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Books That Have Changed Lives

As 2019 has been going and resolutions are being enacted and lives are changing in huge and subtle ways– I’ve realized that a lot of who I am is because of the books I read. This train of thought had me wondering what books could I pin point to say have changed me the most? Which lead me to wondering what books have changed the lives of others?

Enter in this post.

I want to highlight the books that have inspired those to lead a better life, whether that be inwardly or outwardly. I want to give those books a moment to change others lives and let them shine just as they have done with the people below. With this in mind, I took to Social Media and Discord asking book bloggers and book lovers from everywhere to share their books and their stories. With that said, thank you to everyone who wrote in and shared their stories with me! It meant so much to me to read all of your responses and see the different books that shaped you and your life! Continue reading “Books That Have Changed Lives”

Bookish, Tags

Out of My Comfort Zone Tag

Hey Storytellers! Today we are gonna waddle out of our comfort zone for another tag! Big thank you to Jamsu for tagging me in this one! One of the stipulations for this tag is that I have to pick ONE genre that I read often and then not use it at all…a time.

So, If I’m really going to get out of my comfort zone for this one, I guess I will be getting rid of the romance genre. The struggle bus has departed… Continue reading “Out of My Comfort Zone Tag”

Genre In Depth

Genre in Depth: Mystery

Genre in Depth is a new series on Fictionally Sam where we delve into different genre and see how they began, their characteristics, and books within that genre, etc. New genre every first and last Wednesday of the month!

I spy with my little brown eyes a very late post. I know what you are going to say, “aren’t these suppose to be posted on Wednesdays?” and yes Karen, yes they are supposed to be up on Wednesday– but who would have thought that mystery had so…much? I wanted to do this genre justice, and as I got deeper into my research I realized that this one was going to take more time than I originally planned and allotted for. So here we are.

Today’s installment we are going to look at the genre of mystery and all that it holds (which is a whole of a lot). As I probably have only read two series and a standalone that could be considered part of the mystery genre (thank you Nancy Drew and the Sammy Keyes series!) I found that I too learned so much about this genre, and now I am honestly really intrigued to pick up a few books in the Mystery spectrum and delve into their stories! With that said, I would like to point out that I took to my lovely friends for recommendations for books specifically for this post as I haven’t read much in the genre to be able to fully give you a recommendation. I trust their judgement 100% and if they rec it than I rec it too!

So grab your chair, get comfy, and let’s evaluate the clues!

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Genre In Depth

Genre in Depth: Speculative Fiction

Genre in Depth is a new series on Fictionally Sam where we delve into different genre and see how they began, their characteristics, and books within that genre, etc. New genre every first and last Wednesday of the month!

We began this series earlier this year with an indepth look at Science fiction and the history behind the genre, and so far we have waddled through many different genres that have incapsulated our hearts in many different ways.

However…

What about a genre that incapsulates not only us…but other genres? In today’s installment we are going to take journey through the life and body of Speculative fiction which in more recent years has become the umbrella term for many of the world famous genres like Science Fiction and Fantasy.

So grab a seat and get comfy, cause its about to be a time!

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