Has it been almost 2 years since Wonder Woman came out?
Cassidy did this tag over on The Little Book Cottage.
Read her post for even more Wonder Woman. Continue reading “Wonder Woman Book Tag”
I had a decent January, not in the least because I got to celebrate my birthday with a trillion new books.
I read almost 30 books this month and I loved most, if not all, of them.
I wanted to see if I could narrow down my favorites to five books.
Though difficult, I managed. Continue reading “January Books-of-the-Month Club”
My birthday came and went with minimal angst.
I spent a nice weekend with my parents. On the actual day, some friends took me out for dinner and improv.
Oh, and I got a ton of books. Continue reading “Birthday Book Haul”
I started this post in October thinking I’d have to find a new job.
Since then, things have improved with my current company.
From that experience, I learned I like to imagine scenarios where I have control.
Dealing with books isn’t nearly as stressful as searching for jobs. Continue reading “The Bookish Scenarios Tag”
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. Continue reading “Lady Writer Supergroup”
I have to credit Claire for this idea: she called Georgette Heyer romances “little fluffy pastries” and I, of course, took it a step too far.
I have strong opinions about books and dessert. Like dessert, different genres of books inspire my praise or rouse my ire. I scream the same epithets when someone brings cobbler to a potluck that I use when an acquaintance recommends a historical thriller.
All of us can be as picky about books as we are about pastry.
Here is my personal take on genres and the desserts with which they correspond.
Historical nonfiction = scones
Dry and unsatisfying.
Science fiction = durian ice cream
Pretty weird and not for everyone.
YA romance = Costco sheet cake
I used to be able to eat a lot of it, but now it makes me sick.
Mysteries = cupcakes
I love trying unique flavors, but even those can be a bit boring.
Social science books = donuts
Whenever these are offered, I devour at least three.
Magical realism = chocolate
I want to try every single variety, especially the foreign ones.
Memoir = cheesecake
When I pick the right flavor, nothing satisfies me more.
Children’s lit = muffins
Historical fiction = cobbler
I refuse to consume this unless there are interesting ingredients.
High fantasy = gummy candy
Much more my brother’s’ speed than mine.
Christian fiction = fruit salad
Everyone pretends to like it much more than they do.
Theology = pumpkin pie
One bite and I’m good for another year.
Classic literature = rice pudding
I can appreciate it more as an adult.