A Tale of Two Besties, by Sophia Rossi

23493735Hi friends and happy Friday! I decided to do a double book review week, since I also finished A Tale of Two Besties, by Sophia Rossi, which Penguin Young Readers generously gave me a review copy of in exchange for my honest opinion. This book was really cute. It tells the story of two best friends (unsurprisingly), Harper and Lily, who are starting high school and going to different schools for the first time. Harper has always been the cool one, who looks out for Lily (who’s personality and decision to wear a pair of costume wings all the time have earned her the nickname gawkward fairy). When the two switch positions in their new high schools, their friendship hits a major hurdle. The book focuses on how each girl deals with her new social status and the changes that occur within their friendship. If you want more from a summary, you can read the goodreads copy hereContinue reading

P.S. I Still Love You, by Jenny Han

20698530There have been a few books that have totally clicked with me in the past 2-3 years. Books that I’ve read and reread and reread again, and also books that have really directed the kind of stories I want to be writing. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han, (which I completely fangirl all over in this review) was one of those books for me. It’s one that, both as a reader and as a writer, I keep coming back to. So you can imagine my asdfghjkl!!!! levels of excitement when I finally got P.S. I Still Love You in my hands on Tuesday. So excited that I read the book in one sitting, laughing, swooning, and even sobbing at one point as I worked my way through the rest of Lara Jean’s love letter journey. ***Before I continue, I just want to point out that while I won’t have any spoilers for this book, as a sequel it’s impossible to discuss it without spoiling some things about its predecessor, so proceed with caution*** Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday: PS I Still Love You Launch

I went to the PS I Still Love You launch at POWERHOUSE Arena last night. It was by far the most magical book release party I've ever been to.

I went to the PS I Still Love You launch at POWERHOUSE Arena last night. It was by far the most magical book release party I’ve ever been to. Also I finished the book in one sitting last night … you can expect a (rave) review on the blog by tomorrow morning!

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Top Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer

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Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day. It definitely feels luck summer has officially begun, and you know what that means … beach reads. Here are a few I plan on having in my beach bag (or park bag because, you know, New York) I’d love to hear what you plan to read this summer in the comments! Continue reading

Marry, Date or Dump: Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, and Colonel Fitzwilliam

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I decided to go back to my all-time classic book for marry, date or dump this week. Pride and Prejudice. Yes, you might think that everyone would chose Darcy. But there are actually a lot of secret Bingley fans out there. And I’ve met at least two people who would vehemently argue that Colonel Fitzwilliam is the man for them. I have to admit I was partially inspired by Emery Lord’s new(ish) book The Start of You and Me, which I read last week and features a Jane vs. Lizzy/Bingley vs. Darcy debate that I was a little obsessed with. So anyways, have at it! Of these three characters, tell me in the comments who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump.  Continue reading

First Year of MFA Done

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My last class was a week ago, but I’m still kind of in a state of disbelief. It feels like the end of last semester was just a few weeks ago. I can’t believe this year went by so fast and that my MFA is half-done. Even though, I am sad not to be in my classes anymore, I’m also pretty excited about the work I have ahead of me this summer. My writing teacher gave me a great direction for what story I should be working on this summer (which fingers crossed might turn into my first book). I have a really exciting internship in the children’s department of a literary agency that starts in a few weeks.  Continue reading