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 List: Aliens

The world is crazy right now. I think we can all agree on that. But you know what would be crazier? Aliens. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Genre: Science Fiction Average Goodreads Rating: 4.53 Ryland wakes up on a spaceship with no memory and a couple of corpses. Turns out, he’s the sole survivor…… Continue reading Book List: Aliens

Bookish Guide to Aesthetics

I think the idea of “the aesthetic” has really taken over in the last few years. There’s so many quizzes on the web asking “are you more dark academia or cottagecore?” What does that mean, and how do I apply that in terms of books? In my observations, the main aesthetics are: Cottagecore, Light Academia,…… Continue reading Bookish Guide to Aesthetics

Fighting Book Bans

Recently, I’ve seen everyone going mad over the news that a Tennesee school board decided to ban the book Maus, a Pulitzer-prize winning graphic novel about the Holocause. The board decided it wasn’t appropriate to be in a school library because of curse words and a naked character. Unfortunately, this kind of thing isn’t new.…… Continue reading Fighting Book Bans

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury YA)

I finally jumped on the bandwagon and read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, published by Bloomsbury. I had been hesitant to start it because I knew I’d be committing to a 7 book series plus a prequel and that intimidating. But I couldn’t take seeing everyone talk about these characters I didn’t know…… Continue reading Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury YA)

Book Lists: Red Riding Hood Retellings

I’m such a sucker for retellings, and Little Red Riding Hood is a classic. I also feel like it’s the perfect fairy-tale for winter; the journey to the path, the evil wolf, Grandma sick in bed–these all have a very wintry feel to them. For the Wolf by Hannah F. Whitten Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads…… Continue reading Book Lists: Red Riding Hood Retellings

Blog Tour: Dark Oak by Jacob Sannox

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Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating! This year I’m thankful to be a part of Storytellers on Tour Book Tour of Dark Oak by Jacob Sannox! Thank you so much to Storytellers On Tour (IG: @sot_tours) and Jacob Sannox (IG: @jacobsannox) for a copy of the book and for a chance to be on…… Continue reading Blog Tour: Dark Oak by Jacob Sannox

The Stay at Home Book Tag

Princess of Paperback on YouTube created this tag when we were all first in quarantine and lockdown. Even though we all have the vaccine now and things are hopefully calming down, I still hate leaving the house. So, this might always be appropriate for me to do. Laying in Bed: A Book You Read In…… Continue reading The Stay at Home Book Tag

The Cake-Flavored Book Tag

Who doesn’t love cake? I like cake. Well, certain types at least. And mostly for the icing. But still, I have a huge sweet tooth, so I couldn’t resist trying out this book tag I found Chocolate Cake: A Dark Book That You Loved The Cursebreakers trilogy by Brigid Kemmerer, starting with A Curse So…… Continue reading The Cake-Flavored Book Tag

Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Washington Square Press)

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, published by Washington Square Press, had taken the book community by storm earlier this year. I saw it all over bookstagram and finally I gave in. It’s not my usual genre, but I decided I had to read it anyway. And I’m so glad I…… Continue reading Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Washington Square Press)