Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Amaranth Enchantment–Book Review

The Amaranth Enchantment is a breathtakingly-fairytalesque story that I gobbled up in under 24 hours. Julie Berry’s debut novel caught my attention while browsing at the library with its understated cover and Victorian looking girl. The inside flap sounded like … Continue reading

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The Whorification of the American Girl

Let me start today’s rant with this caveat: I would love to live in a world where people are not judged by how they look or dress. But that is not the world we inhabit. Walking around the mall, I … Continue reading

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Heist Society–Book Review

I dub Ally Carter “The Queen of Pacing”. Never have I read such a rapid-paced, unputdownable YA book. Reading her book helped me grasp how the pacing wasn’t working in my own YA story. Double benefit–great book and I learned … Continue reading

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Teen Wolf–MTV series

  This is the best clip I could find on Youtube. Sorry. We are coming up on episode 5 of MTV’s newest show, Teen Wolf. I haven’t watched every episode but I am kinda sorta hooked in a I’ll-watch-it-if-I-catch-it-on-MTV way. … Continue reading

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Music You Write To

On my first manuscript, I listened to dozens of different CDs as background music while I wrote. Then I revised to Taylor Swift. For some reason she resonated best with my protagonist. On my second manuscript, which is way darker, … Continue reading

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When Looking Young Sucks

I have a Dorian Gray face. It doesn’t show much in terms of my aging. For the most part, I love this. I actively avoid the sun, don’t smoke, don’t wear makeup. Anything that wears and tears on my skin, … Continue reading

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Firelight–Book Review

“Gazing out at the quiet lake, I know the risk is worth it.” From the first sentence, it’s Baccarat-crystal clear why Sophie Jordan is a NYT Bestseller. She sucks you right into the story and sprinkles backstory like pixie dust. … Continue reading

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Update on New Year’s Resolutions

Bet you thought I forgot all about my pesky resolutions made 6 months ago. Well, I didn’t. Been working on them. Chiseling away at each one. So here’s the half year later update. 🙂 Resolution #1: Lose 35 lbs in … Continue reading

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