Tag: Book Blogger Hop

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 //
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 //
“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 //
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 //
The Art of Writing a Negative Review

The Art of Writing a Negative Review

I have no qualms about writing a negative review.  Even for an ARC. I think this is something a lot of bloggers struggle with.  In the blogging community, your image is everything.  You don’t want to be perceived as a Debbie Downer about books all the time, because who wants to read such negativity day after day.  Trust me, if people want to be bummed out, they can just pop over to the news. Nonetheless, I believe it’s important to have a variety of book quality on your blog.  Frankly speaking, it adds to your credibility.  Nobody, nobody likes every book […]

Posted May 24, 2019 in Memes // 11 Comments //
How I Discovered Dante’s Inferno

How I Discovered Dante’s Inferno

In 2005, I joined a Harry Potter online role-playing community. I’ll give you a moment here to throw out endearing terms: I loved this community – it did SO MUCH for as far as developing my ability to write three-dimensional characters.  Harleyquinne Cathors, one of my favorite characters of all time, started on these forums and was later integrated as a completely different character in my WIP, although with the same spirited personality.  There were other reasons as well – the community was amazing and supportive in a time where I needed that.  But I can’t deny that it helped […]

Posted May 10, 2019 in Memes // 0 Comments //