Justice League Book Tag; #BookishBloggersUnite

#BookishBloggersUnite is a weekly hashtag that a group of bookish friends participate in to talk about books. This week’s host is Katy! Check out her blog for links.

This week, we’re doing the Justice League Book Tag that was created by Angelica and Rosie, the Book Cover Girls. Here are the rules, though since we’re going this as a group, I am personally ignoring the ones about tagging:

  • Copy these rules onto your post
  • Mention creators of the tag: Angelica and Rosie @TheBookCoverGirls and link to the original post
  • Mention and thank the person who tagged you and link to their post
  • Answer all the questions
  • Since there were originally seven members in the Justice League, tag 7 people
  • Also, you can use the images provided, but don’t have to if you don’t want to
  • Have fun with it!

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My Top Five … Book Adaptations; #BookishBloggersUnite

#BookishBloggersUnite is a weekly hashtag that a group of bookish friends participate in to talk about books. This week’s host is … me! Check below for links to the other blog posts once they are available.

“The book is better.”

We’ve all heard this. Many of us have said it, myself included. And that’s because most of the time, it’s true. Adaptation really is an art form in and of itself and so frequently, it just doesn’t live up to the original.

But today, in case the title didn’t give it away, we’re not talking about those adaptations. This post is about five adaptations that I think not only live up to the original book but sometimes actually surpass it. They are rare things and deserve to be celebrated, particularly right now when (spoilers) one of them is currently the top movie at the North American box office.

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My Top Five … Romance Novels

Starting a new series of posts about my top five favourite [insert topic here]. I’m starting things off with a (literal) bang and talking about romance novels.

I started reading romance when I was in high school. However, it’s only in the last couple of years when I’ve really felt like a romance reader. During those years, I’ve discovered just how wonderful the genre is and how important it can be to have books written (primarily though certainly not exclusively) by women, for women.

So these are my top five favourite romance novels. There are a lot more books out there that I really enjoy but these ones have a special place in my heart.

WARNING: mild spoilers about the books, though I’ve tried to keep things as vague as possible.

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My book watchlist, 2018; #BookishBloggersUnite

#BookishBloggersUnite is a weekly hashtag that a group of bookish friends participate in to talk about books. This week’s host is Bookish Bron, check out their blog for more links.

Today, I’m taking a look at the upcoming releases for the back half of 2018 and listing the titles I’m most excited about. I have to admit, most of the big 2018 books for me came out in the first six months, including a new Jacqueline Carey which always has me excited (and it was great!). But there are lots of great titles on the horizon. Here are just a few of them.

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I’m still alive – and preparing for a writing weekend

It’s been a bit quiet around here lately, for a variety of reasons. The primary one is that I just finished up editing a book for the amazing Renaissance Press, which took up a good portion of my free time that would otherwise be spent writing things like blog posts.

The other reason is that I finally caught up watching Star Trek: Discovery and proceeded to fall down a fandom rabbit hole. I’m still not quite back from that one but I’m not staying up to 1AM reading fan fiction at this point (mostly because I’ve read all the Lorca/Cornwell fic on AO3 at this point).

To mark my return to the land of the writers, I am partaking on a four-day writing weekend, as well as celebrating Canada Day from the safety of my air conditioned basement. My goal for the weekend is to finish up some of the projects that I’ve had on the go for far too long. I also am giving myself an arbitrary word count goal because that’s easier to track and share. I am usually not great at meeting such goals but I’ll be doing my best, so wish me luck!

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