[Character Aesthetics] October Daye & Co.

Earlier this month, I finally caught up on the October Daye series by Seanan McGuire β€” yes, all 15 books (so far). That’s a lot of time to spend with the main cast; naturally I’ve gotten quite attached and thus wanted to pay tribute to a select few of my favorites.

Note: General warning for possible spoilers through When Sorrows Come.

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2022 Reading Challenges

My excitement for reading challenges has dropped sharply over the past year, so I’m really paring it down this year and focusing more on writing thoughtful (and timely) reviews. But I couldn’t totally abstain from joining (and, in one case, continuing) a few reading challenges, hence this post.

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New Year Book Tag

Bringing this one back a third time, because I still think it’s great β€” who will be your biggest cheerleader if not yourself? As always, please feel free to consider yourself tagged if you want to be; just don’t forget to link back to the original post (or this one is fine too) so I can find and read all your answers!

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Mini-Reviews, Volume 6

I’ll be honest, I scheduled this post primarily to give myself a kick to finally catch up on my ARC reviews. Some were great; some were disappointing; some were in between β€” but as the name implies, they all deserve honest reviews.

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[ORIGINAL] Holiday Beverage Book Tag

Hey hi, happy holidays! Hope you’re in the mood for another book tag, because that’s what I’m bringing you today (inspired in no small part by my part-time job as a barista). And as a bonus, I’ve opted to feature books with Christmas-colored covers β€” enjoy!

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Let’s Talk About the Phrase “Reads Like Fanfiction”

If you read book reviews, odds are you’ve come across a variation of “This reads like fanfiction” β€” perhaps followed by “but not in a bad way” or “I still liked it though” or some other qualifier.

But what does “reads like fanfiction” actually mean?

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