Myths I Like pt 1

Hello! Happy Wednesday everyone! We are beginning the second part of this blog series: Tropes, Myths, and Creatures. Part 2 is Myths and this will be broken down into 2 or three parts. The first is this general overview. The second will be about Arthurian legends specifically. And then if I get into a third part, it’ll be on what I don’t and do like in the use of myth and legends in stories. First, this week, overview!

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Article 5 Review

Article 5 Review

The actual footage of me deciding which reviews to post today was deleted. Instead you will have to take my word for it that it was long and arduous. There were many tears and much debate. And finally (not really) I decided to post this and Breaking Point. (Really this was just a debate on either one or two reviews. I decided on two to spoil you. And then I decided to be dramatic about it).

I have had these “to be read” for a long time now. I was waiting to get the last book, and never got around to it. However, the books fall in with the OWL Readathon Listing (Divination – Future). That means both of them are going to be placed in this category and I might as well read them now. Here we go.

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Tropes I Hate

Tropes I Hate

Kill me with a spoon I hate these tropes so much. After writing the Tropes I love, with great difficulty, I decided to do the easier variant: things I hate. I feel like I can easily rant about things I can not stand far better than I can say the things I like. I will not get into ones I am apathetic towards.

For the ones I like, go here.

Without further ado.

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OWL Readathon

OWL Readathon

Happy Monday Everyone!

I know that I traditionally blog on Wednesdays. Today is not a Wednesday. Today is a Monday. However, I felt a passion to write out something that I discovered just recently that has sparked my interest to read again.

As you may have known, I got into a book slump sometime in February. March was pretty slow for book reviews. I’ve been trying to get myself out of the slump to no avail and then I saw this readathon on Instagram (if you don’t follow me, do @themarlenamarie). It’s the OWL readathon.

Essentially it works with Harry Potter themes, using the O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) as a prompt. More information here. I love Harry Potter and this readathon really sparked me to want to read more. As such I am going to attempt it to complete it. Not only that but I will be attempting to complete it now more than a week into the month, all while trying to read books I have never read before. (Spoiler IDK If I can).

Some of the books on this list you will notice are not in my preferred genre. That’s because they are my mother’s books. I told her about it and she recommended books. She may be attempting it as well.

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Tropes I Like

Tropes I Like

I would like to start this by saying that you, as an audience, are terrible with filling out polls. Whatever, I decided to start with tropes. If you have questions, feel free to ask.

In general there are Tropes that I like as compared to tropes that I don’t care about or hate. I had to think of this for a while, and google some ideas of what tropes exist when I went into a blank. Because to be honest there are far more tropes that I don’t like than the ones that I do. I feel like I should make a post about tropes that I hate too. I guess I have a post for next week then.

So here is your comprehensive list!

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Suspect Book Review

Suspect Book Review

I suppose after all those new book reviews that I should read the Chima books. However, I also have a lot of catching up to do on my reread pile. And those babies are massive. I had to make the decision: To Read New or To Reread. My choice to reread has overpowered my care to read new as it is right now.

That means I will be going to the smaller books on my TBR pile that are shorter, and the ones I got from my friend. Thus, this. Without further rambling, let’s go!

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