Tag: Book Blogger Hop

How I Discovered Dante’s Inferno

How I Discovered Dante’s Inferno

Posted May 10, 2019 in Memes // 0 Comments

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 […]

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The Fear of Unoriginality

The Fear of Unoriginality

Posted May 3, 2019 in Memes, Writing // 8 Comments

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 […]

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Reviews on Your Blog:  Worth It?

Reviews on Your Blog: Worth It?

Posted April 19, 2019 in Memes // 22 Comments

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 […]

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Classics on My TBR

Classics on My TBR

Posted March 29, 2019 in Memes // 4 Comments

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 […]

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A Love Letter to Overdrive

A Love Letter to Overdrive

Posted March 8, 2019 in Memes // 2 Comments

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 […]

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