Showing posts with label February. Show all posts
Showing posts with label February. Show all posts

Monday, April 3, 2017

Quarterly Recap: January-March

Yes, I actually remembered to do this post on time. I’m not going to do a super long intro since this is just a recap of most of the posts that have been posted to the blog through January, February, and March. However, I included only a few of the weekly meme post, otherwise, they can be found by following the meme label on the features page...
January Reviews:
February Reviews:

March Reviews:
**Weekly Meme labels can be found on the Features page**

Other January Posts:

Other February Posts:

Other March Posts:
I’ve gotten a good amount of stuff done across these past three months, but that’s not what this section of the post is about. I’m supposed to be looking ahead to what I’m going to be doing. One of my biggest goals for April is to do another discussion post. So far, I’ve done two, and the once a month thing is working pretty well. As for reading—that’s going pretty well. Over the weekend I read one of my most anticipated 2017 releases—The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Hands down, it’s one of the best books I’ve read all year, and I hope that trend continues.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Discussion Post: Nonfiction

I finally get to use this post graphic that I made over two years ago, but that’s beside the point. Today, I am actually going to post the discussion post that I’ve been slowly working on since January. As far as how often I’m going to do discussion posts I really don’t know, but I’m going to try for at least once a month. So, here is my February discussion post…
It took me a while to decide on a topic I wanted to write about. I didn’t want to just talk about favorite genres, format, or tropes. I feel like I’ve already kind of sort of discussed those things before. So, I kept that in mind as I planned for my first discussion post of 2017. Of course, in the end, I did find a topic. So, I want to talk about nonfiction and why it’s important to me—especially since the world is starting to look like the synopsis of Fahrenheit 451 and 1984. No seriously, if you don’t believe me, look the books up, you’ll see.

Why is nonfiction important to me?

Whenever I think of nonfiction I automatically go towards one of my favorite subjects: History. But, history also makes me think of nonfiction as a whole range of subjects—from science to memoirs, even psychology. Anything that deals with information, actual facts or the details about someone or something, that’s what I’m talking about today.

It’s no secret that we live in a time where finding the information we need is literally only a click away. I can’t count on one hand how many times I’ve heard or even said the phrase “just google it”. That availability is great, because it allows ready access to things I want to know more about. Nonfiction is like a portal to the past and present. Mostly, it’s fact. But sometimes, that fact could be skewed by opinions, which is where critical reading and thinking comes into play. Having that ability to discern opinion and fact is getting to be crucial. I think it’s important to know, to be knowledgeable—or at least well-read—about the things that are happening around me whether that’s obscure bits of history, current affairs, or even the state of the environment. Simply put, I want to know, and nonfiction is one of the ways I can find the information I need to form an opinion about something that I find important.

Nonfiction is important to me because it gives me the option to learn about just specific subjects or varied topics all at once, which is something I appreciate.

So, in conclusion…

Nonfiction, like any form of literature, isn’t always perfect but it is important. Reading to learn is something I enjoy doing, but I fully understand that picking up nonfiction just because, isn’t for everyone. I think what it comes down to is reading preference, which is subjective and dependent upon the person.

What are your thoughts on nonfiction?


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Quarterly Recap: January-March

And, it's time for the first Quarterly Recap of 2016. This is just a post where I gather up the links for all the things that have appeared on the blog for the past three months. And then, I'll share a few details about what I'm looking forward to doing in the coming months. So, to start off, I'll begin with the reviews for January till the end of March...

January Reviews:
February Reviews:
March Reviews:

Other January Posts:
Other February Posts:
Other March Posts:

The start of the year was a little slow since I took a little extra time off from blogging, but things definitely picked up later in the month of January. Posts were steady, but I would like to do better as far as reading is concerned. I've been in a little bit of a slump across the past week or so. I read too many books that I didn't end up enjoying, basically back-to-back. So, for a while there, I just didn't feel like reading or blogging at all. I did have a surplus of reviews and posts, which pretty much kept the blog active.

I'm back to reading now, and the only thing I want to do in the next three months, is to find books that I enjoy. It doesn't matter what genre it is as long as I'm into it.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Trimonthly Recap: January-March

Welcome the first trimonthly recap on Our Thoughts Precisely. I figured that instead of doing a recap each month that I would do one at the end of a three month increment. This is just a place to recap reviews and various types of posts. I'm going to start with reviews...

January Reviews:

February Reviews:

March Reviews:

Beginning with January, I listed my 2015 Blogger Resolutions, created a Book Tag, and participated in the cover reveal for Maybe Me by Amber Hart

Moving right along to February I participated in the Would You Rather Book Tag, took part in an excerpt reveal for Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott, did a Book Haul, and a post for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

And finally in March, on the fifteenth Our Thoughts Precisely turned 2 and I updated the design. I wrote a discussion post on the importance of taking a break, and participated in two cover reveals: Balance Keepers: The Pillars of Ponderay by Lindsay Cummings & Dragons Are People, Too by Sarah Nicolas.
I would like to get more nonfiction in the next couple of months (I recently finished one and started another), so if you have any suggestions leave them in the comments.  On another note, I want to look for more Book Tags to participate in since they're fun to do. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!
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