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Trope Discussion #4: Found Family Vs. Dysfunctional Family

"As they neared the corner, Mungo halted and shrugged the man's hand from his shoulder." First line in Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart It's time to discuss tropes again, and originally, I was just going to do the found family trope in this post, but then I realized that my feelings and opinions on this… Continue reading Trope Discussion #4: Found Family Vs. Dysfunctional Family

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My Complicated Relationship With Audiobooks

"There were literally three seperate couples sitting around the fire making out, like some sort of organised kissing orgy, and half of me was like, ew, and the other half was like, wow, I sure do wish that was me." First line in Loveless by Alice Oseman Hi, and welcome to another rambly post from… Continue reading My Complicated Relationship With Audiobooks

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The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden: A Discussion

"Dusk at the end of winter, and two men crossed the dooryard of a palace scarred by fire."First line in The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden It's time for my final post about the Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden. I've been rereading the entire trilogy, and this post is me answering some of… Continue reading The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden: A Discussion

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The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden: A Discussion

"A girl rode a bay horse through a forest late at night."First line in The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden It is time for my second post about the Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden where I discuss and analyze the books based on the questions in the Reader's Guides at the back of… Continue reading The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden: A Discussion

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: A Discussion

"It was late winter in northern Rus', the air sullen with wet that was neither rain nor snow."First line in The Bear and the Nightingale by Kathrine Arden I recently reread the entire Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden, and since I love that series so very much, I wanted to write posts about it. At… Continue reading The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: A Discussion

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Discussion: Preferring Male Characters

"The night before he went to London, Richard Mayhew was not enjoying himself."First line in Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman I have a confession to make although you can probably tell what it is from the title: I prefer books with male main characters. Those are the ones I gravitate towards, the ones that make it… Continue reading Discussion: Preferring Male Characters

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Trope Discussion #3: (Medieval) Europe as a Fantasy Setting

"If I had to do it all over again, I would not have chosen this life."First line in The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen I'm back with another discussion about tropes after a slightly longer break since my first two posts about the strong female character and the chosen one. Since both of those… Continue reading Trope Discussion #3: (Medieval) Europe as a Fantasy Setting

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How Goodreads Choice Awards Sparked An Existential Crisis

"There's a candle in my window."First line in Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell Are you even a book blogger if you haven't written about the Goodreads Choice Awards at least once? I've never dedicated an entire post to that controversial topic so that's what I'm doing today. As the reader I am,… Continue reading How Goodreads Choice Awards Sparked An Existential Crisis

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Trope-Discussion #2: The Chosen One

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