Can’t Wait to Read: Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho

Let's be honest, my TBR shelf is ever-growing. One that I'm super excited for is Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho. Check out the blurb below: NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2022 BY TIME * PARADE * GOOD HOUSEKEEPING * MARIE CLAIRE * THE RUMPUS * DEBUTIFUL * AND MORE!A witty, warm, and irreverent book that traces the lives of two young Taiwanese American women as they navigate friendship, sexuality, identity, and heartbreak over two decades. Best friends since second grade, Fiona Lin and Jane She[...]


Can’t Wait To Read: The Fear by Natasha Preston

Austin, Tx

Those that know me well, know that horror and thrillers are some of my favorite genres to read in young adult. Imagine my delight when I found out about The Fear by Natasha Preston. It looks pretty good, don't you think? Hot on the heels of the New York Times bestsellers The Twin and The Lake, the undisputed queen of YA thrillers is back. Don't be afraid. Be terrified. It’s just a stupid meme that’s going around their small fishing town in the dead of winter—people reposting and sharing their biggest fear. But when her classmates start tu[...]


Now and Again Playlist Inspiration and GIVEAWAY!

By now, most of you have probably heard me talk about author Jennifer Ellision's book Now and Again. I read it recently. It's a new adult romance novel that's short, sweet, and lovely. I found my new book boyfriend Cole (watch out, he's mine). Jennifer has written several novels including Now and Again (new adult romance), the Threats of Sky and Sea series (YA fantasy) and I hear she's cooking up more to be released soon. I'm a very musical person. I was in band for most of my life. I listen to music nonstop so I couldn't help but be inspired by the love story o[...]


Bleak House and Social Responsibility (and GIFs)

I love classics. I love Dickens. And I love re-reading them over and over again. One of the things I miss most about college and my English literature courses was the healthy discussion around books, meaning, and their themes or symbols. Today, I want to talk Bleak House, one of my favorite Dickens books. The novel Bleak House by Charles Dickens is filled with critiques and moral lessons for all readers while offering an entertaining and entwined plot. Of the critiques that Dickens offers the reader, the most important are the parallels of charity abroad vs. chari[...]


Musical Mondays

Hi Guys,I have an exciting announcement! I'm starting a new blog feature called "Musical Mondays." Every Monday I will feature a playlist an author made while writing a specific book. This is an awesome opportunity to showcase your book and also inspire other writers looking for new music.I welcome any traditionally published authors and self-published authors. I also welcome authors not yet published as long as you have a finished manuscript, a polished book blurb, and a place where readers can find out a little more about you or your writing.If you're intereste[...]