Hobbit or Dwarf?

I asked my friend, Erin, this question, and she fired back an answer so fast. Here I am thinking that I probably fit into the dwarf category, and she was like “LOL not a chance.” And you know what? I agree with her reasoning. Even though dwarf does still ring a bell for me, I…

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Tolkien & Witchcraft

This is one of those few times where I’ve left myself a batshit note about Tolkien & witchcraft, like what does that even mean, except not only did I put an additional note in the actual body of the post, I already knew what I was talking about! I am notorious for leaving myself less…

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YA is Not a Genre

I could honestly just stop this post immediately at the title. That’s it, y’all! That’s the post! YA is not a genre, thanks for coming. Okay, but, for real, YA is not a genre. It stands for young adult, which is an age range of 12-18. I get really wary of those who say that…

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Don’t Steal From Other Books

This should come as no big surprise because duh? Don’t steal from other books? Or just don’t steal from anywhere? But, much like a recent post about the difference between inspiration and impersonation, theft seems to be a constant in the book world. Whether that’s being a reader and pirating a book (don’t do this)…

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Religion in Books

Oh, this is my jam. Y’all. I can’t even begin to describe to you how much I love religion in books. Or just religion in real life! I’m really going to try to be normal during this post, but this is one of my top favorite things to see represented in books, so I may…

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More Men MCs in Fantasy

Disclaimer: I’m mostly talking about YA here. I can probably count on one hand how many adult fantasies I’ve read in the last decade, although none of those few had men for their MCs, either. I truly don’t think that if I had to put together a top ten fantasy books that feature men MCs,…

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#marywrites Duology to Trilogy

This could just be blatantly calling out every duology that’s been turned into a trilogy, but I’m labeling it as a #marywrites because I have some writing-specific thoughts, y’all. However, yes, I am going to say outright that I’m thinking about Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin, and it is 100% the reason for why…

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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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