Category: Discussion Posts

Confession Time: I Don’t Like Smut

Posted August 2, 2021 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 0 Comments
Confession Time: I Don’t Like Smut

Confession Time: I Don’t Like Smut I bet I got your attention with this headline, huh? It might be closer to the truth to say I get embarrassed reading sex scenes in books. Not because I’m a prude or anything (I’m really not, or I don’t think so anyway…) I’m also in no way shaming people for enjoying smutty scenes in books and it’s true that I do enjoy a […]

I’m An Eejit! (Seriously)

Posted May 5, 2021 by Brin in Updates / 2 Comments
I’m An Eejit! (Seriously)

I’m going to have to hold my hands up here for not realising (since bloody August last year!) that my blog security was blocking anyone from commenting on my posts! I’d noticed the lack of comments but chalked it up to me being a bit of a hermit over the last few years and not always responding to comments (I read each and every comment made and appreciate the hell […]

2020 End of Year Book Survey

Posted December 31, 2020 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 0 Comments
2020 End of Year Book Survey

Well, 2020 has been the year of the suck but the forced downtime has meant that I managed to get plenty of reading done. When you can’t leave the house, what else is a girl to do, amirite? 😉 2020 End of Year Book Survey I thought it was fitting to complete this annual survey (which I’ve taken part in since 2013) at the end of 2020 to round out […]

Cover Retrospective: Sweet Valley High

Cover Retrospective: Sweet Valley High

Cover Retrospective: Sweet Valley High The Sweet Valley High covers (the originals, at least) were iconic. I first came across them in my local library and I was hooked in by the glamorous cover models and soft pastel palettes. The covers were painted by James Mathewuse, a book cover artist known for his work on the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series (incidentally, he also created the cover art for […]

Sweet Dreams to Stardom

Sweet Dreams to Stardom

Sweet Dreams to Stardom I have done similar posts about famous people appearing on young adult book covers (see posts here and here) but I thought it would be fun to do a post focusing on the Sweet Dreams series of romance books. When researching the aforementioned posts, I noticed that there were a lot of familiar faces on Sweet Dreams covers though I couldn’t corroborate most of them. There […]