The Many Ways YA Books & The Community Isolates Teens

I think (I know) some people will probably disagree with me on this, but a fundamental assumption made in this post is that first and foremost, YA's audience are teens ages 13-18. This isn't supposed to be a "adults can't read YA!!!" post, nor is it supposed to argue who YA is for. I'm telling you … Continue reading The Many Ways YA Books & The Community Isolates Teens

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It’s Been More Than a Year–So What’s Changed?: A Transparency Post feat. Stats & (Too Much?) Honesty

When I asked about whether people wanted to see this post, I definitely didn't understand just how much personal information it would involve. I spent a while thinking about whether I wanted to share a lot of very real, very solid numbers, because there are a lot of ways people could react. (Also, I contemplated … Continue reading It’s Been More Than a Year–So What’s Changed?: A Transparency Post feat. Stats & (Too Much?) Honesty

Procrastination at Its Finest: All Those Tags I Need to Catch Up With

This is around 6 months of tags I was supposed to do, but kept putting off, but at least we're finally here! (To the point where I've procrastinated this Thursday post to Friday, but semantics.) Anyways, you all probably know I'm super bad at keeping up with tags, but I always really appreciate it whenever … Continue reading Procrastination at Its Finest: All Those Tags I Need to Catch Up With

Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community

As much as the whole book community is a really wonderful place full of really amazing bookworms, it's not perfect. There's a lot of disparity between groups of people, which obviously reflect real life prejudices within society, even if they're unconscious ones. Whether it's against international bookworms or non-white bookworms, this is something that needs … Continue reading Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community

Questions I Want to Ask You by Michelle Falkoff (DRC): When the World Turns Upside Down

4 stars Patrick “Pack” Walsh is happy with how things are. The consistency and predictability of his life is something that is dependable in Pack's life. But when a letter from Pack's supposedly dead mother arrives, everything changes. Pack begins to question everything he knows--from his family to his friends--and he takes on the road … Continue reading Questions I Want to Ask You by Michelle Falkoff (DRC): When the World Turns Upside Down

Where to Start in Writing a Book Review: Blogging Advice

I've been hard-core blogging for around nine months now, and I'm finally mustering the courage to throw some advice out to the vast Internet in case anyone needs it. Although I'm not the most experienced blogger out there (I'm est. 2017, not 2011, haha), I'm quite prolific in writing reviews and blog posts and I've … Continue reading Where to Start in Writing a Book Review: Blogging Advice

Jo Chastain’s Guide to Stealing Someone’s Identity: In Her Skin by Kim Savage (+ Giveaway!)

Have you ever wanted to get out of your own life and just become someone else? Well, that's kind of what Jo Chastain is doing in Kim Savage's In Her Skin! I can't wait to dive fully into my DRC of this one (I'm a little bit in), but there are so many cool mystery elements … Continue reading Jo Chastain’s Guide to Stealing Someone’s Identity: In Her Skin by Kim Savage (+ Giveaway!)