My Thoughts on the Love Triangle Book Trope

My Thoughts on the Love Triangle Book Trope

Oh, the love triangle trope. So many books include this in one way or another to add a dash of drama and conflict. Typically I find it to be done poorly, as you almost always know which individual a character is going to end up with. The other is just there, and either they are used to make the first individual appear to be the better option. Or leads to cheating occurring, which is a massive no for me. There are a few times where this trope was done, where I didn't mind it being included. So, I decided to look at how a few different book series approached this trope and what worked and didn't work for these series.…

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Authors Accused of Plagiarism

Authors Accused of Plagiarism

Controversies have always been around, especially with popular authors. But one of the biggest controversies an author can face (for the most part) is plagiarism since it could lead to legal action. What is plagiarism? It's stealing someone else's work and passing it off as your own. So, I thought we'd go over some popular and indie authors that faced these accusations.…

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Popular Books that Started out as FanFiction

Popular Books that Started out as FanFiction

FanFiction is a popular hobby among many people who have devoted fan bases. If you've been living under a rock or are unaware of what this is, fanfictions are works of literature written by someone other than the original author. It could simply feature similar characters with different twists, universes, relationship pairings, and other elements. Some of those authors' works have even been turned into published books. That's what I'm focusing on today: books that began as FanFiction and grew into something massive.…

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New v. Old Book Covers: Which do I Prefer?

New v. Old Book Covers: Which do I Prefer?

Publishers often change up book covers either to bring in a new audience or encourage individuals to buy additional editions of their favorite series. Sometimes, I liked the new design over the old one. But usually, it's the other way around. So, I thought I would compare some of my favorite series where the covers were drastically changed over the years.…

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Give Me a Topic, Get a Recommendation

Give Me a Topic, Get a Recommendation

I have been seeing this come up on my FYP for TikTok for the last week or so. Mainly from Barnes & Noble employees. One of them goes up to their co-workers with slips of paper, and whatever is on that slip the employee has to recommend a book. So, I thought I would do the same thing. Only instead of asking co-workers, I asked those on my Discord server. I might make this a series, so leave your "tropes" or "topics" in the comments and they might get featured in the next one of these.…

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I Have No Idea Where to Start My Book TBR

I Have No Idea Where to Start My Book TBR

In a recent post, I mentioned how I did a massive book haul. That's a bit of an understatement. So, I decided to pull every book off my shelf that I want to read. And honestly, I have no idea where I even want to start with tackling this pile. Granted, I already started it last month and have posted reviews on every book that I read. This is not even everything if I'm being 100% honest. There are some books I got last year that should be in here as well, but considering how many books this already is I didn't go back to grab those. Maybe I'll end up reading those before some of these, but I thought this would be a fun post to do while I debate on what to read next. Hell, you guys might help me pick which one to start with.…

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The 20 Question Book Tag

The 20 Question Book Tag

I saw this tag on Ellie's blog, Read to Ramble, and she was tagged by Sabrina over at Sabrina’s Booktails, who found this tag on Prutha’s blog, The Confessions of A Music and Book Addict, and after searching through loads of other posts... I can't find the original author of this tag nor could Ellie. If you know it, please share in the comments. But I wanted to do this tag since it looked interesting and I need something to blog about during the stretches between books. Since I don't have time to read long books in one sitting at the moment.…

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Goals for January 2021

Goals for January 2021

Considering how 2020 went, I'm not going to make plans for the year. Instead I'm going to take things month by month, and see how it goes. Mostly as I don't know what the world is going to be like, nor my life for that matter. I've been trying my hardest with keeping busy to prevent too much idle time from getting to me, as I cannot handle being idle. Which results in me working full time from home, streaming at least four times a week for three to five hours each time, moderating other people's streams, and running/moderating multiple discords. On top of other hobbies like reading and art... let's just say I'm always doing something. And I don't plan on changing that in 2021. So, I thought I would share some of my goals at least for January.…

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