Meet the Writers: Bookshelf Tour with Samantha Velie

A bookshelf tour is one of the easiest ways to get to know a person. You can see the different genres someone enjoys, the fantastical worlds they like to escape into, and even the topics they choose to learn about. Today I’ll be giving you a look at some of my favorite books in myContinue reading “Meet the Writers: Bookshelf Tour with Samantha Velie”

Five Books to Cozy Up with This Fall

If you’re anything like me, you’re looking forward to wrapping up in a fluffy blanket, nursing warm drink, and indulging in a book that serves up all the right spooky or cozy vibes for Autumn. As the temperature drops and we find ourselves spending more time inside, this season is a great opportunity to catchContinue reading “Five Books to Cozy Up with This Fall”

Understanding Clichés and Tropes

Cliches and tropes have been around for centuries, embedding themselves into the minds of readers and subconsciously shaping their preferences. The villain with a tragic past, the secretive new girl in town, the small town dreamer turned epic hero: these are just a few examples of common literary tropes. How have authors used these classicContinue reading “Understanding Clichés and Tropes”

5 Dark Academia Novel Recommendations Based on Their Aesthetics

Dark academia is among the most popular aesthetics readers search for when looking for a new book. An aesthetic that puts a dark veil over classical academia, one that’s filled with old libraries, pleated uniform skirts, loafers, and skulls filled with melting candles. If you’re looking to peer into mysterious student life, fantastical dilemmas, andContinue reading “5 Dark Academia Novel Recommendations Based on Their Aesthetics”

Making Reading Fun for Children

Reading is both a skill and joy usually acquired at a young age. Every child’s experience is unique and it’s important to take into account every child’s needs and desires while walking alongside them in their reading journey. Below I’ve curated a few things to consider when helping a child find passion and curiosity forContinue reading “Making Reading Fun for Children”

How to Make Reading a Habit

In a world of constant commotion, taking the time to breathe and open a book can feel like a luxury. Often times we find ourselves making “reading” one of our New Year’s resolutions or claim that we’ll read once life finally calms down. The reality is that we have to be intentional with our timeContinue reading “How to Make Reading a Habit”

5 Books Based on Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology has blessed the world of literature with complex characters, riveting stories, and a gripping way to explore history. In recent years there has been a surge of retellings and new perspectives in the genre, shedding light on emotional warfare, internal struggles, and unfolding backstories. Whether you’re an avid fan or just dipping yourContinue reading “5 Books Based on Greek Mythology”