The Ava Lavender Denouement

Have you ever read a book that just completely ruins you for all other books? Like, how do you go on after that book?  Will anything ever be as good?  Probably not. Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally attacked by Kaz Brekker.  Cos ya’ll, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo was that book for me. …

Tattoo Tales!

If you follow me on Instagram (shameless plug), you’ll know that I just got a new tattoo last week that is basically the definition of my life.  And if you’re not following me on Instagram, what are you doing???  I post about books, cats, tea, and a lot of yoga, and my stories are usually just me…

November Reads

It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die. Someday, I’m getting this tattooed on me–the sky, the sand, the sea, and Corr.  This is one of my favorite books by Maggie Stiefvater, and one of my favorite lines, and it’s definitely happening someday.  I already have a Wolves of Mercy Falls and The Raven…

25k in 5 days (NaNoWriMo COMPLETED!)

Can I do it? I’m honestly not sure. When you read this, it will be Friday, but right now, it’s Monday, and I am exactly 25,936 words behind for NaNoWriMo.  One of two things is about to happen.  I’m either going to give up, or I’m going to write 25k words in 5 days.  And…

Penguin Teen’s #fallintofantasy 4 books in 8 days readathon!

A few weeks ago, Penguin Teen announced their readathon for the Thanksgiving break: 4 books in 8 days, and all of them high fantasy.  All of those things are up my alley, so I’m definitely participating.  Like my last readathon, I will be live-blogging while I read.  And this is my TBR for this week:…

bookstore boys hits 30k & nano update

It’s been about three weeks since the last time I talked shop, so hey, what’s up, the bookstore romance just hit 30k. I was hoping that when I first posted about the bookstore boys, it would be after I posted about my adventures with Toad Hall in Rockport, but alas, that has not come to the…

October Reads

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Is today not the best day ever or what?  I’ve been fortunate enough to read a lot of amazing books this month, many of them spooky, and thus, I decided to add a little fun thing to this month’s spooktacular reads.  (I’m never going to stop, BYE.)  For all Halloween-appropriate books, there will be…

First Man

Yesterday, I was able to see First Man at the IMAX theatre in Jordan’s Furniture in Reading, and wow. Now, I know that this is a movie and that this blog is about writing, so let me direct you to my post: The Space Blog.  I kind of love space a lot, and it shows up in small…

I Met VE Schwab!

Last night, I went to an event at Brookline Booksmith for a talk & signing with the one and only Victoria Schwab.  I’m still covered in glitter, so I thought it’d be fun to talk about my experience! But the beginning!  Because what is a story about meeting an author without the story of discovering that…