Four Word Summary Challenge

I was browsing some new blogs today, when I came across a new tag I thought was just neat. This tag is, as you can tell by the title, the Four Word Summary Challenge. For this challenge, you have to summarize a book using only four words. Those words cannot include character names or any [...]

The Love Triangle Game

So, it’s been a while since I’ve done a good old-fashioned game tag. This one was created by BookTuber Jesse the Reader. It’s not unlike the RIP It or Ship It Tag, in which you put a bunch or character names (from all walks of book) in a hat, jar, or some other kind of [...]

The Words That Built the Story: A Study of Laini Taylor’s Writing Style

When asked to list popular YA authors, Laini Taylor often doesn’t make people’s lists. This by no means indicates that she’s not as good. On the contrary, her writing is downright ethereal. It’s just not as readily accessible. Where most YA is written in a fairly straightforward manner, Laini’s prose is poetic and lyrical. In [...]

Top 5 Wednesday: Characters on the Naughty List

Hosted by the Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads Group   Well, Hanukkah began yesterday and we’ve officially begun the twelve days of Christmas. But today isn’t for celebrating; today is for ranting. Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is your top five characters on the naughty list. This can be anyone, from villains to characters you just [...]

November 2017 Wrap-Up

  November was a big reading slump month for me. So how did I solve that? Graphic novels, of course! In fact, it’s entirely due to graphic novels that I’ll be reaching my reading goal this year. Fortunately, I wound up discovering a new favorite series, so it worked out for the best. This month [...]

Top 5 Wednesday: Books and Series I Read because of the Online Book Community

Hosted by the Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads Group This week, I’m not in the mood for preamble. It’s Top 5 Wednesday and the topic is five books or series you read because of the online book community (BookTube, blogs, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.). I’ll be honest. I get most of my recommendations from hype online. But [...]