Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Required Reading

There’s something oxymoronic about this topic: “favorite” and “required” don’t usually go together for me. I grew up a bibliophile and usually had several reads in progress at any given time, but the moment someone made a book mandatory, it became onerous (on at least one occasion I threw a screaming fit at being forced... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Character Tropes

Okay, technically it's Thursday (I've been traveling, so I'm running late this week, sorry)! But I still wanted to share in the fun of comparing favorite character tropes. Bickering Romance My favorite character trope dates back to at least 1599, exemplified by Beatrice and Benedick in Shakespeare’s brilliant comedy Much Ado About Nothing. These couples... Continue Reading →

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