Category: Memes

How Books Grab My Attention

How Books Grab My Attention

Most readers have their niche.  For me, that niche is YA and fantasy with a peppering of historical fiction on the side.  My tastes haven’t really changed much over the years – I read the occasional thriller these days, but for the most part, I’m in the same world I was in middle school. Within my niche, however, there are a few things that make a book catch my eye.  Sometimes it’s word of mouth, sometimes it’s just bright and colorful.  Either way, even as a bibliophile, it’s important to have some standards.  There are way too many books out there […]

Posted April 2, 2019 in Memes // 8 Comments //
Classics on My TBR

Classics on My TBR

I pride myself on my willingness to pick up classics outside of academic assignments.  Classics get buried in the reading world.  This is in part because they are so commonly assigned in school that there’s a bit of a rebellious stigma about them: “No, I read it in eleventh grade English and I HATED it and I will never read it again.”  But the other reason, and I think the REALLY BIG one, is that a lot of them don’t hold up.  Sure, the story may be interesting, but if that’s the case, the writing may be trying (Dickens), or there […]

Posted March 29, 2019 in Memes // 4 Comments //
My OTP Narrator/Book Matches

My OTP Narrator/Book Matches

I am a HUGE audiobook listener – more than 2/3 of my reading the last two years has been via audiobooks.  So color me surprised when I went to review my “read by” section of my review archive, only to discover that I’ve only listened to a handful of narrators a couple times.  This post was supposed to be about ten amazing narrators, but instead, I’m giving you something else. One of the audiobook pain points that came up for the post a couple weeks ago was that a bad narrator ruins a book.  I am 100% on board with this […]

Posted March 26, 2019 in Memes // 24 Comments //
I Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to Spend More Time in These Books

I Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to Spend More Time in These Books

As a reader, it’s easy to be left wanting MORE.  There are some worlds that are so broad and exciting, it’s easy to dive in and lose ourselves in companion novels and sequels and prequels.  I’m thinking of Tamora Pierce’s Tortall universe, or of Tolkien’s Middle Earth in particular, but you can even go beyond books and talk about Star Wars or Marvel.  These worlds are vast and delicious and have enough content that if you need more of their creator’s imagination, it’s easy to find. Then, there are standalones. I actually have no problem with standalone novels, but every […]

Posted March 12, 2019 in Memes // 14 Comments //
A Love Letter to Overdrive

A Love Letter to Overdrive

Dear Overdrive, I’ve been meaning to write you this letter for a while.  Surely your magnificence deserves more than my paltry words, for my tongue grows fat and useless when I must sing of your charm- Okay.  So I’m not Shakespeare.  I surrender! Seriously, though, lets talk about Overdrive! Overdrive is an online resource that allows you to access digital content – ebooks and audiobooks – using your library card.  Yes, mes chers, now you TOO can go to the library without ever leaving your house!  Not all libraries participate in Overdrive, so it’s good to check out your library’s […]

Posted March 8, 2019 in Memes // 2 Comments //
10 Characters Who are Way Cool & I’d Like To Be

10 Characters Who are Way Cool & I’d Like To Be

One of the things that I love about reading is how easy it is to get sucked into a story, as if you were really there.  When he world around you gets tough – whether it’s at a global level or just your own bubble – it’s nice to be able to escape somewhere.  I’m sure that the characters in the books may not agree, considering all their misfortunes… but sometimes, I wish I could step into their shoes for just a day. Here’s a few people who tempt me!              Thursday Next The Eyre Affair […]

Posted March 5, 2019 in Memes // 4 Comments //