Hey, readers! I’m back again – this time to bring you a list of book tropes that I love and hate. In case you’re unsure of what a book trope is, it can really be any trend that occurs repeatedly within multiple books. Some example tropes are love triangles, the “chosen one,” the female warrior, etc. I’ll break mine down by three categories: plot, romance, and characters. Now, shall we?
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a lovely holiday season and that 2016 is treating you well so far. As I mentioned in my last post, 2015 was a great reading year for me, but I want to try to make 2016 an even greater one! I’ve made five bookish goals for the year that I think are pretty doable. At the end of the year, I’ll check back to see which goals I accomplish (hopefully all of them!). Alright, here we go…
Hi again – Happy Friday! Hope you’re all having a splendid start to your weekends.
Earlier today I was scrolling through my Twitter feed (as one does, too often), and I saw some people retweeting posts from the #YANeedsMore tag. This is an old tag that’s really just been ongoing for awhile now but surges back in popularity every now and then. I then began scrolling through the tag, having fun reading the opinions of other YA fans while simultaneously agreeing with every single one of them. In case you’re not sure what the #YANeedsMore tag is, let me quickly explain. It’s mostly self-explanatory, listing off all of the things that the YA genre seems to be lacking.
As I do more book reviews, I thought it would be a good idea to dedicate a post to talking about how my rating system works. As you’ve all surely seen by this point, I use the 5 star scale which is pretty straightforward. The part that isn’t so straightforward is the criteria for each star rating. Let me explain.
Hello again, readers! This post is going to be the start of my new “Let’s Talk” series in which I’ll be writing my opinions on certain topics pertaining to the book world in hopes of generating discussion and also getting readers to think about these topics in new ways. I have several ideas lined up already for future posts, but I thought I would start with this. E-readers vs. physical books. Oh, the controversy. I love it! *rubs hands together* Let’s get right into it…