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…

Having Your Movie and Reading it too!

There’s a decades old debate about which is better, the book or the movie? Purists tend to side with the book as it more closely follows the intent of the author. This is something that can get lost in film as things must be trimmed for times-sake, and often the director has their own creative…

Cost Efficient Reading

So part of being a reader is books! And books, a lot of the time, cost money, which can make those of us who love to have and hold them broke a great deal of the time. So how can you read voraciously but not break the bank? Just in time for the Holiday season…

Lauren’s Favorite Halloween Reads!

Aaaaand it’s my turn to share some favorite Halloween books! Now, I’m not a huge fan of Halloween; don’t get me wrong! I love the chocolate and candy, and dressing up to go trick-or-treating holds a special place in my heart. But I don’t like being scared, so reading spooky or suspenseful books isn’t typically…

Brenda’s Favorite Halloween Reads

First of all, apologies for the delayed post! Unexpected life events occurred, but we are back! As Chelsea noted, it’s the spooky season, so it only seems befitting to talk about spooky books! Personally, I am not as invested in the Halloween scene, and creepy is not something that I look for when I’m reading,…

Chelsea’s Favorite Halloween Reads

So this time of year, people tend to be drawn to the spooky thrillers and paranormal reads. While I don’t read much of horror, I do love me some vamps, witches and wizards, and don’t mind some creepiness, so here are my favorite Halloween-ish reads! While most fantasy books I read involve something from below,…

Happy October!

As the holiday season is beginning, we have decided to take a break from making videos, but be on the look out for blog posts and updates throughout the upcoming months!

Partnerships in Fantasy

One of the things that attracts me to fantasy novels in general is the strength of the relationships and friendships that develop over the course of the epic adventure or perilous quest. These relationships are often my favorite parts of the books, especially when that relationship plays a role in the plot, too… Frodo could…

A Brief Review of John Scalzi

Prolific as a writer that John Scalzi is – he is one of Chelsea’s favorites – I have only read a few of his books; namely Red Shirts, Old Man’s War, and Collapsing Empire. Old Man’s War was, if I remember correctly, a previous book challenge read, though for what I couldn’t tell you, and I remember…

Vacation Reads

I know summer vacation is over put in order to prolong our longing for vacation and get prepped for those family trips that will be coming up over the holidays, here are some travel read recommendations for every person! Since I spend about half of my work week travel by car or by air, I…