Awards

Unique Blogger Award | 2

Happy Valentine's Day! Whether or not you celebrate this strange little holiday with a partner, friends, or loved ones, you can always celebrate here by spreading some blogger love. Today I'm going to answer some questions as part of the Unique Blogger Award. Thanks so much to Marisa @ Marisa the Redhead for nominating me!… Continue reading Unique Blogger Award | 2

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: A Break from Romance

Happy Tuesday!! Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, meaning it's time for a Top Ten Tuesday love-themed freebie. Instead of talking about my favorite fictional relationships or how I hate love triangles when used as a major plot point, today I'd like to highlight ten books with little to no romance in them. It's unsettling-- though not very… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: A Break from Romance

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: The Traveling Romantic

Happy Valentine's Day!! I hope you're all having a lovely day regardless of how you feel about this rather polarizing holiday. In keeping with a romantic theme, today's Top Ten Tuesday list revolves around beloved or dreaded romantic tropes. I've decided to stay in a positive direction and share ten fun, lighthearted romance novels that… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: The Traveling Romantic

Bookish, Discussion

More Than “Just” Love Stories | Discussion

It often seems as though the romance genre has gotten a bad reputation as being merely "fluff" and lacking substance. Many romance novels are considered pure entertainment reading only; in other words, there is nothing between the book's covers that could possibly educate, enlighten, or challenge the reader in any way. Don't get me wrong--… Continue reading More Than “Just” Love Stories | Discussion

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Valentine’s Day Reads

Happy Tuesday! Valentine's Day is coming up soon, and you know what that means: a Valentine's Day themed Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week I'll be listing my Top Ten Valentine's Day Reads. Let's go! What are your favorite Valentine's Day reads? What do you think of the books on my… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Valentine’s Day Reads

Rambles

My Problem with Valentine’s Day

Before I begin, let's just get one thing out of the way: this is not a rant about how commercialized/meaningless Valentine's Day has become. That argument has basically taken over Valentine's Day, and there is so much discussion about it that I hardly think I need to chime in. Instead, my problem with Valentine's Day lies with… Continue reading My Problem with Valentine’s Day

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Things I Like/Dislike About Fictional Romances

Hello there, everyone! Tuesday has rolled around yet again, which means it's time for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. In honor of Valentine's Day this upcoming weekend, the theme this week is Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike About Fictional Romances. I don't read books solely about romance very often, but… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Things I Like/Dislike About Fictional Romances

Rambles

the fantastical world of shipping

It's Valentine's Day, everyone! In honor of this holiday (which I happen to think is a bit too commercialized, but that's a topic for a different day) I am going to talk about the fine art of shipping. For those of you new to this, I do not mean shipping like boating or mailing packages.… Continue reading the fantastical world of shipping

Top Ten Tuesday

top ten tuesday: books that will make you swoon

It's time for another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the brilliant blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon. Just in time for Valentine's Day! I've decided that I'm going to try to stay away from some obvious choices here, because they will most… Continue reading top ten tuesday: books that will make you swoon

A History

Valentine’s Day: A History

Every year on February 14, people in the United States rush around buying their romantic interests chocolates, flowers, cards, and other gifts. It is a holiday that teenage girls dream longingly about, while at the same time causing teenage boys to cringe. Children often give each other Valentine's Day cards in school, and decorate their… Continue reading Valentine’s Day: A History