I love Darth Vader

Apr 18

Sexual Assault Week Wrap-Up

Sexual Assault Week Wrap-Up

This week Ardo and I got together to share some young adult novels that tackle sexual assault in a variety of ways. I feel like we just got started and now the week is over!

Sexual Assault Week

We discussed date rape is my post about Canary by Rachele Alpine and Ardo’s post on Courtney Summer’s Cracked Up To Be and Some Girls Are.  And we looked at Where the Stars Still Shine and Perks of Being a Wallflower - which…

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Apr 18
I’m both terrified and excited #dreamsofgodsansmonsters

I’m both terrified and excited #dreamsofgodsansmonsters

Apr 17

Sexual Assault Week: Courtney Summers’s Double Header

Sexual Assault Week: Courtney Summers’s Double Header

This post is filled with spoilers. You’ve been warned.

I’ve always wanted to read a Courtney Summers book because of all the positive things I’ve heard on her writing, characters and the issues she tackles. I read This Is Not A Test and enjoyed it a lot because of the complicated female protagonist who didn’t fit into the cookie cutter mold of being “likable” nor should she for the crap she’s…

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Apr 16
Today’s accomplishment: I’m 80% finished the first draft of my WIP #amwriting

Today’s accomplishment: I’m 80% finished the first draft of my WIP #amwriting

Apr 16

Waiting on Wednesday: The Cabinet of Curiosities

Waiting on Wednesday: The Cabinet of Curiosities

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a chance to highlight upcoming books that we can’t wait to read. 

cabinet of curiositiesThe Cabinet of Curiosities / Curated by  Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire LeGrand, and Emma Trevayne / Greenwillow Books / May 27 2014

A collection of forty eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short short stories presented by the cabinet’s…

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Apr 15

Sexual Assault Week: Canary

Sexual Assault Week: Canary

canaryCanary by Rachele Alpine
Publisher: Medallion Press
Genre: Contemporary
Page count: 400 pages
Source: Borrowed from library

Release Date: August 1 2013

Kate Franklin’s life changes for the better when her dad lands a job at Beacon Prep, an elite private school with one of the best basketball teams in the state. She begins to date a player on the team and quickly gets caught up in a world of…

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Apr 14

faebug:

when you try to push up your glasses but forget you took them off so you just kinda hit your face

Apr 14
sharpegirl:

Far From You by Tess Sharpe Giveaway!
Hey y’all, I’m giving away two signed copies of FAR FROM YOU (with a few extras thrown in!). One copy will have my notes and thoughts about the book scribbled in the margins, and the second copy will contain a handwritten short story about what happens to the characters after FAR FROM YOU ends.
To enter, all you have to do is reblog this post, or tweet a link to the giveaway with the hashtag #farfromyou. This is an international Giveaway and it ends on Monday, April 21st and the winners will be announced on the 22nd! 

sharpegirl:

Far From You by Tess Sharpe Giveaway!

Hey y’all, I’m giving away two signed copies of FAR FROM YOU (with a few extras thrown in!). One copy will have my notes and thoughts about the book scribbled in the margins, and the second copy will contain a handwritten short story about what happens to the characters after FAR FROM YOU ends.

To enter, all you have to do is reblog this post, or tweet a link to the giveaway with the hashtag #farfromyou. This is an international Giveaway and it ends on Monday, April 21st and the winners will be announced on the 22nd! 

Apr 14

Book Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Dorothy must dieDorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Series: Dorothy Must Die #1
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: Re-telling, Fantasy
Page count: 452
Source: Received copy from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: April 1 2014

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go…

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Apr 12

Write-a-thon Saturday

So as you may remember I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month, with the intention of writing 30,000 words and finishing the first draft of my work in progress.

Things have been going…alright so far. I’ve been making progress every day (yay!) but I am also behind. So when Jen (of Speaking Jenerally) suggested a write-a-ton day today I jumped at the chance to join in. My current word count…

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