Places to Go and Places to Stay (Princess in the Tower #4)

The happy families don’t last long. Soon, they are gaunt and lounging dejectedly in their houses. I know almost immediately what ails them. Homes do not make a community. Being stuck in this tower, I know this quite well. People need places to go just as much as they need places to stay, and they … More Places to Go and Places to Stay (Princess in the Tower #4)

Cashore Appreciation, pt 3: Bitterblue (+News & Mini Book Review)

Fire had been my favorite for a very long time, but at some point, that favoritism shifted to Kristin Cashore’s final book in her series, Bitterblue. I loved this book for many of the same reasons that I loved the first two: it provoked down-to-earth thoughts regarding things we probably wouldn’t think about. The progression … More Cashore Appreciation, pt 3: Bitterblue (+News & Mini Book Review)

Cashore Appreciation, pt 2: Graceling (+ Mini Book Reviews and NaNo Thoughts)

Graceling was Kristin Cashore’s debut novel (Fire was its prequel), and as such, didn’t quite have the writing and plot finesse that the other two books of her series did. But what was truly astounding about Graceling was its conflict, both interior and exterior. For the latter — the one that both characters come together … More Cashore Appreciation, pt 2: Graceling (+ Mini Book Reviews and NaNo Thoughts)