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Character Discussion: Aidan Bishop from The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

All the spoiler warnings! I will be discussing the plot of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle in detail in order to discuss the main narrator and character. If you have not read the book, this post will absolutely spoil it for you! To begin with, let me introduce Aidan Bishop. When we first […]

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The Magic System in The Fourth Element Series

Hiya book bees, for this post I want to discuss the way magic works (so far) in The Fourth Element series by Kat Ross. I think the magic system that we’ve been introduced to is super fascinating, and something that I can’t really discuss in depth during my reviews of the individual books. Thus this […]

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D&D Series

D&D Series #11: Preparing a World

Welcome book bees to another Dungeons and Dragons post! Today I want to discuss how as a DM one might prepare a world uniquely for the party. Most of this discussion will be focusing on worlds created by the DM for D&D or other purposes, though some of these aspects can be used by DMs […]

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D&D Series #6: Building a Story

What is a D&D Story about? A story in D&D is about people, usually, but also often has themes of an overarching struggle. This struggle may be to find yourself, to save yourself, to save others, to find family, or any number of blended themes in between. In one campaign I played the story was […]

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Discussion: Literary Fiction, a Genre?

Hello book bees and welcome to another discussion post! This time I will be discussing what is called literary fiction. This term gets bandied about in reading and writing circles alike as a sort of genre-less genre, and there’s a lot of strangeness about it. Since I’ve been reading some books that could be classified […]

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Review: The Old Weird South

This compilation of stories looks at the weirdest and most interesting aspects of the Southern fiction genre. Usually comprised of Southern Gothic, magical realism, and emotional tales, writings from the American South have a lot to offer. Westover, seeing this, compiled these stories as an homage to the weirdest sorts of writers the South has […]