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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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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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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A Case for New Adult

A children’s book is generally marketed for readers around the age of 5-8, though it depends on when the child starts reading. Around 8, they’re probably ready for some light chapter books, which start to teeter toward the middle grade age range of 8-12. Eventually, and this is where it gets sticky, young adult comes […]

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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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Bookshelf Tour: High Fantasy, Part III

Welcome to the bookshelf tour! Previously: Nonfiction | Buddhism & Yoga | Poetry & Adult Fiction | Adult Fiction & Graphic Novels | Horror & Classics | Tolkien | Contemporary Romance | Middle Grade | Middle Grade & Classics | Harry Potter & Shadowhunters | Urban Fantasy, Part I, II, III, IV & Classics | Top of Shelves | High Fantasy, Part I, II. ICYMI, since I’m not […]

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September Wrap-Up

Well, this was easily one of my best months of the year. Not even because I read or wrote a lot of things, which I did, but just because I felt all-around wonderful pretty much the entire month. There were, of course, some fairly shitty days that didn’t need to be shitty, but that people […]

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