Tag: Alanna

Alanna by Tamora Pierce

Alanna by Tamora Pierce

  This book is my everything. Which is kinda funny, actually, because if they average reader picked it up, they’d be totally confused by that statement.  Why?, they would ask, side-eyeing the cartoony mass market paperback cover and skimming over eh decidedly simple writing.  Alanna is a YA novel with a strong female protagonist breaking gender norms in 1983, back when the YA genre didn’t really exist and strong female protagonists didn’t really exist and breaking gender norms in fantasy REALLY didn’t exist, and my little self read this in 1998 when a lot of these things still didn’t exist, and it was everything. Now.  […]

Posted June 23, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Finding My “New Normal” – The May 2020 Wrap Up

Finding My “New Normal” – The May 2020 Wrap Up

Good morning everyone and happy… June 8th! I thought about dropping this wrap up last Monday, but I wanted to give myself a little extra time to get my thoughts together as I usually write these posts the weekend before dropping them and who knows!  I may have finished an amazing book on May 31st! I’ve been personally doing a *little* better these days, and I think that comes with a better level of certainty and of course, more sunshine.  Like, literal sunshine.  I don’t do well in the spring.  While the world is still struggling, at least the outline […]

Posted June 8, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments //
The Stuck at Home Tag

The Stuck at Home Tag

I absolutely had to steal this tag from Meeghan over at Meeghan Reads, because what a tag for a time like this, yeah?  I usually sit on tags for an age, but this one was a little more time sensitive.  After all, these are the days when we’re all woefully stuck at home, right? Because, you know, I never do this by choice.  Normally.  Pre-coronavirus.  Out partying day and night, yup, that’s me! Just kidding.  I do go out a little, sometimes! 🙂 But this seemed like a really fun tag to do int the current state of things, sort of […]

Posted June 1, 2020 in Tags // 2 Comments //
Authors Who Hooked Me With the First Book I Read (& I Am Forever Theirs)

Authors Who Hooked Me With the First Book I Read (& I Am Forever Theirs)

Good morning everyone! Every once in a while, I find myself reading a book that sucks me in.  Sometimes, it’s a debut that wraps me up so thoroughly that I can’t believe this author doesn’t already have a dozen publications behind them.  Other times, it’s an author who delights me every single time.  These authors are the ones that inspired to try and pick up their next work. If you haven’t read any works by these authors, or don’t have their debuts on your TBR, I  highly recommend them. Charlotte Nicole Davis Charlotte Nicole Davis is my most recent contribution […]

Posted August 9, 2019 in Memes // 8 Comments //
Dishonor on You, Dishonor on your Cow, and Also HI!  It’s the Disney Sidekick Tag!

Dishonor on You, Dishonor on your Cow, and Also HI! It’s the Disney Sidekick Tag!

You know, I have a lot of saved tags in my drafts, and they’re all super fun, so I feel like it’s time to do more than one tag a month.  🙂 For my readers in the United States, I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July last week!  We didn’t do anything much (we usually don’t) but it’s always lovely to have a day off!  The only thing I miss about the Fourth of July celebrations in my childhood is the fireworks, but alas, personal fireworks are illegal in the state of Massachusetts, so…. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Today’s tag comes from […]

Posted July 8, 2019 in Tags // 8 Comments //
Let’s Go On An Adventure: Excellent Epic Fantasy – #TopTenTuesday

Let’s Go On An Adventure: Excellent Epic Fantasy – #TopTenTuesday

I love love LOVE fantasy. I’ve spoken before as to why this genre has a special place in my heart, but like all genres, there are sub-genres to consider!  Over the years, I’ve actually come to love a few different aspects of fantasy… but my first love was epic fantasy.  These intense tales with intricate created worlds, mythical creatures, and magical systems have always tickled my imagination. In celebration of some of these timeless stories, I’d like to share some pretty great epic fantasy stories. The Inheritance Cycle Christopher Paolini While this series has gotten a lot of negative reviews […]

Posted June 4, 2019 in Memes // 16 Comments //