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Yea Verily, Friday Favorites is Verbose

September 27: Favorite Words *Content Warning!* I enjoy curse words, the more inventive the better. This is one of the reasons I follow Chuck Wendig’s blog religiously. No one can cuss with more aplomb and less apology. HOWEVER. I do realize overt bad wordery is not for everyone and so I’m including this content warning. Here be rude & vulgar words. If this cussing has offended, think but this, and all is mended; that you’ve only not to read, and to…

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Friday Favorites: Pumpkin Spice Horror Edition

September 20: Favorite Autumn Reads I am one of those annoying people who love pumpkin spice and celebrate the season it shows up in everything. I admit this with zero shame, because pumpkin spice is the best. And you know what’s even better? Apples. And caramel. And caramel apples. And butternut squash, pecans, maple, cinnamon, cloves…basically every food item in autumn. I’ve learned how to make pumpkin spice (it’s super easy) so I can include the flavor whenever I want, year…

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Friday Favorites Has Some Unfinished Business

September 13: Favorite Unfinished Series (either you haven’t read all the books or series that aren’t complete yet) This one will be kinda short. When a series is recommended to me, I try out the first few books. If I don’t fall in love it that’s where it stops, so those would be my unfinished series for today, but the problem here is that bookstagram almost never steers me wrong. And when I love the first few books in a series,…

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Friday Favorites is at Your Side, to Kick You Into Shape

September 6th is: Favorite Side Characters The title is supposed to reference sidekicks, but I suspect it’s just going to annoy Google’s search parameters, so really I see no downside to this. Onward! Favorite Lord of the Rings Side Characters Samwise Gamgee: The ultimate, gold-standard, shall-not-be-topped loyal, devoted, fearless, practical, loving side character. Sam is just the best. Pippin & Merry: It takes some skills to be the comic relief to Gandalf Greybeard, Wizard of Sass, but I also love how deep the…

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Friday Favorites is Scholastic Fantastic

August 30: Favorite Books You Read in School Brave New World, Aldous Huxley This one definitely started my lifelong love of post apocalyptic/dystopian novels. Opening up a little window and peering into a totally deranged future is one of my favorite things and damn is the future in this book disturbing. 1984, George Orwell Again, a plausible creepy future to delight my twisted little soul. Why did we read this and not also get to The Crucible by Arthur Miller? I…

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Friday Favorites is Totally Adorkable

August 23: Favorite Nerdy Characters Quick internet searching tells me that a nerd is defined as; “a person seen as overly intellectual, obsessive, introverted, interested in obscure or not-popular things, and lacking social skills.” Basically? I am ALL OF THOSE THINGS. It’s like the internet knows my life! (Hi, yes, agents of Big Brother, in all honesty I do hope you enjoy my blog. Quality geek content here.) I am a nerdy-shaped peg and I have found my perfect nerdy-shaped hole…

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Friday Favorites is So Underrated

August 16: Favorite Underrated Books. As is completely normal for me, I’m listing entire series instead of one book because what is moderation? When I fall in love with an author I fall HARD and I read everything they’ve ever written. Clicking on the author’s name will take you to the Goodreads page for the book which is blurbed under each photo. Enjoy. Diana Wynne Jones “Witch Week features the debonair enchanter Chrestomanci, who also appears in Charmed Life, The Magicians of Caprona, and The Lives…

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Friday Favorites is Gonna Be Me

August 9: Favorite Books that Define You Watch me rebel this week by listing the authors who have defined me. If I started listing books we’d be here all day and I don’t think we’re ready for that conversation! Consider these authors the most favorite, the ones I can quote without pausing to think, the ones who fill my shelves…the ones whose books helped shape the (admittedly slightly twisted) spaces in my soul. Robin McKinley “Roses are for love. Not silly…

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Friday Favorites is Tropetastic

July 26th is all about our favorite tropes. Oooh boy do I love recurring plot themes in literature. Old ones, overused ones, obvious ones, mixed ones, multiple mashups…I’ll take them all. Seeing a trope in the book’s blurb doesn’t turn me off, it actually makes me more likely to buy the book. This Friday I’ll celebrate all my insta-buy literary themes. Beauty and the Beast My very, very favorite of all the tropes. Something about seeing through outward appearances to the…

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Friday Favorites Gets a Little Hot

July 19th favorites: Summer Reads Tis the season for some hot, hot stuff. This makes total sense and I refuse to give up my summertime Alien Romance addiction. Somehow this is the perfect weather to sit sipping a cold drink and reading all about abductions, mail-order brides, cute hybrid babies, forced proximity, sometimes hilarious language barriers, cultural differences, and desperate escapes. If you’ve got a kink, alien romance has you covered. It’s ALL here. Go nuts, and you’re so very welcome.…

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