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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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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Why I Do Book Buying Bans

Not gonna lie, one of the most aggravating things is when people go “suuuuuuuuure” in response to me saying I’m on a book buying ban. A) Why the fuck does literally anyone care what my book buying habits are? (Oh snap, we got feisty real quick.) B) Actually, just circle back to A, that’s my…

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HAPPY PRIDE!

Happy 2021 Pride! I am so hyped to be alive and thriving for another Pride, and I cannot wait to bring you the queerest month on the blog yet! Last year was pretty amazing, not gonna lie, but I didn’t really make the whole month about Pride. I did a few posts: Favorite LGBTQIAP+ Books…

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Food in Books

This discussion honestly comes at the most perfect time because tomorrow’s post is all about the recipes that I want to try this summer with fresh fruit in season, and I’m always ready to shout about food in books. This is also your future warning that all of my books have copious amounts of food…

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