Thinking Out Loud | Hi, I Have No Internal Monologue & This Is How I Think

Thinking Out Loud | Hi, I Have No Internal Monologue & This Is How I Think

Hey, friends! A while back, the internet flew into a frenzy over whether or not you have an internal monologue. Apparently, the majority of people have an internal monologue and are simply amazed and astounded by those of us who just...don't. And, yes, I said "those of us" because—surprise!—I am, in fact, someone who does [...]

TBR Inspection | 5 Books I’ve Picked Up & Re-Shelved

TBR Inspection | 5 Books I’ve Picked Up & Re-Shelved

Hey, friends! How's it going? Hopefully well and if not, hopefully brighter days head your way soon! Today I want to talk about books I've started reading and set down for one reason or another, fully intending to return to them and finish them...and then never got back to (or at least haven't gotten back [...]

Celebrating My Birthday By Sharing The Library Of My Life!

Celebrating My Birthday By Sharing The Library Of My Life!

Hello, friends! Happy belated Thanksgiving to my friends in the US and to those who don't celebrate I wish you a happy day! Aside from Thanksgiving this week is an exciting one for me as it also happens to be my 26th birthday today! I know we're in the midst of a global pandemic and [...]

Where To Start With Poetry + Recommendations

Where To Start With Poetry + Recommendations

So. You've probably heard the news by now, but just in case you haven't, lemme fill ya in: poetry is back. Okay, okay, okay! So poetry was never actually gone, but what I mean is that recently (as in, in the past few years), poetry has made a resurgence as a form of popular literature. With the rise of so-called "Insta-poets" such [...]

Controversial Opinion Alert! There’s No Such Thing As A “Non-Critical” Review (So Let’s Stop Pretending There Is)!!!

Controversial Opinion Alert! There’s No Such Thing As A “Non-Critical” Review (So Let’s Stop Pretending There Is)!!!

Hey, mon petit chou! It's Lila and today I'm bringing back the good ol' Hardcover Haven discussion post! Yes, that's right: today we're getting down and dirty in the gritty pits of personal opinion and making a proper mess. And the topic on today's menu is...*pulls slip of paper out of bucket and squints at [...]

Disability Pride Month | What You Should Know About Book Blogging While Disabled

Disability Pride Month | What You Should Know About Book Blogging While Disabled

Hello, dear friends! As you may be aware, July is Disability Pride Month and, today, I'm going to be talking about a topic that is very close to my heart: what you should know about book blogging while disabled. Now, I technically began book blogging before I was just formally diagnosed with one of my [...]

Magic & Mental Health | 5 Fantasies That Deal With Mental Health Disorders (Wyrd & Wonder 2020 / Mental Health Awareness Month)

Magic & Mental Health | 5 Fantasies That Deal With Mental Health Disorders (Wyrd & Wonder 2020 / Mental Health Awareness Month)

PLEASE NOTE! This post contains referral codes, as well as affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you click through them and purchase a product. Hello, friends, and welcome back to another Wyrd & Wonder 2020 post! Wyrd & Wonder is a month-long, fantasy focused blog-a-thon taking place during May which is [...]

My Brief List of Good Things To Bring You Cheer

My Brief List of Good Things To Bring You Cheer

Whew! Hey, y'all, I hope you and all of your loved ones are well. The two weeks have been quite a whirlwind, both in the US and around the world, and I definitely didn't expect to be talking to y'all while in this situation. Nevertheless, here we are. First off, I feel it's part of my responsibility [...]

I’m Joining The 2020 Discussion Challenge!

I’m Joining The 2020 Discussion Challenge!

Hey, friends! How's it going? I'm here to talk about the fact that I'm officially joining The 2020 Discussion Challenge! The Discussion Challenge is a challenge run by Shannon at It Starts At Midnight and Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction. It is a year-long, annual event which challenges book bloggers to create more book-centric discussion posts. Each month, bloggers [...]

Countdown To A New Decade | 10 Books From The Past Decade I Need To Read!

Countdown To A New Decade | 10 Books From The Past Decade I Need To Read!

You know those books that you absolutely meant to get to and have been seriously looking forward to reading, yet somehow manage to...erm...never...actually...get to? *nervous laughter* Yeah...me neither? Okay, okay, obviously I know what I'm talking about. In fact, you could argue that I've been the queen of doing this, especially in the past decade. (And, trust me, I cannot believe I just [...]