Today is the last day of January, and this is my first monthly wrap up for 2019. My January reading has been overall nostalgic. I’ve been reading a lot of fanfiction, and the three books I read in full this month were in some way nostalgic for me. I first read Heretics Anonymous, by Katie… Continue reading Wrapping Up January 2019
Happy New Year, everyone! It’s that time where I usually post wrap-up posts. I wasn’t sure if I should skip the wrap up and put everything in a 2018 summary post or do a monthly wrap-up anyway. I opted for a wrap-up post and a separate one for my reading challenges. This wrap-up is going… Continue reading Wrapping Up December 2018 + Favorite Reads of the Year
I’ve read a few posts over the last month and a half that frequently state not to bash the book or author but to give constructive criticism in a book review. It is true that bashing is not okay, but if you want the opportunity to hate on a book, give your readers a warning… Continue reading Constructive Criticism Does Not Belong in a Book Review
“Get two for the price of one!” At least, that’s the implied message of books that contain two or more novels in one book. Most of the graphic novels and manga that I read have multiple episodes or chapters in one volume. I seldom have a problem with reviewing graphic novels with chapters because each… Continue reading How do you review 2-in-1, 3-in-1 or Infinity-in-1 books?
Realizing that the year is coming to an end, I will need to write a conclusion post of some sort. I participated in five year-long challenges for 2016, and they all are coming to an end in two days. Then it hit me that I am not quite sure how to write a conclusion of… Continue reading Blogging & Reading Challenges | Write a Post or a Page
While trying to catch up on the September discussions for the Book Blog Discussion Challenge, I saw another common complaint I hear about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: the Golden Trio has become flat. I have heard and read this all through August, and then I decided I would stop reading these reviews until… Continue reading When Beloved Round Characters Become Flat
Welcome to Day 2 of the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Tag! This tag requires that I post one quote every day for three days. Another thank you to icebreaker694 for tagging me! Rules Thank the person who nominated you Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day) Nominate three new bloggers… Continue reading 3 Days, 3 Quotes: Day 2
Since J.K. Rowling started encouraging everyone who saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child live to #KeepTheSecrets, I have looked more into the play and script, especially since the script was released in time for Harry Potter’s birthday. At this point, I will read it when the library gets to my name on the hold… Continue reading ‘Cursed Child’: Can a play script be a part of a book series?
“Reading is like eating. If you don’t eat, you eventually keel over and die. If you don’t read, your writing brain eventually keels over and dies. It needs sustenance. Read as much and as widely as you can.” ~ E. Lockhart in an interview with Miss Literati
I found this on Facebook today. It was posted by Jane Smith, which was shared by Writer Beware: Over the last week or so I’ve received numerous reports from writers who signed with a particular press, and who are now having problems with that press. Some of the stories are mind-boggling. Many writers have told… Continue reading Watch out for publishers who do this