#blogging, #opinion, #tropes, Books, Characters, Current Events, Fiction, movie

To All the Stories I Loved Before: a Lament About Remakes, Cash-ins, And Reboots

I am.....tired. Fatigued. Weary. I'm tired of stories I care about—stories about friendship, perseverance, love, miracles—being plundered like a bloated corpse on the battlefield. It's no secret among my social circles that I have a vehement hatred against remakes. Most people don't like them, they think they are lazy and pointless, but I have transcended… Continue reading To All the Stories I Loved Before: a Lament About Remakes, Cash-ins, And Reboots

Criticism, feminism, Fiction, social commentary, TV Review

Inventing Anna: Episode 1: Life of a VIP Review (2022)

Summary: A journalist investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary heiress who stole the hearts and money of New York elites. You can watch the trailer here. Warning: The following contains spoilers for the first episode of Inventing Anna. Reader discretion is advised. In the first episode of Inventing Anna, ADA Catherine McCaw says… Continue reading Inventing Anna: Episode 1: Life of a VIP Review (2022)

#romance, book blogging, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, short story

Love at First Sip: New Release

Some friends of mine just put out an awesome new anthology. For those of you that are into romance, check it out! Thirsty takes on a new meaning with nine romantic tales of love and happily ever afters. The spark might begin with a drink, but these relationships develop over many more to come. From… Continue reading Love at First Sip: New Release

#horror, book blogging, Book Reviews, Fiction, Opinion, Pop Culture, review, thriller

Thoughts on The “You” series by Caroline Kepnes (Spoiler-Free Review)

I will be completely honest. After the dumpster fire that was season 2 of You, I had not planned on engaging with anything in the You universe ever again. However, after about 3-months into a reading slump, I decided to give this series a chance in the hopes that it would be at least moderately… Continue reading Thoughts on The “You” series by Caroline Kepnes (Spoiler-Free Review)

book blogging, book review, Books, Fiction, mystery, thriller

Thoughts on “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware

Amazon Summary:  Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her… Continue reading Thoughts on “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware

#romance, book blogging, Fiction, Literature, Opinion, tropes, Writing

Infidelity Isn’t Sexy: A Rant About a Tired Romance Trope

I want the record to stand that I don't consider myself the moral arbiter of fiction. While I will critique until I am blue in the face, I'm not one of those people that gate-keeps topics or disallows people to use certain tropes, provided there can be an honest and intellectual conversation about them. That… Continue reading Infidelity Isn’t Sexy: A Rant About a Tired Romance Trope

#reading, #television, adventure, book blogging, book review, Fantasy, Fiction, Opinion

Thoughts on “A Feast For Crows” By George R. R. Martin

Warning: The following contains spoilers for the book and series of Game of Thrones. Yes, I am one of the 12 people that still cares about Game of Thrones and enjoys talking about it in spite of its dumpster fire ending. So today I was wanting to discuss my thoughts and feelings about one of… Continue reading Thoughts on “A Feast For Crows” By George R. R. Martin

#editing, book blogging, creative writing, Criticism, Fiction, On Writing, Opinion, Writing, Writing Tips

Writers v. Beta Readers: Critique Series Part 1

Author's note: I have been wanting to write a bit more on the nature of critique and the relationship writers have with critics for some time now, but I have realized it will likely take more than one post in order to properly articulate all my feelings on the subject. As such, I will do… Continue reading Writers v. Beta Readers: Critique Series Part 1

#opinion, #tropes, book blogging, Character Development, Current Events, Fiction, Humor, Opinion, tropes

Babes in Tropeland: Not ANOTHER Alcoholic Dad, Please

For decades the easiest way to get across to the audience the protagonist was a poor-unfortunate soul was to make them an orphan; someone with no northern star to guide them through this perilous hell-scape we call existence. It was a method to make the main character sympathetic from the get-go, but it was also… Continue reading Babes in Tropeland: Not ANOTHER Alcoholic Dad, Please

book blogging, book review, Books, Fiction, Opinion, thriller

Thoughts on “Malorie” by Josh Malerman

SPOILERS FOR "BIRD BOX" and "MALORIE" READER DISCRETION ADVISED Amazon Summary: Twelve years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. One glimpse of the creatures that stalk the world will drive a person to unspeakable violence. There remains… Continue reading Thoughts on “Malorie” by Josh Malerman