Books

rise of the evermore book tag

THERE'S ANOTHER EVERMORE BOOK TAG (this one created by Star is All Booked Up.) It's Inauguration Day and I am VERY KEYED UP. My focus is NIL so it's time for a book tag. In Taylor News, evermore is STILL my favorite Taylor Swift album. It's just so good. willow: character you'd follow anywhere I… Continue reading rise of the evermore book tag

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evermore book tag: once more with feeling

I told you I was doing a second evermore book tag. I warned you this was happening. This one was created by Rhi at Marshmallow Harmonies. Link to the original creator and her post: Rhi from marshmallow harmoniesTag at least 3 people.Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post (copy paste is fine!)Thank whoever who tagged… Continue reading evermore book tag: once more with feeling

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Top Ten DNFs of 2020

Another band wagon for me! I DNFed a fair number of books this year. These are the ones I remember best. Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente I thought this book was trying too hard to be The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It also made way more gender jokes than I felt comfortable with.… Continue reading Top Ten DNFs of 2020

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The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag

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. Elli @ AceReader tagged me in it, for which I… Continue reading The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag

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Books and Bakes Book Tag

WELCOME BACK TO THE OPTIMISM BLOG. I HAVE RETURNED TO WORK. Also, I was able to pick up salted malted cookie dough ice cream from Salt & Straw and it is THE BEST. I now have the energy to talk about baked goods and books. I found this tag (created by Life is a Page… Continue reading Books and Bakes Book Tag

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Quarantine Book Haul: I went overboard

Want to know a sad thing? I am making more on unemployment right now than I was at my job. When my stimulus check arrived, I decided to order a bunch of books from Bookshop.org, a site that raises money for indie bookstores. Here's what I ordered.   All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George… Continue reading Quarantine Book Haul: I went overboard

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Women’s History Book Tag

HAPPY MARCH! The VERY amazing Margaret @ Weird Zeal created this excellent original tag for Women's History Month (which is THIS MONTH! RIGHT NOW!) Margaret has "a lot of feelings" (same) and writes lovely, passionate reviews. She recently shared about her editing process, inspiring me to print out my own NaNo novel and give editing… Continue reading Women’s History Book Tag

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Knights of the Round Tag

How far will I go to avoid working on my WIP? Well, Cori McCarthy tweeted a fan-created video book tag inspired by their book. As you might recall, McCarthy and their fiancee Amy Rose Capetta wrote a genderbent Arthurian space book that none of you liked but I enjoyed. I had to do the tag, obviously,… Continue reading Knights of the Round Tag

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The Tag of Rage and Sorrow

I'd never heard of Sangu Mandanna's Celestial trilogy until Sahi posted about it. She seems to love it, though, and I trust her opinion. *after a quick Google* Hm...I may need this trilogy in my life. Welcome to the Tag of Rage and Sorrow, as created by Krisha @ Bookathon, inspired by The Celestial Trilogy, and… Continue reading The Tag of Rage and Sorrow

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Top Ten Tuesday: Character Traits I Love

Top Ten Tuesday at it again. Today is favorite character traits. I might be rehashing my favorite tropes. Or I might simply be listing the character traits of one Ronan Niall Lynch. I was asked for character traits I love; no one said they had to be from different character. Strong and silent I love… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Character Traits I Love