Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
Topic Discussion / June 1, 2015

Today my Topic Discussion will be a little different than usual. We’ll be talking about Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian. As you can see notice from my 50 shades of grey review, I wasn’t a big fan of the book – so please keep this in mind if you ARE a fan. Let’s respect each other’s opinion! It’s 500+ pages long and has the same premisse as Twilight’s version from Edward’s POV (that never came out). We won’t see anything new, but learn more about Grey’s life and thoughts. It it truly necessary for the trilogy? No. It is a spin-off? No. Does it tell a new story? No. Looks like she’s recycling the story. The sole purpose is for fans to keep reading after the trilogy. I can imagine it’s another suce$$ E.L. James has written – but will she ever write anything beyond 50 shades? Another erotic romance? I was expecting that, but this seems like the easy way out, a step back when she has enough fans to sell well whatever she comes up with. See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey. In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams,…

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.