Tag: Shadow and Bone

Building a Likable Monster:  How Villains Keep Stealing Our Hearts

Building a Likable Monster: How Villains Keep Stealing Our Hearts

Posted October 23, 2020 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

When I first read Shadow and Bone, I was confused.  About a lot of things, but mostly… I had a hard time understanding why so many people loved the Darkling character. For those who haven’t read Shadow and Bone and aren’t familiar with the Grishaverse, I won’t go into too much detail here as I don’t want to spoil things.  The Darkling is a powerful magic-worker in the world and there’s (in my opinion) consistent evidence of his nefarious ways.  And it’s constantly tossed aside by the easily-besotted protagonist.  And even more casually tossed aside by readers.  He never appealed to me […]

So Long Sweet Summer – My August Wrap Up

So Long Sweet Summer – My August Wrap Up

Posted September 7, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

I cannot tell you all how grateful I am that the heat has finally broken here in New England.  In line with the coming storm season, we’ve had either sunny days or massive thunderstorms and nothing in between, and I am LIVING for it.  I love thunderstorm season – there’s something to that electricity that makes me feel so alive. Also, feeling grateful because a massive might-as-well-be-a-whole-tree branch missed falling on our house by about six feet.  With a little help from the wind we avoided some serious damage – the thing took down all the saplings in its wake […]

Mini Reviews!  Shadow and Bone, How to Build a Girl, & Nice Try, Jane Sinner

Mini Reviews! Shadow and Bone, How to Build a Girl, & Nice Try, Jane Sinner

Posted August 4, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve re-read books because there’s so many I want to read that I’ve never read before!  I’ve also re-read a lot of my favorites in the last couple years and aren’t really pining for them, otherwise, a lot of my favorite books I haven’t reviewed on the blog yet (WHAT!?) and so… they don’t qualify for mini reviews. Still. Sometimes it’s good to dive back into books you read and loved, books you’ve been meaning to revisit, and books that you think your opinion may have changed on.  Today, I’m looking at Shadow and Bone, How […]

Unpopular Bookish Opinions:  In Which I Discuss the Grishaverse, J.K. Rowling, and DNF-ing.

Unpopular Bookish Opinions: In Which I Discuss the Grishaverse, J.K. Rowling, and DNF-ing.

Posted June 11, 2019 in Memes // 41 Comments

Good morning everyone and welcome to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post!  I know I haven’t been participating consistently in this meme, but this week, I couldn’t resist!  I think all of us bloggers have some solid opinions about what we do and don’t like, and sometimes it’s difficult to express those opinions for fear of backlash. But I am always one for a salty post… so I’m totally here for this.  Y’all ready?  I’ve got some unpopular bookish opinions for y’all. This may be one of my new favorite GIFs, by the way.  I’ve used it twice in the […]

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 […]