Hello to anyone reading this!
As you have probably noticed, there was a distinct lack of any posts here for the last…two years… There are several reasons for this, the biggest ones being how much of my energy working a more demanding part-time job and being more ambitious in my second MA program took out of me, and a decline in health. The second issue is being gradually addressed, but the first issue has been more addressed by my completing my degree requirements! (And continuing to not be hired for a full-time job, which is. great.)
I’m really hoping to use this year to get back into blogging at last! The plan is to focus on books, though if I have particular thoughts on something else that might turn up too. First, of course, there’s the Throne of Glass series. I’m also thinking of debuting a series where I actually read the books I’ve picked up for free by working at a bookstore, which will have the entertainment value of “this is something I picked up because ‘why not, it’s free'” and the practical value of possibly helping to clear out the piles of books I have accrued.
So watch this space, I guess?
Hey, ready to help me procrastinate on real work?
If you are, it’s block quote time. Continue reading
Turns out that being motivated to blog about bad YA fantasy does not actually change your workload. What’s up with that?
“Celaena walked down a marble hall, her dress flowing behind in a purple and white wave.“
More like a purple prose wave am I right. That joke doesn’t even make sense; the problem with this book isn’t overwriting but the complete absence of anything that isn’t a stock phrase. Aren’t you glad I’m back. Continue reading
Alright guys I’m motivated I’m going to ride this until I get too freaked out about doing Chinese historical research and disappear. Continue reading
The fourth book in this series is currently the number one YA bestseller.
There are much worse things that are bestsellers, but that’s not really a comfort. Continue reading
I’m back! I think. In any case, on to what you’re here for!
Are you ready for some exposition? Sarah J. Maas is!
I borrowed The Sin Eater’s Daughter from work as a test of my YA fantasy instincts. I had a feeling from the blurb that it would prove to be one of those books with some interesting ideas but poor execution. Hey, prove me wrong, Melinda Salisbury!
Melinda Salisbury did not do that.