In 28 years of reading, I have found only five characters that I deeply relate to. Not every aspect of them suits me, but as a white woman with plenty of cultural representation, I find it a little surprising I’ve only related to five so closely. I think it’s because I search for personal and societal representation more than cultural (though doubtless I would be more interested in cultural representation if I was not represented). There is such a feeling of joy and comradery when I find a character that I love, who I see my own behaviors in, and […]
Tag: Gone with the Wind
There are a few kinds of books I get passionate about. Books with really amazing, beautiful writing. Books with incredible, loveable/hateable characters. Books I absolutely cannot predict what is this madness. Books with amazing relationship dynamics that make my heart flutter. I also think that we all have a few things that we love dearly that we wish we could find more of in books. Things that we wish were written about a little more! I have a bunch, and I’m actively seeking more so if you know any, please let me know in the comments so I can add […]
Struggle books. We all have them, right? Books we pick up and immediately go “no whyyyyyyy”. Where the characters is ultimately horrible or there are SO MANY words you feel like your head is going to explode? For today’s Top Ten Tuesday, the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish encourage us to find those difficult to read books and share them. For me, I wanted to pick the ones where I got over the hurdle and ended up enjoying them, at least enough to say I was glad to have read them once. I’m going to list these […]
Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted by the ladies over on The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is all about romance tropes and types! Check up the other linkups for more great books! I’m going to be a rebel this week and I don’t want to talk specifically about romance in the books I read, because if I do, it’s going to end on a lengthly rant on love triangles and I’m already done that at least once. On a related vein, I got thinking about Amortentia, which is a love potion from the Harry Potter series. The description, from Harry […]
When people ask me what I like to read, my answer is “fantasy, classics, and historical fiction”. For some reason, the one that folks have the most difficult time wrapping their head around is “classics.” I can’t imagine why. These books have laid the groundwork for the novels people devour today, and so many of them still hold their own. Whether it’s the beauty of the language, or the vivacity of the story, every classic is worth picking up. For the purpose of this list, I’ve excluded all non-fiction as well as the books that will almost definitely be red […]
Although this list is nowhere near complete (what with not updating reading dates on some old favorite books I reread) – here’s Goodreads’ evaluation on my books read in 2016! I always set myself a goal of 24 books – two a month – but I don’t stop there! This year, I hope to beat 48, but we’ll see how it goes! I’ll post again sometime this week about my favorites and least favorites of the year.