May Wrap-Up

This was another difficult month mentally, so my reading & writing suffered for the first half, and then I definitely felt an uptick in mood about halfway through the month, so that’s probably reflected below, but still. This whole being a person thing is just really hard sometimes. Mini Book Reviews Seven Endless Forests | […]

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Review: Beowulf (Tolkien)

It seems almost tradition now to quote Christopher Tolkien’s introduction in my introduction to a JRR book, and we’re not about to break tradition now because the introduction for JRR’s translation of Beowulf is, as always, enlightening and hilarious. He did indeed explicitly intend that the series of lectures on Beowulf which I have used […]

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TTT: Books that Give Off Summer Vibes

Before we jump into this post, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the absolutely awful things that are happening to BIPOC around the world right now. As an American, I am ashamed of the country where I live. I am disgusted by our president. As Will Smith said, “Racism is not getting worse. […]

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#marywrites: Finishing a Book

Today’s #marywrites post was supposed to be about revision, but since I’m currently working on finishing a book, I thought it made more sense to talk about the thing that’s making me avoiding finishing my book! Look, I’ll be honest with you, no one actually ever wants to finish a book. Whether you’re a writer […]

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TAG: The Book Snob

Y’all, I’m definitely a book snob, and I don’t even care. I saw this tag over at Words About Words, and I was just feeling so called out about halfway through Bree’s post that I had to give it a whirl. I have no idea who created this tag, so if you know, please let […]

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Pride TBR

HAPPY FUCKING PRIDE, Y’ALL! Will I be shouting about Sense8 all month? DUH. Are Erin & I watching only LGBTQIA+ movies for our weekly movie nights? ABSOLUTELY. Am I going to read a single straight book at all? Okay, maybe, like, two because Utopia Avenue is releasing, and ya girl is going to WEEP. I’m […]

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TTT: Favorite Opening Lines

Oh, heck yeah. Opening lines are my favorite. There’s definitely a theme going with mine, too, as you’ll see below, and uh, I’m not ashamed, I pretty much do the same thing with my opening lines. They’re so important, though. If you can hook someone with a powerful opening line, damn, you’ve got them for […]

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