It’s the Great Silmarillion Readalong! (Schedule)

Welcome, friends! We’re about to embark on one hell of an adventure. ICYMI, next month, while the Society is celebrating Tolkien month, I’ll be posting a four-week readalong of The Silmarillion in honor of one of my favorite authors of all-time (and one of my favorite books). This readalong was born from my endless love […]

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Women’s History Month TBR

Happy Women’s History Month!  (Also, happy Tolkien month (yes, again), keep an eye out for Silmarillion posts every week!)  I’m so hyped about my TBR this month, especially because I have a lot of women authors to choose from, but I had some very specific goals in mind, and I’m pretty pleased with how this list is shaping up.  […]

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TTT: I Really Want These Books

It feels appropriate, as we approach my birthday in March, that I should talk about all the books that I want since I’m not actually able to buy any of them because there are eight books that I have already preordered, and I just literally do not have room for more. This doesn’t meant that […]

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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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Tag: Opposites!

I saw this over at Lisa @ Way Too Fantasy, and the questions looked so fun that there was no way I wasn’t doing it. Unnecessarily pitting books against each other? What the heck else would I do with my Thursday? Also, I think this video is where the tag originates, but can’t confirm for […]

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TTT: Mardis Gras Covers

Happy Mardis Gras! In celebration, That Artsy Reader Girl‘s topic for this week is purple, yellow, and green covers, and you know ya girl is always down to shout chaotically about some beautiful covers. I’m not totally certain how I want to format this–three doesn’t add up to ten nicely, so maybe I’ll just do […]

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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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#marywrites The Madhouse Savasana Story

Yoga is weird.  Even when you’re just doing yoga to do yoga, it’s weird.  I mean, think about it.  Traditionally, yoga was done to prepare the body to sit in one place for hours on end so that meditation could be physically comfortable.  Now, though we’ve bastardized it a lot, yoga is still kind of […]

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TTT: Most Anticipated 2021 Book Releases

A second post today! I know, I know, but I couldn’t not do this week’s That Artsy Reader Girl topic for anticipated releases because I have got a lot of books preordered, and I’m hella excited about all of them. I’m only going to list the ones from January to June because although I’ve got […]

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Frodo vs Everyone & the Ring

In my house, there’s an old argument that surfaces every once in a while–can Superman actually be defeated? Usually, it comes down to a “well if xyz happens, and the circumstances are right, and this particular villain is involved, probably” kind of answer, and while that’s all well and good, I like more substantial answers. […]

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