs yourself.


Easy Organization

Originally Published: July 25, 2016

  • I give you tips and tricks to organize your reading schedule and your blog in this post.


How My Reading Habits Have Changed Since I Started Blogging

Originally Published: August 3, 2016

  • Blogging has changed how I have looked at reading and what I have read.


How I Use Edelweiss to Build My Goodreads TBR

Originally Published: August 10, 2016

  • Confused by Edelweiss? I tell you how to use it to build your Goodreads TBR!


Why Reading Slumps Are The Worst + Tips To Overcome Them

Originally Published: August 19, 2016

  • I talk about the worst thing a blogger can experience: a reading slump plus I give you ways I overcome them.


Why I Skim Sex Scenes in New Adult Books

Originally Published: August 29, 2016

  • As part of #NAAugust, I talk about why I skim the sex scenes that are ever so present in NA books.
Date of Event: January 21, 2016
Authors Seen: Susan Dennard and Victoria Schwab

Penguin Teen on Tour

Date of Event: March 28, 2016
Authors Seen: Alison Goodman, Sabaa Tahir, Rachel Hawkins, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Alwyn Hamilton

Rochester Teen Book Festival 2016

Date of Event: May 14, 2016
Authors Seen: Jessica Spotswood, Robin Talley, Janet B. Taylor, Harriet Reuter Hapgood, Anna Breslaw, Scott Westerfeld, and Jeff Zentner

The Raven King Tour

Date of Event: May 16, 2016
Author Seen: Maggie Stiefvater

#IndigoTeenBash

Date of Event: June 30, 2016
Authors Seen: E.K. Johnston, Morgan Rhodes, and Teresa Toten

#FrenzyPresents

Date of Event: August 21, 2016
Authors Seen: M.E. Girard and Kenneth Oppel

The Blood Mirror Tour

Date of Event: October 27, 2016
Author Seen: Brent Weeks