On My Shelf: Soundless

Do you know how many times I checked out Soundless, by Richelle Mead, from the library before I actually read it? Three. I saw it, got all excited, checked it out, and then just let it sit in my TBR pile. I swear the cover model has started to stare at me accusingly. Why haven’t you read […]

10 Kickass Fictional Mothers

This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. Last Sunday was Mother’s Day here in the States, which means that it’s time to celebrate moms and all that they do. And that includes fictional moms. While fictional moms tend to bite the dust in YA (and indeed most genres), here are […]

May 11 Writing Update

May 2017 has been a tough month for writing. Mostly because Past Ruby did Present Ruby zero favors.

My WIP has had a major, major problem for a long time: the falling action (the bit between the climax and the conclusion). I blame Past Ruby and her unwillingness to plot stories before writing them. I’m lousy at conclusions, but the falling action—in this work, anyways—is even worse. I’ve already had the Big Dramatic […]

10 Things I Want to See More of in YA

This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. There’s a lot that I’d like to see more of in books. Big things (more diversity! More addressing social issues!). Smol things (more Harry Potter references! Fewer dead pets!). I’m happy to say that a lot of the things that I want seem […]

On My Shelf: Withering Tights

I love Louise Rennison’s books, and Withering Tights is one of my favorites. Rennison writes the most ridiculous and fuss-free novels I’ve ever read, making them ideal warm-weather reads. As it’s now May and my thoughts are turning towards summer, I thought that it was high time I re-read Withering Tights. What Withering Tights is about: Tallullah Casey, […]