Rating books on Goodreads, what those ratings mean to me, and how they affect the decision to add a book to my TBR. Is three stars a high enough rating?
How the academic theories of habitus, cultural capital, and taste work when applied in real life to readers and reading.
What is the criteria for declaring yourself an expert of a certain book genre? Do you just have to be more knowledgeable than the average person? The average reader? Do you have to have read all or most or half or ten perfect of the books in that genre to be a genre expert?
Books have the potential to shape a young person's life and stay with them well into adulthood. Curating recommendations can't simply be a matter of sharing books you loved at that age.
We know that we should be conscious of reading diversely when we're picking up books to put into our eyeballs. But what about the next step? Are we purchasing books as diversely as we're reading?
One rioter reviews the new Barnes and Noble app Browsery, which aims to make it easier for users to find book recommendations from fellow readers.
Contrary to how women are often written by male novelists, we do not sit around thinking about and expressing ourselves through our boobs.