April Wrap-Up | clinging to books during a pandemic

I don't know exactly what's happening with time right now, but March lasted approximately five years but April went by in two heartbeats?? I guess a part of it is that I've kind of just settled into this new normal, which is weird in its own way considering how horrible the world is as a …

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Recently Read Books | ghosts, dragons, spaceships, and more

It's time to talk about some books I've read recently! I don't know how to write intros. All of these books are 3 or 3.5 stars. Let's get into my reviews! The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr “Everyone can look at the world. But only those who pause to see what is wrong can …

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Adult SFF books to try if you mainly read YA

As someone who has been reading YA science fiction/fantasy for more than half of her life, I know how hard it can be to venture from YA into adult SFF. YA often just seems simpler - the worldbuilding usually isn't as complex, there aren't gigantic casts of characters that you need an entire index to …

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Writing update | treating writing like a job during social isolation

Like everyone else, I'm currently stuck at home. While I'm lucky enough to still be working, it's very part time and leaves me free more days than not. So I'm trying to make the most of it and using this time to get some serious work done on my WIP. First of all, I've gained a …

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Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune | my new favorite family of monster kids

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune “Humanity is so weird. If we’re not laughing, we’re crying or running for our lives because monsters are trying to eat us. And they don’t even have to be real monsters. They could be the ones we make up in our heads. Don’t you think that’s …

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All 100 books on my LGBT+ Goodreads shelf

I'm the kind of person who likes to organize everything in my life, so naturally I have meticulous shelves for everything I mark as read on Goodreads, including genres, tropes, and more. Since my LGBT+ shelf on Goodreads recently hit 100 books, I thought I'd share with you everything I've got on there! I started …

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47 thoughts I had while rereading The Hunger Games trilogy

As a teenager in the early 2010s, I was right in the target age group during the big Hunger Games craze. Like pretty much everyone else I knew, I read the books obsessively, counted down the days to movie releases, tried to braid my hair like Katniss, shared "Peeta I knead you" memes, etc. It's …

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