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
"So," the interviewer starts, holding his iPhone near my face. "What books have most influenced your writing?" "Yes, tell us," says Adam Grant, my research hero. I haven't figured out yet why he's here. "Which authors acted as mentors in your youth?" "Interesting question, Adam." I grab the iPhone and speak directly into it "Follow-up… Continue reading Lauren’s Go-To Reads: Old Standbys
While making my last few lists, I realized I'd had a pretty good life. The bulk of my book betrayals occurred after I turned 18; I couldn't recall any hurtful childhood reads. Then I remembered. There were betrayals, all right. And they started early. Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan I was 6 when the school… Continue reading Book Betrayals: A List of Past Hurts, pt. 5
For round 12, I picked Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries and Princess Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender Background Mia started as an awkward nobody with bad hair until her father revealed their royal lineage. Now she's an awkward somebody with slightly better hair and control over a small European principality. Azula, the Fire Lord's… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 12
The best friend of a princes...and the best friend of a princess? WHO KEEPS PICKING THESE SHIPS?
The premise: It's been 6 years since the last Princess Diaries was published. Forever Princess ended the series on a good note, wrapping up every plot thread and relationship while hinting at future possibilities. Royal Wedding picks up 8 years after Forever Princess. Mia is living in the Genovian consulate, plagued by paparazzi. Her father is (once again) losing the race for Genovian… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot