Which One is Better: Series Or Standalone?

I read...a lot. Anyone who has happened upon my blog will know this. And since I read a lot, I start to notice patterns. I've done several other posts on things that I like or that bother me in literature, but today I'm going to compare two types of books: a standalone and a series. … Continue reading Which One is Better: Series Or Standalone?

The Book Blogger Memory Challenge

A couple weeks ago, I came across this challenge on the web. I found it here, but when I tried to find the original creator, the link didn't work. I've probably never mentioned this one my blog, but I have an absolutely horrible memory. I have a great short-term memory, but if you ask me … Continue reading The Book Blogger Memory Challenge

Writing Tips I Can’t Stand!

I've been writing for years, and have done so much research on how to write I'm rather surprised that my brain hasn't exploded already. However, along with all the amazing advice I have found, there has also been the advice that either I thought instantly was horrible or now that I am older I realize … Continue reading Writing Tips I Can’t Stand!

Do I Have That Book Challenge

I've been meaning to do this challenge for months, since Lysi from Living One Day @ a Time did it last November. But due to me being busy and then moving (during which time my books were all packed), I wasn't able to do this challenge. But today I can! The main idea of this … Continue reading Do I Have That Book Challenge

How Important is the First Sentence of a Novel?

Quite a while ago (at least a year), I wrote a blog post on why Show Don't Tell Is a Lie. It remains today one of my top ten most read posts. But recently, I've started to wonder how many do's and don't's I learned in college that I now actually disagree with. And one … Continue reading How Important is the First Sentence of a Novel?

Reading Wrap-up: April, 2019

What with spending most of my time on my move last month, I only read eight books and two short stories in April. Hopefully, since the move will be over in about a week, I'll have more time to absorb books. Until then, I left Minnesota behind today and am making the long drive currently … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: April, 2019

Contenders for the Second Book Curse

We've all felt that sensation as readers. You discover a book and fall in love with it. Everything is perfect. Then you learn it's the first book of the series. And you wait with anticipated breath for the second book to be released (or be delivered to your library, if you discover a series already … Continue reading Contenders for the Second Book Curse