Marry, Date or Dump: Miles, the Colonel, and Takumi from Looking for Alaska


Pizzamas last week, combined with rereading Looking for Alaska, by John Green, for class recently, made me wonder who you all think is the most crush-worthy character in this book. I personally don’t think it’s Pudge/Miles … but all the characters are pretty flawed as well. I’m super curious to see who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump between Miles, the Colonel, and Takumi. Let me know in the comments!

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Review and Giveaway: How We Fall, by Kate Brauning

HowWeFallCoverIn case you haven’t noticed, I am a huge fan of YA romance. I especially like books where the couple just has to be together, but there are seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their way. That being said when I started How We Fall, by Kate Brauning, I was a little wary of the romance between main characters Jackie and Marcus.

Why, you ask?

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Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their Own Book


This week’s top ten tuesday was too much fun (and therefore way too hard) to pick books for. We were asked to choose ten characters from books that we wished would get their own books. Here’s what I came up with. Let me know which characters you think deserve their own books in the comments and enjoy your Tuesdays! Continue reading

Melt, by Selene Castrovilla

15562682 (1)I do not usually like things that can be described with the word dark. I’m even less likely to enjoy a book with a tagline that includes the word brutal. Melt, by Selene Castrovilla, came out yesterday and definitely earns the terms dark and brutal in its depiction of a romance between high schoolers Dorothy and Joey. From the beginning their love seems meant to be, but Joey’s reputation, his relationship with alcohol, and the domestic abuse that’s always been a part of his life at home threaten what Joey and Dorothy have. Despite the darkness, the instant tension that comes from rooting for both kids and also wondering if it all really is too much for Dorothy kept me turning pages. The interesting structure of the story also made me feel like I needed to make an exception for this dark and brutal book. Continue reading

Top Ten Books I Reread All the Time


This Tuesday, we were supposed to list ten books we want to reread. I reread all the time. Sometimes the whole book. Sometimes just one specific scene, or a few scenes (often the romantic ones with longing glances and/or handholding and/or smooching!). I thought I’d share the books that I’ve been rereading over and over again lately. Here they are! Continue reading

Marry, Date or Dump: The Marauders


Happy Monday friends! There is something about the Halloween to Christmas season that puts Hogwarts on my mind. I mean honestly, there is something about any time of year that puts Hogwarts on my mind, but I think it is there more during the holiday season. I thought it would be fun to see which of the Marauders everyone would marry, date, or dump. I decided to leave Wormtail/Peter pettigrew off the list, because everyone would dump him (although if you disagree please explain yourself in the comments!). So your choices are James Potter (Prongs), Sirius Black (Padfoot), and Remus Lupin (Moony). I’m still making my mind up so I’m excited to see who you pick!

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