This formula is pretty easy. It's a bit like macaroni and cheese: delicious no matter whatever the variation, fills you up and makes you feel good. [I made my first infographic! For the visually impaired: Girl (or Boy) + Horse + Competition = An Amazing Horse Story!] The first ingredient is the main character. … Continue reading the horse story formula
Vampires come in all different shapes and sizes: some follow the rules, others are clear rule-breakers. The one thing they always do is drink blood. But wait, you say. Isn't this supposed to be about werewolves? Werewolves in fiction have yet to escape their many trappings and rules of their mythology. If you pick up … Continue reading you can’t have a werewolf book without…
Recently I came across a post on the Twirling Pages blog about making book aesthetics. I've been thinking about doing this for my books, because I love seeing them on Tumblr. I made them a little differently, using the programs I'm more comfortable with. What are book aesthetics? It's usually a grid of images (or … Continue reading book aesthetics!
I've only read two books by Robyn Schneider, but I'm already sensing a formula! Robyn Schneider writes contemporary YA romances with heart. I really enjoyed both The Beginning of Everything and Extraordinary Means, and I'm looking forward to reading her upcoming book, Invisible Ghosts. I imagine it will follow this formula: Begin with a personal … Continue reading The Robyn Schneider formula
An isolated cottage in the UK, usually by the seaside, surrounded by dark trees. There something mysterious going on, and naturally, there's no cell reception either... When I'm not reading YA, I lean towards adult thrillers, and I've been sensing a theme... At first I thought it was the word "wood" in the title, because … Continue reading 3 on a theme: isolated cottages
# of books read: 15 audiobooks listened to: 3 graphic novels read: 2 total page count: 4,402 year total page count: 28,874 This was a crazy month, and despite having a week of vacation, it wasn't exactly *restful* vacation. Plus with all the running around for the summer reading program at my library, and planning for … Continue reading July reading round-up
# of books read: 21 audiobooks listened to: 5 ARCs read: 1 total page count: 4,538 year total page count: 20,077 I managed to get tons of reading done this month! My favorite reads of the month were Bang by Barry Lyga (about a boy who shot and killed his younger sister when he was a toddler), … Continue reading May reading round-up