The Literary Phoenix

The Literary Phoenix was founded in 2009.

I’ve always been a fan of books and reading and everything to do with literature.  When I was a sophomore in college, I decided I wanted to blog.  I set up half a dozen different blogs, and my book blog, The Literary Phoenix, was the one that survived.


So here’s the scoop

I haven’t always been a consistent blogger.  In 2017, I’ve recommitted myself to this blog and keeping my love of literature active.  From weekly memes to book reviews, I try to share my passion with my readers.  Sometimes, I’ll even throw in a favorite recipe or a bit of history when I’m passionate about a topic and it’s relevant.  I read a lot of YA, fantasy, and historical fiction.  I’m trying to read a little more contemporary, and I would like to return to science fiction.

I keep somewhat active on Twitter, and I always cross-post my reviews to LibraryThing and Goodreads.  You can also find most of my reviews on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, provided they are professional enough.  Sometimes I get really enthusiastic about a book and there are a lot of CAPITAL LETTERS and GIFs.

love to talk to people about the books I’ve read and loved.  Even if we don’t agree about the book, I cherish discussion!


This is a blog about reading and writing

Usually, conversations will be about literature.  Sometimes, I will talk about my own writing.  If you go back into my archives, more of my posts are about writing and character development but these days, I write more about the books I read.  I am a character reader, and usually my reviews will focus on how much I like the characters.

Things you will see me rolling my eyes about:

  • Kissing books.
  • Cliches.
  • Twilight.
  • Bad writing.

I apologize for nothing.


The mythical phoenix

When I was in high school, I was dating another huge fantasy fan.  I don’t know exactly when it started, but I began calling him “my dragon” and I was his “phoenix”.  After than, I latched on to this mythical creature.  I love phoenixes – from their healing tears to their remarkable ability to be reborn from their own ashes, they are remarkable.  I try to rise out of the ashes of everything that tries to break me down, and I try to live my life with the fiery strength of the phoenix.

It seemed only right that this creature of Greek legend found a home on my blog.