A 20 something Ace Black/Lokono guy. He’s enamored with SFF but will read anything. His reading is mostly queer but will throw in het in now and then.
Ursa Reads is owned and managed by a bookish girl currently studying cultural mediation and especially literary mediation. In her free time, usually with a cup of coffee in her paws, she likes to create all sorts of things — bullet journal pages, polymer clay charms, and even fictional worlds. But what she likes the most is to escape in some books and share her thoughts with her friends and followers.
Travis Tippens runs The Fantasy Inn podcast and has interviewed authors, editors, and various other professionals in the speculative fiction industry. He’s also a moderator of the /r/Fantasy subreddit on Reddit.com, an online community of more than a million fantasy fans and writers. When not reading far more than is probably healthy, he attempts to write fantasy books of his own.
The Right Swipe is one of my favourite reads of 2020, hands down. It's probably the best romance book I read, too. That needs to be crosschecked because my memory is trash and I forgot what other books I read this year. When I think of my favourite romance book of 2020, I think of… Continue reading The Right Swipe || You Should Read This Book
Early 2020 Sumedha was like go big or go home. I had never participated in an annual reading challenge before. I hadn't even participated in monthly reading challenges. Readathons lasting a couple weeks with prompts were tried but didn't work for me because I find it hard to stick to prompts with my mood reading.… Continue reading 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge Wrap Up || with 50 books!
I like looking at the positives in any situation. When I was a kid and didn't have much to be happy about, this became a coping mechanism. Even if situations were not good and I wasn't happy, I'd take lessons (if any) at face value, wouldn't dwell on the sad bits, and move on by… Continue reading Positive 2020 Reflections || Wrapping Up The Year
One of my favourite ways to talk about books is through tags. Not only because I get to talk about books more (which is nice). Book tags with prompts force me to find a book fitting the prompts, which gets me to talk about books which I otherwise might not share. Today's tag is based… Continue reading Bookish Rave & Rant Tag (Original) || BEWinter20
Having playlists for seasons and specific moods makes me really happy. It's like having the perfect soundtrack for my days. Although we don't have autumn in India, I found a really good autumn playlist (through Clo) which went well with the monsoon season as well. And now, it's time to make a playlist for winter.… Continue reading Winter Playlist || BEWinter 20
November is over! It's hard to believe that we're already at the last month of the year. Even though the days felt slow, the weeks are going by so fast. I think I'm especially feeling it because I work every day and have this blog to run, and hence a lot of my time is… Continue reading November Highlights || great books + blog maintenance
It's been over two months since my last chatty post and I missed doing this. I keep wanting to but I push it off because there isn't anything interesting to talk about and there are better blog posts to share. I'm forcing myself to sit down and write this post today. Beware: this post is… Continue reading Bookending Winter, Motivation Slump, Hiatus? // The Chatty Habitat
My reading streak has been really great recently. I don't know if it is because I'm finally getting to my "high expectations" TBR, or if it is because I just stopped making myself sit through I don't like. It's probably both, to be honest. I'm super excited to talk to y'all about them, so let's… Continue reading Sum It Up || quickly reviewing some great books
Using the WordPress block editor has elevated the way I write my blog posts. I switched to the block editor back when it was first introduced and never went back. It did have a ton of bugs and options missing but it was still an improvement from the classic editor, for me. It has come… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Switch to the WordPress Block Editor (+ Tips To Use It)