Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Bookish Dictionary

When I started blogging back in 2010 I was a bit of a newbie to the book blogging community and the phrases they used. I would always see these abbreviations (Why is abbreviations such a long word when it means to shorten? )for things and not know what the heck they meant. As time went on I began to learn what they meant, but sometimes I think it would have been nice to have a dictionary. I've seen a few pages that have their own little dictionary. I've wanted to put one on my page for awhile so this is mine. Note: If you would like to add to it feel free to add it in the comments below, and I'll add them to my page with credit to you. :) 

ALA- American Library AssociationThe American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.

ARC- also known as an advance readers copy. These are special bound books that are put out by the authors and publishers a few months or so before the actual book is released to obtain buzz. They usually have the date the book comes out on them and say not intended for sale. Most people look down on sale-ing them. I personally don't do that. The ones I get are precious to me, and I rarely give them away. They have a special place on my shelf, :)

BEA- also known as Book Expo America. It happens every year in New York.

Book Review- is a form of literary criticism in which a book is analyzed based on content, style, and merit. A book review can be a primary source opinion piece, summary review or scholarly review. Books can be reviewed for printed periodicals, magazines and newspapers, as school work, or for book web sites on the internet like Book Adore New York Review of Books, Online shopping sites like Amazon, Flipkart etc.. A book review's length may vary from a single paragraph to a substantial essay. Such a review may evaluate the book on the basis of personal taste.

Bookish- more interested in studying and reading books than in taking part inphysical activities such as sports


DNF- Short for Did not finish. If you DNF'd a book you pretty much didn't finish it. I usually try not to do this as I hate not finishing a book even if it took forever to get in to.

E-Book- it's an electronic book basically. It comes in different formats for different E-readers such as mobi and pdf.

E-reader- is an electronic reader (my def) There are quite a few different ones in the marketplace: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, even your Ipads can be.



HEA- Short for Happily Ever After



Kindle- an E-reader by Amazon. I have a kindle fire and one of the first generation Kindles. I have to say I love my kindle fire like no other, but I did wish it had better categorizing like my older kindle.



New Adult or NA (also known as post-adolescent literature) is a recent genre of fiction aimed towards post-adolescents and young-adults ages 18 to 30. The term is believed to have been first coined by St. Martin's Press in 2009.[14] The genre tends to focus on issues prevalent in the young adult genre as well as focusing on issues experienced by individuals between the area of childhood and adulthood,[15][16] such as leaving home for university and getting a job.

Non-Fiction-Non-fiction or nonfiction is one of the two main divisions in prose writing, the other form being fiction. Non-fiction is a story based on real life facts and information. Non-fiction is a narrativeaccount, or other communicative work whose assertions and descriptions are believed by the author to be factual

Nook- An E-reader from Barnes and Nobles


PNR- Paranormal Romance



Second Book Syndrome- It's the 2nd book in usually a trilogy (or more) that basically is just there until you get to the epic conclusion. I guess you could call it a filler book. I always find them lacking in some way or another, or just boring all together.

Self Publishing- An author who isn't published by a tradional publisher, and does most everything themselves.


TBR- To be read





Young Adult or YA-Young adult literature is for readers aged between 12 and 18, although many adults are known to enjoy the genre as well. The conflicts the characters go through are relevant to teens. The protagonist as well as the majority of the key characters are in that age group as well. The protagonist is close to the experiences in the book; the story is not told with the hindsight of adulthood. 


Credit: Wikipedia


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