Tag: Tess of the Road

What a Lot of Modern Fantasy Could Learn From Tess of the Road

What a Lot of Modern Fantasy Could Learn From Tess of the Road

Posted August 2, 2021 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

In the last couple of decades, fantasy books have evolved.  A genre that used to focus heavily on adventure, good vs. evil, and romance is now more nuanced.  I love it so much when authors write fantasy stories filled with myth and magic but still take time to address real, relevant concerns and experiences.  Not just flash and action – real human stories. More fantasy novels do that lately, with particular emphasis on sexism and racism.  I think both of those are fantastic, I really do.  But I also love the more granular approaches to some of the quieter concerns […]

The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag (2021 Edition)

The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag (2021 Edition)

Posted June 30, 2021 in Tags // 3 Comments

Following tradition on this blog, the month of June means that at some point… we’ve got to do the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag.  I love this tag because it’s so widely used in the community… but also from a personal perspective, it’s a time capsule for me and my reading experience.  Every year I continue to nod to the posts of the past so I can see what has changed… and all the books I “really want to read” that I still haven’t read. This year’s post is coming a little bit late – I know, I’m sorry! – […]

Three Reasons to Go Back and Reread Books

Three Reasons to Go Back and Reread Books

Posted February 12, 2021 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

As a blogger, sometimes I feel guilty about rereading books.  There are so many books out there that I should be reading, and because I blog, those are all books I could be promoting.  As it stands, my TBR is over 1200 books – enough to keep me busy reading for twelve years at my pace, and that’s assuming I don’t add anything else to it – highly unlikely. So, with that virtual stack looming over me, sometimes rereading books make me feel guilty.  But it shouldn’t. Today, I want to offer three reasons why rereading books is not only […]

Liebster Award The Fifth!

Liebster Award The Fifth!

Posted February 5, 2021 in Blogging Awards // 0 Comments

Good morning everyone! Laura @ The Corner of Laura was kind enough to tag me in the Liebster Award a couple months ago, and rather than sitting on it like I usually do with these things ?, I thought it may be fun to share!  I’ve been tagged in the Liebster Award before (four times, actually) but it’s been a few years and what I really like about this award is that it’s constantly changing and flowing.  Each tag comes with new questions, and most the time, those are about the blogger and not just books.  So it’s a good glimpse […]

Quick Fire Fantasy Tag

Quick Fire Fantasy Tag

Posted October 19, 2020 in Tags // 2 Comments

Last autumn, Katie @ Never Not Reading tagged me in the Quick Fire Fantasy tag.  In typical me-fashion, I didn’t forget!  I’m just here to complete the tag fashionably late!  I’m a huge fantasy fan – it’s been a favorite genre for as long as I remember and I still haven’t gotten tired of it.  Which means that, for this tag, I have a lot of choices to pick from! No complaints, though, it’s good to have variety.  Also, who doesn’t love a good rapid fire tag?  Quick and easy. 🙂  Five-Star Book Where do I begin? Lets go with Wintersong […]