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An introduction

Welcome! You made it!

I started this blog as a “portfolio” for “serious writing” (per some professional advice that would have better suited someone else.)

Over the years, Narrative Paradise morphed into a book blog…of sorts.

I don’t write book reviews (very often) or participate in reading challenges.

I DO post book tags and gush about my favorite series.

I occasionally publish posts about faith, politics, and/or mental health.

Oh, and I MAY have turned this site into an unofficial Maggie Stiefvater fan blog.

Ahem…

More accurately, Narrative Paradise operates as an unofficial Ronan Lynch blog.

I’m not kidding.

Anyway.

Read. Comment. Explore.

Enjoy.

Posted in Books, Music

Mala Santa Book Tag

Before this tag, I had never heard of Becky G.

According to my research, she’s a 22-year-old Latin singer/songwriter who started out doing covers on YouTube.

Leelynn created this original tag + graphics using Becky G’s brand-new LP. (She is the true Queen of Tags.)

Music, graphics, and books?

What a find!

Now let me see how many times I can mention The Raven Cycle in this post! Continue reading “Mala Santa Book Tag”

Posted in Real Life

NaNoWriMo 2019: The Great Train Write-in and Powell’s Book Haul

I haven’t gotten up before 5:00 AM since I worked opening shift at a cafe.

Today, I urged my aging body out of bed at 4:30 AM to board a train full of strangers.

We commiserated over coffee, talked about books, got really deep into pagan mysticism, and wrote a ton of words.

It was my first ever Great Train Write-in and I had a blast. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2019: The Great Train Write-in and Powell’s Book Haul”