Tag: Book Blogger Hop

“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 // 6 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 // 8 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 //
The Fear of Unoriginality

The Fear of Unoriginality

Today I’m going to talk about my favorite WIP. I’m one of those writers who loves first drafts, and basically never gets to a second draft.  I have two WIPs that have made it to draft two: this is one of them.  It’s my favorite story to write and has the most lively characters.  The world in my head is so expansive that I’ve started two spinoffs (last year’s Camp NaNo novel, Quest, is one of them). The first story I ever wrote, the one I started drafting when I was twelve, is Fate.  I was heavily inspired by Tamora Pierce’s The Circle of […]

Posted May 3, 2019 in Memes, Writing // 8 Comments //
Reviews on Your Blog:  Worth It?

Reviews on Your Blog: Worth It?

On and off in the last several years, I’ve bounced around about my stance on including book reviews on my blog.  Even though it’s a book blog.  There’s a lot of variety in the way book bloggers handle their content, and I think it’s important to include whatever content you personally want, and stick to it. A lot of my content is book reviews.  I make sure to include two non-reviews a week (sometimes more), but ultimately, you’re looking at about 65% of my content being reviews.  For a while, I felt like this was just filler content.  But I’ve […]

Posted April 19, 2019 in Memes // 22 Comments //