Category Archives: 2013

Happy Holidays!

For those of you celebrating Christmas (like I am), Merry Christmas! I hope Santa brings you lots of goodies even if you were naughty this year - better yet, particularly if you were naughty this year! xD Happy Holidays whatever it is you're celebrating around this time of the year, and I hope New Year's will be awesome too. Take lots of embarrassing pics so we'll have laughing material all through next year, mkey? 😀 Butterfly-o-Meter Books is going on vacation until January 8th, which means two weeks of lazing out, most likely reading (it's Read more [...]

Armchair BEA: Keeping It Real, Fresh, and Fun & Kid Lit / YA

( Sticker Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads)Keeping It Real, Fresh, and FunIt's an interesting topic, because when you blog often, like maybe daily, it can get sort of repetitive for you and sort of repetitive for your readers. So this is how I keep it real xD~ Content ~I post daily, and I've been doing that for a while. I like keeping the blog active, and I like it being a bookish spot that gives its readers as much book info as it can. I like the idea of cruising through books or possible reads and telling people about what I think looks good, Read more [...]

Armchair BEA: The Ethics of Book Blogging & Non-Fiction

( Sticker Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads)The Ethics of Book BloggingThis is a topic I've been giving a lot of thought to. I see many aspects having to do with ethics, from plagiarism and your Policy to disclosure of source of books reviewed to disclosure of relationships with the author/publisher if a relevant one is there.~ Plagiarism ~I'm starting with this one because it's a personal issue I have; I wasn't plagiarized in the blogging world (or I don't know about it, lol!), but I did run into this particular brand of theft while I was in Read more [...]

Armchair BEA: Literary Fiction

( Sticker Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads)Literary FictionThis is a cool topic. Many of the classics I've listed for the previous topic are literary works - where I am, when you say classic you say literary, and I don't know if I've ever heard the term used for anything else. This is a cultural thing, meaning current use of words differ from cultural area to cultural area (yes, my Sociology is showing, lol!). So basically, to me they're pretty much the same thing. There is a certain elitist current that equals 'commercial' to simple, accessible Read more [...]

Armchair BEA: The Blogger’s Path & Genre Fiction

( Sticker Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads)Yeeey! Day 2 of Armchair BEA! I'm totally geeking over this. I mean, it's a lot of people who get together to talk bookish for a week! With a schedule! With plans and an agenda of daily discussions! My OCD-happiness levels are running high right now xD But let's get into today's awesomesauce.The Blogger's PathThe first thing I'll say on the topic of developing your blogger path is you should always be true to yourself along it. It sounds like a no-brainer probably, but the thing is it's easy to get caught Read more [...]