Chatting with Chelsea: Characters!

I feel like I make a lot of lists. Actually, I know I make a lot of lists. It’s how I think and how I organize, and I like receiving information that way most of the time. However I decided to do something a little different this time and I wanted to chat about Characters….

A Few of Her Favorite Tropes!

B: Better late than never, we are switching things up this week due to work schedules, so Lauren will be posting first and Chelsea will post later in the month! All right – welcome to my third and final post in my series on some favorite tropes! This one isn’t going to focus on any…

Romance Recommendations!

In deference to the season, I am postponing the last in my series on favorite tropes to address how some of my favorite books handle romance (or, less frequently, the lack of it). If, like me, you enjoy a fun historical fantasy or historical romance, I cannot recommend these three highly enough: Sorcery & Cecelia:…

Some Fantasy Romance Reviews

I was going to do a write up about non-romantic relationships for my blog post this month, but then I read Spirit Tree by Kathryn M. Hearst, which lead me to thinking about several other books I have read recently that have romantical elements and now we’re writing a blog post about fantasy romances I…

Romance Readers Book Tag

The Romance Readers Book Tag was created by Sarah from Not Just Romance Novels. She has a fantastic channel and if you like romance or are interested in it, definitely check it out. She talks about books and usually mentions a tea shes drinking in every video and I find them extremely relaxing to watch. What age…

Troperific Villains!

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a pleasant holiday season! We’re back in business, churning out the blog posts, and I’m continuing my series on some favorite tropes. This week, I’m going to focus on tropes concerning villains! But don’t worry, I’ll cave to the peer pressure and have a short section at the end…

Brenda’s Book Goals!

So, unlike Chelsea, I am not much of a challenge person. Chelsea likes to use challenges as motivation to accomplish a variety of goals, and lists to help her organize to achieve these goals. There are two key personality issues that prevent me from being able to do this: 1) my motivation is my mood,…

New Year Challenges!

At the beginning of every year, I love to set a variety of challenges for myself across different aspects of my life. And obviously one of my favorite areas to challenge myself is reading. I always set a Goodreads goal (last year, I didn’t quite get to 100, so I had to drop it about…

Trope Spotlight #1: Featuring Protagonists

I love tropes. Consider this your only warning – there will be tropes ahead! Think of a trope as a pattern in writing convention. Tropes can clue a reader in – give them an idea of what to expect. When a trope becomes so widespread – or is taken to such an extreme – that…