"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
"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
"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
"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
"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?
"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
"Wind howled through the night, carrying a scent that would change the world."First line in Eragon by Christopher Paolini Today I wanted to talk about a quite popular topic I guess: book tropes. Tropes are certain elements or themes that appear in a wide range of books and many tropes are even adherent to specific… Continue reading Tropes I like in Books