Tag: Paranormalcy

The First 10 Books I Reviewed on My Blog

The First 10 Books I Reviewed on My Blog

Posted April 23, 2019 in Memes // 6 Comments

Did you know that The Literary Phoenix has been online since 2009? I will fully admit that I haven’t been consistent with my blog over the years.  I’ve taken breaks.  And by breaks, I’m talking one post every six months for years.  I was not a good blogger for 85% of the time that I’ve been here.  But there’s been book reviews over the years. Some of the reviews are for books I wouldn’t read again… but there are plenty of books I read back in 2011 that I would still read again!  I can tell you that my reviewing has […]

Beautiful Books and What They Hide Beneath

Beautiful Books and What They Hide Beneath

Posted February 23, 2018 in Memes // 24 Comments

I recently became aware that hardback books have hidden covers. I read all my hardcover books with the dust jackets on!  I feel like I’ve been missing out on this whole magnificent world.  So, recently, I went through all the hardbacks on my shelf and discovered that about 10% of them do have something beneath the cover. Some of these things are fairly simple, like Sapphique by Catherine Fisher, which only has a simple emboss of the keyhole from the cover art. Others are more practical, like the Paranormalcy series by Kiersten White, which show the titles in simple foil. I have […]

Top Ten Books I Read in 2011 (The Year I Started Keeping Track) – #TTT

Top Ten Books I Read in 2011 (The Year I Started Keeping Track) – #TTT

Posted September 12, 2017 in Memes // 30 Comments

For a lot of the younger bloggers, this may seem CRAZY, but an Excel spreadsheet used to be the PRIME way to keep track of the books you read.  I never used to keep track at all… I just read.  It wasn’t until 2011, when I was a senior in college (#old) and taking my last handful of writing courses that I was challenged to start keeping track of the books I read.  Actually, it wasn’t a challenge.  One of my writing professors was FLABBERGASTED we hadn’t kept track all this time, and it became an urgent assignment. I’m glad […]

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Posted June 15, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  This actually has nothing to do with the book itself, but as I was typing up the summary, I realized that Kiersten White spells it “faeries” and not “fairies” which makes me incredibly happy, as I’ve always done the same. … Ahem. On to the review. My approach to Paranormalcy, as a reader, has been different than any other book I have ever read. I bought it because I accidentally stumbled on to Kiersten White’s blog and was immediately charmed by her vivacity and quirky sense of humor. I bought her book because I respected her as a person […]