Wherein Michaela and I speculate about a trend we have noticed and ask the publishing industry to maybe, possibly, just slow down a minute and really make the best possible books.
Let me be clear: I did really enjoy this book. This video is more about authorial intent and a powerful conversation that reminded me to think critically and carefully outside of my own experiences when reading. It’s going to get esoteric. I hope you enjoy it?
Wherein Michaela and I ease back in to joint content with a laid back and very all over the place discussion of fanfiction, the free internet kind, as well as the sanctioned and published kind.
Welcome to an absolute mega-discussion on the ENTIRE Bridgerton series with a special guest, my best-friend-from-work Erica! We did a buddy read of this entire series and OH BOY was it an experience. If you make it all the way through this, enjoy!
Wherein me and Michaela discuss the pros and cons of the enemies to lovers romance trope. How it can be done well, how it can be done poorly, and why we love it, hate it, and love to hate it.
Wherein Michaela and I test a new format, slightly less structured and definitely longwinded but feels better when discussing three books at once. We also talk about the Hades X Persephone series by Scarlet St Claire and how we definitely did read them all … even if they were not our favorite books.
Wherein we discuss the ways how we rate books has changed over time as well as the influence of The Story Graph’s ability to use partial stars. Here you will hear our opinions on rating in general as well and it might give you some insight into our rating system when we do reviews in general.
I had no content ideas for this week, so a tag it is! In fact, I’m super excited about this tag because I feel like using Storygraph as opposed to Goodreads has changed my entire rating system. Hopefully, Michaela and I will do a discussion sometime soon for more on this because I’m super interested!
Wherein me and Michaela discuss whether New Adult as a genre should really be represented more in the mainstream and whether or not Young Adult has been skewing too Adult.
I have way, way too many feelings about this book. Some of them are SO good. Some of them are … not as good. Overall, this book exceeded my expectations but it also did something that drove me SO crazy I had to add a spoiler bit to the end. Don’t worry, you’ll be warned when that happens!