Characters I’d Name My Children After

It’s probably a bad idea to name your kids after fictional characters, but it’s also something I would totally do. I say that now because I don’t have kids, of course. But if I did, and didn’t want them to be bullied, but wanted them to be named after some badass characters…I think these would…… Continue reading Characters I’d Name My Children After

Book List: Frog Prince Retellings

As you might know by now, my favorite subgenre is fairytale retellings. But you know what? I’ve just realized I’ve never read a retelling of the Frog Prince. So pucker up: here are some books you might like if you want an amphibian royal. The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads…… Continue reading Book List: Frog Prince Retellings

Book Review: Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li (Coronet)

I’m back here with anohter book review of a book I meant to finish in June. I started it in June if that counts for anything. A month or so ago, I ordered the April Illumicrate “Nothing But Thieves” box and got the most beautiful edition of Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li,…… Continue reading Book Review: Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li (Coronet)

Animal Crossing Book Tag

Again, I wasn’t tagged in this. I’m never tagged in anything haha. But that doesn’t stop me. I also have to admit I’ve only played Animal Crossing a handful of times. But my boyfriend plays so let’s do this. This tag was created by Angharad and Becky–Two Book Thieves. Past Villager–Who is a character you…… Continue reading Animal Crossing Book Tag

Book Lists: Books with Muslim Representation

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Representation and diversity is so important in books and media. I may be cisgender, straight, and white, but I want to read diversely–partly because I believe doing so strenghtens my empathy and helps me understand the experience of those different from me, but also because I…… Continue reading Book Lists: Books with Muslim Representation

Book Lists: Secret Admirer

XOXO From your secret admirer…. When it comes to this trope, it’s always fun–parts mystery and parts romance, a thrilling combination. Geekerella by Shelley Poston Genre: YA Romance Average Goodreads Rating: 3.94 Ellie Winter loves Starfield so when she’s a cosplay contest where the prize is an invitation to the comic con ball and a…… Continue reading Book Lists: Secret Admirer

Bookish Playlist: Red, White, & Royal Blue

Ever since I read the book at the beginning of the month, I cannot stop obsessing over it. So here’s a playlist dedicated to it. Leave Before You Love Me by Marshmello, Jonas BrothersSomething to Talk About by Bonnie RaittDon’t Stop Me Now by QueenFoolish Thing by Darren CrissHistory by OneDirectionLondon Boy by Taylor SwiftFalling…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: Red, White, & Royal Blue

Ways to Die in a Novel

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In my humble opinion, very few books deserve a five star rating if there isn’t some type of sacrifice, usually in the form of a character death if it’s a fantasy. However, you can say that ways characters die are unique, and not at all like it is in the real world. Plus, I know…… Continue reading Ways to Die in a Novel

Book Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (JOVE: Berkley)

This is the month of reading popular books it seems. Or the month of reading romances. I suppose that probably should’ve been last month but…*shrugs* It took me less than 48 hours to read The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (published by Berkley), a new-adult romance with the fake dating trope. *swoons* Olive needs to…… Continue reading Book Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (JOVE: Berkley)

Book Review: Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (St. Martin’s Publishing Group)

History, huh? For my last Book of the Month order, I got the add-on of Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (published by St. Martin’s). I had seen this book all over bookstagram for the last year and I wanted to see what all the hype was about. Let me tell you, it…… Continue reading Book Review: Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (St. Martin’s Publishing Group)