[Announcement] RMA is back wit..

Posted February 1, 2016 by Ana in Announcements | 16 Comments
[Announcement] RMA is back with a new layout!

Yes, that’s right, dear reader! RMA is back with your usual dose of reviews, discussions, and posts, and with a new look! :D So come over here to the site and check it out! The new layout features Ana art that was done by the super amazing Nick Beecher! LOOK at that header! Look at those chibi Ana icons! Nick does AMAZING work and I personally really LOVE how he does expressions and poses. :D So if you’re looking for art, keep Nick in mind! Aside from his art, he’s also super nice. For reals, I gave him so much […]

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[Reading Challenge] Retelling ..

Posted January 17, 2016 by Ana in Reading Challenges, Special Events | 4 Comments
[Reading Challenge] Retelling Challenge 2016

This challenge is hosted by the super-awesome Mel @ The Daily Prophecy. You guys know that I love LOVE retellings, usually of the fairytale sort. Last year, I ran an event about fairytales with the super awesome Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy! I’ve always loved fairytales and they, along with science books, were probably my first foray into the world of literature and wonder. :) Whenever I see retellings, my interest goes up and I just want to know MORE! I also love reading the mythologies and legends and seeing how authors put their own spin on them, probably why I […]

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[Announcement] Overhaul Januar..

Posted January 10, 2016 by Ana in Announcements | 2 Comments

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all have an awesome 2016! :D And now, this post is to announce that the blog will be on vacation during the month of January (as it has been for most of December) for several reasons, as outlined below: I am currently visiting family and away from the computer that I use to make graphics and can’t work on the site design until I’m back home. I want to take some time to organise my tags and categories in an effort to make things less cluttered on my blog. I plan […]

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Read Play Blog: Games I’..

Posted December 16, 2015 by Ana in Read Play Blog | 12 Comments
Read Play Blog: Games I’m excited for (and changes to Read Play Blog!)

Read Play Blog is a meme about video games and books, posted every 16th of the month. Bloggers are encouraged to answer a discussion question, and recommend a video game that is similar to a book they liked. Hosted by Happy Indulgence & Read Me Away. December: What games are you looking forward to in the holiday season? (Suggested by Michelle @ In Libris Veritas) Hello, dear reader! First off, I want to make an announcement: Big changes are coming to Read Play Blog next year. We’re still hammering out some details, but it will be more of an event instead […]

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Review 198: The Next Together ..

Posted November 27, 2015 by Ana in Reviews | 4 Comments
Review 198: The Next Together (Lauren James)

This book has two things that I really like: things that supplement the prose (e.g. newspaper clippings, text messages, e-mails) and the notion of reincarnation where two lovers find each other in different time periods. The supplementary things just add lots of personality to the characters and to the world that they live in. I honestly LOVE looking at the tiny details in the supplementary material. And as for the latter aspect, it’s just so… Sweet! They manage to find each other and fall for each other each time, but then get torn apart by something. It’s also pretty tragic. […]

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Review 197: Lock In (John Scal..

Posted November 23, 2015 by Ana in Reviews, Special Events | 3 Comments
Review 197: Lock In (John Scalzi)

WHOA. This book! There are so many things I like about this book that I barely know where to begin. But I’ll try. Here’s a list: premise, the combo of mystery and sci-fi, characters, and the pacing. It’s been a while since I was really fully absorbed in a book, and I’m glad it was this one. First, the premise. Haden’s, the idea of being “locked in” and everything around that disease is just so fascinating! The technology that came along for the benefit of them was really interesting. It’s hard to picture through words, but I bet it would […]

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Ana the Blogger & Ana the..

Posted November 22, 2015 by Ana in Announcements | 6 Comments
Ana the Blogger & Ana the Site Mascot

(Alternative title: LOOK at this lovely artwork that the awesome Nick Beecher did! I am still reeling over how much I adore it!) This post is probably unnecessary but I still wanted to talk about Ana the Site Mascot aka Anavatar aka the orange-haired character whose image I use on social media sites to represent myself. First off, let me just say that “Ana” is not my real name but is derived from a rather obscure nickname that I have. (The translation is a little roundabout, long story, BUT ANYWAY.) While I was thinking up this post, I started thinking […]

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Review 196: Two for the Road (..

Posted November 20, 2015 by Ana in Reviews | 0 Comments
Review 196: Two for the Road (Ekta Garg)

You know what I love the most about Garg’s stories? I look at her characters and I know I’ve met this kind of person before. She’s able to write different characters so well, with all their contrasting attitudes and mannerisms. I can relate to her characters because the things that are happening to them are just so normal. Not a bad way! I love that her stories have characters that go through real things because her stories don’t need some crazy outlandish movie/sitcom-esque drama. Although I have to admit that I wanted to smack Cassie and say “Get your act […]

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Talk to Me 86: Time to play WA..

Posted November 18, 2015 by Ana in Special Events, Talk To Me! | 1 Comment
Talk to Me 86: Time to play WATHFOP!

This month, I’m joining in Sci-Fi Month 2015 and all my science fiction-related posts will be for that! Join me, join us, and let’s have a blast together! Today, let’s play… What Are They Hiding From Our Protagonist? In science fiction books, it’s common for the main character to discover the big secret behind their government, futuristic corporation, utopian society, commune, etc. Today, I want to talk about some of the common ones. I won’t be giving any specific examples because that would give away the big twist in the story, but I bet you’ll be able to think of […]

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Read Play Blog: Time for books..

Posted November 16, 2015 by Ana in Read Play Blog | 7 Comments
Read Play Blog: Time for books and time for games!

Read Play Blog is a meme about video games and books, posted every 16th of the month. Bloggers are encouraged to answer a discussion question, and recommend a video game that is similar to a book they liked. Hosted by Happy Indulgence & Read Me Away. November: When do you game and when do you read? My free times during the week are in the evening, when I come home and all I want to do is lie down and sleep. :P Or relax by watching videos on YouTube. That’s usually what ends up taking precedence: videos on YouTube. But after […]

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