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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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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Duology vs Trilogy vs Standalone

Ah yes, the age old argument. What is the perfect number of books for a series? Or perhaps we don’t need a series at all, and we should just have all standalones forever (okay, no thanks, though). The truth is, there is no right or wrong to this, it’s all down to preference and circumstance, […]

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TAG: Get to Know the Fantasy Reader

I saw this over on Way Too Fantasy for Wyrd & Wonder, and I am always down to talk about my life as a fantasy reader. It was originally created by Bree Hill and later adapted to be a fantasy tag by The Book Pusher. Let’s get to it! What is your fantasy origin story? […]

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