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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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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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Trope-Discussion #1: The Strong Female Character

"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

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Yes, I’m A Book Blogger Who Doesn’t Like Book Reviews

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

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Wyrd and Wonder: Embracing the Nuances of the Fantasy Genre

"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

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Let’s Talk Bookish: “Problematic” Books

"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

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An Exploration of Middle Book Syndrome

"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

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Should readers read books outside their own age range?

"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?