10 Things I Want to See More of in YA

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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 […] Read more…

A Tour of My Writing Space/Fortress of Solitude

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I absolutely love having special spaces set up for specific things. Someday I want to have a whole room, or possibly converted garden shed, that’s just for writing. I like to think that it’ll have clean white walls, loads of natural light, and zero clutter. It’ll just be me and my electric kettle and my […] Read more…

On My Shelf: Withering Tights

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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, […] Read more…

10 Things I Hate in Books

10 things i hate in books

This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. At the risk of pointing out the painfully obvious, I love to read. However, reading all the time brings the risk of accidentally reading something that you hate. And then you become very, very salty. Like me. I’m basically Lot’s wife. But I […] Read more…

How to Write Bilingual Characters

Bilingual characters are, in my humble opinion, fantastic—and I’m not just saying that because I’m a polyglot myself. A bilingual character can make your story feel exquisitely global and provide great plot twists. Who doesn’t love it when the romantic heroine throws around some key Italian phrases to show off how sophisticated she is? Who […] Read more…