I love talking with you guys about books here but some times I need to go a little further than just reviewing books and interviewing authors. Thus, Discussion Posts! I may give you some advice, tell you about something you may not know, and generally talk about the bookish world as a whole. The idea is to generate conversation around a topic so that you can think critically about it -- or just think about it in general! Be sure to comment with your thoughts!

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If there is a topic you want to see me discuss, email me at jkramer@booksandladders.ca with the subject line "Discussion Idea!" and I will credit you!
See what I've discussed on Books Are My Fandom!

My Queen of Contemporary: Sarah Dessen

Originally Published: January 21, 2016

  • I discuss why I love Sarah Dessen's novels and give you recommendations for which books to read.

Why I DNF Books + When You Should Give Up And Call It A Day

Originally Published: February 18, 2016

  • I talk about my conditions for DNFing a book and why I think everyone should do the same thing if they aren't feeling the book.

Why I Love Audiobooks

Originally Published: April 14, 2016

  • Audiobooks are a growing way for people to read books and I talk about why I love being able to use audiobooks as a reading tool.

Guide to Surviving Book Events

Originally Published: June 13, 2016

  • I talk about the best ways to attend events of the bookish nature with tips and tricks for staying safe and hydrated while having fun!

How I Request ARCs + An Email Template

Originally Published: July 4, 2016

  • I talk about what I include in ARC Request emails and give an easy to use template for you to use to request ARCs yourself.

Easy Organization

Originally Published: July 25, 2016

  • I give you tips and tricks to organize your reading schedule and your blog in this post.

How My Reading Habits Have Changed Since I Started Blogging

Originally Published: August 3, 2016

  • Blogging has changed how I have looked at reading and what I have read.

How I Use Edelweiss to Build My Goodreads TBR

Originally Published: August 10, 2016

  • Confused by Edelweiss? I tell you how to use it to build your Goodreads TBR!

Why Reading Slumps Are The Worst + Tips To Overcome Them

Originally Published: August 19, 2016

  • I talk about the worst thing a blogger can experience: a reading slump plus I give you ways I overcome them.

Why I Skim Sex Scenes in New Adult Books

Originally Published: August 29, 2016

  • As part of #NAAugust, I talk about why I skim the sex scenes that are ever so present in NA books.

5 Books with Asexual Characters + Interview with Kathryn Ormsbee

Originally Published: February 14, 2017

  • For my Valentine's Day post, I discuss 5 books that have asexual characters and interview Kathryn Ormsbee about her novel TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY.

10 Instagram Accounts I Love with Under 1000 Followers

Originally Published: November 30, 2017

  • I tell you about Instagram accounts that aren't widely known or followed that should be.

ARCs I'm Taking to 2018 Unread

Originally Published: Six Part Series Began December 18, 2017

  • I was not able to read as much as I wanted to in 2017 so I tell you about what books I was sent for review consideration that I will do my best to get to in 2018.
  • Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

2018 Canadian YA Releases + Another Year of We Can(ada) Read!

Originally Published: December 29, 2017

  • I am hosting We Can(ada) Read again in September 2018 so I highlight Canadian YA releases in 2018 and explain how to participate.

2017 Roundup + 2018 Blogging and Reading Goals

Originally Published: December 31, 2017

  • See if I accomplished my 2017 goals and what I hope to achieve in 2018!
I love attending events and seeing other bookish people (and my blogging friends!) but I know not everyone lives in and around the area of some of the tours. So here are some recaps of the events I'm luck enough to attend -- and they typically include a giveaway too!

Authors and Publicists: Want me to go to a specific event or host one at a bookstore? Feel free to email me at jkramer@booksandladders.ca and we can set something up! I can travel within a 5 hour radius of Windsor, Ontario on my own dime so I am willing to go wherever you need me.

Truthwitch Tour

Date of Event: January 21, 2016
Authors Seen: Susan Dennard and Victoria Schwab

Penguin Teen on Tour

Date of Event: March 28, 2016
Authors Seen: Alison Goodman, Sabaa Tahir, Rachel Hawkins, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Alwyn Hamilton

Rochester Teen Book Festival 2016

Date of Event: May 14, 2016
Authors Seen: Jessica Spotswood, Robin Talley, Janet B. Taylor, Harriet Reuter Hapgood, Anna Breslaw, Scott Westerfeld, and Jeff Zentner

The Raven King Tour

Date of Event: May 16, 2016
Author Seen: Maggie Stiefvater


Date of Event: June 30, 2016
Authors Seen: E.K. Johnston, Morgan Rhodes, and Teresa Toten


Date of Event: August 21, 2016
Authors Seen: M.E. Girard and Kenneth Oppel

The Blood Mirror Tour

Date of Event: October 27, 2016
Author Seen: Brent Weeks