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32 of My Favorite Sci-Fi Books by Female-Identifying Authors & Featuring Female-Identifying Characters to Celebrate Women’s History Month!

32 of My Favorite Sci-Fi Books by Female-Identifying Authors & Featuring Female-Identifying Characters to Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Posted March 2, 2022 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments

For women’s history month this year, I would like to focus on women in science fiction literature. We know incredible women like N.K. Jemisin and Ursula K. Le Guin who have changed and improved the genre. In 2020, there was nearly an equal amount of male and female authors publishing science fiction novels. There is still a lot of opportunity in the genre for greater overall gender diversity (non-binary authors only made up about 5% of publication). There is also a lot of opportunity to increase intersectionality in the genre. Still, I take what wins I can, and it’s very […]

10 Characters Who are Way Cool & I’d Like To Be

10 Characters Who are Way Cool & I’d Like To Be

Posted March 5, 2019 in Memes // 4 Comments

One of the things that I love about reading is how easy it is to get sucked into a story, as if you were really there.  When he world around you gets tough – whether it’s at a global level or just your own bubble – it’s nice to be able to escape somewhere.  I’m sure that the characters in the books may not agree, considering all their misfortunes… but sometimes, I wish I could step into their shoes for just a day. Here’s a few people who tempt me!              Thursday Next The Eyre Affair […]

5 Fantastic Female Friendships in YA

5 Fantastic Female Friendships in YA

Posted December 11, 2018 in Bookish Things, Memes // 9 Comments

Hi loves! There was a Top Ten Tuesday topic a couple weeks ago about great friendships in YA, and I really wanted to join in because I’ve been trying to remember to jot down awesome, healthy female friendships when I come across them as I’ve been reading YA books this year.  Unfortunately, since NaNoWriMo was afoot, I really didn’t have time to balance new blog posts and plow ahead with The Novel, so I didn’t make the deadline. That said, I still wanted to join in on this topic!  I know that I’ve missed some, and it pains me to disclose […]

Popular Books That Lived Up to the Hype

Popular Books That Lived Up to the Hype

Posted July 31, 2018 in Memes // 24 Comments

Who among us haven’t seen books basically go viral and think “I should read that because everyone else is reading it!”?  While this can be super awesome and really get some great exposure for new books, this can also be a trap.  What if the book is just sort of okay?  What if you’ve been dreaming about this really cool-sounding plot and suddenly the book blows up because “OMG, Balthasar is suuuuuuch a hunk!”  but that’s not what you’re going into the book for and what if the plot is actually terrible and… just… ack! Hyped books can be exciting, and […]

Why Were These Books on My TBR So Long?!

Why Were These Books on My TBR So Long?!

Posted March 13, 2018 in Memes // 4 Comments

Guys, let my life be a lesson to you: pay attention to your TBR. You put stuff on there for a reason.  You put it there because someone said the book was AMAZING.  Because the cover was glamorous.  Because something in the summary called to your heart and you knew you needed that book.  Sure, you’ll go through and some of them will be duds.  But some of them will be magical. I am notorious for falling to series and rereads and ignoring my TBR.  Mistake. In the last year, I’ve gone back to the beginning of my TBR and reading […]