I asked that question in the fall of last year when The Fault in Our Stars finally made it onto my radar. So I have spent the past few months reading four of John Green's books and watching his vlog. (I hate myself for typing that word.) Note, NO SPOILERS IN THIS POST.
If you're reading this, you're probably thinking "Didn't JenStrange already write a post about more Princess Diary books?" Why yes I did observant reader. This is a post about even MORE Princess Diaries books.
In case you missed it a few months ago, Lightspeed magazine (oh, I love it so) had a Kickstarter to have a special women-focused issue. Most Lightspeed issues feature 4 or so original science fiction short stories, a similar number of original fantasy short stories, a few reprints, and a novella (if you purchase it).…
I never thought I would voluntarily step foot in a high school again.
As someone who considers herself a bookish person and as someone who takes a lot of online quizzes, I am often disappointed that I don't score higher on many literary quizzes.
Books are banned primarily because of violent, sexual, profanity, or religious content. Most recently "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie was banned from a 10th grade English reading list in the Meridian School District in Idaho because of the book's references to masturbation,…
This post is really just an excuse to talk about Wetlands by Charlotte Roche (originally published as Feuchtgebiete in Germany). It is a semi-autobiographical novel about Helen, an 18 year old who is reminiscing about her life as she sits in the hospital ward because she injured herself while shaving her anal hair.
I've been reading like a fiend recently. I got 12 books from the library all at once, so I have to finish them quickly. Some were good, some...weren't. So without further ado, this is what I've been reading NO SPOILERS AHEAD:
I was trying to convert my mom into my Jasper Fforde loving cult and I mentioned his book Shades of Grey. My mom thought that I was talking about 50 Shades of Grey by EL James and was disgusted that I would even mention such a book. She has never read the book. All she knew was that is was about sex; she didn't even…
There has been some controversy on my favorite book blog about how TBR (to be read, in reference to a pile or list of books you want to read) is defined. For me, it's a literal stack of books on my bedstand that I intend to read in the very near future. So I thought I would show off my stack. Who doesn't love a little…
Less than a year ago I had never read a graphic novel. I had (incorrectly) assumed that I wasn't the type of person that would enjoy them. Then one day I found a copy of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi in the trash (throwing away a perfectly good book should be a punishable offense). I pulled it out of the bin and fell…
I am a data analysis nerd. On April 1st last year (this is not a joke), as part of a conscious effort to read more, especially more YA literature, I started keeping track of the books I read. Now I have an excel sheet just bursting with glorious data.
How often, if ever, do you stop reading a book once you've started it? I used to consider myself a person that only does it rarely, but I've noticed myself doing it more and more often.
Finally, my first review about a book that I recommend 100 percent. Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci came out a month ago, so I know not as many people will have read it already; thus the post is labeled with and without spoilers where appropriate.
I really enjoy writing these book reviews posts. They're fun to write and even more fun to discuss with you guys. To check out my past book reviews click the tag JS Book Review.
This is my second post in what I hope will become a semi-regular book review. This is a popular series so I know people will have strong feelings. I promise I will still like you if you don't agree with my review (maybe).
I love YA literature. I love discussing YA literature even more. Now that I have posting privileges (yay!) I'm going to try to write about the books I read so I can talk about them to the most awesome people ever -you guys!
Indigo Books is having a sale!! ALSO I found a book app, so today is my day of book excitement. I hope it is yours, too. Also, I could use advice on how to not be a book hoarder, if you have any.
As some of you may recall, several months ago I was wondering whether or not to buy into Book Riot's first subscription box. They hooked up with Quarterly Co., which is, as you can probably guess, a 'Quarterly' subscription service. So they release boxes every three months.