#fiction, #horror, #opinion, #reading, Books, Fantasy, history, Literature, mystery, non-fiction, WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday May 25, 2022

Hey everyone, just got back from vacation so I'm just regaining my equilibrium. No time for super-involved posts today so I decided to do another WWW Wednesday. What are you currently reading? As usual, I am reading 3 books at once ....Okay, more like 4, but let's keep this brief. No summary because it's pretty… Continue reading WWW Wednesday May 25, 2022

#fiction, #opinion, book blogging, book review, Books, Horror, Literature

Thoughts on “Combustion” by Jyvur Entropy

Summary: Rachel lives in constant fear that she will burst into flames. She can feel the heat building in her gut. She keeps buckets of water under the bed. She keeps them to fend off the flames that her body may create. Autocombustophobia. That's what they say she has. No one will believe Rachel when… Continue reading Thoughts on “Combustion” by Jyvur Entropy

#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, book blogging, Books, Fiction, Literature, non-fiction, On Reading, Opinion, social media

It’s Okay to Not Finish That Book

I don't know who you are..... I don't know what you are reading.... But you don't have to finish that book. I know everyone in the book community is crowing about how good it is, how "important," how transformative. But those people are dumb. Okay, they aren't dumb, they just have different opinions than you.… Continue reading It’s Okay to Not Finish That Book

classic literature, Fiction, Literature, On Reading, Opinion

Schrödinger’s Author: Is the Writer Dead or Not?

For quite a while now I've wanted to write a post about Roland Barthes' The Death of The Author theory, but I've been conflicted on where I stand on the subject. While it is obvious that a writer's experiences, biases, and other factors greatly shape a writer's work, I also believe that it is essential… Continue reading Schrödinger’s Author: Is the Writer Dead or Not?

#humor, Books, Lack of Motivation, Literature, On Reading, Opinion

The Tragic Tale of My Reading Slump

The other day I went to Barnes and Noble and the unthinkable happened... I didn't buy a book. No, really. I went to the bookstore and I didn't purchase any books. Not even one that I thought looked cool but knew deep in my soul I would never read....a.k.a a quarter of the books currently… Continue reading The Tragic Tale of My Reading Slump

Children's Fiction, controversy, Fantasy, Fiction, Literature, movie, Opinion, Reaction, social media, Unpopular Opinions

Unpopular Opinion: Peter Rabbit and the Food Allergy Controversy

Disclaimer: I have not seen, nor do I plan on seeing Peter Rabbit. My opinions are entirely based off of information I obtained from reading articles online detailing the scene and it's execution (no pun intended). If you have seen the movie yourself and would care to share your opinion on how this particular instance was… Continue reading Unpopular Opinion: Peter Rabbit and the Food Allergy Controversy

#amwriting, #blogging, book blogging, creative writing, Editing, Fiction, Literature, personal, work in progress, Writing

So, I’m Not Dead

Okay, so, excuse time. Truth be told, I probably could have updated this blog a long while ago but I didn't want to because I have not been satisfied with the content I'm working on. As of this writing, I currently have five blog posts in my drafts folder and two short stories I want… Continue reading So, I’m Not Dead

#amwriting, #editing, #motivation, #opinion, #perfectionism, am writing, Books, creative writing, Editing, Fiction, Humor, Lack of Motivation, Literature, work in progress, Writing

Editing is the Worst Thing Ever

Is there anything quite as beautiful as writing the first draft of a story? Every moment is primed with intrigue, wonder, and mystery. You just paint everything on the metaphorical canvass as you see it in your mind's eye. Ideas pour forth from you like a soda fountain filled with Mentos You pat yourself on… Continue reading Editing is the Worst Thing Ever

#horror, Books, Current Events, Doctor Who, Fairytales, Fantasy, Fiction, Literature, Opinion, review, Unpopular Opinions, Writing

Why I’m Disappointed By Neil Gaiman’s “Trigger Warning”

Perhaps I'm just whingeing over semantics here, but I had to get this off my chest. When I purchased the audiobook for Neil Gaiman's book on short stories I was very excited. Not only am I a fan of Gaiman's writing, I am also a big fan of his narration. His dulcet tones and faint… Continue reading Why I’m Disappointed By Neil Gaiman’s “Trigger Warning”