Original Book Tag: Taylor Swift Album Challenge

This is the first book tag I've created myself! Feel free to use the tag if you'd like, just be sure to link back to this post! I don't know about you, but I've been listening to Taylor Swift's latest album Folklore pretty constantly since it came out two months ago. The vibes of the … Continue reading Original Book Tag: Taylor Swift Album Challenge

Audiobooks, Libraries, and Other Adventures: Reader Chat with Amanda Garrison

Listen to this podcast episode on Spotify, Apple, or anywhere you find bookish podcasts. For this week’s Reader Chat, I got to talk to the cohost of Fictional Hangover Podcast, Amanda Garrison. You’ll remember that my very first reader chat was with the other cohost of that show, Claire Eastaugh, so now my collection of … Continue reading Audiobooks, Libraries, and Other Adventures: Reader Chat with Amanda Garrison

Five Recent(ish) YA Novels to Read Instead of “Twilight”

First of all, this post is not about Twilight-shaming. If you love Twilight, your opinions are 100% valid. This is also not about internalized misogyny disguised as pseudo-feminist moralizing. As I've discussed before, women and girls deserve far more credit for our ability to analyze and critique fiction than we are often given. But I … Continue reading Five Recent(ish) YA Novels to Read Instead of “Twilight”

Vintage Fashion, Comfort Books, and Other Necessities: Reader Chat with Ayana of The Vintage Guidebook

You can listen to this podcast episode on Spotify, Apple, or anywhere you find bookish podcasts. I’m joined for this week’s Reader Chat by Ayana, who you may know from The Vintage Guidebook blog and social media. We of course talked about vintage fashion and costuming, but since this IS a book podcast, we had … Continue reading Vintage Fashion, Comfort Books, and Other Necessities: Reader Chat with Ayana of The Vintage Guidebook

A Very BookTok Summer: Podcast Episode (and Newsletter Preview)

You can listen to this podcast episode on Spotify, Apple, or anywhere you find bookish podcasts! So, how was your summer? I was unemployed for much of the summer, so I spent a lot of my days when I wasn’t sending out dozens of copies of my resume, scrolling through and posting videos on BookTok.  … Continue reading A Very BookTok Summer: Podcast Episode (and Newsletter Preview)

“Star Trek,” Jane Austen, and Other Comforts: Reader Chat with Rachel Amber Bloom

Listen to this podcast episode on Spotify, Apple, and wherever you find bookish podcasts. I'm joined this week on the podcast by writer, social media specialist and fellow Janeite, Rachel Amber Bloom. Rachel gives me a crash course in the Star Trek fandom, we compare favorite childhood books, and we of course talk at length … Continue reading “Star Trek,” Jane Austen, and Other Comforts: Reader Chat with Rachel Amber Bloom

I Recreated the “ACOTAR” Covers Using Myself as a Model and Free Online Graphic Design Tools

We can call this part 2 of my literary cosplay post, I suppose. So for anyone who didn't know, I've been technically unemployed since late June--but I start a new job on August 26th, yay! (That's not a sarcastic yay, I am actually excited about it)--so I've had a lot of free time on my … Continue reading I Recreated the “ACOTAR” Covers Using Myself as a Model and Free Online Graphic Design Tools

Reflecting on “Twilight” 15 Years Later: Podcast Episode

This episode is available on Spotify, Apple, and anywhere you find bookish podcasts. My conversation with Claire last week about Midnight Sun and Twilight reminded me of some previous thoughts I’ve had on the series. In October of 2015 when Life and Death, the gender-swapped reimagining of Twilight, was released, I reposted two essays I’d … Continue reading Reflecting on “Twilight” 15 Years Later: Podcast Episode