Discussions

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

Book Review

The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty – Spoilery Book Review

"Alizayd al Qahtani didn't make it a month with his caravan."First line in The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty Author: S. A. Chakraborty Published: January 22nd, 2019 Genre: Fantasy Series: The Daevabad Trilogy #2 My rating: ★★★★★ This review is all spoiler-filled because it's the second book in a trilogy. If you want… Continue reading The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty – Spoilery Book Review

TBR Posts

Books Added to My TBR During Wyrd and Wonder

"My name is Rune Saint John."First line in The Last Sun by K. D. Edwards It's been a few weeks since Wyrd and Wonder ended, but just like I did last year, I'm sharing a list of the books that found their way onto my TBR during the month-long fantasy celebration. This year I actually… Continue reading Books Added to My TBR During Wyrd and Wonder

Book Review

Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan – Book Review

"Fitful drafts of chill air blew in through the cruciform windows of the Bell Tower, and the fire did little to combat them."First line in Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan Author: Marie Brennan Published: May 3rd, 2008 Genre: Historical Fantasy Series: The Onyx Court #1 My rating: ★★★★★ Buzzwords: Elizabethan London, fae underworld, court… Continue reading Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan – Book Review

Fun Lists

Fantasy Books That Feel Historical But Aren’t

"I didn't know how long I had been in the king's prison."First line in The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner Welcome to this post for Wyrd and Wonder where I'm looking at Fantasy books that kind of make you believe they take place in a historical version of our own world. They don't actually, but… Continue reading Fantasy Books That Feel Historical But Aren’t

Discussions

Do We Need to Retire the SFF Term?

"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?

Wrap up

November 2020 Reading Wrap-Up

"It's easy to think that nobody could really arrange the world like clockwork."First line in The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley IT'S DECEMBER!! We've finally reached the best month of the year! I love the Christmas feeling of December, but it's also always a month of stress. I happen to work for the… Continue reading November 2020 Reading Wrap-Up

Fun Lists

Underrated Female Authors in SFF I Love #WomenInSFF

"We should agree on some passwords."First line in Half Lost by Sally Green Hi, guys. Over at The Fantasy Hive they're spotlighting female authors writing SFF through the hastag #WomenInSFF. That made me feel inspired to make my own contribution in the form of 2 posts: one about female authors I've already read and one… Continue reading Underrated Female Authors in SFF I Love #WomenInSFF

Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday – Book Series I Want to Start

"The end of the world started when a pegasus landed on the hood of my car."First line in Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan Hi, guys. As it happens, Top Ten Tuesday is 10 years old! Therefore, the prompt for this week is to pick a previous TTT topic, either redoing one… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Book Series I Want to Start