Posts Tagged With: reading

What’s Up Wednesday

I’m following in the footsteps of some of my fellow YAB Bootcamp writers and joining in the What’s Up Wednesday blog hop. (I know I just posted my check-in late, but I want to make this a weekly thing, too.) Let me share a bit of what’s up with me right now. What I’m Reading […]

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Reading Indie vs. Traditionally Published Books

I’ve been reading articles about the potential of a bifurcated market in books right now. Some people believe that there could be actually two different groups of readers: those who read traditionally published books, and those who read self-published or indie books. If this is true, that means that the two groups of authors aren’t […]

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A Call for Content Warnings

In the past two months, I’ve had to stop reading three different books because they “surprised” me with sudden and graphic rape scenes about one-third of the way into the book. They were all books marketed for adults, but not as books with explicit content; one was historical romance and two were epic fantasy. Prior […]

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Why I’m a Snob (And I’m Okay With That)

I have a confession to make, but this isn’t really a secret, because most people learn this about me pretty quickly: I’m a snob for quality when it comes to almost anything. There’s exceptions to this, of course, but for the most part I’m pretty snobbish. When I can, I pay more to get the […]

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YA Fiction: Why do we love to read and write it? (Guest Post from Jimena Novaro)

Thanks for hosting me, Kristen! Hello, readers of Kristen’s blog―thanks for stopping by! Adolescence. When every day is spent on the edge of a glorious revelation that never quite comes and every penny spent on day-to-day dreams that fill our universes. We live our teenage years searching for things. Our identities, our beliefs, the approval […]

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Lady Warrior: Aerin of Damar

One of my favorite literary heroes of all time is Aerin-sol of Damar, also known as the Dragonkiller. She’s the main character of Robin McKinley’s fantasy novel, The Hero and the Crown. The book tells the story of how Aerin goes from an awkward princess who would rather be ignored by the Royal Court, due the […]

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My eBook Reader: My Best Friend

I have always been an avid reader. Once upon a time, that meant carrying a bag full of books with me everywhere I went: usually one set of books for school, at least one book of fiction, and at least one other nonfiction book for non-school-related research. A heavy backpack or messenger bag went with […]

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Mountains of Books

One time my sister said to me, “You are such a completist.” I’m not sure if this is actually a word or not, but I think I know what she meant by it, and I think she’s right. I feel a certain satisfaction in having things finished with no loose ends left hanging. It’s something […]

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