Sharing A Random Story I Wrote At Midnight

Inspiration strikes at the most inopportune moment sometimes.

Perhaps you’re a writer as well, and you’ve had those moments when sleep is forgotten so that you may write the randomest thing that comes to mind at ridiculous hours of the night. It’s absurd and a little frustrating afterwards because I’m 98% confident that I will never finish writing this midnight inspiration, so why should I lose sleep over it?

But alas, sometimes you must succumb to the urge, otherwise you won’t sleep at all as you’ll be thinking about the story all night long. I figured that even if I never finish writing it, it’ll still be perfect for generating blog content, so here we are.

1700 words, just over 4 pages, set in a fantastical city during a fantastical holiday season with the beginnings of court and royal drama.

Personally, I actually like the idea of the story, and I would have loved to read it if it was a finished book, but we’ll see if I ever do move anywhere with it.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this look into a new world.

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November 2021 – Let’s Talk Bookish

Good day, folks. Welcome back to the blog! I hope your week has been going amazingly, or at the very least, pretty okay. It’s been quite the tiring week for me, and I’m so very ready for the weekend. Even though that means I have a whole bunch of assignments and readings to do. The work never ends y’all.

In other news, I haven’t been regularly on WordPress for a bit, but I have noticed that there have been a bunch of changes in the layout for drafting posts, and my sidebar looks a bit off (the follow by email widget is all wrong, and I’m very sad. I’m hoping it goes back to how it was?). As much as I like some of the updates being done, they seem to be happening all the time now and I’m so ready for them to stop. or maybe it’s because I’m not on the website as often so I don’t notice when they stop…

Anyhow, today Dani and I are sharing the LTB topics for November 2021. Before we get to the topics, if you’re not sure what LTB is:

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by me and Dani @ Literary Lion where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Join in on this meme by writing your own discussion each Friday based on the topic, and share your link using the inLinkz that will be available on Dani’s blog each Friday.

We’ve got four amazing topics, some of which were brought to us by Nicole, Ruby, and Pippin, so thank you very much to them. If you’d like to share a topic, you can do so using the Google Form that will be available below.

And now, without further ado, let’s get started!

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8000+ Words Ranty Spoilery Review of A Throne For Sisters // why instalove rarely ever works

This has truly been one of the most painful books I’ve read in a while.

It’s actually free for download on Kindle and Google Books, so I picked it up on a recommendation from a friend. My friend thought that the premise of the book was my kind of thing: it’s like historical fantasy, with politics and court drama. What’s not to love?

Everything.

Just everything.

A warning, there will be spoilers for the book. I thought about making this non-spoilery and keeping spoilers in skippable dropdowns because I want everyone to be able to read this (I wrote over 8000 words, okay), but that means pretty much all of the review will end up in spoiler dropdowns.

So I’m sorry. Maybe the synopsis won’t sound like your kind of book so you won’t care and will read the post anyway? And I can honestly give a non-spoilery review of this book in like 4 phrases: insta-love; flat and boring characters; i don’t get this plot or world; at the end, i just wanted to melt into a frustrated mess.

That is a very accurate summation of my entire experience with this book. But what’s the fun in a summary?

Without further ado, let’s get started.

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August 2021 Reading Update

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve told you guys what I am up to reading wise, so that’s what we’re going to do today.

Back in June, I did a post sharing 26 books I planned to read in the summer, and I do plan on doing an update on how that went. Some of those books I read at the start of August, and then everything else I read was kind of random.

So yeah. Let’s get started I guess.

If you can’t tell, I don’t know how to write intros anymore 🤦🏾‍♀️

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Would You Rather Have a Male or Female Protagonist? – Let’s Talk Bookish

Hello and welcome back friends! I hope you’re all doing well. As the title suggests, today we’re discussing whether I prefer male or female protagonists in books.

If you’re new:

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by me and Dani @ Literary Lion where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today’s topic is about whether you prefer male or female protagonists in books. Join in on this meme by writing your own discussion on the topic, and sharing your link using the inLinkz available here.

The answer to this question has changed for me over the years, and I currently have a much different opinion on it than I did previously. Without further ado, let’s get started!

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