Let’s Read All the Books This Summer // Bookish Summer 2017

Summer is such a fun time – flowers are blooming, the sun in shining, lightning bugs are flickering outside your window at 9 o’clock because it doesn’t get dark until quite late, and there’s a general freedom that you don’t feel in other seasons. Of course, summer is only like this if you’re living in … More Let’s Read All the Books This Summer // Bookish Summer 2017

The Fathers Who Give Us Literary Love // Top Ten Tuesday

First it was time to celebrate the mothers we love to read about, now it’s time for the fathers. Unfortunately, thanks to a dearth of YA parents, I couldn’t find ten fathers to rave about, but I did find eight – and most of them are Mr. Surname and Protagonist’s Dad, because I’m not too … More The Fathers Who Give Us Literary Love // Top Ten Tuesday

There Are Monsters in This Book // Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Title: Eliza and Her Monsters Position: Standalone Author: Francesca Zappia (Made You Up) Genre: Contemporary Pages: 400 Rating: 3.5/5 Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is … More There Are Monsters in This Book // Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

There Are More Books to Look Forward To in 2017 // Top Ten Tuesday

Um, oops? This was last week’s post, but I forgot about it until about 3 a.m. on Wednesday morning, so I decided to do it this week instead, especially since I already had the graphics made and love talking about exciting upcoming books. What sixteen-year-old Elizabeth has lost so far: forty pounds, four jean sizes, … More There Are More Books to Look Forward To in 2017 // Top Ten Tuesday

Parents Are More Than Biology // Beautiful People

Well, this is already late because it was the May topic, but whatever – this is the latest Beautiful People post from Cait and Sky. This month is all about the parents, so instead of looking at biological parents of my many, many characters, I decided to look at unofficial parents, since found families can be … More Parents Are More Than Biology // Beautiful People

Spring Has Ended Without Getting That Pesky 500 Page Block // Spring 2017 Bingo

I WAS SO CLOSE! OK, let’s back up for a second. I decided to do Pretty Deadly Review‘s Spring 2017 Bookish Bingo, and while I did really well, as you can see below, I didn’t get that “Over 500 Pages” block, but I should have! I was making great progress on the 500 page plus The House … More Spring Has Ended Without Getting That Pesky 500 Page Block // Spring 2017 Bingo

The Mothers Who Give Us Literary Love // Top Ten Tuesday

Mother’s Day was this past Sunday – I hope you all had mothers to celebrate, but I know that the holiday can be bittersweet, or simply bitter, for some people. Luckily, we all have plenty of literary mothers to love who can make Mother’s Day a better experience, even if you’re simply snuggling up with … More The Mothers Who Give Us Literary Love // Top Ten Tuesday