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Writing male characters the way male authors write female characters.

A huge literary pet peeve of mine is the way some male authors describe characters who identify as female. With just an excerpt of a character description, you can immediately find out if a man wrote it, thanks to the sexist prose. More often than not, the existence of these female characters in real life…… Continue reading Writing male characters the way male authors write female characters.

Book Reviews · Listicle

13 short stories you can finish your Goodreads reading challenge with

Heya, nerds! There’s just a couple more weeks for this year (and this decade!) to end. Most of us are scrambling to finish our Goodreads reading challenges before the year ends. We all know numbers don’t matter and reading is only for our happiness, and yet, achieving the arbitrary number that you’ve set as your…… Continue reading 13 short stories you can finish your Goodreads reading challenge with

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9 exhibits from The Museum of Bookish Misery

The Museum of Bookish Misery is extremely happy to have you here with us on this virtual tour. Sit back, relax, and feast your eyes on all the low-grade crappy things bookworms have done to land in this museum! In the collection 1. The first reader to ever dog-ear pages 2. The first person to…… Continue reading 9 exhibits from The Museum of Bookish Misery

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OTT: All the ways I will kill you if you dare to interrupt my reading

Off Tangent Thoughts (OTT) is a kickass meme my girl Charvi of Not Just Fiction fame started. “Off Tangent Thoughts(OTT) is a bi-monthly meme that has a basic list-based format wherein bloggers express their points in the form of a short or long list with the points under the list being merely a couple lines…… Continue reading OTT: All the ways I will kill you if you dare to interrupt my reading

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12 totally real things J. K. Rowling has said about the Potterverse

This post is a collaboration with Shreya from Bookwormtopia. J.K. Rowling is a brilliant author. And because she wasn’t able to convey all that brilliance in just 7 books, 8 movies, a 2-part play, 3 textbooks from The Hogwarts Library, 2 screenplays, and an entire fucking website dedicated to new and unreleased writings of hers,…… Continue reading 12 totally real things J. K. Rowling has said about the Potterverse

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Wanted: Hero of a Young Adult novel

Up and coming YA novel seeks a strong and motivated male to lead it and the dystopian word it’s set in to a bestseller list. Job duration: 3 books Description The ideal candidate will: 1. Have a name that is obscure and sounds non-American though you are, in fact, American and whiter than the Pillsbury Doughboy’s…… Continue reading Wanted: Hero of a Young Adult novel

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Understanding and handling your bookworm: A guide.

The bookworm is a confusing creature. It claims to love books a lot and yet constantly screams, cries about, or throws said books across the room. What’s going on in its head? And how exactly do you handle it without getting killed in the process? Here’s a nifty little guide on what your bookworm means…… Continue reading Understanding and handling your bookworm: A guide.

Book Reviews

The Man You Meet in Heaven by Debbie Viggiano

I received an e-copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I picked up The Man You Meet in Heaven because of its interesting premise but it did not end up being the 5-star read I expected it to be. Read on…… Continue reading The Man You Meet in Heaven by Debbie Viggiano

Wrap-ups

May 2018 wrap-up: What did I read, write, and do?

No, really. Someone teach me how to write nice titles. Anyhoo… Here’s all the things I did in May. Books read Buddy read this with Simant at Flipping Through The Pages. We loved this book and it took us a really long time to get over how adorable it was. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review to come. Writter…… Continue reading May 2018 wrap-up: What did I read, write, and do?