It’s the End of the Year as We Know it

I've been quiet these last couple weeks, not from a self-imposed vow, but a life and holidays and I-have-too-much-other-shit-going-on-to-sit-down-and-blog hiatus that turned into It-feels-good-to-keep-my-thoughts-to-myself siesta. As a writer who blogs, the goal of getting a post up can overshadow the need to communicate well. The world inside the internet is very small. You can touch …

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YA Superlative Blogfest: Best in Show

The YA Superlatives Blogfest is hosted by Katy Upperman, Tracey Neithercott, Jessica Love, and Allison Miller. It’s a chance to highlight the best, most affecting, most entertaining YA reads of 2013. Get ready to add to your TBR pile! Favorite Cover — Three-way tie: Cutest Couple — Two-way tie: Eleanor and Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I love …

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YA Superlative Blogfest: Elements of Fiction

The YA Superlatives Blogfest is hosted by Katy Upperman, Tracey Neithercott, Jessica Love, and Allison Miller. It's a chance to highlight the best, most affecting, most entertaining YA reads of 2013. Get ready to add to your TBR pile! Most Envy-Inducing Plot (Or, the plot you wish you’d thought of yourself.) — The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. This …

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YA Superlative Blogfest: Popularity Contest

The YA Superlatives Blogfest is hosted by Katy Upperman, Tracey Neithercott, Jessica Love, and Allison Miller. It's a chance to highlight the best, most affecting, most entertaining YA reads of 2013. Get ready to add to your TBR pile! Class Clown —  Noah Czerny (The Raven Cycle series) Slightly traumatized and a bit self-depracating, but quite funny if you …

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YA Superlative Blogfest: Head of Class

The YA Superlatives Blogfest is hosted by Katy Upperman, Tracey Neithercott, Jessica Love, and Allison Miller. It's a chance to highlight the best, most affecting, most entertaining YA reads of 2013. Get ready to add to your TBR pile! Favorite Dystopian — Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis. I choose this book because …

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What’s Up Wednesday: The Still Recovering From NaNo Edition

I have a long standing ill-fated, unattractive relationship with the month November. This year alone I wrote two blog posts on it (can be read here and here if so inclined), and I'm still not sure how I faired. Then there was NaNoWriMo and my own foolish ambition. I wish I was one of those people …

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