Category: Talking Between Reads

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Reading Weather Check!

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Reading Weather Check!

Posted March 14, 2016 by Jonetta in Talking Between Reads | 12 Comments

    Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a monthly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by for new topics. Reading Weather Check! We are almost at the end of the first quarter of 2016 so I thought it a good time to do a reading weather check. I had a premonition that I probably wouldn’t be reading as many books as I have in the last few years and I was right. I wouldn’t call it a slump…more a bit restless and distracted. I’m not behind, just barely “on track” according to Goodreads. I found that I was getting a bit bored with the romance genre…just about every sub […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): 1%ers in Romance (NFSW)

Talking Between Reads (TBR): 1%ers in Romance (NFSW)

Posted February 22, 2016 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 22 Comments

    Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a monthly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by for new topics. The Post Where I Use Creative Manhood Terms… We all get sick of overused tropes in Romance. And Nikki over at Scandalicious Book Reviews did a great post a few weeks ago about “Why I’m Taking a Breather From Contemporary Romance“. I agree with the post 98%, why not 100%? Because it’s not just Contemporary Romance but ALL Romance subgenres that have beat some tropes like a dead horse. My biggest pet peeve is the 1%ers in Romance. I’m not talking about the billionaires (although I’m done with that trope) […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Farewell to Shelfari

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Farewell to Shelfari

Posted January 18, 2016 by Jonetta in Talking Between Reads | 12 Comments

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.     If you haven’t heard the news by now, Amazon launched a banner across the Shelfari site last week, announcing it would be merged with Goodreads, effective March 16. It’s being “lovingly” referred to as the pink banner of death.       To say the news was not well received by the remaining Shelfari community doesn’t even come close to the seismic impact. Combine that with the awful method of communication (the email wasn’t received until many hours later) and the pitiful instructions and process to export/import the […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): 2016 Blogging and Reading Goals

Talking Between Reads (TBR): 2016 Blogging and Reading Goals

Posted December 28, 2015 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 5 Comments

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics. Jennifer: Most of you know by now that I am back in college working on finishing up my BA in English. All the classes I have left are literature classes so that means a lot of reading and writing papers for school. (I’m taking FIVE courses this Spring: Major British Writers 1, Romantic Poetry, Visual Literature (graphic novels), Shakespeare in Adaptation &Teaching Grammar) Which means less time for fun reading and blogging. I’ll be taking the back side (I’ll try not to be a backseat driver LOL) to the blog […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Dear Santa

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Dear Santa

Posted December 14, 2015 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 14 Comments

    Welcome to the Dear Santa edition of Talking Between the Reads.   Dear Santa, We’ve been good girls this year (the naughty books we read shouldn’t count against us).  There are a few bookish things we would love to see under our trees or in our stockings. Below you will see our list of demands.   Jennifer More time to read so a winning lottery ticket would be great Robert Petkoff to read all my books to me Audio wish list Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop Book wish list Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning Fevermore by Kristen Callinhan Now for what I want under my mistletoe Dean Winchester Oliver Queen Jericho Barrons (aka David Gandy)   […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Reading Depression

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Reading Depression

Posted November 30, 2015 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 8 Comments

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.     The following are symptoms of real depression but for the purpose of this blog post it’s been tweaked to fit reading. Depression is not something to laugh at if you are experiencing real depression please Read Suicide Help or call 1-800-273-TALK. Do you have reading depression?   Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook—no book will ever grab your attention again. Loss of interest in daily activities. No interest in former authors, genres or tropes. You’ve lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure from reading. Appetite or weight changes. Significant […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): NetGalley Dieting

Talking Between Reads (TBR): NetGalley Dieting

Posted November 23, 2015 by Jonetta in Talking Between Reads | 16 Comments

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   Right before Thanksgiving is probably not the best time to talk about any form of dieting but here goes!     I resolved at the start of the year to significantly limit my NetGalley requests and downloads to books in a series where I was up to date and auto read authors who were already on my shelf. It was time to go on a NetGalley diet to stop the madness I’d created from excessive “over reading” expectations. My book pile was a mountain. I’m thrilled to report that […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): When Books Influence Your Eating Habits

Talking Between Reads (TBR): When Books Influence Your Eating Habits

Posted November 16, 2015 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 16 Comments

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   Food in Books   It never fails when you’re watching TV and trying to eat healthy all you see is commercials for junk food like candy, fast food or ice cream. I don’t watch that much TV anymore or at least live TV so I don’t see these commercials anymore. But I’m still tempted by the books I read.   If you’re a fan of Jennifer Estep then you know she has a knack for writing food descriptions in her books that make you want to slap your mama […]