September is just around the corner and, as promised, I have another reading challenge. The premise is pretty simple. A common criticism of the fantasy genre is its tendency to lean heavily on European settings and historical influences, England’s most especially. What I wanted to do was find fantasy novels from all over the world, … More Fantasy Translation Reading Challenge
As a fantasy reader, I am well familiar with book series. And although I’m just as fascinated by standalone fantasy and the rise of the duology (specifically for their tight narratives), I will never complain at stumbling across a book I really love and finding out that it is the first in four, or seven, … More Extended Book Series and the Fallibility of the Human Memory
As we head into June, I figured now would be as good a time as any to take a quick glance at my 2021 reading goals and see how we are doing. I’m going to refer back to my Setting My 2021 Reading Goals post for the books that I wanted to get to this year, … More 2021 Mid-Year Reading Check-In
Now that we’re well and truly out of the last reading challenge, with the next one not scheduled until September, I thought I’d share what books I’ve got queued up on my reading shelf. And there’s quite a few, because when it comes to Barnes & Noble, I have no restraint. Right now, I’m reading … More My Spring Book Haul
Most of my regulars on the blog are presumably avid fantasy readers like myself, but my romance reading challenge has made me wonder what books I might recommend for those who aren’t. After all, fantasy can certainly be an intimidating genre to step into. It’s incredibly difficult to find standalone novels, or to find books … More 15 Fantasy Books For The Curious Reader
Being a writer means being on a constant quest to learn more about what it means to tell a good story. The fantasy genre captured my heart long ago, and I’ve constantly been reading as much fantasy as I can get my hands on in the hopes of learning all that I can about what … More The Romance Reading Challenge
The only good thing about 2020 was the sheer number of books I was able to get through. And there were some really good books on that list. There were also some epically awful books I somehow managed not to DNF, and those deserve an honorable mention. I’ve got my Goodreads books open and ready … More End of the Year Reading Wrap-Up (2020)
As we get closer and closer to the beginning of a new year, it’s time I take a consolidated look at all the bookish things I’m looking forward to in 2021. Over the past month, I’ve been adding books to my TBR list. Some of them aren’t released until next year, and others are ones … More Setting My 2021 Reading Goals
Here we are! The third and final published book in the Graceling Realm series. If you’re new, here’s what I’ve been doing: to commemorate the upcoming release of Winterkeep, I decided to reread the entire series. I was originally planning on doing Top Ten list of the whole series, but found it was almost impossible … More Top Ten Moments in Kristin Cashore’s Bitterblue!
I don’t know how we always get here. I told myself not to buy any more books until the new year because I have enough to read until Winterkeep comes out at the end of January. But my poor little TBR shelf looked so desolate and lonely with only three books on it. So… I … More Book Haul!