It’s the End of the Year as We Know it

I’ve been quiet these last couple weeks, not from a self-imposed vow, but a life and holidays and I-have-too-much-other-shit-going-on-to-sit-down-and-blog hiatus that turned into It-feels-good-to-keep-my-thoughts-to-myself siesta. As a writer who blogs, the goal of getting a post up can overshadow the need to communicate well. The world inside the internet is very small. You can touch […]

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YA Superlative Blogfest: Best in Show

The YA Superlatives Blogfest is hosted by Katy Upperman, Tracey Neithercott, Jessica Love, and Allison Miller. It’s a chance to highlight the best, most affecting, most entertaining YA reads of 2013. Get ready to add to your TBR pile! Favorite Cover — Three-way tie: Cutest Couple — Two-way tie: Eleanor and Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I love […]

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YA Superlative Blogfest: Elements of Fiction

The YA Superlatives Blogfest is hosted by Katy Upperman, Tracey Neithercott, Jessica Love, and Allison Miller. It’s a chance to highlight the best, most affecting, most entertaining YA reads of 2013. Get ready to add to your TBR pile! Most Envy-Inducing Plot (Or, the plot you wish you’d thought of yourself.) — The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. This […]

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YA Superlative Blogfest: Popularity Contest

The YA Superlatives Blogfest is hosted by Katy Upperman, Tracey Neithercott, Jessica Love, and Allison Miller. It’s a chance to highlight the best, most affecting, most entertaining YA reads of 2013. Get ready to add to your TBR pile! Class Clown —  Noah Czerny (The Raven Cycle series) Slightly traumatized and a bit self-depracating, but quite funny if you […]

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YA Superlative Blogfest: Head of Class

The YA Superlatives Blogfest is hosted by Katy Upperman, Tracey Neithercott, Jessica Love, and Allison Miller. It’s a chance to highlight the best, most affecting, most entertaining YA reads of 2013. Get ready to add to your TBR pile! Favorite Dystopian — Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis. I choose this book because […]

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The Frozen Wood

The Frozen Wood can only be found on the coldest days of the harshest years. Stark gray, orange and brown, shivering beneath winds blustering breath. The Frozen Wood moves slowly, an icy dance with nowhere to go, bending branches to break. Brooks run through the Frozen Wood, where they flee or if they’ll last until nightfall, […]

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What’s Up Wednesday: The Still Recovering From NaNo Edition

I have a long standing ill-fated, unattractive relationship with the month November. This year alone I wrote two blog posts on it (can be read here and here if so inclined), and I’m still not sure how I faired. Then there was NaNoWriMo and my own foolish ambition. I wish I was one of those people […]

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