Tag: Splintered

The Pancake Book Tag

The Pancake Book Tag

Hello loves! I’m sure you’ve all seen this one around, but Ayunda tagged me in this adorable tag a while back and I’ve just been waiting to throw my answers out in the universe.  Also, can we all appreciate just how adorable these headers are?  I die. Here are the rules as originally posted: Link back to the original creator in your post. Feel free to use any of my pancake graphics in your post, or create your own! Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them. Sorry not sorry for bringing […]

Posted October 3, 2019 in Tags // 4 Comments //
The Art of Writing a Negative Review

The Art of Writing a Negative Review

I have no qualms about writing a negative review.  Even for an ARC. I think this is something a lot of bloggers struggle with.  In the blogging community, your image is everything.  You don’t want to be perceived as a Debbie Downer about books all the time, because who wants to read such negativity day after day.  Trust me, if people want to be bummed out, they can just pop over to the news. Nonetheless, I believe it’s important to have a variety of book quality on your blog.  Frankly speaking, it adds to your credibility.  Nobody, nobody likes every book […]

Posted May 24, 2019 in Memes // 11 Comments //
Psychiatric Hospitals Really Aren’t Torture Chambers:  A Smol Rant

Psychiatric Hospitals Really Aren’t Torture Chambers: A Smol Rant

Major spinoff from this week’s Book Blogger Hop topic, but it reminded me of this huge pet peeve I have in a few books I’ve read in the last two years. That is to say – what is up with some of these representations of psychiatric hospitals?!  In the modern world, there is still a lot of stigma around poor mental health and asking for help.  While I agree that we have made leaps and bounds in the last couple decades to breathe understanding and tolerance and the truth into the world, that doesn’t make it any easier. So it really doesn’t help when YA novels […]

Posted November 23, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments //
Woe to Alice in Wonderland Retellings

Woe to Alice in Wonderland Retellings

I really, really like Wonderland. There’s something about Alice and her mad, pointless adventures that positively charms me.  I love the various film adaptations, I love the original stories… I even love the most recent video game adaptation, Alice: Madness Returns.  I’ve talked about my love for Alice in Wonderland before*, but I’ve never discussed in detail my complete and utter disappointment in its retellings. *This is actually my most visited blog post and I don’t know why. YA fantasy loves a good retelling.  It’s so tempting, like a bright red apple at a carnival dipped in gooey caramel.  The favorite tales […]

Posted March 9, 2018 in Memes // 29 Comments //
These Books Were a Bad Plan… Why Did I Read Them?!

These Books Were a Bad Plan… Why Did I Read Them?!

Over the years, I’ve read a lot of books.  I’ve gone through a lot of phases.  Not all of these books are gems.  That isn’t to say that they are the worst books in the world – in fact, for the purposes of this list, I’m going with books that aren’t necessarily bad books – but man, oh man… they were not good fits for me.  Looking back on these, I wouldn’t pick these up again.  The glitz and glamour is gone! Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot This book was the most frustrating read because despite the title, […]

Posted January 30, 2018 in Memes // 14 Comments //
The 90s Kid Book Tag

The 90s Kid Book Tag

Guys I love book tags.  I may not do them very often, but they’re always so much fun.  I wanted to create my own!  I’ve looked high and low, but I haven’t found a 90s Kid Book Tag yet.  We 90s kids are hugely nostalgic, so this came as a bit of a surprise to me!  I had to make one. Originally, this tag had about 40 items (oops).  I’ve cut it way down to what I thought were the most interesting ones… and if you weren’t a 90s kid – don’t worry!  I’ve tried to explain some of our […]

Posted January 25, 2018 in Tags // 69 Comments //