One personal goal I have for 2021 is that I want my blog to be more accessible to people who have varying needs. So I decided to make this post, as I want to hear from all of you how I can better serve you. some ideas of my own! Aesthetic: If some people are sensitive to certain colors or patterns, please tell me! For example, photosensitive epilepsy can be caused by contrasting light and dark patterns. If there’s any way I can ease strain on your eyes, feel free to tell me. Being more cognizant of triggers/content warnings: This … Continue reading let’s talk about accessibility!! // changing the blog up!
Hi friends! I’m here today with a post to discuss the importance of OwnVoices authors and reviewers! To begin, i am NOT an expert. Possibly the only thing I’m an expert in is the art of eating far too much … Continue reading Why Do We Need More OwnVoices Authors/Readers?
Hi friends! I kind of wanted to talk today about a subject that’s a little controversial for some people, and that is purple prose. I’m sure we all love gorgeous passages, because I mean what other quotes are we supposed … Continue reading How Much Beautiful Writing Is TOO Much Beautiful Writing?!
Hi friends! If y’all know me, you know that I’m super shallow and talk about book covers NON-STOP. They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but we all do it. And marketing takes advantage of that, as they … Continue reading The Power of Book Covers // the importance of representation, and the beauty of aethestic
Hi friends! I wanted to come here today to talk about a topic that might be a little controversial, but it needs to be talked about. Okay, so maybe we’re not talking about that today. BUT ONE DAY I’LL BRING … Continue reading Do We Tend To Rate Diverse Books Higher? // ft. the good, the bad, and the neutral
Hi friends! I figured I’d pull out a hotly debated, widely controversial topic today: whether booktubers, bloggers, bookstagrammers, ect…should be paid for their work. Let the tea spilling begin! First of all, I’m pretty sure everyone can agree that there … Continue reading Should Book “Influencers” Be Paid For Their Work???
Hi friends! I was thinking over blog posts to do* and realized: a lot of people don’t read middle-grade. So I’m here to convince you to do just that! *even though I have like 2 reviews to write whoops 1: Romance ain’t always it chief! IT’S OKAY IF YOU READ ROMANCE. But far too often (in YA especially) romance overshadows all of the beautiful family/sibling/friendships we all want to see! Some recs with little-to-no romance: 2: Crazy Worlds! Often, middle-grade embraces the whimsy and magic of the worlds they’re set in, rather than being confined to a set of rules … Continue reading 5 Reasons You NEED To Read Middle-Grade!
Hi friends! I obviously haven’t gotten myself together yet to make a favorites list but here are my top 3 most surprising reads to tide y’all over! If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio | There are no words for this. If We Were Villains was the only Friday Fright-A-Thon book I got to read and I don’t regret it AT ALL. It’s slow and beautiful and slowly devolves into the twisty, complex darkness of the characters and what secrets they’re keeping. I had no expectations whatsoever, except possibly hoping to be surprised by a twist but this was so much … Continue reading My 3 Most Surprising Reads of 2018!
Hi friends! So I’m here to explain my convoluted feelings towards The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (who’s name I’ve misspelled all my life whoops). If you’ve been around for a while, you know that sometimes I love it! Sometimes I don’t! You never know if it will be on a favorites list or a disappointment list so I figured I’d do my best to share my thoughts! And if you’re wondering why I’m not just doing a review, it’s because I feel like I won’t be able to be as objective as I’d like so here we are! “There … Continue reading My Feelings on the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater | Warning: Lots of Me Rambling!
Hi friends! I’m here to offer up a single, burning-like-Mary-Winchester-on-the-ceiling* question: does reading books help with short attention spans? *yes I know that was uncalled for Don’t get me wrong, if my computer takes 10 seconds to boot up I want to go out and buy a new one. No joke. We live in an age where social media makes us all think that we need to do something ALL THE TIME. Spare minute? Pull out the phone. It’s actually kind of hilarious, because when I read about old times and they easily wait like an hour and I’m just … Continue reading A Monday Discussion | Does Reading Help With Short Attention Spans?