Friday Favorite Five: Places to Chat About Books

For previous posts and future FFF topics check out my Friday Favorite Five page here. Favorite Five Places to Chat About Books Today I'm going to be talking about talking about books! Sometimes it's hard out there for book lovers to find other book lovers in the wild to talk about the books we love. … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five: Places to Chat About Books

Introducing the HEA Book Club, for fans of Fantasy Romance!

So, The Borrowed Bookshelf and I got together and we're running a brand new book club over on reddit's r/fantasy community called HEA, or Happily Ever After. This is a club meant to highlight all things fantasy romance--these are books that combine elements and tropes of both the Fantasy and Romance genres. Some books may … Continue reading Introducing the HEA Book Club, for fans of Fantasy Romance!

Book Review: Appropriately Aggressive: Essays About Books, Corgis, and Feminism by Krista D. Ball

Summary: โ€œIf one more rando tells me that women have to be raped in fantasy because thatโ€™s how it was back then, I am going to cut someone. With a spoon.โ€ And so was born this eclectic collection of essays about science fiction and fantasy publishing, social media rants about sexism, and a generous sprinkle … Continue reading Book Review: Appropriately Aggressive: Essays About Books, Corgis, and Feminism by Krista D. Ball

2018 r/Fantasy Book Bingo Reading Challenge

A few of you have probably noticed me talking about book bingo a few times around here and were wondering what exactly I was going on about. Well, now that it's April 1st (the start of the new bingo period) I thought I'd do a post about it. r/Fantasy Book Bingo is something I initially … Continue reading 2018 r/Fantasy Book Bingo Reading Challenge

Underrated Fantasy

There's a bit of a debate going on right now in the r/fantasy sub over on reddit about what people consider 'underrated' novels/authors. After a post talking about how the same few books/authors seem to be discussed frequently in the sub, there's been a rash of posts (including this great response) trying to make an … Continue reading Underrated Fantasy

Surrealism in Horror

Let's talk of horror. Let's talk of the bizarre, the disturbing, the traumatic. Let's talk of what scares us, really scares us. I've written about surreal horror on my own blog, but it's never a bad time to explore this. Often, people think of a horror story as one filled with vampires, zombies, sugar-crazed power-drill-wielding … Continue reading Surrealism in Horror