It’s on us!
Topic Discussion / February 10, 2015

Since this blog is focused on women, I always like to share things that I believe are important to us. Today I’ll be talking about IT’S ON US, a cultural movement aimed at shifting the way we think about . THE FACTS 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college 40% of survivors fear reprisal by their attacker Only 2% of incapacitated rape survivors report assault Only 13% of rape survivors report assault 8 in 10 victims knew their attacker (friend, significant other, etc.) It is estimated that between 2%-7% of sexual assault reports are false     IT’S ON US TO Recognize that if someone doesn’t or can’t consent to sex, it’s sexual assault Make sure guys knows that if she doesn’t or can’t consent to sex, its sexual assault Take responsibility for our actions and our inaction Realize we have a role to play in stopping sexual assault Create an environment where women feel, and are, safe Step in if a friend is doing something that could lead to sexual assault Get someone home safely if he or she needs help Hold our friends accountable Tell our friends if what they are doing is wrong….

Top tips for authors when contacting bloggers: do’s and don’ts
Topic Discussion / February 9, 2015

It’s been a while since I last wrote a topic discussion. I was inspired to write this after receiving many requests on facebook and twitter.  Anna  has also written a post about it here!  Bloggers and authors can have a great time working together, even build a nice friendship (we love that!). It all depends on how you decide to make that first contact. Here you’ll read some tips and check some do’s and don’ts, hope you find them useful! Use them well…     DON’T Request to share or tweet about your book: I get these ALL THE TIME, I don’t even bother to reply if we’ve never talked before. Tweet: {Amazon book link} Could you please support…. Please share my book with your readers {Amazon Link}… Can you please share my sale on your page? I would greatly appreciate it!  I’d be so honored and grateful if you could share the news on your Facebook wall about my price drop… Would you like to review my book… Send a review request via facebook or twitter. You’re doing it wrong! Every blog has a review request page including the best way to contact them. Take a few minutes to go…

The Stress of Being A Book Blogger Machine
Topic Discussion / October 17, 2013

And what I have observed on my time off of blogging… I believe this discussion and reflection is very pertinent. Why have so many book bloggers quit after a year or two?What happens? Warning: this is not intended to critic authors, book tour companies or other bloggers. It’s an honest letter about the system we’re part of and its reflections on us.

Hype, Bullying & Extinction Of The Reviewer
Topic Discussion , Uncategorized / July 18, 2012

I have noticed a large amount of posts about the incredible lack of respect going on around the blogosphere.   The text ahead is just my opinion. Before you continue I only ask that you please be respectful and have an open mind about this – it’s  my blog, my place to write and share my thoughts. If you can’t do any of that, you shouldn’t read what’s ahead. Comments that do not follow this will be deleted. 

The Reader Who Pretends + A Confession
Topic Discussion , Uncategorized / May 28, 2012

Do you read romances? Have you read the classics?   Have you ever pretended that your read a book? Have you ever lied about it? This usually happens with the classics and famous books. A lot of people really want to read them, go to the bookstore, search through the new releases and end up buying that classic novel that everyone says it’s a must read, often recommended, and want to understand why. But never had the chance – or time – to read themselves.