I made a goal to write for Curiosity Quills Press every month because it made me uncomfortable. And it has been such an empowering journey!
I'm not the only American in love with culture as it is the basis of the world building in many, many stories, especially fantasy ones! Here is my short wishlist of culture based magic and world-building that I would love to see more of in young adult fiction and fantasy in general...
My blog is still under construction in some areas as I've changed themes and designs... check out my progress! (And help me make decisions!)
Magical realism is a hot topic in young adult books and at its core there is a magic system with which all the magic adheres... According the Wikipedia: "A magic system is a set of rules that magical effects follow in a fictional setting."
If you could have lunch with any living authors and/or book bloggers, who would you choose and why?
Choose some of your favorite fictional characters to magically duel one another. Who would win?!
I have done so much this month I kind of want to revel in it a little... it has been a wild ride and I've been having a ton of fun...
What is the most fun part/aspect of being a book blogger?
What do you do with books you no longer want? Do you donate them? Do you take them to a half-price bookstore? Does a friend or family member benefit?
These three things when balanced right make for 5 star books!
Would you stop reading a book if an element of the plot strongly clashed with your personal beliefs, or would you continue reading until you finished the book?
To limit the list I decided to pick series I dream about reading but haven't gotten around to... yet!
The Dystopia Reading Challenge Bingo 2017 is a year-long challenge to read books in the dystopia genre. There is a bingo card to inspire you! Hosted by Tracy from Cornerfolds and Claudia from My Soul Called Life, feel free to join in!
The Library Love Challenge 2017 is a year-long challenge to show support for your local library as well as save you bundles of money by loving the books at your library. Created by Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures and Bea’s Book Nook, feel free to join in! Check out the group Library Love Challenge on Goodreads to discuss your books…
The New to Me Reading Challenge 2017 is a year-long challenge for all about pushing your boundaries and trying something new! And author, a series, a subgenre, etc. Created by the folks at Herding Cats & Burning Soup, feel free to join in!
The Backlist Reader Challenge 2017 is a year-long challenge for all those older books that have been piling up on your TBR pile and list — not just the ones you own, but the ones you’ve been wanting to read for a while now. Created by Lark at The Bookwyrm's Hoard, feel free to join in!
To limit the list a little more I decided my favs would have to be those characters that differ from humans in a significant way.
If we constantly put our goals off, we will never see them fulfilled." So here I am to track and enlarge my goals, with the idea to take the steps needed to accomplishing them.
About half way through this year's challenge I noticed a pattern in why I loved each character: their relationships.
The day after Book Club...I know will wonders never cease! Ta-da-dah...I was not the only one who felt the way I did about this book. There were the regular lovers of all things non-fiction, but surprisingly I had a couple of supporters. One woman suggested that she would have loved a book on the actual events… Continue reading Do You Feel Like Talking About How You Feel?