Real Life

The Blogger Recognition Award

A thousand thanks to my Star Wars buddy Emer for nominating me! Emer posts concise-yet-lyrical book reviews on A Little Haze Book Blog daily (sometimes even twice a day!) GO THERE NOW. ON TO THE AWARD!   The Rules Thank the blogger/s who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Write a post to show… Continue reading The Blogger Recognition Award

Books, Real Life

The Liebster Award II

REMEMBER THE LIEBSTER AWARD? I'VE BEEN NOMINATED ONCE AGAIN, this time by my friend Emer from A Little Haze Book Blog. Emer is super nice, VERY well-read, and stans Star Wars. WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT IN A BLOGGER? A quick description of the award: “The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the… Continue reading The Liebster Award II


Wine Book Tag

My recent beverage book tags made me nostalgic for alcohol. Hey! Alcohol! I used to drink that stuff! Finding Jasmine's Wine Book Tag made me miss the Good(ish) Old Days. I thought about creating prompts for riesling and moscato (my favorites), but that required a deep dive into wine culture I couldn't stomach. ENJOY THESE DRY,… Continue reading Wine Book Tag


Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read That I’d Like in My Personal Library

I hate when I read something from the library, love it, and have to RETURN it. Truly a terrible plight in the life of a bookworm. I've read many lovely books that, for a plethora of reasons, I do not own. The following are my top priorities. Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read That I’d Like in My Personal Library


Lunar Chronicles Book Tag

Why didn't I seek this tag out earlier? So many bloggers did this tag and I had no idea! I feel a fool. THIS IS MY FAVORITE SERIES. The other bloggers did creative things with this tag, so check out their posts and then come back here. CINDER | The cyborg a book that's often… Continue reading Lunar Chronicles Book Tag


Summer Drink Book Tag [ORIGINAL]

Summer is winding down and I'm thirsty all the time. Care for a drink? Rules: Link back to Narrative Paradise so I can read your answers. Tag friends, Romans, countrypeople, etc. Tell me your favorite drink of the options presented. Stay hydrated. Water with lemon A boring book with one interesting element I wouldn't call The… Continue reading Summer Drink Book Tag [ORIGINAL]


Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Tropes

THIS IS THE TOP TEN TUESDAY I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR. There's a meme going around Twitter where readers who claim to hate cliches cry over their favorite archetypes and genre conventions. The grumpy one loves the sunshine one? I'm tearing up already. (RONAN'S SECOND SECRET WAS ADAM PARRISH.) For my favorite tropes, I chose a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Tropes


The Summer Reader Book Tag

Hi-hi and welcome to the Babysitters Club Club. Various bloggers did this summery tag and I wanna try.'s August. I gotta hit these summer tags before fall swoops in. Lemonade Pick a book that started off bitter but got better Daughter of Smoke and Bone might seem like an odd choice since I loved it… Continue reading The Summer Reader Book Tag


Book Recommendations Based on Your Coffee Order

Welcome in! Order whenever you're ready. Menu's behind the counter. No, don't GO behind the counter. Use your eyes...there you go. Iced Coffee Be straight with me: you're in the market for queer fiction, yeah? I've got this creepy novel about taxidermy that's allegedly queer-adjacent. Oh, you're more into history? Your choice of Seattle or… Continue reading Book Recommendations Based on Your Coffee Order

Books, Entertainment

R.I.P. It or Ship It: Fruits Basket Edition

To the anonymous reader who typed "fruits basket ship or rip" into search terms to find my blog: what a GENIUS idea. Do you mind if I use it? Because I would LOVE to produce that type of quality content. Ground Rules I limited this round to characters I felt comfortable shipping (i.e., NOT THE… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Fruits Basket Edition