Oh, the Guests! | The Making of a Map by Annie Jackson

Annie Jackson Guest Post
The Making of a Map   Maps are about recording discoveries.  One thinks of Lewis & Clark or Magellan stepping out into places in the world few had traversed; exploring untamed frontiers and sketching everything they saw, everything they learned.  Redefining the shape of the world. Fantasy worlds are perhaps the closest we have to frontiers in a day and age where globegenie can take you anywhere in our world. Mapping gives the reader a picture of the land – to ignite...

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Bookish Life: I’m Feeling…

I'm not supposed to be officially back from my hiatus until Sunday, but I felt I needed to get this out. There's a lot going on in this little mind of mine. I'm feeling loved...  I want to start this out positively and say that I lack no love in my life and for that I am eternally grateful. From my wonderful fiancé Dave to my always supportive family to the many bookish friends I have around the world, I am surrounded by an amazing support group and am so happy to have you all in my life....

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Oh, the Guests! | I Guard My 5 Stars by Holly @ The Fox’s Hideaway

I Guard My 5 Stars Guest Post
I Guard My 5 Star Ratings Do any of you take a long time in deciding your ratings for books? Because I swear I spend more time doing that than I do in writing the actual review. I’m constantly going back and forth on them, especially when it comes to those half stars. If I DO use the half star, then I have to figure out if I should round up or down on Goodreads. Then I start wondering if anyone actually cares about the rating, or if it really reflects my feelings and opinions on a book...

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Oh, the Guests! | The Villain Checklist by Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales

The Villain Checklist by Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales Guest Post
The Villain Checklist First of all, thanks a lot to the girls of Oh the Books, for giving me the chance to guest post at their blog. I was pretty happy when Asti said yes to my post concept!:) Having said that, let’s move on to the topic at hand! I am a reader who loves villains! One of the most important aspects which I look for in a book is the creation of character, and I personally think that villains are one of the crucial characters in a story, and I really appreciate a well...

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The Best Audiobook Narrators

The Best Audiobook Narrators
I listen to a lot of audiobooks, which means I've encountered quite a few narrators in my time. Some of them are great, some of them are acceptable, and some of them are atrocious. And sometimes, there are narrators that impress me beyond all the others. Today I want to highlight these gems of the audiobook world and pay a little tribute to those who have made my listened experiences so wonderful. Jennifer Ikeda I first encountered Jennifer Ikeda when I listened to the audiobooks for the...

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