Today I'm sharing a new feature to my blog: Patreon Picks. Every couple of weeks, I'll be asking my patrons on Patreon what blog post they would like to see. I shared a few different suggestions and they all voted. And the votes are in. This week's Patreon Picks is a look at how I pick my monthly TBR. I just recently shared my TBR for September too, but excited to get into the details on how I decide which out of the dozens of books I want to read. If you liked this post and would love to participate in Patreon Picks, head over to my Patreon page and join the Simone and Her Books community!
Big books. Chonkers. Doorstoppers. They come in various names, but the one thing we all love about them is that there's a lot of story. And somehow, I do. I've read many big books and don't really shy away from them. From character-driven literary fiction novels to epic fantasies filled with tons of world building [...]
This August marks the fourth year I've been on bookstagram and blogging about books. It's been such an incredible ride thus far and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on this experience. When I first started making bookish content for the Internet, I was in a way different space than I am today. [...]
Look, something new! No, I'm actually excited today because I get to share my first tea review with you all. Recently, Plum Deluxe reached out to me asking if they could send me some tea. Gratefully, I said "sure" and picked out a couple of their teas to sample. One of my all-time favorite beverages [...]
Happy Friday, readers! The weather is finally changing from summer to autumn, so you know what that means. It's time to read fantasy books! I don't know why, but I correlate autumn with fantasy. I think it's because all the Harry Potter books came out in autumn or they just invoke those feelings of autumn [...]
Recently, my friends and I started a new book club focused on reading romance and exploring the genre. So far, we've read one contemporary novel and two historical novels. We wanted to really deep dive into the genre and set aside our pre-existing opinions or notions about it. I feel like we get a lot [...]
If you don't follow me on Instagram, then you might not know that I've been struggling to keep up with the books I've been reading. I want to read faster, but don't know how to approach that when it comes to reading. But after researching and watching videos, what I've learned is that speed reading [...]