Psst...I've never read this series. And I don't plan to remedy that. Whoops. Xandra freshened up her Folk of the Air Book Tag to include references to The Queen of Nothing. I'm using Xandra's banners and what not. I may even tag people! Who knows? Jude: A character who could kill you in your sleep.… Continue reading The Folk of the Air Book Tag #2
In a word: cover. Although, upon further examination, that's not always true. A book has to have an interesting cover (and title) for me to pick it up, but neither of those things guarantees that I'll read it. This tag lets me explain what draws me to certain books. Find a book on your… Continue reading The “How I Choose my Books” Tag
I KEEP FINDING GREAT TAGS. This is another one I found on The Book Nut. Book tags are giving me a reason to live. At work, I'm so excited to clock out, come home, and write about books I love. I challenge myself to come up with different books every time. And the bummer tags are… Continue reading NOPE Book Tag
While making my last few lists, I realized I'd had a pretty good life. The bulk of my book betrayals occurred after I turned 18; I couldn't recall any hurtful childhood reads. Then I remembered. There were betrayals, all right. And they started early. Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan I was 6 when the school… Continue reading Book Betrayals: A List of Past Hurts, pt. 5
(Additional rants can be found here, here, and here.) I used to read more fantasy. Scanning my bookshelf, I see magical realism and memoirs where I once kept wizards and fairies. I still love Harry Potter and I'll take a good prophecy every now and again, but I avoid outright magical stories. It's possible these books are… Continue reading Book Betrayals: A List of Past Hurts, pt. 4
When it comes to books, I am a cheapskate. In this area of my life, I value quantity over quality, blowing my budget on thrifty, vaguely-interesting paperbacks rather than the one or two pricey hardbacks I really want. Why bother when I'm going to switch them out for cheaper, less bulky, better-looking copies in six months?… Continue reading Book Betrayals: A List of Past Hurts, pt. 1
While working on a DIY project, I trolled the internet for ideas and found a list of inspirational Walk the Moon lyrics. I am nothing if not a copycat, hence this post.