Hi! Hello to the many wonderful followers of this blog (oh hey, thanks for 3k.) I have been, as many of you may have noticed, on an unofficial hiatus for the last month, my first month of college. The good news is that I absolutely love college, I’ve literally never been this happy in my … More An Announcement of Rebranding This Blog
This is an essay I’ve wanted to write many times but I think I’m actually going to now. It is impossible to, across the board, say that we will stop consuming or liking media when a creator is exposed as being problematic, because there are too many ambiguities to these situations to blanket-statement. The thing … More Unfortunately, We All Live In A Society
I’ve been thinking a lot about the use of bigotry in stories and more specifically, about bigotry in worldbuilding. And I think the thing is that with homophobia, or racism, or ableism, in worldbuilding, there needs to be a point to bigotry existing within a narrative. It needs to be something your story critiques and … More And So, Bigotry and Pain Require Intent, As Indeed Most Things Do
So some of you might have noticed based on like, my last five wrap-ups, that I’m reading a lot less. Granted, some of this will always be me screwing around with my free time, but I’m actually screwing around even less than I did less semester — so why am I not reading as much? The … More Finally Admitting I’m Reading Less: A Confessional
I always feel that I read to relate. I am someone who is always looking for different ways to process my own emotions and feelings! So for this post, inspired by Cece’s video Books That Describe Me, and the Me In Book Characters Tag [Amber tagged me in this a while back] and I’ll be talking about books that … More I Overshare, aka Ten Books That Describe Me
So… yeah, booktubesff, but I wanted to share my opinions. My big goal for this year was to read every book in the short fiction, YA fantasy, and adult fantasy categories. And… I did it. Like, y’all, I did this. The debuts and sci-fi fell to the wayside, but that is totally fine, because I … More #BooktubeSFFAwards: A Wrap-Up
This post has been a long time coming and it’s probably on a topic that we’ve all heard a little bit about, right? But you know what, that’s okay, because it’s the reality of my personal experience. I want to talk about my personal experience with how literature made me feel less alienated.
I got into audiobooks only through the last few months [I finished my first in June], and I wanted to talk about it a little bit! Because I used to be an audiobook hater. And now I have sold my soul to audiobooks and listen to four or five a month. I know, I know, … More Confessions of a Former Audiobook Hater, aka The Starter Audiobook Guide [+My Audiobook Recs!!]
Do you think this title is a joke? It’s not. I am here to explain why middle books are always, always my favorites, and why middle book syndrome is a total myth.
I’M BACK AND I’M BITTER. This post is meant to be a discussion of the tendency on book twitter / goodreads / etc etc etc to say a book exhibits the I’m-Not-Like-Other-Girls trope when the heroine is not very feminine. And I’m here to argue that a specific character not being feminine is not somehow … More Let’s Talk—The Myth of the Not-Like-Other-Girls-Trope
So I found out something not very fun about a book I was planning on reading the other day. I had been planning on reading this book a week from the day I found out, an experience that would have been incredibly uncomfortable for me. And as a result, I have decided to talk! To … More Please Stop Killing Me — Let’s Talk About #BuryYourGays
So, some of you might know that I do a ridiculous amount of reading. And many of you have asked why I do it. That one is super easy; it’s because I love reading. More of you have asked how I do it. This one is harder. Obviously, all of these tips are super personal. … More How To Read More // A Long Post
We talk all the time about tropes we don’t like seeing, but what about tropes we want to see more of? And specifically, what about our desires for next year? Let’s chat. For this week’s top five Wednesday, we’re going through some themes, genres, and tropes we’d like to see more of!! Check here for … More Come On, 2018, DELIVER! // Tropes I Want To See More
I have recently noticed just how many five stars I give in comparison to last year. And… well. At first I was worried it was a bad thing and I was less critical than I thought. But you know what? I’m not. Getting more critical has made my ratings and want-to-reads so much more decisive. … More learning how to read — a discussion
Okay, here’s the issue: a lot of media with problematic elements also has elements that help minority groups. See, this isn’t an isolated thing. I have quite literally seen ownvoices books get called out for being discriminatory towards those groups while the author was in that group. One example is Dreadnought by April Daniels. I saw … More problems with diverse books: recognizing nuance and mixed rep