Nov 26 2014

Can We Talk? #3: Favorite Thing In Your Space

Hi everyone! So first of all, thank you so much for your awesome responses to the last Can We Talk? I’m LOVING this new series and how much awesome conversation we’re having!

Today I want to know what is your favorite thing in your house or your room?

For me, it’s kind of weird and …

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Nov 25 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter 2014 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Top Ten Books on my Winter 2014 TBR List: 1. This Shattered World (This Shattered World #2) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – 12/23 I loved “These Broken Stars” and can’t wait to get back into this world and see how things …

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Nov 24 2014

Review: “The Darkest Minds” by Alexandra Bracken

1. This book is perfectly suited for the late night hours.

Today, I have discovered the delicious joy of finding a series that I like and knowing that the next few days will be a fevered binge of the rest of that series. A few frenzied clicks of the mouse later and where I …

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Nov 22 2014

Robin McKinley Week: You’re Ready for Heartbreak Now

Okay. So you’ve been following all week. Let’s say for the sake of discussion that you’ve ready the Robin McKinley books Jessie and I have been pushing. You’re a fan of the style and the tough heroines and you’re ready to officially fangirl. That brings us squarely to the “ready for heartbreak” phase of …

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Nov 21 2014

My Favorite Robin McKinley Quotes


For literally years now on this blog, I have been beating y’all over the head with mentions of Robin McKinley and her beautiful, gorgeous, flowing, adjective, adjective prose. For today’s installment of Robin McKinley Appreciation Week, I thought I’d share some of my favorite quotes to prove it! On Writing: “My books happen. …

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Nov 19 2014

Robin McKinley Week: Chalice

Have you ever found yourself thrown into a project or problem and you had absolutely no idea what to do? You find yourself utterly without resources, without support, and you’re supposed to be doing something, and you either don’t know how or you feel so woefully inadequate to the task that you just want …

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Nov 18 2014

Robin McKinley Week: Beauty and Rose Daughter

For day 2 of Robin McKinley Appreciation Week, I’m talking about Robin’s two “Beauty and the Beast” retellings. Yep, two by the same author. In the Author’s Note of “Rose Daughter”, Robin addresses the unconventional decision to rewrite the same story twice.

“My first novel was called Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty …

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Nov 17 2014

My Gateway to Fantasy: “The Hero and the Crown” by Robin McKinley

Most people have a book that they read during their childhood and remember fondly. Bookish people often have many more than just the one, but when pressed, they could probably pick “the book” that got them into a certain genre. For me and the fantasy genre, that book was unquestionably “The Hero and the …

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Nov 15 2014

Month in Review: October 2014

October was a good blogging month! I didn’t blog every day or anything, and there were several weeks where there were only 2-3 posts per week, but I spent some time rereading a couple of series and that was a really great way to recharge my reader batteries! I listened to several audio books, …

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Nov 14 2014

Review: “The Thousand Dollar Tan Line” (Veronica Mars #1) by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham


Going into this one, I was pretty nervous. Rob Thomas is obviously awesome at screenwriting and directing and producing and whatnot, but would he be a good writer for books? Books and TV shows are completely different and what if he wasn’t good at writing mystery books with awesome …

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