Tag: Setting

Five of My Favorite Book Settings

Five of My Favorite Book Settings

Posted March 16, 2022 in Bookish Things // 4 Comments

A few years ago, there was a Top Ten Tuesday topic challenging participants to talk about their favorite setting. In that post, I got specific and talked about the books I had read at the time whose specific settings I really enjoy. Today, I want to revisit that topic, but in a much more general sense. A book’s setting is so important because it helps shape the characters and drive the plot. More importantly (for me), it brings the book to life. Successful world builders construct unforgettable places and intrigue all of our senses to disappear into their creation. There […]

Burgers & Shakes for Everyone! – OR – Why Food is Such an AWESOME Element of Setting

Burgers & Shakes for Everyone! – OR – Why Food is Such an AWESOME Element of Setting

Posted August 5, 2017 in Reading, Writing // 10 Comments

I read novels to get immersed into awesome worlds. Okay, so if I really broke it down I would tell you that characters are awesome, plot is essential, love stories are annoying (I’M SORRY GUYS, I WANT MONSTERS NOT KISSING), and can magic please exist?  But the escapism element?  Yeah, that’s why I read in a single element.  Books are way cooler than real life. For people like me who would rather fly on hippogriffs than sweep the kitchen, having a strong setting that leaves room for the imagination is essential.  In my reading experience, this is best with food. DISCLAIMER It […]