#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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Tag: Spring Cleaning

I saw this over on The Orangutan Librarian, and since I’m also trying to avoid spring cleaning my bookshelves, I thought it’d be fun to avoid them in the same way–with this fun tag! We may end up having the same answer to one of these, too, because I got all ranty in the comments…

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Magic Systems Need Rules

No matter who you are, you can think of a book that has a magic system that completely disregards all sense and just doesn’t have rules. Heck, who knows, you may find this refreshing, but I think I’m in the majority when I say that that kind of writing immediately takes me out of a…

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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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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 Reads of 2020

I know what you’re thinking–no top 10 fantasy?? Why am I even here?! I know that I’ve done a top five six middle grade, top ten contemporary, and top ten sequels, so while it might seem terrible that I’m not doing a top ten fantasy, well. More than half of these are fantasies, and while…

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