Marry, Date or Dump: Miles, the Colonel, and Takumi from Looking for Alaska


Pizzamas last week, combined with rereading Looking for Alaska, by John Green, for class recently, made me wonder who you all think is the most crush-worthy character in this book. I personally don’t think it’s Pudge/Miles … but all the characters are pretty flawed as well. I’m super curious to see who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump between Miles, the Colonel, and Takumi. Let me know in the comments!

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Review and Giveaway: How We Fall, by Kate Brauning

HowWeFallCoverIn case you haven’t noticed, I am a huge fan of YA romance. I especially like books where the couple just has to be together, but there are seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their way. That being said when I started How We Fall, by Kate Brauning, I was a little wary of the romance between main characters Jackie and Marcus.

Why, you ask?

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Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their Own Book


This week’s top ten tuesday was too much fun (and therefore way too hard) to pick books for. We were asked to choose ten characters from books that we wished would get their own books. Here’s what I came up with. Let me know which characters you think deserve their own books in the comments and enjoy your Tuesdays! Continue reading “Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their Own Book”

Marry, Date or Dump: Boys from A Wrinkle in Time


I am way overdo to reread A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle. So today I thought it would be fun to base marry, date or dump around the book. Even though most of these characters are just kids in this book, we see them grow up through the series so I decided it wasn’t creepy. Your choices for today are Calvin (swoon), Sandy or Dennys (because they are kind of interchangeable right?), and Charles Wallace. Let me know who you choose for what in the comments!

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Melt, by Selene Castrovilla

15562682 (1)I do not usually like things that can be described with the word dark. I’m even less likely to enjoy a book with a tagline that includes the word brutal. Melt, by Selene Castrovilla, came out yesterday and definitely earns the terms dark and brutal in its depiction of a romance between high schoolers Dorothy and Joey. From the beginning their love seems meant to be, but Joey’s reputation, his relationship with alcohol, and the domestic abuse that’s always been a part of his life at home threaten what Joey and Dorothy have. Despite the darkness, the instant tension that comes from rooting for both kids and also wondering if it all really is too much for Dorothy kept me turning pages. The interesting structure of the story also made me feel like I needed to make an exception for this dark and brutal book. Continue reading “Melt, by Selene Castrovilla”