Category: Talking Between Reads

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 […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): When a Character Has to Die…*sniff*

Talking Between Reads (TBR): When a Character Has to Die…*sniff*

Posted November 9, 2015 by Jonetta in Talking Between Reads | 26 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.   As my reading has been all over the place in the last few weeks, I’ve read quite a few stories where a major character didn’t make it to the end.   This doesn’t happen a lot in the romance genre, which guarantees a happily ever after (HEA) for the main couple (but that doesn’t mean secondary characters are immune). When a main character in a romance novel gets offed, it’s time to shift the category assignment.   All bets are always off in the mystery/suspense/thriller categories. And, in literary/contemporary […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Are You Guilty of Readultery

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Are You Guilty of Readultery

Posted November 2, 2015 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 19 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.   Do You Commit Readultery?   Readultery is a perfect term for those of us who reads more than one book at a time. I often have two books going on at once. Usually a book (print or ebook) and an audiobook. But recently I had five books going at once. Why?! I started reading Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews. Then decided to slow it down because I was waiting on the audiobook to show up from the publisher. So I started another book, Blood Before Sunrise by Amanda Bonilla. For […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Is it Easier to Read or Listen to Graphic Scenes?

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Is it Easier to Read or Listen to Graphic Scenes?

Posted October 26, 2015 by Jonetta in Talking Between Reads | 14 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.   This question arose in one of my Goodreads groups this week. It didn’t take me long to consider as I had recently finished listening to a particularly graphic scene the previous week. I think Karin Slaughter may just reign as one of the best mystery/suspense writers but with the most graphic scenes. I was listening to Fractured, the third book in the Will Trent series, while riding in the car with my husband. There was a really tough scene where the medical examiner was describing what happened to one […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Five Stages of Losing Your Fangirl Mojo

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Five Stages of Losing Your Fangirl Mojo

Posted October 19, 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.   The Five Stages of Losing Your Fangirl Mojo We all have our favorite author(s) that we fangirl over. But what happens when you lose that feeling for an author?   Denial – You can’t believe that {insert author’s name} has let you down with their latest release. Anger – I waited a year {or longer} for THIS?! What was he/she thinking? Bargaining – Maybe the author has a plan that I’m not seeing. She will make it better. She has to. Depression – The book didn’t make me happy or sad. It […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): When to DNF a Book?

Talking Between Reads (TBR): When to DNF a Book?

Posted October 12, 2015 by Jonetta in Talking Between Reads | 22 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.   I’m a member of Goodreads and track the reading experiences of some of my friends. It always gets my attention when someone “DNF’s” a book. For those unfamiliar with the abbreviation, it stands for “Did Not Finish.” In my entire life, I’ve only DNF’d one book. It was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel called Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. I tried, I mean really tried, to finish this book club selection. I even put myself on my husband’s fishing boat (I hate fishing) to limit my distractions. I ended […]