What's your favorite fictional monster?
I absolutely love werewolves. I kind of wish I was one.
This book is one of my favorites. Monsters, aliens, ghosts, angels, other worlds, magic, science - it has everything! Bruce Coville really knows how to tell a good story. He's probably my favorite middle grade writer of all-time.
I read this lovely book which seems to be just right for the time of the year. Yesterday was the first day of Spring internationally and today is #worldpoetryday .
Like the name suggests, this book has a strong theme of flowers #flowerpower and it is replete with quotes from wonderful poems like the following "Somewhere I have Never Travelled,But Gladly Beyond" by E.E. Cummings: "your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully, mysteriously) her first rose"
Just finished this series last week! Is it just me or did Everlasting Rose leave things open ended for a third book?
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❓ Is there a book you would love to be made into a movie? .
I feel like there's so many books out there that deserve and desperately need to be put on the screen.
I'm not much of a science fiction reader but weirdly enough I love watching them. It's up there right alongs action movies! Give me violence, things going kaboom, badassery, plot twists, gray characters and mix it with all the techy stuff..? Yep. I'm there! Middle back row.. with popcorn! 👍😆
I can count in one hand how sci-fi books I've read and enjoyed. Warcross is one of them (well obvs.. or why else would I be featuring it?!) 🙈 Anyways. This needs to be a movie, stat! *whispers* ... and I would reaaally like to see Zero 🙊💕 .
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I've been a fan of @stephaniemorrill since I was a teenager because of her ability to tell raw, authentic stories that play out like movies. Although I've just started reading her newest release, #WithinTheseLines , I already can't seem to put it down. The unique premise of the book captivated me at page one. I've never been a huge reader of historical fiction in general, but Morrill seems to understand how to write a story that takes place in another time period while still appealing to the average #YAlit reader -- & reflecting truths of today's culture as well. I can't wait to finish this! 📚📚📚 Have you read any of her books? Let me know in the comments! 👇
Happy first day of spring guys 🌻
It’s been a week of stress so far, but I’ve decided to take a break this evening and sit with my book and without my phone. So I’ll say goodbye for the night!
Do you give yourself social media free time? I’m really bad at doing it, maybe it’s something I need to work on more.
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happy first day of spring🌻
today I thought it would be appropriate to showcase some book covers with flowers on them! I honestly don’t like spring very much just because I don’t like warm weather but I will admit that I love flowers and this is the time of year that everything starts blooming 💐 well maybe not necessarily right now since there’s still snow, but hopefully soon!
qotd: what’s your favorite flower? I looove sunflowers but I also really like roses and rhododendrons 🌸
“What advice do you give to young writers?”
I get asked this question at almost every event. My response has teens in mind but is true for all writers...
READ WIDELY. If you want to write mysteries and all you read is other mysteries, your writing voice will start to sound like every other book out there. 👻 Discover new voices.
WRITE OFTEN. Let’s face it, it is much more fun to think about writing than it is to actually write. Writing can be HARD and BORING. 🙀Do it anyway.
LIVE BOLDLY. When you’re young, your job is to experience life. 💃 You’ll write much more convincingly about love and loss and fear and risks if you know them deeply. You have my permission to go fall in love and make mistakes and climb a mountain and howl at the moon 🌙✨
What is a book that makes you feel empowered?
Happy Book Birthday to To Best the Boys by @maryweberauthor!!! I was planning to write a full review of this book today but I’ve been all out of sorts, so I’m gonna do a quick one here with a full review later this week.
To Best the Boys is the kind of book that I want to give to every young girl I see. The themes of empowerment woven through this story are wonderfully timed and thoughtfully executed. We follow Rhen Tellur, a scientifically minded young woman, who lives in a town where girls are expected to learn only to be good wives and boys are the only ones allowed to attend college. After her concerns about the deadly crippling disease that is plaguing the poor parts of her town are once again dismissed by the rich elitist men of parliament, Rhen decides to take matters into her own hands. She disguises herself as a boy and enters the yearly competition thrown by a mysterious Mr. Holm for a full-ride scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University.
This story was oddly fast and slow paced, but it is intriguing enough that I finished it in less than a day. The build up to the competition took a little over half the book, but it was necessary for setting up the tension and stakes. Even though the world building was a little light for my usual tastes, I LOVED what I did learn of the town and its inhabitants. There was some solid characterization and growth for the main and secondary characters, especially considering the book is only 311 pages. I think my favorite character was actually Seleni. She really shines and she says some truly empowering things about being a strong woman AND a strong wife. Another thing I really liked about this story was it wasn’t the traditional “put a sword in a girl’s hand to make her strong”. I love strong sword wielding women, but I also like women who win the day with their minds.
If you are looking for a fast, empowering fantasy read, look no further than To Best the Boys
This ARC was provided to me by the publisher at my request. All opinions are completely my own and are in no way influenced. Thank you to the publisher, @thomasnelson
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I am a big Beauty and the Beast fan! It is one of my favourite Disney films by far!! I was super happy to get this beautiful pin that was included in the Beauty and the Beast box by @fairyloot 😍