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The Hiatus Bug

The Hiatus Bug

Posted February 15, 2019 in Memes // 0 Comments

I am the queen of hiatuses.  I eat hiatuses for breakfast.  I invented the hiatus.  All bow before me! (Don’t worry, I’m not taking one.  This is just a post about taking hiatuses.) I have taken so many hiatuses that this blog actually has posts dating back to 2009, if you’re diligent enough to go digging.  There’s a reason why I’m The Literary Phoenix.  This blog has been reborn again, and again, and again. Fun fact – 2018 was the first year I didn’t take a hiatus.  Not a proper one, anyway.  I don’t think vacations really count, do you?  Vacation is vacation.  Hiatus […]

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How Do Y’all Feel About Giveaways? (Disclaimer: This is not a giveaway)

How Do Y’all Feel About Giveaways? (Disclaimer: This is not a giveaway)

Posted February 8, 2019 in Memes // 11 Comments

How do you all feel about giveaways?  Do you feel they are essential to keeping new traffic coming to your blog?  Or Instagram account? I have very mixed feelings about giveaways. First of all, to answer my own question, yes, I think they’re pretty much expected on some platforms.  Instagram is a big one – there are a lot of milestone giveaways on Instagram.  In fact, I’m running one right now because it seems like a good way to grow followers and therefore influence.  I’d love to be a rep or influencer for one of the bookish candle companies I love, […]

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Language in Fantasy Novels: A Smol Pet Peeve

Language in Fantasy Novels: A Smol Pet Peeve

Posted January 18, 2019 in Memes // 16 Comments

One of the more difficult aspects of writing is creating a believable universe for your characters to play out their adventures.  While contemporaries work in our current world, there is the element of world-building to create realistic social systems and towns.  But even more complicated is world-building of fantasy and science fiction. Nothing breaks the illusion quite like modern slang being used in a fantasy universe.  While I was reading The Queen’s Rising, I ran into this a few times, and it detracted from the world being built there.  Fantasy requires such a level of suspension of disbelief that the author […]

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The Off-The-Grid Readathon II

The Off-The-Grid Readathon II

Posted January 11, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 6 Comments

Hello loves! Back in October, I participated in the first ever Off-The-Grid Readathon.  Generally speaking, I’m not big on  readathons, but I love this one.  The whole point of the Off-The-Grid readathon is to put your phone down and to read as much as possible.  Last year, I finished three books during the readathon and really enjoyed participating.  Co-hosts Shanah and Justine run this readathon four times a year… and the second one ever starts today! If you’re not busy this weekend, you’re invited! What: The Off-The-Grid Readathon Where: The comfiest reading place you know. When:  Friday, January 11th @ 12:00 […]

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My 2018 SantaThing Haul

My 2018 SantaThing Haul

Posted December 28, 2018 in Bookish Things, Memes // 0 Comments

Every year, I participate in the LibraryThing Secret Santa, charmingly called “SantaThing”.  I posted a little bit about this last year, but in quick review – for SantaThing, you pay in however much money you want spent on you (anything from $20 to $50) and the website pairs you up with a Santa who has a similar library to you.  The Santa then chooses books for you based on your specifications from whichever affiliated bookstore you’ve chosen. There are two things I love about SantaThing. They check your Santa’s choices to make sure these are books you definitely don’t already have […]

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