Do The Talking

Do The Talking: Background music when reading

do-the-talking_20170609201111557

Hi!

Finally, another edition of Do The Talking.
I had three attempts on writing this post. I miserably failed. I’m a damn emotional potato!

Of course, with a crown on my head made of books I’ve yet to read so its weight could remind me of my never ending TBR pile hahahahaha

But nope, I will still talk about Background music when reading, because this topic is pretty close to me, and I think I have rights to share my thoughts on that.

Continue reading “Do The Talking: Background music when reading”

Do The Talking

Do The Talking: Why I buy books in Vietnamese when I never read in that language + polyglot problems

do-the-talking_20170609200926793

Hi!

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve had some discussion posts, and, even if I had lots of ideas written down in my book blogging journal, I also had to consider the best time for each topic I have planned.
Actually I should’ve opened this specific topic a lot earlier when I still had some conditions going on, but I thought I’d still share this one while I can discuss it (and tbh I can do it anytime haha). Anyways, let’s jump into it!

Continue reading “Do The Talking: Why I buy books in Vietnamese when I never read in that language + polyglot problems”

Do The Talking, The Madman behind this blog

Do The Talking: My biggest hardship as a #bookstagrammer (or let’s talk about social anxiety)

do-the-talking_20170520221524350

Hi!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a discussion. Despite having more than enough ideas for Do The Talking segment, I couldn’t get into the respective mood for each idea I wrote down into my book blogging bullet journal. But as I noticed my drastic decrease of social activity, I decided to share with you some thoughts on my biggest struggle as a #bookstagrammer, as well as a book blogger, which is social anxiety. Continue reading “Do The Talking: My biggest hardship as a #bookstagrammer (or let’s talk about social anxiety)”

Do The Talking

Do The Talking: Following the mainstream (Or why I don’t read books I see everywhere at the same time with the world)

do-the-talking_20170407171454995

A.k.a. Why the heck are you not following book trends, Liliana???

Okay, this draft has been staying here unfinished for almost 3 weeks already, and, of course, I could’ve finished it within like, 4 hours, but then, as you probably remember, weather changes hit hard on my health, so I took a break from hardcore brainstorming. But now that I’m back, let’s have another #bookwormproblems discussion!

This time, I will talk about following the mainstream.

Continue reading “Do The Talking: Following the mainstream (Or why I don’t read books I see everywhere at the same time with the world)”

Do The Talking

Do The Talking: How to deal with a book hangover (and not die from that in misery)

wp-1490601012785.jpg

Hi book worms and book dragons! It’s time for a fun rant!

As you know, last week I kept talking and commenting about having a huge book hangover caused by a sequel to a fantasy book by my pen friend, and how I couldn’t pick up the next book to read /currently fighting with original version of Harry Potter series/, so I decided to joke about ways to handle a book hangover. Because you know, sometimes that happens:

mp550x550glossfffffft-3u1
cr.: @redbubble

Warning: It’s GIF heavy.

Continue reading “Do The Talking: How to deal with a book hangover (and not die from that in misery)”

Do The Talking

Classic Remarks + Do The Talking: Recommend an Obscure Classic

classic-remarks-1

Classic Remarks is a meme hosted at Pages Unbound that poses questions each Friday about classic literature and asks participants to engage in ongoing discussions surrounding not only themes in the novels but also questions about canon formation, the “timelessness” of literature, and modes of interpretation.

Hi!

I thought, “Why not combining my regular Do The Talking segment with Classic Remarks, if I’m planning to do this meme?” And that’s how this post is a combination of both my Do The Talking: Russian books and Classic Remarks by Pages Unbound.

do-the-talking_20170331230838872.jpg

So this week’s prompt is:

WHAT’S A SOMEWHAT OBSCURE CLASSIC YOU WISH MORE PEOPLE WOULD READ?

Continue reading “Classic Remarks + Do The Talking: Recommend an Obscure Classic”

Do The Talking

Do The Talking: 5 things I can’t help but be anxious about as a new book blogger

Hi! How is your week?

I was just sitting at my office desk, surfing some book bloggers on WordPress, and everytime I noticed the number of their followers, likes, and comments, I couldn’t help myself but ask a question: when will I get my wide audience?

It’s really hard to deny that you’ve never questioned yourself about what you seek with book blogging. Sure, there are a lot of bloggers who just rant about books for themselves, but you can’t go against the nature of lowkey seeking attention. Tell me, how did you feel seeing an orange dot under the wordpress bell sign, informing you of either new comment, like, or follower? Or seeing the same icons on your bookstagram? Feels good, right?

Or when you’re three months into book blogging, you never stop thinking whether you’re ready for an upgrade (whatever upgrade it is, from moving to self-host, to doing something else), or not.

So I thought that I should speak out of my own concerns when I’m currently a newbie book blogger, with only 50 followers on instagram, and less than 30 followers on this blog (as of March 2017, just 1 month in).

wp-1489758932716.jpg

Continue reading “Do The Talking: 5 things I can’t help but be anxious about as a new book blogger”

Do The Talking, Do The Talking: Recommendations, Russian books

Do The Talking: Russian Fantasy + Recommendations

Hi! Welcome to another my ranting post under [Do The Talking] segment.

Today’s topic is – TADAAAM! – Russian fantasy, and everything around this genre. At the end of this post, most noticeable fantasy authors will be listed, and, if they have books already translated into English, I will also provide related links for your information.

So let’s hop on!

do-the-talking_20170317013222121.jpg
Continue reading “Do The Talking: Russian Fantasy + Recommendations”

Do The Talking, Do The Talking: Recommendations, Russian books

[DO THE TALKING] 10 must-read Russian classics

Hello wonderfuls, how’s your week going on?

Last time I ranted about Russian classics and how they affect Russians, and now we’re moving on recommendations of what I think are the must-read Russian classics.

Less ranting, more recommendations, let’s go!

recommendations

Continue reading “[DO THE TALKING] 10 must-read Russian classics”

Do The Talking, Russian books

DO THE TALKING: Russian Classics

Hola again!

Here comes the scheduled Tuesday post, and, since I’m still trying hard to finish two books at the same time (probably all reviews will come in the beginning of March), let’s have a intellectual talk.

You know that I plan to use this blog to recommend you good Russian books, and I’m 110% sure you mostly heard of only Russian classics, so I’ll rant about them first.

do-the-talking.jpg

Continue reading “DO THE TALKING: Russian Classics”