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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.
More accurately, Narrative Paradise operates as an unofficial Ronan Lynch blog.
I’m not kidding.
Read. Comment. Explore.
I want to be a person who enjoys all types of romance.
Alas, I am not.
My tastes are ultra-specific.
Continue reading “The Perfect Romance Novel”
I’m here to talk about candy.
But mostly candy.
Did you all know it was autumn?
Wasn’t sure if I’d mentioned that yet. Continue reading “Bookending Autumn: Candy Tag”
My friend Chainsaw the Raven asked to share some of her favorite raven-themed books for spooky season and I couldn’t say no!
Hope you enjoy Chainsaw’s picks! Continue reading “GUEST POST: Raven Recommendations”
Leelynn did another great autumn-y tag.
And she technically tagged everyone.
So, uh…I’m doing it.
And using her graphics.
Anyway, FALL, am I RIGHT? Continue reading “The Autumn Book Tag”
Certain fictional characters fill me with a powerful rage.
These characters are rude to my cinnamon rolls, use offensive terminology, emotionally abuse their loved ones, or just generally get on my nerves.
The following list contains characters I can never forgive.
(Note: Expect spoilers for every series under the sun…but mostly Harry Potter.)
(CW: discussions of sexual assault, slut-shaming, and emotional abuse ahead)
Continue reading “Never Darken My Doorway Again: Fictional Characters I Cannot Forgive”
This tag might not be spooky, but it’s fall-related and I love it. Continue reading “Spicy Pumpkin Latte Book Tag”
My friend Shane once described the Universal Movie Monsters canon in its entirety while we waited for a bus. Continue reading “Universal Monsters Book Tag”