Top 5 Fantasy Books

Welcome back! This is the first time in a few weeks that I've gotten to actually put up my Top 5 Tuesday post (hosted, as always, by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm) on a Tuesday! I've been backdating my last few posts, but this time I'm getting to join right back in! This week's topic … Continue reading Top 5 Fantasy Books

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First Impression Friday: “The Ragged Edge of Night” by Olivia Hawker

Welcome back to First Impression Friday, where I give my thoughts on a book I've just recently started reading. This was started by JW Martin at Storeys of Stories. This week's book is an Amazon First Kindle Book entitled The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker. I picked it up for two reasons: (1) it … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Ragged Edge of Night” by Olivia Hawker

The Problem with YA Fiction: Relationships

A few days ago I came across this post on Dreamy Reads, which details some of the problems with YA fiction. She mentions love triangles and everyone having a boyfriend/girlfriend by the end of a book/series, and getting treated like you're weird if you don't have one by a certain age. I, of course, added … Continue reading The Problem with YA Fiction: Relationships

First Impression Friday: “Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World” by Haruki Murakami

Welcome back to First Impression Friday, started by JW Martin. This week I'm writing about my last thesis book, the last thing I'll ever be forced to read, Murakami's Hardboiled Wonderland. My professor recommended it to me on the basis that it deals with alternate worlds that are similar to our own. Since my novel does take … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World” by Haruki Murakami

The Inside Out Book Tag

I know -- I told myself I was going to be better about posting this month, but somehow time always seems to slip away from me. Plus, if I keep putting pressure on myself to do it, it's going to seem like an assignment and not something that I started for fun. The last thing … Continue reading The Inside Out Book Tag

Top 5 Books that Made Me Laugh

Technically, I'm writing this post on a Thursday and back-dating it, but that doesn't matter. I'm planning on actually writing out the rest of my T5T posts today (if I've got time) and getting them scheduled. I used to do that every month as soon as the topics came out, but with less free time … Continue reading Top 5 Books that Made Me Laugh

Revisiting Old Friends: “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief, and by extension the Percy Jackson Series, were the only books my younger sister would read for about three years. She discovered them around 2009 or so, and they were the only books she would read. I eventually got her to read other books by presenting her with The Red Pyramid, which is … Continue reading Revisiting Old Friends: “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan