"There was a boy in her room."First line in Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell This post has been inspired by a number of different things, but especially by a tweet I saw a while ago now (I forgot to like it so it's gone now, sorry). It was a response to the growing opinion that after… Continue reading What Is a Comfort Book To Me?
I'm here with another post in my trope-discussion series where I share my opinion on a specific trope that often appear in the fantasy genre. This time I'm talking about one of my all-time favorite ones and that is the chosen one trope. It refers to a character who is chosen for one reason or… Continue reading Trope-Discussion #2: The Chosen One
"The queen waited."First line in The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner I'm starting a new discussion series here on my blog all about tropes that I want to give my opinion on. It will mainly be from a fantasy perspective because that's what I mainly read but that's not to say that the… Continue reading Trope-Discussion #1: The Strong Female Character
"Dear friend, I'm writing to you because she said you listen and understand and didn't try to sleep with that person at that party even though you could have."First line in The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky I've had this topic on my mind for a while now, and therefore naturally pondered… Continue reading How and Why Do My Tastes in Books and Movies Differ?
"Victor readjusted the shovels on his shoulder and stepped gingerly over an old, half-sunken grave."First line in Vicious by V. E. Schwab It's time for a discussion post, and as the title suggests, I want to take a closer look at the SFF term that is so often used in the bookish community. SFF stands… Continue reading Do We Need to Retire the SFF Term?
It was midday and the passageway quiet and cool.First line in Thick As Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner Hi, today I wanted to explain why I'm weird. And maybe make you feel less weird because you feel similarly about book reviews. The title explains this post quite well: Why I find book reviews to be… Continue reading Yes, I’m A Book Blogger Who Doesn’t Like Book Reviews
"This is how it all begins."First line in I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson Hi, guys. I've debated a lot with myself whether or not to write this post, but I came to the conclusion that I had too much to say to just stay quiet. I have a background in communication and… Continue reading Discussion: The Inefficiency of Cancel Culture and Alternative Solutions
"When the letter came I was out in the fields, binding up my last sheaf of wheat with hands that were shaking so much I could hardly tie the knot."First line in The Binding by Bridget Collins Hi, guys. Welcome to this little discussion post about something I've noticed when listening to/reading general debates about… Continue reading Wyrd and Wonder: Embracing the Nuances of the Fantasy Genre
"The day was grey and bitter cold, and the dogs would not take the scent."First line in A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin Hi, guys. I know the headline might be a tad dramatic but I really just wanted to talk about some of the experiences I've had as a fantasy reader… Continue reading My Experiences Being a Fantasy Reader in a World Looking Down Upon the Genre
"There was no possibility of taking a walk that day."First line in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brönte Hi, guys and welcome to my Let's Talk Bookish post for the week. It's been a while since I've done one of these but not because I didn't want to. Life got in the way and I didn't… Continue reading Let’s Talk Bookish: “Problematic” Books