When you think of a fantasy novel, what comes to mind? Personally, I’ve never read any of those large epic fantasies that are so emblematic of the genre. I haven’t read Lord of the Rings. I haven’t read a single Brandon Sanderson novel. I don’t even know enough about what I might expect from those… Continue reading Maybe I’m the Problem, or a reflection on YA fantasy
CONTENT WARNING: discussions of homophobia & anti-Blackness When I was in elementary school, at some small local Catholic school, one of my best friends and I were in love. We were young, so young, and the feelings are hazy now, lost in the way most of my childhood memories are. But I remember kissing her.… Continue reading shipping was a mistake
We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz is a 2021 thriller and the author's 3rd novel. I read her first book back in 2019, read that similar tale about toxic friendship between women, and it in fact made it to my worst books of 2019 list, not that that said list ever made it onto… Continue reading We Were Never Here, or a distilation of what i don’t like in thrillers
I write poetry. I cannot really remember a time prior to writing poetry. It's something I started doing before I could even write, and I often did it without writing down once I learned. For me, it was always just my default way of expressing myself. There's no real explanation for. It was just, for… Continue reading discussion // Reading Poetry, or am I Pretentious or Just Emo?
Hosted by theWordN3rd, thorwantsanotherletter, the Other Christine that Reads, and Coffee Books and Bullet Journals, the Avengers Reading Challenge is a year long reading challenge focused on reading books that fit the Avengers-Inspired prompts in order to recruit them to your team. I'm just going to jump right into it! Boards I Completed The only… Continue reading jan. wrap up // Avengers Reading Challenge
cover art: tristan elwell spoilers: heavyrating: 4 starsrep: sapphic mc, sapphic li, non-binary li Unless you follow me on twitter, you might not know my love of the Locked Tomb series. Two months after reading Gideon the Ninth, I got a tattoo of one of the symbols from the book. In the August 2020, I… Continue reading The Rejection of Societal Femininity, or Princess Floralinda and the Forty Flight Tower by Tamsyn Muir
When I first got back into reading I made a few rules for myself. It was the summer of 2018, and the book that got me back into reading (there had been a couple of books I read for fun over that time period. Two, I think: We Are Okay by Nina Lacour and Aristotle… Continue reading Reading Thrillers, a Reflection