2021 Goals

Happy New Year! I know everyone’s saying it, but wow, 2020, am I right? That was–something. And that’s all I really want to say about it. ICYMI, I wrapped up my 2020 goals a couple days ago, so make sure to check that out, and I’ve got some big plans, as always, for the year. […]

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December Wrap-Up

It’s the end of the world as we know it! Oi, I’d almost take a Grey Havens ship into the West at this point. It’s really become a cry or laugh type of laugh, you know? Anyway, there’s been so much wrapping up in the last few weeks, so ICYMI, here are my top five […]

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Goals Wrap-Up

The end is nigh, folks! 2021 is coming, and who the hell knows what it’s got in store, but I’m going to try to be ready for whatever it is. We’re at the end of another year, which means my blog looks like literally every other person’s right now–so many wrap-ups, top ten reads, and […]

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TTT: Top 10 Reads of 2020

I know what you’re thinking–no top 10 fantasy?? Why am I even here?! I know that I’ve done a top five six middle grade, top ten contemporary, and top ten sequels, so while it might seem terrible that I’m not doing a top ten fantasy, well. More than half of these are fantasies, and while […]

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#marywrites: Quality and Quantity

Originally, I had a versus in place of and, but, since this post is going to break down why both are important, I didn’t really want to pit them against one another. Because though I’m always going to agree that quality is more important than quantity, well. Word count matters, in the end. A lot […]

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An Adventure in Tolkien: Return of the King

Previously on An Adventure in Tolkien: Can someone please explain to me why I managed to cry about Morgoth IN A BOOK WHERE HE DOESN’T EXIST?! Tudo bem, before we begin, we’ve got to talk about the thing that happened to me. This is only eight seconds of a 4:44 clip of Sean Astin not […]

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TTT: Top 10 Sequel Reads of 2020

Yo whaaaaat, we got a top ten?? Look, I don’t put sequels on my general top ten reads because I like to only include books that are new to me, and I was going to do a top five for this list, but there were so many sequels this year that absolutely knocked it out […]

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Current Projects: Fourth Edition

Wow, it has been a minute since I wrote the third edition of this post. Like, I wrote an entire duology that wasn’t even on the list since the last one was posted. I’ve finished some, set aside others, and started work toward new ones. Some of these will look familiar, and I’ll honestly probably […]

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How My Reading Has Changed This Year

Um, drastically? Realistically, my reading has changed a lot over the last five years. In 2015, I read 35 books. In 2016, I read 64 books, which is pretty close to the 82 in 2017. And then, in 2018, I really started to kick it into high gear with 123 followed by the insanity that […]

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TTT: Top 10 Contemporary Reads of 2020

I read a lot of contemporaries this year. Out of # books (as of this posting), I’ve read 20+, and I don’t even have to look to know that’s more than any other year before. June was a heavy month for them, but I kept sprinkling them in whenever times were getting too tough, which […]

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