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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.
Hello, it’s August now and I’m hopped up on jitters.
Let’s wrap up July, shall we? Continue reading “July Wrap-up”
Taylor swift is dropping a surprise album tonight and my coworker knew about it before I did. Continue reading “What we know about Taylor Swift’s surprise album”
June was…a month.
It’s normally my favorite month, what with all the Pride celebrations.
This month felt different.
Continue reading “June Wrap-up: WHO SIGNED OFF ON THE TEARGAS?”
Happy Pride Sunday!
Friday the 26th marked the 5th anniversary of the Obergefell vs. Hodges decision that made marriage equality a reality in the US.
This anniversary is a bright spot in a difficult time.
Another bright spot: I found my new favorite book tag.
Continue reading “The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag”
It’s the 23nd of Pride Month.
I’m doing this tag today in celebration.
Continue reading “Sapphic Book Tag”
Perhaps you’ve seen the hashtags #BlackoutBestsellerList or #BlackPublishingPower on Twitter and Instagram.
If not, here’s a quick summary. Continue reading “Support Black Authors: #BlackoutBestSellerList”
Today in gay news: the Supreme Court ruled in favor of employment protections for queer and trans individuals.
WE’RE A PROTECTED CLASS NOW, BAYBEE.
In less-historic news: I just finished She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix.
Continue reading “She-Ra: Princesses of Power Book Tag”
Hello! It’s the middle of the year!
My mind is goo!
Time for a freak-out.
Continue reading “Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag”
Black lives matter.
Black art matters.
Black careers matter.
As a bookish community, let’s put our energy toward supporting Black authors.
How, you ask?
I made a list.
Continue reading “How to Support Black Authors”