Posts Categorized: Blogger Thoughts

Authors After Dark ~ My Picks

Authors After Dark ~ My Picks

The time of making decisions came upon attending the author reader convention Authors After Dark this week. Authors After Dark offers several meals sponsored by authors and this year you get to pick which authors table you would like to sit at. You should come join us, if you are not already!  Want to hang out with authors and other reading addicts? If so, then this is the place to visit! (Learn more by clicking on the graphic at the… Read more »

Blogiversary plus Announcement (Walker Stalker Con Dallas)

Blogiversary plus Announcement (Walker Stalker Con Dallas)

Somehow in the madness that has been 2016, I managed to miss my blog’s birthday! Happy Birthday Booked & Loaded!! It is hard to believe that 4 years has past since I began my journey of reviewing books and throwing my thoughts into the interwebs. I made some serious blog goals for 2016 and one of them is to start talking about TV Shows, movies and other random things I enjoy. The poor Jessica Jones Netflix review has been sitting in my… Read more »

Piracy, Ebooks, and Authors – Oh, my!

Piracy, Ebooks, and Authors – Oh, my!

As some of you might know, I attended IRC (Indie Romance Convention) last weekend in Lebannon, Tenessee and had the great opportunity to sit on the “Ask A Blogger” panel. I really didn’t go into this panel with a lot of expectations, but figured it would have more to do with approaching bloggers for reviews or how to interact with us.  My mind was kind of blown when the main topic became PIRACY and how to stop it.  And NO… Read more »

What is the Best Book Review Website?

What is the Best Book Review Website?

What is the Best Book Review Website? This seems like such an easy question to answer, but the bottom line is everyone’s tastes are different!  There is never going to be one book review site that works for everyone.  There is no magical answer to, “what is the best book review website?” Your first goal should be to find a website or blog where the focus is in the genres you like to read. Do you read mostly high fantasy,… Read more »

What is New Adult?

What is New Adult?

Recently I have been swimming my way through some award nominations and one of those categories is New Adult.  As I wade into a world of Amazon  and Goodreads to make sure each title is nominated in an appropriate category – I realized how muddied the definition of New Adult is and starting thinking more about it. New Adult is term that is just now being brought to the front of literature.  I understand its purpose and definition – so… Read more »