I feel like overall it’s been a bit of a lackluster reading year, but I’m still excited to do this tag, which is a staple in the book blogging world!Continue reading “The Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag”
First lines are magical. While a bad or mediocre first line won’t make or break a story, a great first line can absolutely propel it into greatness. A great first line will immediately attract a reader, will make them laugh in delight or quirk an eyebrow in curiosity or sigh in awe. I love the potential of first lines, and the way they can entirely capture a story’s tone and tenor in a single sentence.
A few weeks ago there was a Top 5 Tuesday topic about first lines, and because I’m always late to these parties, I’m only doing this now, and I’m doing 20 first lines, because I can’t choose. I’ve read 17/20 of the books listed below; the remaining three include one I DNF’d (sad, given it’s one of my favorite first lines ever) and two I still intend to read.
So, in absolutely no order whatsoever because ranking would have driven me insane, enjoy! Continue reading “20 Favorite First Lines in Books”
We’re halfway through the year already. Incredible. It feels like it’s gone by in the blink of an eye, but it’s also felt like approximately three thousand years. Anyway.
My reading this year has been pretty steady; I’ve read 56 books thus far. At the beginning of, you know *gestures at everything* I was still reading a ton of books, but now I seem to be falling into a reading and writing slump, so there’s that. Alas. Continue reading “The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2020”
Saw this on YouTube and on Acquadimore’s blog; Bree Hill originally created this tag as the Get to Know the Romance Reader Tag, and The Book Pusher adapted it for fantasy readers. I haven’t done a tag in ages and ages, and what’s more appropriate than this one? Continue reading “Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag”
I haven’t done any kind of book tag in forever but this one is just short and simple enough for me to tackle, so here goes! Continue reading “End of Year Book Tag”