Top 5 Wednesday – Favourite Magic Systems

"Top 5 Wednesday" is a weekly meme currently hosted on Goodreads by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes in which you list your top 5 for the week's chosen topic. This week's topic is favourite magic systems. "Kathy, why do you have like a thousand shelves on your Goodreads?" Well, readers, I have them for moments like … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday – Favourite Magic Systems

September 2018 “TBR” – Procrastination, Witches, and Hard Choices

"Kathy." "Mm?" "We're pretty much in the middle of September right now." "Yep, I can see that. I have a tear-away calendar thingy on my desk." "Well, one generally writes a TBR post at the beginning of the month." "Eh, that's debatable. There's no Blog Police skulking around checking for these things, ready to clap … Continue reading September 2018 “TBR” – Procrastination, Witches, and Hard Choices

Review: Bloody Rose (The Band 2) – Zigazig Ah-ing its Way to Glory

Title: Bloody Rose (The Band 2) Author: Nicholas Eames Publisher: Orbit Release Date: August 28th, 2018 Genre(s) and Subject(s): Epic Fantasy, Humour Page Count: 560 (paperback) Goodreads Rating: 8.5/10         Before we dive in, let me just mention that Chapter One of Bloody Rose sees our protagonist reverse-mansplaining to an idiot and … Continue reading Review: Bloody Rose (The Band 2) – Zigazig Ah-ing its Way to Glory

Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Royalty | 3 Days, 3 Quotes [Day 3]

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal from Bookshelves & Paperbacks. Each week you come up with three book for three different categories: a diverse book you've read and enjoyed; a diverse book that's already been released and is in your TBR; and a diverse book that hasn't been released yet. Today … Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Royalty | 3 Days, 3 Quotes [Day 3]

Top 5 Wednesday – Books You Want to Read Before the End of the Year

"Top 5 Wednesday" is a weekly meme currently hosted on Goodreads by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes, where you list your top 5 for the week's chosen topic. This week's theme is: Books you want to read before the end of the year, which I'm interpreting as, "already-released books I want to read before the end … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday – Books You Want to Read Before the End of the Year

Undertaking the Heroine’s Journey in Fantasy Books

The Hero's Journey. We all know it. We've seen it played out countless times--from the classic Greek myths to more modern stories like Star Wars, The Lord of the Ring, Eragon, and the game Journey. Mythologist Joseph Campbell was the first to propose the archetype. Seeing a common pattern across various mythologies, he suggested the … Continue reading Undertaking the Heroine’s Journey in Fantasy Books