Is Your Own Company is Good Enough? {The Birdie Musings}

When you're home alone, you're just chilling out. But when you're out alone you're . . . sad?!

Firstly, and obviously, this isn't a book-related post. Because I'm a rebel and I don't play by your rules, Bookish Community. I DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM (or flail. Flail would be a more accurate way to describe my dancing style).


What to Do When a Rec Isn't for You {The Birdie Rules}

Have you ever been recommended a book by a friend . . . and hated it?

Not liking a book everyone else loved isn't a great feeling, but it happens. No big deal. You write your review and move on to the next book.

But what if the book you hated was recommended to you by a friend? What if as you're typing up your review, they tweet you asking what you think? What if they WhatsApp you wanting to know if you felt ALL THE FEELS?

But never fear! If you find yourself in that situation, I've come up with some handy rules so that you can Keep Calm and Carry on Reading:


Review: Bone Gap {Laura Ruby}

Written by Laura Ruby
Amazon | Book Depository 

Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps – gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy and a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame? But Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him any more. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.


Are schedules sucking the fun out of reading? {The Birdie Musings}

Confession: I don't have a reading schedule.

I don't do excel spreadsheets. Or charts. Or diagrams. I don't pin post-its on my pets reminding me which books I need to read and when (mostly because I don't have pets).

I'm a total mood reader. The biggest step toward a schedule I get is making a TBR jar. And even then, if I pull out something I don't want to read, I'll put it back in and pick out something else.

I'm a total cheat winner.


How Do You Keep the Spark in Blogging?

Do you ever feel like blogging can be more of a chore than a hobby?

Lately, I've been feeling uninspired on the blogging front and have kind of lost my edge (is it ironic I'm blogging about losing my bloggliness?). It's not that I dislike blogging, I just don't feel like I look forward to doing to any more.

Somewhere along the way blogging became more of a chore – almost a job (minus the pay) – and stopped being something I enjoyed so much. It became something I started to stress over.