Top 5 Fall Faves!

Happy Tuesday (again)! It’s been ages since I’ve done a Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ BionicBookworm, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about my favorite fall reads!

Technically the topic is cozy fall reads, but I’d only call a few of these books “cozy.” The rest are books that I reread (or plan to reread) every fall!

So, without further ado, my Top 5 Fall Faves!


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Tuesday Tidbits #8- Go ahead and write that controversial post

Happy Tuesday all you awesome people! I hope you experience only the best things this week!

Today’s Tidbit comes from something I think a lot of bloggers experience at one time or another in their blogging journey: we have with an opinion that’s unpopular or controversial, and we get too nervous to post it!

But posting that controversial idea, whether it’s a review, a discussion, or just some unpopular opinions, can be the absolute best, for a few reasons!

First off, it often draws more attention to your blog! Of my five most popular posts, three of them were unpopular opinions of some kind or another. Plus, if I’m scrolling through my feed, and I see that someone has posted something I might disagree with, I’m more interested in reading it. I love seeing new perspectives on things!

Secondly, there’s no need to be nervous! The blogging community is amazing! As long as you stay respectful and open-minded when you write your opinion, the blogging community will do the same. So your post can lead to some incredible, surprising discussions!

So if you’ve ever felt nervous about writing a controversial post, I want to encourage you to go ahead and do it! It can lead to some pretty awesome stuff on your blog!


Thanks for reading!

How about you? Do you enjoy reading about controversial or unpopular opinions? Was there ever an opinion that you were too nervous to blog about? Let me know in the comments below!

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Let’s Talk: Diversity, Necessity, and Star Trek

PSA: This post will probably be longer and rambly-er than my usual posts, but I hope promise? it’ll be worth it!

So, a little while ago, there was a bit of a shit-storm on book-Twitter. Usually, when I comment on drama like that, I leave it on Twitter. But, in this case, my thoughts are a little too big for 280 characters, so now, you all get the pleasure of seeing my thoughts on an issue that seems to pop up again and again in the book world.

So, without any further ado, here’s my two cents on the whole issue.


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Tuesday Tidbits #7- In which my perfectionism came out to play over post links

Happy Tuesday to all you awesome people! I hope you all have awesome weeks ahead of you!

This week’s Tidbit is brought to you by my supreme perfectionist tendencies, and how much I like everything on my blog to match. Almost every blog has a theme; some of you guys have beautiful, floral designs, some of you have clean, streamlined themes. For me, the only thing really tying it all together is the green, because it’s my favorite color!

Like most WordPress themes, mine has a specific color for links inside my posts. So, if I put a link in my post, it automatically appears as this nice green color. Which made me happy, because it matched with the rest of my theme.

BUT THEN I DISCOVERED SOMETHING. That color doesn’t stay the same across all platforms. If you read my post on my blog, you see a green link. BUT if you read my post on the WordPress Reader, it’s that light link blue! And that’s when perfectionist Ryann came out to play!

If I wanted my links to be the same color no matter where your see them, I had to do it by manually changing it when you write the post. (The easiest way to do this is to highlight the part you want to make the link, and change the color BEFORE you add the link.)

So if you’re as big a perfectionist as I am, and love when everything about your blog is color coordinated, make sure to manually change the color!


Thanks for reading!

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4 Twitter accounts that I’d recommend to writers

Happy Friday to all you amazing people! I hope the coming weekend is relaxing and fun for all of you!

As some of you know, I’ve been working on writing a novel! I ended up taking a break in July, which was kind of discouraging, but I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things. I only got serious about writing this story in June, and now I’m about a third of the way through a rough draft.

One of the things that have really helped me get back into it is the people I follow on Twitter.


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Tuesday Tidbit #6- Who’s confused about whom? (AKA- when to use who and whom)

Happy Tuesday to all you amazing people! I hope you had an awesome weekend!

I don’t know if it’s come across in my past couple Tidbit posts, but I kind of love grammar. And, since many of you are headed back to school/college/uni in a little while, I figured this is the month to gush about grammar!

This week’s Tidbit is all about knowing who’s who. Or rather, when to use who and whom. We’ve all seen a television show or movie where they let the audience know who the “smart one” is by having them correct someone with a quiet *ahem* “whoooom.” But if you’re going to be writing essays, or books, or blog posts, it might be helpful to actually know the difference between the two.

Just like a lot of grammar rules, there’s a trick to remembering which word to use when.

When to use “who:”

According to the official rule, “who” is used “to refer to the subject of the sentence.” All this means is if the answer to the question is “he” or “she,” use “who.” FOR EXAMPLE:

Who stole Captain Holt’s Medal of Honor?” “He did, the one and only Jake Peralta.”

Because the subject is “he/she,” you would use “who.”

When to use “whom:”

Officially, “whom” is used “to refer to the object of a verb or preposition.” Basically, where “who” refers to “he/she,” our friend “whom” refers to “him/her.” FOR EXAMPLE:

“To whom do I address this RSVP?” “You should send it to her, the bride.”

So whenever you’re gonna answer with “him/her,” you’d use “whom.”

This is one of those tiny details that will help take your essays, novel, or blog posts stand out to anyone who’ll be reading your work!


Thanks for reading!

Did this help you at all? Did you know the difference between the who and whom? Are there any other writing-related rules you’re confused by? Let me know in the comments below!

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