Books

2020 Reading Stats + Coup Thoughts: This is not a politics-free zone

We're eleven days into January and I'm just now posting my reading stats. Blame the jerks who tried to take over my country's government last week while the president did nothing. My nerves are shot. In other news, this statement from Andrew Yang sure hasn't aged well! Shut up. Number of Books Read in 2020… Continue reading 2020 Reading Stats + Coup Thoughts: This is not a politics-free zone

Books, Music

Manic Book Tag

Back at it with book tags because this is where my brain is at. This tag, based on Halsey's most recent album, was created by BookTuber Fadwa, AKA Word Wonders. I was inspired to do it by Theresa at areadingelf (creator of the Sapphic Book Tag) and by Halsey herself, who has been advocating for Black… Continue reading Manic Book Tag

Books, Real Life

March Wrap-Up

At the beginning of March, I attended a liberation theology class at my church and borrowed a book from my pastor's library with every intention of giving it back. At the beginning of April, I am in lockdown in my studio apartment. ...what the hell happened? March Happenings Coronavirus is here and it's really serious.… Continue reading March Wrap-Up

Books

I Need to Talk About “Queenie”

I decided a while ago not to write book reviews on this blog anymore. I'm breaking that rule to talk about Queenie. How did this book come into my life? Entertainment Weekly raved about it Emer wrote a gushing review for it I saw it for 20% off at Target and decided I needed it Cut… Continue reading I Need to Talk About “Queenie”

Books, Real Life

Holiday Book Shopping Guide

Whether you're buying gifts for friends and family or browsing for books for yourself, this list might help point you in a direction. I hope you find something you like. For the history buffs: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari The story of us in under 500 pages. The Anthropology of… Continue reading Holiday Book Shopping Guide

Books

Halloween Book Tag 2019

I did a Halloween Book Tag last year. THIS year, in honor of the holiday, I'm doing this brand new one that I found on Lori's Bookshelf Reads. Happy Halloween! #1 FAVORITE SCARY MUST-READ FOR HALLOWEEN? Why do I even try to pick diverse books? I read the same book every October and you KNOW… Continue reading Halloween Book Tag 2019

Books

Pick a Crystal, Get a Book Rec

Some people believe in the healing properties of crystals. Others believe in the healing power of a good book. I like the idea of both. Know what else I like? Color-matching. I picked some of my favorite crystals and matched books that fit both the property and the color of said crystal. Go ahead. Browse… Continue reading Pick a Crystal, Get a Book Rec

Books

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]

Real Life

Blog Update: Hiatus?

I haven't felt all that interested in writing fiction for...a while. I've felt jealous of other bloggers with WIPs and daily word counts, but I never felt  compelled to join them. That was until I found an idea that excited me. Like all my favorite ideas, this one started as a joke. Then I started… Continue reading Blog Update: Hiatus?

Books

Lady Writer Supergroup

I had this grand plan to assemble a Feminist Fantasy League for real women (as in, women who actually exist.) While compiling the list, I realized a good 90% of the women I admire are writers. You know...oddly enough. So I went with that. If I could form a supergroup of writers I admire, that group would… Continue reading Lady Writer Supergroup