Monday Musings: Preparing for NaNoWrimo 2017 and Tempering Expectations

You know, I honestly wish I could start this blog post off with a personal anecdote with me as a young child, always having the zeal and ability to write stories that would make my readers clap in adoration and sing praises of my skill. Unfortunately, that was never the case. As a kid I …

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Armageddon Out of Here by Derek Landy: A Review!

Now there's only one way to start off the New Year and it's with the book that I initially closed 2016 on. During my time at HarperCollins,  I had the pleasure of working with so many brilliant individuals from marketing, publicity, and even editorial. It had became well-known around the office that I was a huge …

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‘Only Ever Yours’ by Louise O’Neill: Are you a perfect girl?

When you think of a girl, what is the first thing you think of? Maybe she's pretty. She has freckles and a good laugh. She has certain habits and different tastes, talents that you don't possess. Maybe she's smarter than you, and you don't like it. What if you could make your own perfect girl, …

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Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski: A Review!

Well. It's certainly been an interesting week. Not just for the Americans, but for every onlooker around the world. So in the theme of watching from the sidelines here's my review on Ham on Rye. We follow Charles Bukowski's semi-autobiographical story through the eyes of character Henry Chinaski. Henry tells us of all his escapades from …

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