Hey friends. Some of you may have probably seen my Twitter post earlier this morning when I got back from the ER, and I appreciate you all checking up on me. I was finally able to get some sleep this morning and my stomach isn’t hurting as much right now. My head is still hurting a little bit, but not as much. I was able to get some nausea medicine that I’m supposed to take every six hours as needed. Also, today is my mom’s birthday so I recorded the dogs howling at the neighbors and made like they were singing happy birthday to her, so that was our little surprise.
Not only is Kate @ Cover to Cover hosting today, but it’s super special because it’s my mom’s birthday! I mentioned that earlier, but I’m actually giving my mom’s favorite tropes and her recommendations!
List out your favorite tropes that you find in books, and recommend your favorites for each! Then, find (at least) two other people who did this blog post and comment recommendations for them based off the tropes they talked about! Checking the comments section of this page and looking at the pingbacks should help
Let’s get started, fam!
- Give credit to the original creator of the tag (Kate @ Cover to Cover Book Blog)
- Link back to the original post (this one!)
- Nominate other bloggers whose favorite tropes you’d like to know (but they are optional, and you don’t have to wait for a nomination to do the tag!)
- Find at least two other people who did this post and comment recommendations to them based off their trope preferences!
- Link your post in the Master Linkey so other BookEnders can see it!
- Finally… link your posts in the comments! It’s not a rule, but I want to see them
I think because its things that I can relate to in my personal life. After two failed marriages, I’ve had to overcome and find a way to support myself and my children without that additional help. Living in Hawaii is very expensive too! Also the fact that I’m by myself here – I have no family here – and a lot of these women left their family support like me. I can’t just go back home to Guam, so I had to figure out a way to make it work, like these women in these stories. It’s reinforcing that women can do so much more, we are much more powerful than we give ourselves credit for. It forces women to see that the power for us to succeed is within us, and we will find a way to do it.
It’s like you meet people in your life – just like every day people – how every day characters you meet can help you later on and you don’t know it. Each book in this series has a different person that the character in the first book meets and tells their story and intertwines all of their lives together in some way. It’s telling me the world – as big as it is – it’s just smaller because we end up getting connected to one another and it’s not as obvious.
Basically, if there are aspects about my mom’s life that she can relate to, those are the books that she gravitate towards. I think that we are like that in some aspects too, don’t you?
Thank you so much friends for wishing my mom a Happy Birthday also! This means so much to me and her and you all are amazing.
3 thoughts on “#BEspring2020 Series: Favorite Reading Tropes, Bookending Spring style!”
This is a sweet way to celebrate your mom!! Please give her a happy birthday from me 🙂 I’m also glad you’re feeling okay!! Stay cozy ✨
Belated birthday wishes to your mum! These are some great tropes, I hadn’t thought of them myself, but I guess I love them too :). For women overcoming hardships I can recommend Circe by Madeleine Miller (being a Roman goddess may not be super relatable to your mum, but you never know..) and for interconnecting stories Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield, which is a book about a girl who is found in the Thames and the three families that claim she is their child. It features magical realism and is also very much about the power of storytelling.
I love tropes, and this was a great post! (somehow I realized I wasn’t following you on WP…but was on feedly idk idk)