I was hoping I’d be able to keep this going a little while longer, but it looks like it’s hiatus time for me. I can’t say much about it right now other than my Day Job is in flux and I’m going to be too busy to blog for a while. It’s a good thing, though! I’m excited! I’ll be back to blogging sometime in the summer.
Hey hey, it’s Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now run by That Artsy Reader Girl! Yay! I’ve loved making it a (semi) regular post on this blog! This week’s topic seems pretty timely to me, after all the allegations that have come out about sexual harassment in both YA literature and beyond. A lot of my choices are related to those allegations, but not all of them. So anyway, without further ado, let’s do this.Read More »
Okay, so I’m reviewing this one super early (it comes out in June!) because a) I think a review from someone who has done science is maybe something that the publisher should read (not that my reviews are that well known or anything, but at least it will be out there) and b) my semi-hiatus is coming up and I don’t want this one to get lost. So! Chemistry Lessons was problematic. The writing was great, the characters were engaging, but the entire premise was flawed. And while I feel like the intent of the author (not that intent matters, necessarily) was to give YA readers a sciencey MC to look up to – THIS IS NOT THAT. Young girls who want to do science CANNOT do the things that Maya does in this book. Please PLEASE read this whole review so you can understand why (I get into it in the Dislikes/Problematic Content section of the review.)Read More »
I’m so happy that this was the first series I attempted to tackle finishing this year! These books are stellar and sexy and fun and HURRAY I just love romance. The Day of the Duchess is the third and final book in the Scandal and Scoundrel series, and it went out with a bang.Read More »
The 2017 Cybils Award Winners have been announced! In case you don’t remember, I had the privilege of being a judge this year in the YA Fiction category and was able to prioritize some AMAZING books from 2017 because of it. We wrapped up our judging responsibilities over the weekend, and the winners were announced today! Hurray!Read More »