Books

These Violent Delights Book Tag

I heard tell of These Violent Delights, a historical-fantasy retelling of Romeo and Juliet, on Twitter. The book takes place in Shanghai and the Montagues and Capulets have been replaced by two rival gangs. I'm ALL FOR THAT. The book comes out November 17th AND there's a preorder campaign, so that's pretty neat. Mieke created… Continue reading These Violent Delights Book Tag

Books

Jane Austen Character Book Tag

One thing I love about the blogosphere: the amount of creativity and number of shared interests in the community mean I don't have to make my own book tags. Case in point, Madame Writer created a Jane Austen Character book tag. And just in time - playing multiple rounds of Marrying Mr. Darcy every weekend put me… Continue reading Jane Austen Character Book Tag

Books

Top 5 Nostalgic Ships

Today's Top 5 Wednesday theme is Nostalgic Ships! I am ALL OVER THAT. I used to ship these couples hard. Like...HARD. I had Rini/Gohan, TK/Kari, and Zuko/Katara on this list initially, but my final 5 only includes book couples. #1. Jonathan/Alanna from The Tortall Universe I was in a bad place in fourth grade. I… Continue reading Top 5 Nostalgic Ships

Books, Real Life

I Hate Romance

I keep by my bookshelf a pile of books I plan to sell at Powell's. This time around, the victims include Lena Dunham's memoir, Tillie Walden's first graphic novel, a poorly-written account of a transgender teenager, and three YA romances I couldn't finish. This shouldn't be a huge deal - I stop reading books all… Continue reading I Hate Romance