Category: Memes

Where are all the Tamora Pierce Fans At?  (+ My Ten Favorites) #TopTenTuesday

Where are all the Tamora Pierce Fans At? (+ My Ten Favorites) #TopTenTuesday

Did y’all know that I’m turning 30 this year?! For the record, 30 is a terrifying number.  You can sort of get away with a lot of indecision and childishness in your 20s, which is my zone.  By 30, generally speaking, you’re really expected to have your act together and behave in a socially acceptable way for an adult. I mention all this because I’m twisting today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt and using an author that is technically YA… but I started reading her books legit 17 years ago, so I feel like I can work with the umbrella of “childhood” […]

Posted July 2, 2019 in Memes // 17 Comments //
If You Haven’t Heard of Treasure Binding, It’s Beautiful

If You Haven’t Heard of Treasure Binding, It’s Beautiful

Did you know that book covers as we know them didn’t exist before the 19th century? As far back as the Middle Ages (1100 – 1453), books were largely religious artifacts.  Paper was precious, and as with most of history, spirituality influenced so many aspects of culture.  In medieval Europe, only about 10% of men and 1% of women were literate.  There were no need for books in the average home, so most of these remained relics of the Church. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go into a whole ramble about literacy and the history of books in general […]

Posted June 28, 2019 in Memes // 2 Comments //
Books On My Summer 2019 TBR – #TopTenTuesday

Books On My Summer 2019 TBR – #TopTenTuesday

At the beginning of the year, I was really good about TBRs. I was using my Novel Companion and filling out the TBR page every month and coloring it in and everything.  Then I began packing and I moved and now I don’t even know where the Novel Companion is and TBRs stopped happening and everything is fine, I swear. I generally do okay without a TBR because I have a TBR Jar and I have ARCs and everything, but it is sorta nice to have it all laid out?  So while I don’t usually participate in the TBR posts… […]

Posted June 25, 2019 in Memes // 28 Comments //
“Nerd” – It’s Not an Insult and This is Getting Silly

“Nerd” – It’s Not an Insult and This is Getting Silly

Hello loves. Today’s rant is brought to you by the Book Blogger Hop prompt of the week, which asks, “Have you ever been called a “book nerd?” If so, how did you react?”.  I immediately rolled my eyes at this because I think that flinging around the word “nerd” as an insult is ridiculous and I am going to tell you why this really isn’t a bad thing, or even a thing, especially in 2019. *sigh* I’m a firm believer in the power of words – they’re weapons in the right hands and should be used responsibly.  Any kind of name-calling […]

Posted June 14, 2019 in Memes, Thoughts // 8 Comments //
Unpopular Bookish Opinions:  In Which I Discuss the Grishaverse, J.K. Rowling, and DNF-ing.

Unpopular Bookish Opinions: In Which I Discuss the Grishaverse, J.K. Rowling, and DNF-ing.

Good morning everyone and welcome to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post!  I know I haven’t been participating consistently in this meme, but this week, I couldn’t resist!  I think all of us bloggers have some solid opinions about what we do and don’t like, and sometimes it’s difficult to express those opinions for fear of backlash. But I am always one for a salty post… so I’m totally here for this.  Y’all ready?  I’ve got some unpopular bookish opinions for y’all. This may be one of my new favorite GIFs, by the way.  I’ve used it twice in the […]

Posted June 11, 2019 in Memes // 41 Comments //
Old Books:  How Do They Age and Should We Still Read Them?

Old Books: How Do They Age and Should We Still Read Them?

One of the more cringe-worthy parts of reading classic literature is acknowledging that some of these “works of art” have not aged well.  Classics seem to be held up to a different set of expectations, but honestly?  We need to be able to have a dialogue about how some of the things that happen in these books are not okay. For the purposes of this post, I want to focus on the aspects of classic novels that are blatantly racist.  This isn’t to say that sexism or homophobia or lack of inclusion isn’t a problem – however, there’s already a lot […]

Posted June 7, 2019 in Memes // 2 Comments //