As a young adult (YA) author, I wish I could say I've read every great and even every good YA novel. But I haven't. In fact, I've come to realize my YA bookshelf is rather lacking.
Banned books week crept up on me! I usually keep an eye on bookish "holidays" but with my busy schedule this one almost passed me by. ALMOST! Luckily I have some friends who help me remember these things.
There has been much talk lately about how books, particularly speculative fiction such as Orwell's 1984, are cautionary tales for the slippery slope the world is proceeding down. I need a break from that doom and gloom. So, let's talk about fictional worlds where I might actually like to visit or even live.
All good things must come to an end, even books. What happens when that end disappoints?
I took a children's literature class in college. It was a bit of a departure from my typical Shakespeare and Russian literature type subject matter. I chose it as a relief from some of those heavier texts and deep down I probably thought it would be easy.
This is my new favorite regular blog topic - writing about my five favorite bookish stories of the week. Every week I find tons of stories about books and writing that are so compelling, it's hard to choose just five. And I know not everyone has time to read through all the news, let alone news about books...
I am new to the world of fanfiction. However, I just finished reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and now my interest is piqued. So, I decided to see what all the fuss was about.
If you are a Harry Potter fan, you may be aware that J. K. Rowling herself is launching an online Harry Potter Book Club this June. I've been skeptical of online book clubs. But, I decided it was time to make an informed decision about them. So I did some research into the best and worst parts of online book clubs to see if they were for me.