"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
"A secret is a strange thing."First line in The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater You might have heard the term Middle Book Syndrome before as it is a quite common "disease" that befalls (mostly) the second book in a trilogy. In some cases, it's also referred to as Second Book Syndrome, which goes to clarify… Continue reading An Exploration of Middle Book Syndrome
"Your Noise reveals you, Todd Hewitt."First line in The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness Welcome fellow readers. I hope you're having a great day and thank you for stopping by. Today's post is for the weekly meme Let's Talk Bookish, which is hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books. Each week we dicuss a… Continue reading Should readers read books outside their own age range?
"We should agree on some passwords."First line in Half Lost by Sally Green Hello and good day to you. The inspiration for this post came from the booktuber Merphy Napier (if you love fantasy you should really check her out), who made two videos recently called “Books I rated too high” and “Books I rated… Continue reading Discussion: Rating Books Based on Enjoyment or Objective Quality
"The Queen waited."First line in The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner Hi, fellow readers. Today I want to talk about the topic of borrowing books vs. buying them. Since I discovered booktube and book blogging, it’s come to my attention how many people buy everything they read. Or almost everything. I’m so astounded… Continue reading Why I Use the Library and Not the Bookstore