Tag: Wizard’s First Rule

My Ten Favorite Book Subjects (The Data Speaks!)

My Ten Favorite Book Subjects (The Data Speaks!)

Posted October 9, 2018 in Memes // 17 Comments

Hi all! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about the longest books you’ve ever read.  While this is a great topic, it’s very similar to The Mountain Book Tag which I did earlier this year, so rather than repeat content, I thought I’d bring you a different top ten… one of my very own. This week, I want to talk about my top 10 book tags!  This isn’t in regard to Book Tags in the traditional sense… these are subject tags I use on my LibraryThing account.  For all the books I’ve read, I go through and tag them with […]

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January Wrap Up

January Wrap Up

Posted January 29, 2018 in Checking In // 24 Comments

2018 is off to a roaring start, n’est pas, mes chers?  I’ve not been subtle about how much 2017 stunk for me, so I’m absolutely thrilled with the way January has unwound so far.  I hope everyone else has had a good start, too! I ended up with quite a good haul this month – after a slow December on NetGalley, I ended up being granted 5 books.  I timed my requests so that there’s nothing immediate, so reading them shouldn’t be a challenge (The Phantom Tree releases in August!). I believe there’s a lot of little ones in this set… Blood Will […]

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Why Aren’t There Girly Girls in YA Anymore?

Why Aren’t There Girly Girls in YA Anymore?

Posted January 27, 2018 in Reading // 22 Comments

With the rise of modernity, we come to a world in YA literature where all proper heroines are gleefully trading in their gowns for breeches.  But why? Because dresses are a symbol of gentle femininity, of demure responses and calculated flirtations?  While I am all for the rise of the strong woman in YA, I am a little confused as to why this means our fearless YA heroines cannot embrace their femininity with pride. I am not a girly girl.  Not in the least.  I thrive upon lazy autumn days with combat boots and blue jeans and tank tops and one […]

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BAM! POW! ZAP! Insta-Reads from Buzzwords – #Top5Tuesdays

BAM! POW! ZAP! Insta-Reads from Buzzwords – #Top5Tuesdays

Posted August 8, 2017 in Memes // 20 Comments

Good morning my sweet centaurs! I bounced back and forth about whether or not I was going to participate in this week’s top five, as buzzwords aren’t really my thing.  When I think buzzwords, I think phrases like “wildly popular” and “long-anticipated” etc. etc.  Then I decided, ANY word can be a buzz word if it gives me that warm, bumblebee feeling in my bones. As always, Top 5 Tuesdays are hosted by Shanah @ The Bionic Bookworm, and her prompt is: Top 5 buzzwords that make me want to read a book.   Pirate I am a sucker for […]

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