Books

The Crying Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

You might not know this about me, but I cry a lot. I learned in a college class (Psychology 101, perhaps?) that a good cry cleanses your body of toxins. Crying, it turns out, is good for you. A lot of books have made me cry lately. I wanted to honor them in a tongue-in-cheek… Continue reading The Crying Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

Books

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

Books, Real Life

How to Support Black Authors

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. 1. Buy books by Black authorsBook sales directly affect a Black author's career. Want to show publishing you support Black voices? Buy books by Black authors. Force… Continue reading How to Support Black Authors

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

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

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, Music

The Halloween Song Book Tag

I didn't realize there were Halloween songs. At least, aside from the obvious. Diana @ Fortunately, the book did this fun tag and even used Halloween-colored font. I have to do all these spooky tags while I can. Thriller: A book that was an absolute page-turner Temper made me gasp dramatically. THE TENSION. I don't NEED… Continue reading The Halloween Song Book Tag

Books, Entertainment, Movies

The Marvel Avengers Book Tag

I put this one off for a long time. I didn't feel I had enough books to explore the Marvel Universe. After a massive cheat, I feel more than ready. You'll see in a second. Katie over at Never Not Reading did this tag and her excellent answers convinced me to do it. Iron Man… Continue reading The Marvel Avengers Book Tag

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]

Books, Real Life

August Book Haul: I went to Powell’s…again

Listen. My mom and I made the eight-and-a-half hour drive from Seattle to Ashland, Oregon WITHOUT stopping for books. THAT IS SOME WILL POWER. On our way back, we split the drive so we could hit Powell's for the second time this year. I planned ahead so I knew what to buy. Then I scrapped… Continue reading August Book Haul: I went to Powell’s…again