A Tempest of Tea Review: Enjoyable, But Brevity is a Double-Edged Sword

A Tempest of Tea Review: Enjoyable, But Brevity is a Double-Edged Sword

With its Peaky Blinders-inspired setting mixed with the allure of vampires, I was excited for the release of A Tempest of Tea by Hafsah Faizal. I’d never read anything by this author before, but I had heard nothing but good things so I was eager to dive in (especially after getting my hands on the…

How to Survive a Self-Imposed Book Buying Ban (From Someone Who is Currently in One)

How to Survive a Self-Imposed Book Buying Ban (From Someone Who is Currently in One)

The average American spends a mere $34.55 on books in a year. But rather than that being due to cost-savvy reading practices, it’s more because most North Americans simply don’t read, with the average American reading little more than 1 book per month. But if you’re here reading this, you probably aren’t the average American….

The Cheapest Way to Read Books in 2024 (from a Penny-Pinching Bookworm)
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The Cheapest Way to Read Books in 2024 (from a Penny-Pinching Bookworm)

We’ve all been there. You look at your teetering tower of books and think, “I might have a problem.” But fear not, fellow bibliophiles! Your love for reading does not have to come at the expense of your wallet. In this article, we’re going to explore the cheapest ways to get your hands on your…

How to Read Sarah J Maas Books: A Comprehensive Guide for New Readers
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How to Read Sarah J Maas Books: A Comprehensive Guide for New Readers

Chances are, you’re here right now because you’ve heard about Sarah J Maas and her books. Maybe you saw one of her books on TikTok, or your best friend is begging you to read A Court of Thorns and Roses. You’re intrigued, but then you learn that there are a whopping sixteen books in the…

How I Finally ‘Won’ NaNoWriMo After Years of Feeling Too Overwhelmed to Start

How I Finally ‘Won’ NaNoWriMo After Years of Feeling Too Overwhelmed to Start

I’ve wanted to be a fiction writer since I was old enough to hold a pencil. And while I have created tons of content over the years in the form of blog posts, sales copy, and non-fiction ebooks, I have yet to publish a novel. I’d wanted to do National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for…

Everything I Learned About Writing Fiction From Reading Brandon Sanderson’s Books

Everything I Learned About Writing Fiction From Reading Brandon Sanderson’s Books

I’ve been in my fantasy book era for the past six months or so, and recently, I discovered The Cosmere — a collection of books and series by the prolific Brandon Sanderson, who is best known for The Mistborn Trilogy and Stormlight Archive series and one of the world’s most successful modern fantasy authors. (His latest Backerkit…

11 Best Fantasy Books for Beginners (My Personal Favorites!)

11 Best Fantasy Books for Beginners (My Personal Favorites!)

Diving into the world of fantasy literature can be pretty intimidating, especially when you encounter doorstopper-sized tomes that feel heavier than Frodo’s decision to walk to Mordor. Trust me, I’ve been there, gazing wide-eyed at ginormous books and feeling just as overwhelmed as you probably are now. But the good news is that a surprising…

Are Book Subscription Boxes Worth It? Honest Thoughts from a Book-Crazy Collector
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Are Book Subscription Boxes Worth It? Honest Thoughts from a Book-Crazy Collector

One day you’re scrolling through Instagram or TikTok and come across a post featuring a gorgeous book with custom artwork and sprayed edges. It might just be the most beautiful book you’ve ever seen. Suddenly, you must have it — but wait! You can only get it if you join a monthly book box subscription service. This…

The Warm Hands of Ghosts Review: The Beautifully Haunting Vibe You’re Looking For
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The Warm Hands of Ghosts Review: The Beautifully Haunting Vibe You’re Looking For

The Warm Hands of Ghosts is a historical fiction novel written by bestselling author Katherine Arden. I admit, I bought this book mostly because of the cover and edges (I got the Waterstones edition which is simply beautiful!) However, I had heard really good things about it and was excited to pick this up. Sure…