TTT: Tropes I Love

This month, over at Meeghan Reads, the weekly top ten topic is all about tropes, and I’m so excited to dig into them! We’re kicking things off with tropes that I love, and because I did do favorite romance tropes earlier this year, I’m going to try not to just repeat that entire list, though…

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TTT: Why I Love Reading

This is somehow going to be the hardest That Artsy Reader Girl topic ever. It shouldn’t be because there are so many reasons why I love reading, but that’s it right there, that’s why it’s the hardest. How do you narrow down something so monumental into ten reasons? And they’re definitely not going to be…

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The Great TBR Challenge

Okay, here’s the deal. At the end of May, I talked about why I occasionally do book buying bans and how they’re actually really helpful for me. At the beginning of this year, I threw away my handwritten TBR list that was organized chronologically by when I’d bought something. It was bringing me a lot…

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TTT: Queer Fantasy MCs

There are a lot of reasons why I’m here with this post, and, honestly, with half of the posts this month. Not only am I posting four short stories, all of which take place in some level of fantasy, but I’ve got an entire discussion on how exhausted I am with homophobia in fantasy. I…

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Stop the Homophobia in Fantasy

(This doesn’t get salty. It started there. Also, every book cover you see has positive queer rep!) Literally why, though? Why is there ever homophobia in fantasy? If you’ve created an entirely separate world from Earth that includes magic and your own cultures and faiths, why would you include any of the bullshit that takes…

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World-building

This was originally slotted as another in the #marywrites series, but given how much I love world-building in general, I thought I’d just mic drop discussion it. There’s so many different kinds of world-building–soft vs hard, urban vs high, subtle vs massive exposition–more than I’m even thinking of right now, and while I could break…

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Favorite Romance Tropes

There’s just so many. I’m going to try to limit it to my top five, which, like, don’t quote me on this later saying that these are my top five because there’s always something new that I haven’t realized that I love, or something that I’ve forgotten about. And look, three of these are basically…

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Urban Fantasy VS High Fantasy

This is not going to be a divisive post. Wow, I just had the hardest time spelling the word divisive. I hate the versus here because it sounds like I’m pitting urban fantasy against high fantasy when, really, I’m just talking about what I like about each, and why they’re such different subgenres of fantasy,…

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