Y’all, seriously how is it the end of June already? I can’t believe it. I know a lot has been happening, but it still feels like it should be march to me. One thing that has *definitely* been good about 2017 for me is all the amazing books I’ve read this year so far. It was hard to narrow down all the amazing options to this list of ten, but I did it! Continue reading
It’s been way way way too long since we’ve done a marry, date, or dump and I’ve just been reading the three most perfect YA romances to pick our boys from. We’ve got Ambrose from Sarah Dessen’s new book Once and for All, Teddy from Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith, and last (but certainly not least!) Peter K. from Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. If you want to play along, say who you would marry, date, and dump in the comments. My answer are…
There are endlessly too many books to read and too little time to read them. Series are a particularly big commitment. There are so many that look like I would love them that I haven’t started yet. Here are ten, I’ve extra been meaning to start (but still haven’t): Continue reading
Hi friends! Happy summer and happy Friday! It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Laura Silverman and her debut Girl Out of Water. She kindly agreed to answer some questions about writing routines, grad school (we went to New School together), book recommendations, and more. Read on for her writerly wisdom!
How long did it take for you to write Girl Out of Water and do you have a consistent writing routine?
First idea to querying for an agent took about six months! I was able to write drafts quickly because I was in graduate school for creative writing at the time. After that, the timeline gets murky because there’s a lot of waiting in between stages. Continue reading
Happy Friday, friends! I’m starting to teach summer classes next week, so enjoying my last relatively free days with lots of reading, writing, and a long overdue deep clean of my room. Okay, and lots of browsing through various distractions on the Internet. Here are things making me happy this week.
Lord Buckethead and this amazing correction on the Buzzfeed article.
The surprising watchability of the Comey testimony… what a time to be alive.
My new summer anthem
Seinfeld episodes from the POV of the girlfriends
Julia Fierro’s *important* essay about antidepressants and writing in the New York Times
Team Darren or Team Gabe Quiz for readers of The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
A very happy book blogger, at Books of Wonder last night!
Did you see what I was trying to do there in the title with the Wizard of Oz reference? No? Oh well, moving on with my geeky self. Last night, was like nonsexual YA orgy of amazingness. I got to go to my favorite bookstore and see/meet three favorite authors. The crowd and energy in the room was nuts. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen more folks come out to Books of Wonder before. I got their half an hour early and was apparently the 70th person there … bananas! Continue reading
If you’ve read this blog before, you know I’m pretty obsessed with all things YA. I don’t think YA is just for teenagers, and when I was a teenager I read way more “grown up” books than I do now – so part of me rejects both categories. But to escape from that tangent, I’ve been reading more adult nonfiction and fiction this year and I like a lot of them. Not the way I like books about teenagers smooching, but I still I like them. Here are some so called “grown up” books that I’m hoping to read in the not-too-distant future. Let me know if you have suggestions on which to start with! Continue reading