#marywrites: Foreshadowing

I am never, ever going to get over Noah Czerny introducing himself by way of I’ve been dead for seven years AND NO ONE BELIEVING HIM. Maggie Stiefvater often has some of my favorite foreshadowing because, much like Noah, she’ll be frank with us. I mean, the opening chapter of The Raven Boys literally shows […]

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TTT: Characters I’d Name a Pet After

Well, I’ve already got two bookish cats, so I’m definitely going to cheat on two of these, but I’ve thought of so many different characters for my future cats, so this is also going to be a ton of fun. This week’s That Artsy Reader Girl topic is definitely something I think about a lot, […]

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Bookshelf Tour: High Fantasy, Part IV

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, III. ICYMI, since I’m […]

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TTT: Characters I’m Still Screaming about

While reading Return of the Thief recently, I unintentionally tweeted a list of characters that I’m still screaming about because I was currently screaming about Eugenides (yes, he’s on this list), and then realized that I haven’t screamed about any of those characters recently, so here we are! I’ve listed them in alphabetical order by […]

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TTT: If I Had the Superpower To Forget a Book

There was literally no good way to title this. Either it sounds creepy, or it sounds like I’m going to roast a bunch of books. I went with the potential roasting title because the other one was hella long, but this post is not a roast. Instead, it’s about if I had the superpower to […]

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TTT: Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By

This week’s That Artsy Reader Girl topic for TTT is one of my favorites. I wrote a post a million years ago about my auto-buy authors, and while I could go scroll pack in my posts to try to find it, I’m not because that would take forever, so let’s consider this a kind of […]

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Duology vs Trilogy vs Standalone

Ah yes, the age old argument. What is the perfect number of books for a series? Or perhaps we don’t need a series at all, and we should just have all standalones forever (okay, no thanks, though). The truth is, there is no right or wrong to this, it’s all down to preference and circumstance, […]

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TTT: Reasons Why I Love Fantasy

This week’s That Artsy Reader Girl topic is reasons why I love blank, and well, I’ve been talking a lot about different mythical creatures lately, so it makes sense that my blank is going to be fantasy. It’s my favorite genre, and while I mostly stick to writing urban fantasy, high fantasy is where it’s […]

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TTT: Books Featuring Food

We’ve all got them: reading pet peeves. Whether you hate love triangles with your whole being or you want to groan in despair every time someone smirks, we’ve all got at least one reading pet peeve that makes us want to throw our books at a wall. Mostly figuratively, but sometimes literally. My friend has […]

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TTT: Purple Prose

Ah, yes, purple prose, the thing everyone loves to hate and ya girl over here is always down for. I don’t know what it is, I just love language that’s stupidly superfluous and totally over the top. I feel like I don’t shout about the books on this list a whole lot, so why not […]

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