TAG: Mid-Year Freakout!

I don’t know if I would call this a “freakout” since I’m feeling pretty chill about my reading this year. It’s definitely way down as compared to usual, but I’ve found a steady rhythm that works for me this year. At the time of this being drafted, I’ve read 50 books (WOOOOOOO), which means I’m […]

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Review: Beowulf (Tolkien)

It seems almost tradition now to quote Christopher Tolkien’s introduction in my introduction to a JRR book, and we’re not about to break tradition now because the introduction for JRR’s translation of Beowulf is, as always, enlightening and hilarious. He did indeed explicitly intend that the series of lectures on Beowulf which I have used […]

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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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Review: The Letters of JRR Tolkien

Wow, it has been a minute and a half since the last time I reviewed something for Tolkien! Wildly, the last one was back in January, when we were doing a month of celebratory posts for his birthday. This is, much like his biography, a step off the beaten path with my An Adventure in […]

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Here There Be Dragons

Ah, gosh, I love dragons so much. I mean, who doesn’t? The purpose of this post is going to be kind of muddled, but we’re going to talk about why dragons are the best, the very neat thing about their lore, and I dunno, probably some dragon book recs at the end. Definitely not ten […]

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April Wrap-Up

Well, this month proved to be fortuitous in a lot of different ways. I read a heck ton of books, and out of 15, 11 of them were five star reads, which I think is pretty insane. I actually accomplished my OWLs TBR, I started rereading a book I’ve been trying to for two years […]

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Bookshelf Tour: Tolkien

Welcome to the third week of the bookshelf tour! Previously: Nonfiction | Buddhism & Yoga | Poetry & Adult Fiction | Adult Fiction & Graphic Novels | Horror & Classics. ICYMI, since I’m not on Booktube, and never will be, I wanted to travel through my shelves on a biweekly adventure on the blog. Since […]

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Quarterly Check-In

It’s that time of year! Instead of checking in halfway through the year, I like to do two quarterly check-ins and a final wrap-up at the end of the year to look at how I’m doing on the goals that I set in January. I’ve found that this, for me, at least, is a super […]

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TAG: The Bookish Bucket List

I saw this tag over at Drizzle and Hurricane Books, which was created by Madison’s Inkwell, and it looked like a lot of fun, which is what I think I say with literally every tag ever, but what can you do, I’m an excitable person. I have a lot of hopes and dreams when it […]

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TTT: Favorite Books of All Time

I can’t believe I’m about to make this list public, but I feel pretty confident in it. It’s very infrequent that I label something as an all-time favorite book, and if you’ve seen me do it, it’s probably in reference to one of these ten books. I think this list makes sense. I’m less confident […]

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