6 forms of effective self-care for bookworms

Happy election day to all my US friends!  When I was planning out this post, I was trying to come up with a topic that combined books and politics to stay ~on-theme~ with election day.  But here’s the thing: I’m probably the last person you should look to for political information. Instead, let’s talk about…

bookish debates we NEED to stop having

I love a good discussion post, and these are some of the most common topics I’ve seen and considered. Are these debates actually debates? Let me know what you think.

UNPOPULAR OPINION: popular books I haven’t read (and probably won’t read)

I’m going to really call myself out here and say that there are a lot of really popular books that I honestly have no intention of reading.  Whether it’s from bad reviews or a lack of motivation, here are some books that I don’t intend to read. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Starting…

new or secondhand? | a book-buying habits discussion post

Today, we're talking book-buying habits. I go back and forth between what kinds of books I like to buy. While paperbacks are my favorite form, I love the convenience of audiobooks and the low cost of ebooks. And there's nothing like digging through a secondhand bookstore and finding an absolute gem. There's no right way…

oh god it’s july | mid-year freakout book tag

Today, I'm doing another recap of my reading habits for the first half of 2020 with this fun tag! Thanks to Sophie for tagging me and I can't recommend her blog enough. She writes smart, thoughtful reviews and is a total sweetheart! best book you've read so far Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff…

Annie’s Mid-Year Wrap-Up

  I set a pretty lofty goal for myself this year: read 50 books and participate in a 2018 reading challenge to motivate myself to find time to read every day.  I've read 25 books so far, meaning I'm halfway through the year and halfway through the challenge.  That seems like a success to me. This has…

Unpopular Bookish Opinions and Pet Peeves

Time to get controversial, y'all. Last summer, I posted the original unpopular opinions post, and today I'm reviving a classic Annie Likes Words favorite to talk about things that boil my blood.  I love a good rant and that's what I've got in store for you today.  Here are some unpopular opinions and pet peeves.…

Popular Books that Annie Disliked

One misconception I've discovered as a reader, reviewer, and blogger is that I'm supposed to love every book I read.  When I peruse blogs or scroll through my Instagram feed, there is an overwhelming majority of positive reviews, especially surrounding new releases and books everyone else seems to love. Positivity is a good and welcome…

Why Annie Isn’t Reviewing Turtles All the Way Down

Yesterday, I finished reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  As you can see from my five-star rating on Goodreads, I loved it.  This book enchanted me the way so few books do: I couldn’t put it down, couldn’t leave my dorm unless it was tucked in my backpack with the knowledge that…

Annie’s 2018 Reading Challenge

There's a certain freshness that I love about beginning a new year.  We may be the same people we were, but the new year gives us a reason to readjust our perspectives, to try something new, to set a new intention.  I think that's incredibly freeing, to know that we can use this benchmark as…