It’s no secret on this blog that I love Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy pairings (“Drarry,” for the uninitiated) in fanfiction. I found that Drarry was the pairing I read the most, by a large margin, in 2018. I think like it and certain other pairings because I have an unabashed love for the enemies-to-lovers… Continue reading Enemies to Lovers in Drarry Fanfiction
When I started reading Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare, last month, I noticed that Clare wrote this in the dedication: “For Holly / Elven, he was.” Two years later, Holly Black wrote a similar dedication to Clare in The Cruel Prince: “For Cassandra Clare, who was finally lured into Faerieland.” These dedications place their books… Continue reading Faerie Love Interests Created by Two Friends
Next week, the U.S. will be observing Thanksgiving. This is why weekly memes, like the I Heart Characters! Meme I’m participating in today, are using a theme of thankfulness. I’m thankful for Billina from Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Ozma of Oz is the third book in the Oz series. Billina is a… Continue reading I’m Thankful for Billina Because….
This week’s theme of the I Heart Characters! Meme is a Biker. Most of the bikers I’ve encountered in fiction are in movies or urban fantasy novels. The bikers I will talk about today are from a very mainstream YA novel: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. If you haven’t read New Moon, Bella has been… Continue reading Remembering New Moon for the Motorcycle Scenes
Death Note mostly examines a young man’s obsession with becoming the god of a new world by executing those he considers evil by writing peoples’ names in the Death Note. The media dubs him Kira, which is essentially “killer” written in romanized katakana. Misa Amane is a famous model who is an open supporter of Kira.… Continue reading 4 Reasons Misa Amane Would Run into a Fire
This week’s theme for the I Heart Characters! meme is brainiacs, who could show that by being sly, clever, book smart, etc. As I thought about the characters who could be brainiacs, I remembered the the theory of multiple intelligences. Multiple Intelligences Oasis says Howard Gardner is a psychologist and Harvard Professor who developed the theory… Continue reading Characters and Gardner’s 9 Types of Intelligence
In S.K. Ali’s Saints and Misfits, Sausun is the niqabi woman or teen (I’m not sure her age) who believes Janna and gives her the confidence to face her monster, Farooq. She’s there in the book, but she suddenly reaches prominence toward the end when she rescues and helps Janna. Sausun is more than a… Continue reading I Want a Novella for Sausun, the Niqabi Ninja
I’ve done a lot of book tags lately, so I might as well kill some of the happiness since tomorrow is the International Day of Happiness. This tag was created by PerformingBookFelf, and I was tagged by The Orangutan Librarian. Thank you for the tag! I’m both excited and nervous about my choices. These are the rules:… Continue reading Kiss Marry Cliff Tag
This looked like another fun tag to do, what with all of its crazy scenarios. I found this tag on Bella Blogs Because Books, and it was created by ReadLikeWildfire. I’m intimidated since I’ve never done one of these name-drawing tags before, but I’m curious about what’s going to happen with these characters. You only… Continue reading You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag
This is an old topic from Pages Unbound Reviews’ Classic Remarks. Because I spent this whole Summer semester reading and discussing Paradise Lost by John Milton, I can finally answer the question. Let me preface this with that I was mad that the epic didn’t end with Satan. I think the story is more about him… Continue reading Do you think Satan from Paradise Lost is at all a sympathetic character?