I'll keep my usualy apologetic pre-amble short: I don't post enough, and now that I have a YouTube channel, it's tempting to ignore my blog and stick to video. But I feel like certain things, like individual reviews, are still much better suited to blog form... as long as I can keep them short. So … Continue reading Winter by Marissa Meyer | This Year in Reviews
Many a snarky editorial has been written over the past few months following news that Penguin was publishing a novel by Youtube beauty guru Zoella (Zoe Sugg), Girl Online. The snark increased significantly when the book made it to #3 on the Amazon bestseller list based on pre-order sales alone. "What about our student loans?" cried thousands of frustrated English … Continue reading Zoella’s Book Deal Is Not the End of the World
Over the summer, Slate magazine's Ruth Graham ruffled some feathers by attacking the great guilty pleasure that is Young Adult Literature. The main thrust of the article involved Graham waggling her shame finger at the number of grown-ups who seemed to be stuck in Neverland -- refusing to read "proper" novels in favor of the … Continue reading Why Are We Still Fighting About YA Lit?