I am back again with another Storm in a Teacup post about a social norm I wish didn't exist. Well the phrase 'social norm' may seem a bit generous. The last SiaT post I wrote was about how I think people should rate DNF books even if they could not finish them. The following post… Continue reading Sometimes, it’s okay to not finish what you started
Any post involving books including reviews.
A Reader’s Dream
Came home early from work yesterday to find this in the mail. Let me tell you that, as a reader, there are few things as exciting as having signed copies from an author. I am not a sentimental person by any means, but this is something that will stay with me forever. Not only did… Continue reading A Reader’s Dream
Sailor Moon Bookmarks
Two things I love are Sailor Moon and homemade items. The other day on tumblr, I stumbled across a post of bookmarks that, after stewing for a day, I realized I just couldn't say no to. Well they arrived the other day and I wanted to share with you these amazing bookmarks I bought from… Continue reading Sailor Moon Bookmarks
Cloud 9: Authors I would read anything from
Cloud 9 is a feature I do here at Rainy Thursdays twice a month. It is my version of those "Top 10" posts you see floating around the blogosphere. Instead of ten items, however there are, of course, nine. Tamora Pierce is in a league all her own. Since I was young, I have been enthralled… Continue reading Cloud 9: Authors I would read anything from
Why we need Oracle more than Batgirl
They don’t need another hero swinging around the top of Gotham kicking the snot out of villains. Those characters are a dime a dozen. There was only one Oracle. We don’t need another Batgirl. We need the Oracle.
Why I Don’t Read YA
Young Adult is a genre that has recently exploded into something far beyond what it was when I was that age. With the popularity of series such as Harry Potter, Twilight, The Immortal Instruments, etc., it seems that the YA genre has been growing exponentially both in novels written and the authors who write it.… Continue reading Why I Don’t Read YA
Cloud 9: Guilty Pleasure Books Pt. 1
Cloud 9 is a feature I do here at Rainy Thursdays twice a month. It is my version of those "Top 10" posts you see floating around the blogosphere. Instead of ten items, however there are, of course, nine. Anything by Betty Neels I wish I could give one example but all of Betty Neels’ novels… Continue reading Cloud 9: Guilty Pleasure Books Pt. 1
Cloud 9: Favorite Book Series
I am a sucker for series and I am sure I am not the only one. There is something comforting about continuing the journey with characters who are old friends in a world that feel like home. Here are some of my favorite series.
Storm in a Teacup: My Real Beef With Historical Romance Novels
I have a love/hate relationship with romance novels. As humans, we strive for acceptance, companionship, but mostly love. Anyone who says otherwise is probably a sociopath. Romance novels have always had a huge impact on the way couples perceive relationships, from sex to interpersonal communication. Seriously, think of how many times people reference romance novels… Continue reading Storm in a Teacup: My Real Beef With Historical Romance Novels