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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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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Oh, the Guests! | Why I’m Not a Rereader by Jessica @ Bookish Serendipity

Why I'm Not a Rereader Guest Post
Why I'm Not A Rereader One of the most common ways to celebrate favorite books is by rereading them, frequently through rereading challenges and rereadathons. While I love the idea of rereading books and experiencing ALL THE EMOTIONS again, I personally rarely reread books. It just doesn't work for me! There is something magical about reading a book for a first time.  There's nothing like picking up a book and falling in love with the characters and world, which is something that I...

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Oh, the Guests! | Duds and Must-Reads: Required Reading After Graduation by Cornelia @ Small Hour Books

Guest Post by Cornelia @ Small Hour Books
Duds And Must-Reads: Required REading After Graduation Confession: I have never read 1984 by George Orwell.  It was required reading for my 9th grade English class, but I flubbed my way through with some skimming and my wits.  I couldn’t get into it, didn’t see what the fuss was about, and…didn’t care.  Two years later, you could not have paid me – actual money, to buy things with – to finish The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman, required reading for another...

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