Links for a Lazy Sunday

il_570xN.498333660_53jeIt’s day one of my trip in LA and day three of NaNoWriMo, so I’m hoping my Internet time is going to be replaced with writing/snuggling with my sister time. Luckily, I prescheduled this post before I hit the train yesterday. So if you want to find some bookish or writerly things around the web, you’ve come to the right spot:

  • NaNoWriMo tips from The Bookshelf.
  • Joan Didion’s thoughts on keeping a notebook.
  • The New York Times writes another article on the decline of the humanities at American colleges. I’m getting concerned.

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Marry, Date or Dump: Tris, Katniss, and Cassia


After reading Allegiant last week, I guess I’m still in a dystopian state of mind. Which, frankly, is a pretty scary place to be. This week I’m giving you three heroines from dystopian trilogies: Tris from Divergent, Katniss from Hunger Games, and Cassie from Matched. Let me know in the comments who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump. I’m still deciding on this one myself, so I’m excited to read your opinions.  Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Tris, Katniss, and Cassia”

Allegiant by Veronica Roth: A book review with SPOILERS and a lot of feelings

allegiantOkay so I want to start out by saying, just in case you missed my shouty capitals in the title, that this review has spoilers. I’m not just talking about spoilers for the previous two books, Divergent and Insurgent,which I think are inevitable of any book that isn’t the first in the series. And I’m not just talking about giving away one or two jokes (if you know anything about the series you’ll know there are no jokes) or the fate of a minor character. This post could very well spoil everything. If you haven’t read Allegiant and you keep reading I could ruin your entire reading experience. I’m serious. I hate hate hate when I accidentally read spoilers and I usually try to keep them out of my reviews. However, having recently finished this book and having so many feelings and so few people to talk about my feelings with this time I had to include them. If you haven’t read the series, you can read my review of Divergent here or if you are just looking for a summary of the book here’s the one from goodreads. Be warned it is only my second book review ever, but I think it does capture my feelings about the book.

Okay so now that you’ve been warned if you want to keep reading let’s talk about this book.  Continue reading “Allegiant by Veronica Roth: A book review with SPOILERS and a lot of feelings”