Sunday, July 20, 2014

Everything I Learned in Chemistry I Can Apply to Book Blogging (Part Two)

For those of you who do not know, I took chemistry last year, and the class got me thinking about more than the chemicals we mixed. During one long lesson, it hit me that many of the vocabulary words I had used throughout the year could be re-purposed to apply to book blogging. Last month I wrote a post entitled "Everything I Learned in Chemistry I Can Apply to Book Blogging," and in response to the request of one lovely commenter, I am back with more rewritten chemistry terms.

Chemistry definition: a process in which one substance permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
Book blogging definition: the act of becoming completely immersed in a story, feeling like the setting is real and caring about the characters as if they were real

Chemistry definition: multiple forms of the same element in the same form (for example, diamonds and graphite are both solid carbon)
Book blogging definition: books that feel like slightly different versions of the exact same story. These often form after one novel becomes notably successful.

Chemistry definition: when you add solvent to a solution to make it less concentrated
Book blogging definition: the story that results when when an interesting concept is watered down with unnecessary details and is 100 pages longer than necessary
The typical reaction to a diluted book. Source

Chemistry definition: the state of a compound (solid, liquid, or gas)
Book blogging definition: a certain stage in your blogging career. Phases can be marked by events such as starting a blog, making your first blogging friend, attending your first convention, or requesting your first ARC.

Single replacement
Chemistry definition: when one unbonded element replaces an element in a chemical compound (for example, HCl and Zn can react to form ZnCl2 + H2)
Book blogging definition: when a character switches from one love interest to another in a love triangle, replacing one boy (or, in rarer cases, girl) with another
A single replacement reaction is brewing. Source
So there you have it—just a few (more) of the many chemistry terms that really refer to books and book blogging. What else have you learned about book blogging through chemistry, and what other subjects should I study to refine my blogging skills? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I didn't comment on the last post you did with this, (I'm horrible at commenting on posts. ): ) but I just had to post a little one here and write that I love these two posts you've done! They're very creative and had me smiling while I read them! Love the posts, Emily! :)

  2. Oh wow! Haha! This is SO cool! Thank you for sharing this! :) I would have never been able to think of some of these, but you did a lovely and creative job with them. :D

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

  3. What a brilliant post, Emily! Although I have to read allotropes at least 5x to get what it means, I seriously enjoyed reading all of the terms. I took chemistry too but I flush it out of my system at the soonest possible time because my brain just can't handle too much of the subject. Haha.

  4. This is such a creative post, Emily!

    I love seeing blog posts like this; they're so unique!

    -Sophie :)

  5. COOLEST POST EVER! I'm not a huge fan of Chemistry but you've had me changing my mind. I love your book blogging definition for all these terms! :D

  6. I haven't been around lately but to get back to internet only to discover this! it be fucking fantastic. Now excuse me while I spend hours compartmentalizing all these books I've read chemistry-wise. I looove how creative and geeky you get. =)))

  7. I don't know a single thing about chemistry, but this is awesome! Such a unique post, how did you ever come up with this? I only recently started blogging and I hope that at some point I'll have a crazy and creative idea like this. Love it!

    Maddie @ The Girly Geek


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