Behind the Blog: Bee at Bee Reads Books

Behind the BlogGreetings to Bee from Bee Reads Books!

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a Registered Veterinary Technician by day and a book blogger by night . I live in Canada. I love reading and my two dogs Thumper and Mika.

How did you end up here in the world of book blogging?

I read a lot…When I was really young I used to read the Encyclopedia and my Mom’s nursing text books when I ran out of books to read. And I still read a little of everything. I recently decided to remake an old blog that I didn’t use anymore so that I could write about books. 

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Introducing Diverse Pairings

As a library paraprofessional and an avid reader, I’m a fan of the We Need Diverse Books campaign. It can be difficult to get books into the hands of readers if you’re not quite sure how to ‘sell’ the books. I thought I would try out a feature where I pair a book with a companion Diverse book. If a reader likes one book, they’re sure to enjoy the other one.

I’ve got a few ideas for some pairings but I would love help.

If you have any great pairings, let me know! I’d love to feature them. I will be primarily focusing on YA and MG books.

Book Pet Peeves: Miscategorization on Amazon

Book Pet Peeves is a feature where I do a mini-rant about bookish things that annoy me. Feel free to join in!

pardontherantFor the most part, I’m pretty supportive of self publishing authors. I guess I’m supportive of the ones who do it right.

One of the more annoying things self publishing authors have been doing recently is miscategorizing their book on Amazon. What I mean by that is they ‘tag’ or use keywords on their books that really have no relevance to the book.

I’m not talking about a little debate on where a book might be placed (fantasy vs science fiction). I’m seeing some really obvious ploys for attention.

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Quick Thoughts: “The Long Haul”

“The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9)” by Jeff Kinney

Genre: Children’s/Middle Grade Fiction, Humor

Other Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books

GoodreadsSource: Library

Summary from Goodreads:

Greg Heffley and his family hit the road in author-illustrator Jeff Kinney’s latest installment of the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

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Quick Thoughts: “A Beautiful Evil”

“A Beautiful Evil (Gods & Monsters #2)” by Kelly Keaton

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

Source: Library

Other Gods & Monsters books

Summary from Goodreads:

After the epic graveyard battle at the end of Darkness Becomes Her, Ari and her friends know what they’re up against: Ari is facing the Medusa curse and is haunted by the image of what she will become. To make matters worse, the heinous goddess Athena has kidnapped young Violet and is threatening to destroy Ari.

Ari, along with the superhot Sebastian, is doing everything she can to learn more about Athena and to get Violet back. But the battle of good and evil is bigger than she realizes, and she’s about to be pulled into a world more horrific than she could ever imagine….

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Behind the Blog: Fatima at Book Whizz

Behind the BlogHavvvvve you met Fatima from Book Whizz?

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Well, I’m 14 years old, a freshman, and I’ve loved books since elementary school. I like bands such as All Time Low, Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, 5 Seconds of Summer and I also like anime. My birthday is on Christmas. Oh! I’d like to go to college in France and major in astrophysics then become an
astronomer!

How did you end up here in the world of book blogging?

I talk about books at home 24/7. My whole family’s sick of it. Whenever I finish a book I like, I want to let out all these emotions but I know no one would care. My friends read books, but only rarely, and they can’t keep up with my book reading habits. One day, I was surfing the Internet and came across a book blog. I saw one of their book reviews and was amazed at how everyone in the comments was interacting and talking about the book together. I searched up book blogs for a few days after that until I made the decision to start a book blog myself.  It feels so good talking about something you love to others with the same interest!

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Discussion: Fear of Re-reading

let's talkMaybe fear isn’t the right word but I never thought I would be nervous or uneasy to re-read a book. I usually enjoy it! Re-reading is my mark of a good book. If it’s something I want to read and live again, it’s a good book.

I’ve been thinking lately about how things change. You might have loved a book when you read it years ago but when you re-read it now, you don’t like it or worse…you hate it. Does that tarnish your image of the book?

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