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Why did I have blogging burnout this year?

As you might have noticed in February and March, I took a hiatus from blogging and changed my posting schedule. I posted a lot less and have been generally less active on social media. I realized while I was on hiatus was that I felt burnt out, not just that I needed a break. We… Continue reading Why did I have blogging burnout this year?

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Technology · Thoughts

What I Learned from the #FinnFury October Challenge

Last month I participated in the #FinnFury October Challenge, which was hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Miriam (a.k.a. Finn) @ Miriam Joy Reads. Instead of doing a Halloween-themed challenge for October, they decided to make a challenge focused on one author they love: Maggie Stiefvater. See Cait’s post below for the announcement. View… Continue reading What I Learned from the #FinnFury October Challenge

Thoughts · Young Adult

Where Are the YA Characters Who Wear Glasses?

When was the last time you found a character in a young adult book who needed glasses? Were they ever one of the teen main characters? I was inspired to write this post by American Panda by Gloria Chao because Mei, the protagonist, admits to being nearsighted. MeiĀ narrates, “Because of my nearsightedness and my mother’s… Continue reading Where Are the YA Characters Who Wear Glasses?

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The 2nd Annual Book Blogger Awards: Nominations

Thank you, Jenna @ Falling Letters, for nominating me in the young adult section! The Annual Book Blogger Awards gives recognition to book bloggers for all the work they do in the way that awards for other types of blogs do. Joce @ Write Through the Night hosts these awards. I haven’t heard of these… Continue reading The 2nd Annual Book Blogger Awards: Nominations

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I love that book’s spine: Spine designs to look for

Amazon Books and Target, be they online or brick-and-mortar, display their books with the front cover out, instead of the spine. They understand the importance of the front cover in convincing people to at least pick it up off the shelf. The front cover gives a big first impression of the book and must entice… Continue reading I love that book’s spine: Spine designs to look for

Classics · Thoughts

Entrusting Sometimes Means Giving Away: Connecting the Thenadiers to the beginning of Les Mis

  We just finished reading Fantine: Book Four, a.k.a. “Entrusting Sometimes Means Giving Away,” last Thursday for the Les Mis Readalong. It was pretty short, which makes it easier for me to take the time to reflect on it as a whole. It has made me think about how it relates to what we read… Continue reading Entrusting Sometimes Means Giving Away: Connecting the Thenadiers to the beginning of Les Mis