What makes fantasy so entrancing to me? Ever since I was little, fantasy has been the genre of choice. Starting with Alice in Wonderland and then the pull becoming much stronger when I read Harry Potter. Whenever anyone asks what my favorite type of books are my go to answer is fantasy and then there’s the inevitable follow up question. Why? Well, I am here to delve deep into my subconscious to try and explain exactly why I love fantasy and what about it attracts my attention. Read More »
Last year was my first year of blogging and I loved doing this challenge. So I’ve decided this year to join the discussion challenge. I did fairly well last year towards the beginning and tapered off as the year went on but I’m exited nonetheless.
This year I’m aiming for Chatty Kathy which works out to about 2 or 3 discussion posts a month, so we’ll see how that goes!
If you’re interested learn more about the challenge here!
Sometimes this pesky little thing called life gets in the way and messes up our carefully laid plans of reading like maniacs and slaying our 20 feet tall TBR’s. Life along with time are the two things that I can’t manage to steer of their carefully laid paths, and that has interfered with my reading life. Sometimes there are simply not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to do and read as well, and sleep is one thing I refuse to compromise on. So what to do when both life and time team up against you to keep you from achieving your reading goals: well you fight back as vigorously as you can with the tips I shall present you with below.
Audio books have been gaining a lot of popularity for the past couple of years and rightly so. They are an efficient and easy way to read (or listen to) books that can be done while multi tasking. On a road trip that requires driving for long hours, instead of reading a book, which can have consequences similar to those of texting and driving, listen to one instead. Need to spend hours cleaning, pick up some headphones or blare an audio book through your speakers. They are just a great way to keep reading even when you’re really busy, so here are some things I’ve picked up on audio booking. Read More »
As you may guess from the title of this post, this month was not the best writing month. By the end of December I had a little over 11,000 words and now as I sit here writing this that number is now 11,234. I only wrote 200 words. It’s safe to say I’m very disappointed with myself, my goal was to reach 22000 words by the end of the month but as you can see that did not end up happening.Read More »
I’d like to think that I’m a fast reader. Everything else I do pretty slowly but the act of speed reading…I’ve got that on lock-down. For as long as I can remember I’ve always been a fast reader. I quickly outgrew those picture books in 1st grade with a maximum of three words on each page and began reading chapter books that summer starting with those Magic Treehouse and Babysitters Clubs books. Read More »
Imagine it’s a Tuesday and you’ve just started a new book. You immediately fall in love with it and before you know it half a day later, you’ve finished the entire book and the release date of the sequel is a total of ten months away (that’s practically forever). You’re absolutely devastated for a week (or maybe a day) and then you move on and start a new book.Read More »
Fantasy is my all time favorite genre (argue any other way and you’re wrong) and a lot of the time urban and high fantasy alike are constantly using a certain trope and that is the Chosen One. The word trope is not used in a bad way here, actually if there was one trope I would say I could never get tired of it’s this one. It may seem boring and repetitive to some but if done well each time the book will make you fall in love with it and that is what a good book regardless of the tropes employed is supposed to do.Read More »