TTT: Most Anticipated 2021 Book Releases

A second post today! I know, I know, but I couldn’t not do this week’s That Artsy Reader Girl topic for anticipated releases because I have got a lot of books preordered, and I’m hella excited about all of them. I’m only going to list the ones from January to June because although I’ve got […]

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December Wrap-Up

It’s the end of the world as we know it! Oi, I’d almost take a Grey Havens ship into the West at this point. It’s really become a cry or laugh type of laugh, you know? Anyway, there’s been so much wrapping up in the last few weeks, so ICYMI, here are my top five […]

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TTT: Top 10 Reads of 2020

I know what you’re thinking–no top 10 fantasy?? Why am I even here?! I know that I’ve done a top five six middle grade, top ten contemporary, and top ten sequels, so while it might seem terrible that I’m not doing a top ten fantasy, well. More than half of these are fantasies, and while […]

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Current Projects: Fourth Edition

Wow, it has been a minute since I wrote the third edition of this post. Like, I wrote an entire duology that wasn’t even on the list since the last one was posted. I’ve finished some, set aside others, and started work toward new ones. Some of these will look familiar, and I’ll honestly probably […]

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TTT: Top 10 Contemporary Reads of 2020

I read a lot of contemporaries this year. Out of # books (as of this posting), I’ve read 20+, and I don’t even have to look to know that’s more than any other year before. June was a heavy month for them, but I kept sprinkling them in whenever times were getting too tough, which […]

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TTT: Top 5 Middle Grade reads of 2020

Sim, there are six books here. Não, I don’t really care, especially because it makes dropping the covers together in a more aesthetically pleasing way, and look, I couldn’t choose one of these not to feature, so olá, here’s my top six favorite middle grade reads of 2020! They’re in alphabetical order because I’m not […]

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November Wrap-Up

This month just felt like constant chaos. I was tired more than I was not, and I know a lot of that had to do with NaNoWriMo, but I’m so looking forward to Christmas when I can just take a week off and not do anything. I didn’t get to read as much as I’d […]

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TTT: Top 20 Favorite Covers of 2020

I know this is hella unorthodox, a top twenty, and I could have easily solved this problem by just dropping all the non-2020 releases, but the way we roll is by doing whatever the hell I want, and I picked twenty covers right off the bat that I absolutely adored out of the books I […]

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A Case for New Adult

A children’s book is generally marketed for readers around the age of 5-8, though it depends on when the child starts reading. Around 8, they’re probably ready for some light chapter books, which start to teeter toward the middle grade age range of 8-12. Eventually, and this is where it gets sticky, young adult comes […]

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#marywrites: Using Your Friends as Characters

In middle school, I started writing this series, Chronicles of Kings. It was inspired by LOTR & DragonLance initially, and then the Inheritance Cycle came along and ruined my life, which is to say that there were a lot of dragons in it. Like, so many. In the beginning, there was also a portal between […]

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