Category: Discussion


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The Best of the Great Historical Romance Bender

The Best of the Great Historical Romance Bender

Posted 28 August, 2015 by Amanda / 14 Comments

It occurred to me recently that the August Bout of Books marks the anniversary of the Great Historical Romance Bender. And what better way to celebrate its second anniversary (SECOND!) by talking about the best books/authors/series? Also… the majority of these books are set in Regency and Victorian England. I’m biased. I can’t help it! […]

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Why I Write DNF Reviews {Amanda’s Discussion}

Why I Write DNF Reviews {Amanda’s Discussion}

Posted 9 January, 2015 by Amanda / 18 Comments

Yes, you read that correctly… a DISCUSSION POST! Man, it’s been forever since I’ve written one of these, isn’t it? You may have noticed that I recently posted a DNF review in the past few months. (Specifically, Star Crossed Seduction by Jenny Brown.) If you follow me on Goodreads, you’ll know this isn’t the first DNF review I’ve […]

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Are You Obsessed With Failure?

Are You Obsessed With Failure?

Posted 26 September, 2014 by Amanda / 12 Comments

It seems that everywhere I turn on social media—especially during Bout of Books—people are talking about their failures: what they didn’t accomplish, what they wanted to accomplish but were prevented by something or other. And it needs to stop. I almost wish I could single a person out and say, “Yes. She’s obsessed with failure,” […]

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At What Point Do We Learn to Take Our Own Advice?

At What Point Do We Learn to Take Our Own Advice?

Posted 13 June, 2014 by Amanda / 19 Comments

I’ve been terrible at keeping up with discussion posts lately. Reviews? Out through August. But discussions? My brain is elsewhere. (Writing and promotion and business, because this month is becoming a lot busier than I anticipated.) And if it were any other person BUT me, I’d say, “Oh, don’t worry about it.” Or “Don’t break […]