Periods in YA

Let’s Talk About Periods in YA

Personally, my period is something that I talk about frequently. I mean, how could I not? It happens so often. And while I absolutely wished it was something that occurred less often (cramps are the worst), I wish it was a topic YA discussed more often because it’s a part of life. Even those that do not menstruate are affected or influenced — they are sure … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Periods in YA

Why You Should Be Reading Literary Magazines

If you’re a bibliophile who is not reading literary magazines (or journals, etc) then you’re absolutely missing out! The fun of books and reading is devouring story after story, and typically in most books you only get one long (often fabulous- I am not discrediting novels) story. Don’t you want more!?  Literary journals offer collections of various short stories, poems, plays, excerpts, articles, interviews, essays, and … Continue reading Why You Should Be Reading Literary Magazines

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My Blog Broke and Other Fun Happenings

So my blog sort of broke. It kind of just had a brain fart or something. It just decided to stop functioning for some reason. Well a part of it did, anyway. I don’t know. The other day I noticed I wasn’t getting any email notifications from my blog, like for comments or for new subscribers or anything like that (including the emails for lost passwords – which is … Continue reading My Blog Broke and Other Fun Happenings

How Often Do You Purchase Finished ARCs?

Last week I was updating the feedback for some of the ARCs I read on Netgalley and there’s always an option to say whether or not you’d purchase a copy, and I started to think about how I click ‘no’ more often than ‘yes’ and how that doesn’t always reflect my opinion on the book itself. Sometimes it reflects the status of my wallet or … Continue reading How Often Do You Purchase Finished ARCs?

Typos & Autocorrect And Why I Hate Both (Sometimes)

I have a love-hate relationship with typos & autocorrect, I’m not gonna lie. That sounds crazy doesn’t it? Let me explain. One: they’re hilarious. When I accidentally send a message with a typo, I crack up. Maybe I’m insane, but I just find them SO amusing. [ INSERT FUNNY EXAMPLE HERE ] I tried to find some examples through google, but honestly, they were all … Continue reading Typos & Autocorrect And Why I Hate Both (Sometimes)

Is There A Person Behind That Blog?

I recently visited a blog and after reading some of the posts, I was curious about the author. Unfortunately, there was no ‘About’ page. I couldn’t find the author’s name ANYWHERE. Not in the posts, sidebar, or other pages. I found it a bit strange, but I can understand that some people want their privacy, so I didn’t push any farther. However it made me … Continue reading Is There A Person Behind That Blog?

You Judge Books By The Cover, Don’t You?

This post was inspired by Books, j’adore’s review of Two Boys Kissing. She mentions how the cover was a bit misleading to the actual book and how that turned others away from reading it. That got me thinking about the fact that I, too, judge books by the cover. Then I started to wonder how much of my opinion is affected by a book’s cover … Continue reading You Judge Books By The Cover, Don’t You?