Hi everyone! I’ve been blogging here for four years now … which is beyond crazy to me. I’ve lived in four states in that time, had more than four jobs, and have gone through many, many changes. In that time, blogging has risen and fallen (at least a little bit) in popularity, but it is a really important part of my life. I’ve met good friends, been incredibly encouraged to pursue writing as a career in my moves to Big Sur and to New York, and had a fun place to talk about books, swoon-worthy characters, and things going on in my life. So amazing. For awhile, I’ve been sticking to a pretty strict schedule with posts like Marry, Date of Dump and Wordless Wednesday. These used to be my most popular posts, now they are my least popular ones, and I’m usually stuck straining for ideas these days. Continue reading
The best thing about the upcoming new year is the upcoming new books I’ve been waiting for. I started a lot of series this year, and I am (figuratively) dying to get to a lot of these sequels. Here the books for the first half of the year that I’m most excited about! Continue reading
I know this pairing is totally random, but I just picked three idealized (but occasionally obsessive) romantic male characters to choose from this week. We have Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice and Edward Cullen from Twilight and Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby. All seem like they would be fun, but potentially perilous, to date. Let me know who you’d marry, who you’d date, and who you’d dump in the comments!
When I was in high school my social life revolved around the mall. Buying clothes and make up and cheap jewelry wasn’t really about wanting those things, it was just the primary activity of my friend group. Now, I feel that way a little about buying books. I don’t need anymore books. I have plenty of unread ones at home and ARCs to read and the New York library has literally everything … but sometimes it’s just fun to chat and browse through the many amazing book stores in New York City. Which is what I was doing two weeks ago when a friend urged me to buy Trouble, by Non Pratt, at The Strand. Boy am I glad I listened, because this book totally knocked my socks off (not that I need socks due to the preternaturally warm December weather we’re having. Continue reading
Now that school is over I’m getting into a very TED talk mood. This one titled Can A Children’s Book Change the World is one of my favorites. Let me know what you think!
I’m still in New York so it doesn’t quite feel like Christmas yet, but tomorrow I’m headed to California to be with my family and I expect all the excitement will hit me then. Of the many, many books I wouldn’t mind finding under the Christmas tree this year, here are ten I’d be extra excited about. What are you hoping for this Christmas? Continue reading