Tag: The Poppy War

The Scary World of Publishing, Hype, & Not Being an Overnight Success

The Scary World of Publishing, Hype, & Not Being an Overnight Success

When authors talk about their ascent to greatness (or at least having a successful book) the conversation is usually the same: lots of edits, a great team, and loads of social media presence and fan interaction. Many authors will pay out of pocket to have preorder goodies created and run street gangs of influencers to push their book. Sometimes, their publishers will even run blog tours and include their book if they are strongly supporting it. But authors can’t rely on that marketing push. It’s all social media presence. As someone who far prefers to stay in the background of […]

Posted December 5, 2019 in Writing // 0 Comments //
The Song Request Book Tag

The Song Request Book Tag

I’ve basically decided that August is the month of “Catching up on Tags from Loretta”.  So here’s another one, and listen, I am NOT Umbridge in this one, okay? Honestly I’m still a little traumatized. The Song Request Book Tag is all about music and books and I love that.  Also, the rules of this one are kind of fun, and part of the game is to listen to the challenger’s music, so I’d like to apologize in advance to the people I tag because even as I type this intro I have IDEAS and they may be a bit… eclectic. […]

Posted August 16, 2019 in Tags // 7 Comments //
My 10 Favorite New Authors of 2018 (& 2018 Debut Author Challenge Review!)

My 10 Favorite New Authors of 2018 (& 2018 Debut Author Challenge Review!)

Last year, I participated in That Artsy Reader Girl’s 2018 Debut Authors Challenge.  This is a challenge Jana has been running for a few years now, though you probably know her better from Top Ten Tuesday!  The Debut Author Challenge is intended to encourage readers to reach out and support new and upcoming authors.  I’ve got to be honest, without this challenge, I most likely would have missed out of some of my favorite books of 2018. As a twist on today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I wanted to talk a little about my Top Ten New Authors from 2018 that […]

Posted January 15, 2019 in Memes // 19 Comments //
2018: My Year In Books

2018: My Year In Books

Annual round up time!  I like this time of year because it’s like this amazing gallery of all the different worlds I’ve visited and the people I’ve meant.  Okay, so granted, all these people and places are fictional, but books are still the sort of thing that make me happy, so taking a brief revisit is always fun. As I predicted last year, 2018 was so much better than 2017 in regards to my personal life, travel, reading, everything!  I’m so grateful for this upturn, and I’m sure 2019 will bring whole new slew of joy and surprises.  I started my […]

Posted January 1, 2019 in Bookish Things // 9 Comments //
20 Questions Book Tag

20 Questions Book Tag

Back in June, the lovely Iris tagged me to participate in the 20 Questions Book Tag!  Have y’all even played 20 questions?  Most frustrating game ever – I feel like it always ends up being way more than 20 questions, and I never guess it right! The book tag version is much more fun.  Thanks for the tag, Iris, and y’all make sure you go check out Hoard of Books! Question One How many books are too many books in a book series? I think it depends on the series.  I would take about twelve more various Harry Potter books […]

Posted September 18, 2018 in Tags // 6 Comments //
Ten Books I Wish More People Were Talking About

Ten Books I Wish More People Were Talking About

I love to shout about the books I love. You may have noticed that pattern among book bloggers – you may love to do it yourself.  Some books – like The Night Circus or Ready Player One – everyone is talking about.  But then, there are books you think were fantastic, but people just aren’t talking about them as much as you think they deserve. For me, this encompasses most the books on my shelf.  If I own it, I probably love it, and want to talk about it.  How about you?  Here are some books I la-la-love, that I wish got more […]

Posted September 11, 2018 in Memes // 29 Comments //