Category: Reading

It’s Time to Stop Judging People for the Way They Treat Their Books

It’s Time to Stop Judging People for the Way They Treat Their Books

I am sometimes that person who judges you for dog-earring your books. I’m a bookmark enthusiast, and I hate it when covers get folded and bent, when pages get folded… I like my books to look neat and tidy.  I think I’ll always like my books like that… but lately, I’ve been thinking. Why are we so judgmental about what people do with their books? I wrote a post last year outlining some of the things that drive me crazy… and admitting to my own bad habits.  This year, I’m rethinking that.  I’m all for taking good care of our possessions, […]

Posted March 19, 2019 in Bookish Things, Reading // 14 Comments //
Never Ask a Bookworm to Pick Their Favorite Book

Never Ask a Bookworm to Pick Their Favorite Book

As a voracious reader, it drives me absolutely bonkers when someone asks me to choose my favorite book.  My answer runs the gamut of “Oh, I couldn’t possibly choose.” to “Are you f***ing serious?  Have you seen how many books I’ve read the last 12 months?!”  Movies are a little easier – you can give a top three that you’d watch over and over again.  Books, though?  You spend time with books.  You build relationships with them. This is a terrible quality GIF, but it is legit what I think every time someone asks me to pick my favorite book.  Also, if […]

Posted July 6, 2018 in Memes, Reading // 14 Comments //
DNF-ing Books – Do You Have the Right to An Opinion?

DNF-ing Books – Do You Have the Right to An Opinion?

This is one of those topics that pops up in the book blogosphere every so often and something that everyone has an opinion about.  It’s been a while since I read a discussion post on DNF-ing books, and I thought it was a good time to throw one out there.  Everyone does a lot of summer reading, so there’s always the question of “Should I stop reading this?” and “Should I write a review?”. The answer, of course, is complicated.  My personal opinion is that: if you aren’t enjoying a book, stop reading it.  You aren’t doing anyone a favor […]

Posted June 13, 2018 in Bookish Things, Reading // 15 Comments //
My Top Three !!RAGE!! Books

My Top Three !!RAGE!! Books

Every once and a while, when I’m really aggravated, I want to jump into a book and lose myself for one reason or another. Like, fine world!  If you’re going to suck, I’m just going to find another place I like better.  So there! Actually, in all reality, I have a terrible temper.  I’ve traditionally been pretty good at controlling it as I’ve gotten older, but sometimes I feel like Clariel fighting against her Berserk and it’s all I can do to remove myself from a situation and calm myself.  It’s not something I’m proud of, but it’s something I […]

Posted June 4, 2018 in Bookish Things, Reading // 6 Comments //
Long Weekends & Ready Player One

Long Weekends & Ready Player One

Good morning my lovelies, and happy Easter! Whether you’re at Easter Mass, on an egg hunt, or doing positively nothing at all, I hope you have a delightful day! I have had a most amazingly productive book week for the first time in ages, which was a lovely change.  Finished three books this week, all of which have been fairly long-running for me, and all of which I enjoyed.  You should be seeing reviews pop up for The Magicians, Gone With the Wind, and Wizard and Glass throughout the next couple weeks!   Of course, this also means I started new books!  Matt […]

Why “The Last Jedi” is Excellent Storytelling

Why “The Last Jedi” is Excellent Storytelling

Mes chers, I saw The Last Jedi about a month ago now, and honestly… I don’t understand why everyone has been hating on it. I waited several weeks to see it even though I LOVE Star Wars based on so many *meh* reviews from people I respected.  REGRET. It was really fantastic and I walked out of the theatre baffled as to why so many people found it disappointing. I’m trying to think of it from the point-of-view of a typical Star Wars fan, and the closest I can come up with is the fact there were so many grey areas. […]

Posted February 4, 2018 in Reading, Real World, Thoughts, Writing // 5 Comments //