Where Have I Been???

I suppose I think I can just waltz in here like I own the place and just pretend I haven't been away for... *checks notes* ...eight months? Wow. Ok. But for real, here's a list of things I've been doing: 1. Grad School So, yes, I started grad school back in February, which if you're … Continue reading Where Have I Been???

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

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

A Collection of Literary Cosplays I’ve Created

I've written about Fictional Hangover Podcast before--I just had cohost Claire as a guest on the podcast, and I'm following their reading challenge this year--but I don't think I've discussed host Amanda's incredible bookish cosplays. She's dressed as a character from the book discussed for almost every episode, which is pretty impressive. This has inspired … Continue reading A Collection of Literary Cosplays I’ve Created