Happy Friday, everyone! After an eventful week filled with school, lesson preparation, insanely hot weather, and me narrowly avoiding a kitchen inferno because I decided cooking and simultaneously catching up on Eurovision content was the ultimate time management hack, I've decided I'm too tired to be trusted with any creative ideas of my own and … Continue reading The Trope Tag
Happy Friday, everyone! 'Tis I, your resident evil book blogger! After years of keeping my bloggish misdeeds in the dark, I guess the shame of my sinful actions has finally gotten to me... I have decided to come clean! (Okay, actually, I just didn't have the time to write anything elaborate for today, which is … Continue reading Confessions of an Evil Book Blogger
Happy Friday, everyone! We have survived April 2022! I don't know about you, but chaotic doesn't even begin to sum up my past month... For one thing, I was constantly running from one place to the next in completely unsuitable clothing - How am I supposed to plan what to wear when the weather keeps … Continue reading What I Read in April 2022
Happy Friday, everyone! Currently, I seem to be dragging myself from one exhausting week to the next - this one featuring a six-hour teachers' conference, the struggles of using a big compass on the blackboard to show my seventh graders how to construct triangles, and my general behindness on lesson-planning due to me spending all … Continue reading What I’ve Been Watching Recently || (Yes, We All Know This Post is Actually An Excuse to Gush About Heartstopper and Rant About The Secrets of Dumbledore…)
Happy Friday, everyone! If you’ve been keeping up with our wrap-ups, you’ll already know that Line @ First Line Reader and I recently buddy read Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris together. However, what you probably didn’t know was that we used StoryGraph to do it! (That’s right – this idiot has finally figured out how to make … Continue reading Our Experience Using StoryGraph as a Buddy Reading Tool || A Discussion by Line @ First Line Reader and Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner
Happy Friday, everyone! Today, I'm here with a tag I got so excited about that putting it off longer was simply impossible! If you know me at all, you'll know that about 80% of my free time is poured into anything book- or music-related. (The remaining 20% are reserved for family, friends, pets, food, and … Continue reading The Chapters & Melodies Tag
Happy Friday, everyone! A week late, I am finally here with my March wrap-up! (But come on, how could I possibly resist posting my Tawny Man Trilogy review on April Fool's Day, when that series is literally named for my dearly beloved Fool? 🥰 I obviously couldn't!!! Especially when I also love playing tricks on … Continue reading What I Read in March 2022
"He came one late, wet spring, and brought the wide world back to my doorstep." - Fool's Errand, opening line - What better way is there to start off April Fool's Day than by gushing about a trilogy named after the Fool? The Fool, whom I have always absolutely adored, but who has now, with … Continue reading Series Review: The Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb || FEATURES HEAVY SPOILERS, SO PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
Happy Friday, everyone! Thanks to an insanely busy week and a Tawny Man trilogy review that is still nowhere near finished despite continuously getting longer and longer and longer, I‘ve decided I get to take a bit of a break from word-vomiting! Today, I'm here with something a bit shorter, and doing Laura @ Laura's … Continue reading The Book Blogger Memory Challenge
Happy Friday, everyone! And welcome to a post that is positively ginormous even by my standards! I'm really going to have to try to keep this intro brief because, well, the rest of this most certainly isn't going to be... Seriously, when I asked for Q&A questions in celebration of A Book Owl's Corner hitting … Continue reading You Asked, I’m Answering || Welcome to a Monstrous 500-Follower-Thank-You-Q&A!
Hi everyone! This is just me quickly popping in to say thank you! Somehow, we're at the point where over 500 of you have decided you regularly want to read all of the nonsense I come up with, and while I can't say I completely understand why, I'm seriously touched! 😭 You guys are the … Continue reading Q&A Announcement || Bring on those questions!!
Happy Friday, everyone! Today, we have a cause worth celebrating: Because as of last Sunday, I have finally achieved my long-time goal of reaching a one-year streak on Duolingo! For those of you who don't know, Duolingo is a free learning app that allows you to dabble in a whole bunch of different languages. And … Continue reading Recommending Books Based On Weird Duolingo Sentences
Happy Friday, everyone! Did you know that I used to think February was the shortest month of the year, so nothing much could happen in it? Well... I may have been a bit naïve 😅 Both on a personal and global scale, I don't think I've ever had a month as eventful as February 2022. … Continue reading What I Read in February 2022
"Everyone had told him not to do it." - Shadow Status, opening line - A sci-fi novel set in a dystopian world that also includes AI characters? Of course I wasn't going to turn this one down! Honestly, I have never really outgrown my dystopian phase, and give me a book featuring artificial intelligence and … Continue reading Book Review: Shadow Status by River K. Scott
Happy Friday, everyone... ... and welcome to a new, still ugly, but at least slightly prettier version of A Book Owl's Corner! I know, I can hardly believe it myself, but AFTER YEARS OF BEING INCREDIBLY LAZY, I HAVE FINALLY UPDATED THE LOOK OF MY BLOG! I mean, it's definitely not a masterpiece, but at … Continue reading What if… ? || What Synopses of Popular Books Would Look Like If I Were the Protagonist
“Long before we discovered that he had fathered two children by two different women, one in Drimoleague and one in Clonakilty, Father James Monroe stood on the altar of the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, in the parish of Goleen, West Cork, and denounced my mother as a whore.” First line in The … Continue reading The Know Your Buddy Tag || featuring Line @ First Line Reader
Happy Friday, everyone! 'Tis I, Naemi, bringing you tidings of the first month of the year! Okay, yeah, I'll admit that I couldn't really think of a good way to begin this post... But overall, January was a very eventful month for me! Some impressions of January, featuring: 1) lots of snow, 2) the aftermath … Continue reading What I Read in January 2022
Happy Friday, everyone! You're in for a treat, because today, I am once more going to bless you with my all-knowing graciousness! You see, while discussing the merits of international book covers, Marta @ Monogamist Reader and I happened to stumble upon the absolute gem that is the Italian edition of Daughter of Smoke and … Continue reading The Ultimate Step by Step Guide to Designing a Bestselling Book Cover
Happy Friday, everyone! And welcome to a post that might not make any sense whatsoever! Seriously, I apologize in advance if any of this comes across as even more chaotic than usual - I've been in a feverish haze since getting my COVID booster shot this Wednesday, which means that it is entirely possible that … Continue reading Are You Sure You Didn’t Misunderstand? || 7 Bookish Details I Got Completely Wrong As A Kid
"Maulkin abruptly heaved himself out of his wallow with a wild thrash that left the atmosphere hanging thick with particles." - Ship of Magic, opening line - If you had told me that I would ever start a new reading year with three five-star books in a row, I would have laughed and said you … Continue reading Series Review: The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb || WARNING: Features Lots of Rambling and Major Spoilers!