Author: Maggie Stiefvater Genre: YA, urban fantasy Rating: 5/5 (1st of 2018!) (Can we talk for a minute how beautiful the covers of this entire series is? Oh my goodness, I am thrilled to have this on my shelf 😍) Synopsis (from Goodreads): It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent … Continue reading THE RAVEN BOYS – Book Review
Author: Kendare Blake Genre: YA, Fantasy Rating: DNF So I actually DNF books more often than I'd like to admit. Usually, though, it's less than a hundred pages in, and I only stop reading because the book in question just isn't what I'm in the mood for. This is actually the first book in a … Continue reading THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare Blake (DNF review)
Hi all, I love reading. I always have, for as long as I can remember. I've always known the company of books - they're familiar to me, and at this point, reading is closer to breathing than anything else, maybe even actual breath. But as I get older, I've noticed how my reading life has … Continue reading Log #8: Being an Adult Reader
Author: Naomi Alderman Genre: Adult fiction Rating: 4.5/5 or an A Synopsis (from Goodreads): In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there's a rich Nigerian kid who lounges around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky … Continue reading THE POWER by Naomi Alderman (non-spoiler review)
Hi all, I constantly find myself writing morally complex characters - characters that don't always do the right thing. And I want to talk about why I think you need these kinds of people in your writing. We all can think of hero-type characters. You know, people who do things for the greater good. Plenty … Continue reading Writing Tips – On Character Morality
Hi all, So I was looking around for a book tag because its only been fifty years since I did one, and I came across the birthday book tag on the introverted book nerd's blog, and what do you know? It's my birthday! (Or, well, yesterday was) 🎉🎈 Yes, yesterday I turned 20! *Que existential … Continue reading Birthday Book Tag!
Hi all, My addiction with Hogwarts house sorting is no secret. Today, I'm feeding that addiction by continuing this thing that somehow became a series, sorting book characters from outside the Harry Potter universe into the Hogwarts houses I think they belong in. Huh. I think I need a better name than that. I have posts … Continue reading SORTING BOOK CHARACTERS INTO RAVENCLAW